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Barberton, Ohio, United States
A happily married woman

THE IMPORTANCE OF ENGAGEMENT PERIOD

1. Time to really know one another: you see love, and particularly, first love, is an idealized time. Thus each partner froms a rather idealized image of the other. What is vitally necessary is that time should be spent in coming to know the real person. There should be time for discussions of such topics as money, friends, parents, church, wife working, how soon the children, what kind of a home, is divorce ever justified? Wise couple should use the engagement period as time to see what life would be like under these circumstances.
2. Engagements should also be long enough to learn as much as you can about the problems married life will bring. And there are many.
3. Opportunity should also be provided to learn the other's attitude on sexual matters. This is a day of frankness in intimate things. However, one must exercise extreme care not to let frankness sink into brazenness or unclean thinking.
4. The matter of both parties relationship to their parents ought to be considered soberly. Time ought to be taken to seek to establish satisfactory relations with the other's in-laws, and to allow opportunity to enable parents to make any adjustments that are necessary.
5. Lastly, the period of engagement ought to be long enough to allow time for either one to change his mind, and terminate the engagement if this is found to be best. There is no dishonor here. Oftentimes it is the most noble thing to do.

5 Steps You Can Feel Sexy Even If Being Overweight

1. Certainly, you too can feel sexy while you lost those unwanted pounds of fat. Is this a good news? Absolutely, because you are sexy. Have a positive attitude because you can make your weight loss be a success
2. The best way to feel sexy during weight loss process is by adopting a sexy attitude,enjoying how your body is transforming, start pampering your own body.
3. Start rewarding yourself for losing weight and improve your eating habits. For example, by having a sexy shower, transforming your regular take it for granted for regular shower. You can prepare a nice shower by lighting an aromatic candle, use body oil, and why not have your favorite music as background? or how about have your favorite juice? Awesome...just awesome.
4. Lets get rid of your overweight extra big shirts and start buying nice sexy clothes that make you feel good but dont buy too small a size where u can get a negative effect. Now, it is your attitude, feel sexy, comfortable with a high self-esteem.
5. Get something new for yourself. Get something you thought is sexy for others but not for you. Now you are in control! who said you are not sexy, helloooooo you are sexy.

RECIPE FOR A GOOD RELATIONSHIP

1. Work on Listening
2. Find a creative career
3. Take time for yourself
4. Put your partner above all other people but dont give your power away. that is not love
5. Dont take away your partners power. this is actually hate
6. Give your partner what they need to recieve, not what you want to give.

WORDS WOMEN USE

FINE
This is the word women use to end an argument when they feel they are right and you need to shut up. Never use "fine" to describe how a woman looks this will cause you to have one of those arguments

FIVE MINUTES
This is half an hour. It is equivalent to the five minutes that your football game is going to last before you take out the trash, so it's an even trade.

NOTHING
This means "something", and you should be on your toes. "Nothing" is usually used to describe the feeling a woman has of wanting to turn you inside out, upside down, and backwards. 'Nothing" usually signifies and end with 'Fine'.

GO AHEAD (With Raised Eyebrows)
This is a dare. One that will result in a woman getting upset over "Nothing" and will end with the word "Fine"

GO AHEAD (Normal Eyebrows)
This means "I give up" or "do what you want because I don't care" You will get a "Raised Eyebrow Go Ahead" in just a few minutes, followed by Nothing" and "Fine" and she will talk to you in about "Five Minutes" when she cools off.

LOUD SIGH
This is not actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A "Loud Sigh" means she thinks you are an idiot at that moment, and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you over "Nothing".

SOFT SIGH
Again, not a word, but a non-verbal statement. "Soft Sighs" mean that she is content. Your best bet is to not move or breathe, and she will stay content.

THAT'S OKAY
This is one of the most dangerous statements that a woman can make to a man. "That's Okay" means that she wants to think long and hard before paying you back for whatever it is that you have done. "That's Okay" is often used with the word "Fine" and in conjunction with a "Raised Eyebrow.

GO AHEAD
At some point in the near future, you are going to be in some mighty big trouble

PLEASE DO
This is not a statement, it is an offer. A woman is giving you the chance to come up with whatever excuse or reason you have for doing whatever it is that you have done. You have a fair chance with the truth, so be careful.

