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Village Gossip

  “Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.” Rom 12:2 The Msg. Time is not a high priced commodity here, so the fact that the three ladies arrived 40 min late to our arranged bible study was not a bombshell. We rescheduled to Sat afternoon.  And in an attempt to snag their husbands in the study ...

Marriage – is a wedding Biblical?

As I was sitting with a married couple one day, helping them resolve some long standing conflicts, I asked the man, “How long from the time you saw this woman and thought that she was the girl you wanted for your wife, until the time you got married?”  He looked at me blankly.    It must be the language, I thought. “How long does a man get to know a girl before they decide to marry?... How many months?”  Again the look of confusion.  Then suddenly, “Ah, yes! A man can find his woman and bring her home to stay with him that same day!” After a few gulps I prod further, “So you find a woman and take her to your home – and then ...