Oneness in Marriage (Part 1)

Written by Murphy Toerner

People get married for a variety of reasons: •companionship •love •security •it'srepparttar next logical step after college or after launching from one's family of origin •procreation •to appropriately satisfy sexual desires •it is a holy institution designed by God •others... There are many other possible reasons...! The one we want to focus on is "oneness." We believe that people get married to experience "oneness" or a "shared reality" with another human being. When two people get married they have: •a shared history •a common language •a deep sense of companionship •a sense of security...among other things. The idea of "oneness" is rooted in Genesis 2:24 --"the two shall become one flesh." The Revel Bible Dictionary (pp. 673-674) explains this phrase..."the two shall become one flesh" inrepparttar 147576 follow way. It suggests "the close bonding of individuals who love one another as equals and who can relate on every level ofrepparttar 147577 human personality...[It] implies that husband and wife will experiencerepparttar 147578 joys and sorrows of this life ... together." We assert that "oneness" is achieved when each person: •Is interested in what is going on inrepparttar 147579 other's life •Acceptsrepparttar 147580 other [willingly receives] and intentionally purposes to takerepparttar 147581 good withrepparttar 147582 bad •Tries to understandrepparttar 147583 other know them thoroughly. It includes factoring inrepparttar 147584 effects of one's family of origin andrepparttar 147585 effects of one's life experiences prior to marriage •Is committed to learningrepparttar 147586 other person's primary love languages: time, talking, toughing, gifts, or acts of service •Is interested inrepparttar 147587 goals, hopes and dreams ofrepparttar 147588 other person and desires to help them achieve these goals •Is sensitive torepparttar 147589 fears and insecurities ofrepparttar 147590 other person •Willing participates in (to an appropriate extent)repparttar 147591 other person's life "Oneness" is not a foreign concept for a believer in Jesus Christ. We are one with Him when we begin our "born-again" journey with Him. When we ask Him into our "hearts", we become "identified" with Him. This is a type of "oneness". God designedrepparttar 147592 marital relationship to project torepparttar 147593 worldrepparttar 147594 type of relationship we have with Him. When we fulfill this goal of connecting with our spouses (oneness), we giverepparttar 147595 world a tangible picture of what our relationships can look like (with another person and with God). Remember, we (the church) are called "the bride of Christ" inrepparttar 147596 New Testament.

Let’s Google and Yahoo Our Kids’ Education

Written by Joel Turtel

I love Google and Yahoo. With Google and Yahoo I can searchrepparttar Internet on any subject that interests me, at any time day or night, inrepparttar 147575 comfort of my home. I was thinking how much fun it is to learn new things with Google or Yahoo, compared torepparttar 147576 boredom or learning torture that public schools put millions of kids through every day.

Let’s considerrepparttar 147577 differences in how a typical child (we’ll call her Jenny) learns when she uses Google or Yahoo, compared to how she learns in her public-school classroom.

First, with Google or Yahoo, Jenny can explore any subject that fascinates her. She literally hasrepparttar 147578 whole world at her fingertips. She can learn about tulips, cooking, dinosaurs, fashion, arithmetic, model airplanes, how to playrepparttar 147579 piano, or story books by thousands of authors.

When she is older, she can search dozens of Internet libraries, includingrepparttar 147580 Library of Congress, for information on any subject underrepparttar 147581 sun.

In contrast, in her public-school classroom, Jenny must study onlyrepparttar 147582 subjectsrepparttar 147583 teacher or school principal says she must study, even though these subjects might bore her to death.

Second, with Google or Yahoo at home, Jenny can spend as many hours as she wants studying any subject that fascinates her. If she likes flowers, she can spend all day learning about different flowers, how they grow,repparttar 147584 best season to plant them, how sunlight helps them, or how much water each flower needs.

In contrast, in public school, Jenny usually spends about 50 minutes on each subjectrepparttar 147585 school forces her to study. She has to go to a different class on a different subject every 50 minutes, even if she was interested inrepparttar 147586 subject she was studying in her previous class. This can strangle her interest in any one subject. For Jenny, public school turns learning into broken, disconnected bits of knowledge on subjects that often bore her.

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