FINALLY, I'VE SEEN MY MOM IN LAW

MY HUSBAND AND I HAS BEEN MARRIED FOR ALMOST 3 YEARS NOW. BUT JUST LAST SATURDAY THAT I WAS FINALLY ABLE TO MET HIS MOM. THE FEELING IS DIFFERENT SINCE EVEN IF ME AND HIS MOM NEVER MET YET, WE NEVER REALLY LIKE EACH OTHER. ACTUALLY ITS NOTHING TO ME, I RESPECT HER AS THE MOTHER OF THE MAN I MARRIED. BUT THE THING IS EVEN BEFORE ME AND MY HUSBAND WAS STILL NOT MARRIED, SHE DON'T LIKE ME ALREADY. WHY? FOR THE SIMPLE REASON THAT I'M ASIAN AND NOT WHITE. STUPID REASON HUH? YEP, VERY STUPID BUT THAT'S HER AND I CAN FORCE HER TO LIKE ME. AND I DON'T HAVE ANY INTENTION TO ACT FAKE AND PRETEND THAT I LIKE HER. SO WHEN WE MET LAST SATURDAY, I SHOW TO HER THAT I AM NOT A FAKE AND IF SHE DON'T LIKE ME THEN BE IT AND I DON'T CARE. WELL SHE DID TRIED TO TALK TO ME, AND I AM NOT REALLY IN A GOOD MOOD TO TALK TO HER AFTER ALL THE THINGS SHE DID TO ME TO TRIED TO RUIN ME AND MY HUSBAND'S MARRIAGE. ITS ACTUALLY AWKWARD TO BE SITTING IN HER HOUSE, AND BE AROUND THIS SAME WOMAN WHO DID SO MUCH TO TRIED TO CAUSE TROUBLE TO ME AND MY HUSBAND. I DON'T HATE HER, BUT I JUST DON'T LIKE HER AND I COULD ALSO TELL THAT SHE DON'T LIKE ME. SHE JUST PRETEND NOTHING IS WRONG BECAUSE MY HUSBAND WAS WITH ME THE WHOLE TIME WE WAS AT HER HOUSE. I DON'T KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPENED BUT WHO KNOWS THIS MEETING WILL REALLY BE A STEP FOR A GOOD RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ME AND MY MOTHER IN LAW. BUT FOR NOW, I AM IN A BIG HESITATION THAT IT WILL HAPPEN. BUT I'M A LITTLE HAPPY TO SEE HER THAT WAY, I KNOW HOW SHE LOOK LIKE IF EVER WE MET IN SOME PLACES LIKE THE SHOPPING CENTER. BUT WHO KNOWS WHAT REALLY WILL HAPPEN, AS FOR NOW I'M JUST OK BY FINALLY MEETING HER.

