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“How do I look?” Part 4 of 7

Posted by Gregg on Dec 31, 2011 in biblical manhood, Biblical womanhood, Holy matrimony

While Pastor Challies starts his article by pointing out the red herring Evans cooked up — that if wives slouch off on their appearance, husbands will cheat on them — that isn’t what he chooses to focus on in the main thrust. Challies makes the case that while YES appearance counts in marriage, he dispels the notion that becoming a slob absolves your spouse of any sin. Further, he draws the distinction between naturally growing old and living life with what he calls inward and outward appearance.

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“How do I look?” Part 3 of 7

Posted by Gregg on Dec 30, 2011 in biblical manhood, Biblical womanhood, Holy matrimony

When a wife rejects or belittles her husband’s sexual needs, she very obviously HARMS his ability to avoid improper sexual impulses. But that isn’t entirely what either of these cited truth claims state. The truth claim in each of the above cases expands on that accepted fact by stating that when a wife ignores (a) her appearance and (b) her husband’s sexual needs, she is NOT HELPING him to avoid sexual temptation.

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“How do I look?” Part 2 of 7

Posted by Gregg on Dec 29, 2011 in biblical manhood, Biblical womanhood, Holy matrimony

Don’t get me wrong. I am not attempting an argument from personal ignorance, nor am I accusing Evans of outright lying. After all, what would be her possible agenda?

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“How do I look?” Part 1 of 7

Posted by Gregg on Dec 28, 2011 in biblical manhood, Biblical womanhood, Holy matrimony

Does appearance matter in marriage? Is refusing to take stewardship over one’s personal appearance — “appearance” as defined by whatever subjective standards individual married couples recognize — considered sinful?

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Worth Double

Posted by Hallee on Dec 27, 2011 in Causes, March of Dimes, missions, Stewardship

Because I have two children who were born preemies, I know full well how far medical advances have come in the area of NICU and PICU. I get emails from the March of Dimes, and this fundraising drive caught my eye. I am copying this directly from the March of Dimes website:

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Dear Children

Posted by Hallee on Dec 25, 2011 in apologetics, Christian Faith, holiness, missions, Prayer

It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the current season. Maybe you’ve forgotten that I wasn’t actually born during this time of the year and that it was some of your predecessors who decided to celebrate My birthday on what was actually a time of pagan festival. Although I do appreciate being remembered anytime.

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What Do You Get When You Cross a Pit Bull with a Bluetick Coonhound?

Posted by Hallee on Dec 24, 2011 in Life

A very merry Bridgeman Christmas.

Please meet the newest members of our family.

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Christmas Morning Breakfast

Posted by Hallee on Dec 23, 2011 in Breakfast, Hallee's Galley, Holiday fare, menus & menu planning

As much as I enjoy feeding my family, breakfast on Christmas morning always feels like an afterthought to me. We’ve usually been up for hours, opening presents and sipping on coffee and hot chocolate, when suddenly everyone is hungry and I just don’t feel like cooking or dirtying up dishes.

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Peachy Overnight French Toast

Posted by Hallee on Dec 22, 2011 in Blog Stuff, Breakfast, Hallee's Galley, Recipes

I made this to take to church for breakfast for my Sunday School class. It was really good, and required no syrup for serving. I made it the evening before, popped it into the oven 30 minutes before we had to leave for church, and was able to serve it still warm to my class. I did not take any pictures of the process and I apologize for that. But, the recipe was too good not to share.

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The Plain Purple Balls

Posted by Hallee on Dec 21, 2011 in Life

When I left Kaylee’s dad, I moved on December 15th. One might wonder why I moved out of my house the week before Christmas when we had a 4-year-old. Most people would try to “stay normal” until after the Christmas holidays for the sake of their children. My timing had less to do with me and more to do with the fact that he’d moved his girlfriend into our guest room on the 12th.

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