REASONS TO BELIEVE IN A GOD THAT ALLOWS SUFFERING

1. SUFFERING COMES WITH THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE- LOVING PARENTS LONG TO PROTECT THEIR CHILDREN FROM UNNECESSARY PAIN. BUT WISE PARENTS KNOW THE DANGER OF OVER-PROTECTION. THEY KNOW THAT THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE IS AT THE HEART OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN, AND THAT A WORLD WITHOUT CHOICE WOULD BE WORSE THAN A WORLD WITHOUT PAIN. WORSE YET WOULD BE A WORLD POPULATED BY PEOPLE WHO COULD MAKE WRONG CHOICES WITHOUT FEELING ANY PAIN. NO ONE IS MORE DANGEROUS THATN THE LIAR, THIEF, OR KILLER WHO DOESN'T FEEL THE HARM HE IS DOING TO HIMSELF AND TO OTHERS.
2. PAIN CAN WARN US OF DANGER- WE HATE PAIN. ESPECIALLY IN THOSE WE LOVE. YET WITHOUT DISCOMFORT, THE SICK WOULD'NT GO TO A DOCTOR. WORN-OUT BODIES WOULD GET NO REST. CRIMINALS WOULD'NT FEAR THE LAW. CHILDREN WOULD LAUGH AT CORRECTION. WITHOUT PANGS OF CONSCIENCE, THE DAILY DISSATISFACTION OF BOREDOM, OR THE EMPTY LONGING FOR SIGNIFICANCE, PEOPLE WHO ARE MADE TO FIND SATISFACTION IN AN ETERNAL FATHERE WOULD SETTLE FOR FAR LESS.
3. SUFFERING REVEALS WHAT IS IN YOUR HEARTS- CAPACITIES FOR LOVE, MERCY, ANGER, ENVY, AND PRIDE CAN LIE DORMANT UNTIL AWAKENED BY CIRCUMSTANCES. STRENGTH AND WEAKNESS OF HEART ARE FOUND NOT WHEN EVERYTHING IS GOING OUR WAY BUT WHEN FLAMES OF SUFFERING AND TEMPTATION TEST THE METLE OF OUR CHARACTER. AS GOLD AND SILVER ARE REFINED BY FIRE, AND AS COAL NEEDS TIME AND PRESSURE TO BECOME A DIAMOND, THE HUMAN HEART IS REVEALED AND DEVELOPED BY ENDURING THE PRESSURE AND HEAT OF TIME AND CIRCUMSTANCES. STRENGTH OF CHARACTER IS SHOWN NOT WHEN ALL IS WELL BUT IN THE PRESENCE OF PAIN AND SUFFERING.
4. SUFFERING TAKES US TO THE EDGE OF ETERNITY- IF DEATH IS THE END OF EVERYTHING, THE A LIFE FILLED WITH SUFFERING ISN'T FAIR. BUT IF THE END OF THIS LIFE BRINGS US TO THE THE THRESHOLD OF ETERNITY, THEN THE MOST FORTUNATE PEOPLE IN THE UNIVERSE ARE THOSE WHO DISCOVER, THROUGH SUFFERING, THAT THIS LIFE IS NOT ALL WE HAVE TO LIVE FOR. THOSE WHO FIND THEMSELVES AND THEIR ETERNAL GOD THROUGH SUFFERING HAVE NOT WASTED THEIR PAIN. THEY HAVE LET THEIR POVERTY, GRIEF, AND HUNER DRIVE THEM T THE LORD OF ETERNITY.
5. PAIN LOOSENS OUR GRIP ON THIS LIFE- IN TIME, OUR WORK AND OUR OPINIONS ARE SOUGHT LESS AND LESS. OUR BODIES BECOME INCREASINGLY WORSE FOR THE WEAR. JOINTS STIFFEN AND ACHE. EYES GROW DIM. DIGESTION SLOWS. SLEEP BECOMES DIFFICULT. PROBLEMS LOOM LARGER WHILE OPTIONS NARROW. YET, IF DEATH IS NOT THE END BUT THE THRESHOLD OF A NEW DAY, THEN THE CURSE OF OLD AGE IS ALSO A BLESSING. EACH NEW PAIN MAKES THIS WORLD LESS INVITING AND THE NEXT LIFE MORE APPEALLING. INT ITS OWN WAY, PAIN PAVES THE WAY FOR A GRACEFUL DEPARTURE.
6. SUFFERING GIVES OPPORTUNITY TO TRUST GOD- JOB CONCLUDE THAT IF GOD HAD THE POWER AND WISDOM TO CREATE THE UNIVERSE, THERE WAS REASON TO TRUST THAT SAME GOD IN TIMES OF SUFFERING.
7. GOD SUFFERS WITH US IN OUR SUFFERING- NO ONE HAS SUFFERED MORE THAN OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN. NO ONE HAS PAID MORE DEARLY FOR THE ALLOWANCE OF SIN INTO THE WORLD. NO ONE HAS SO CONTINUOUSLY GRIEVED OVER THE PAIN OF A RACE GONE BD. NO ONE HAS SUFFERED LIKE THE ONE WHO PAID FOR OUR SIN IN THE CRUCIFIED BODY OF HIS OWN SON. NO ONE HAS SUFFERED MORE THAN THE ONE WHO, WHEN HE STRETCHED OUT HIS ARMS AND DIED, SHOWED US HOW MUCH HE LOVED US. IT IS THIS GOD WHO, IN DRAWING US TO HIMSELF, ASKS US TO TRUST HIM WHEN WE ARE SUFFERING AND WHEN OUR OWN LOVED ONES CRY OUT IN OUR PRESENCE.
8. GOD'S COMFORT IS GREATER THAN OUR SUFFERING- APOSTLE PAUL PLEADED WITH THE LORD TO TAKE AWAY AN UNIDENTIFIED SOURCE OF SUFFERING. BUT THE LORD DECLINE SAYING ' MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR YOU, FOR MY STRENGTH IS MADE PERFECT IN WEAKNESS' THEREFORE SAID PAUL ' MOST GLADLY I WILL RATHER BOAST IN MY INFIRMITIES, THAT THE POWER OF CHRIST MAY REST UPONE ME. THEREFORE I TAKE PLEASURE IN INFIRMITIES, IN REPROACHES, IN NEEDS, IN PERSECUTIONS, IN DISTRESSES, FOR CHRIST'S SAKE. FOR WHEN I AM WEAK, THEN I AM STRONG. PAUL LEARNED THAT HE WOULD RATHER BE WITH CHRIST IN SUFFERING THAN WITHOUT CHRIST IN GOOD HEALTH AND PLEASANT CIRCUMSTANCES.
9. IN TIMES OF CRISIS, WE FIND ONE ANOTHER- NO ONE WOULD CHOOSE PAIN AND SUFFERING. BUT WHEN THERE IS NO CHOICE, THERE REMAINS SOME CONSOLATION. NATURAL DISASTERS AND TIMES OF CRISIS HAVE A AY OF BRINGING US TOGETHER. HURRICANES, FIRES, EARTHQUAKES, RIOTS, ILLNESSES AND ACCIDENS ALL HAVE A WAY OF BRINGING US TO OUR SENSES. SUDDENLY WE REMEMBER OUR WON MORTALITY AND THAT PEOPLE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN THINGS. WE REMEMBER THAT WE DO NEED ONE ANOTHER AND THAT, ABOVE ALL, WE NEED GOD. EACH TIME WE DISCOVER GOD'S COMFORT IN OUR OWN SUFFERING, OUR CAPACITY TO HELP OTHERS IS INCREASED.
10. GOD CAN TURN SUFFERING AROUND FOR OUR GOOD- THIS TRUTH IS BEST SEEN IN THE MANY EXAMPLES IN BIBLE. JOBES SUFFERING WE SEE A MAN WHO NOT ONLY CAME TO A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF GOD BUT WHO ALSO BECAME A SOURCE OF ENCOURAGEMENT FOR PEOPLE IN EVERY GENERATION TO FOLLOW. THROUGH THE REJECTION, BETRAYAL, ENSLAVEMENT, AND WRONGFUL IMPRISONMETN OF A MAN NAMED JOSEPH, WE SEE SOMEONE WHO EVENTUALLY WAS ABLE TO SAY TO THOSE WHO HAD HURT HIM ' YOU MEANT EVIL AGAINST ME, BUT GOD MEANT IT FOR GOOD'. WHEN EVERYTHING IN US SCREAMS AT THE HEAVENS FOR ALLOWING SUFFERING, WE HAVE REASON TO LOOK AT THE ETERNAL OUTCOME AND JOY OF JESUS WHO IN HIS OWN SUFFERING ON AN EXECUTIONER'S CROSS CRIED, 'MY GOD WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?'.

DON'T GIVE UP ON LOVE

A man had search for love his whole life. He had married twice unsuccessfuly, and dated many women after that. He became very bitter from the dating process from so many dissapointments. He became hardened in his heart. He felt that he would never find love. Feeling alone he turned into spiritual life and tried to connect more with God. About the same time, he also started some personal growth work to find out more about who he really was.

One night on his sleep, deep in his world of dreams, he saw "Her". In his dream he meet the woman that he would marry again. In his dream a woman had agreed to meet him in a large open restaurant. Even on his dream he said " i bet, she wont show up". As he impatiently waited on his table on the restaurant, in a flash she appeared. She quickly open her arms to hug him, tears welled up in his eyes. his heart open to her, she is the one that he had search for. When he woke up from his dreams, his eyes are still wet from tears. And he knew that he would soon find her. A few months later walking down the isle on a drug store. he saw her, the same woman who had appeared on his dream. He carefully walked up to her. They both knew when their eyes met. they were married the next year. Dont give up on love, if you cant find love then it will find you. When you are ready, it will arrive.

Your Life Can Be A Message Of Hope For A Searching World





ON APRIL 19, 1995, A BOMB DESTROYED THE FEDERAL BUILDING IN OKLAHOMA CITY, KILLING 169 PEOPLE. ON THE SAME DAY, AN OHIO COUPLE, JULIE AND BRUCE MADSEN, SET OUT ON A CROSS-COUNTRY ODYSSEY TO WRITE A BOOK ABOUT HOPE AND GOODNESS IN AMERICA.
IN THEIR SEARCH, THE MADSENS FOUND STORIES OF HOPE IN THE LIVES OF ORDINARY PEOPLE RESPONDING TO ADVERSITY AND TRAGEDY. FOR EXAMPLE, A MINISTER LEADS PRAYER VIGILS AT THE SITE OF EVERY MURDER IN HIS MIDWESTERN CITY, AND A PHYSICIAN HAS DEVOTED HIS CAREER TO HELPING THE HOMELESS.
"BY THEIR FRUITS YOU WILL KNOW THEM". JULIE WROTE IN ONE OF HER STORIES. SHE WONDERED, "DO WE LEAVE PEOPLE FEELING UPLIFTED, OR DRAINED AND DOWNHEARTED?"
IF CHRIST IS AT WORK IN AND THROUGH US, THERE WILL BE A STORY OF HOPE IN US. WHETHER OUR SERVICE FOR CHRIST IS OBVIOUS OR OBSCURE, EVEN IF WE SUFFER FOR DOING GOOD, THE BIBLE URGES US TO KEEP CHRIST ON THE THRONE OF OUR HEARTS.
I KNOW SOMEONE FROM OUR CHURCH, I CALL HER ATE CLARENCE. LAST AUGUST 2006 HER HUSBAND THAT IS ONLY 30 YEARS OLD PASSED AWAY DUE TO A CANCER. WE THOUGHT WE WOULD SEE HER VERY DEPRESSED AND DEVASTATED. BUT NO WE DID NOT SEE HER LIKE THAT. ON HER TESTIMONY, THE DAYS BEFORE HER HUSBAND DIED, HER HUSBAND TOLD HER HE DONT WANT TO DIE YET BUT IF IT IS GOD'S WILL THEN HE WONT REFUSE. ATE CLARENCE SAID, HER HUSBAND DIED IN PEACE. HIS LAST WORDS TO HER BEFORE HE GAVE HIS LAST BREATH IS " MA, THEY'RE HERE NOW TO GET ME". OF COURSE IT HURTS HER, BUT SHE ALWAYS REMEMBER HER HUSBANDS WORD, IF ITS GODS WILL WHO ARE WE TO COMPLAIN?. AFTER HER HUSBAND DIED, SHE NEVER LOSE HOPE ON THIS LIFE. TO HER THERES STILL A LOT OF BATTLE SHE WILL FACE. TO HER AS LONG AS THERE IS LIFE, THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE AND I DO AGREE. I WAS SO BLESSED WITH HER LIFE'S TESTIMONY. NOW SHES STILL MOVING ON, FACING DIFFERENT BATTLES IN LIFE. BUT NEVER DID SHE LOSE HER HOPE BECAUSE SHE KNOW EVEN IF SHE LOSE HER PARTNER IN THIS WORLD, SHE STILL HAVE A STRONGER AND GREATER PARTNER. AND THAT IS GOD.
HER TESTIMONY INSPIRES ME TO NEVER LOSE HOPE ON THE HARDSHIP OF THIS LIFE'S JOURNEY. ITS NOT EASY TO LOSE A LOVED ONE'S BUT GOD KNOWS BETTER THAN US. HIS PLANS ARE PERFECT AND WHO ARE WE TO QUESTIONED HIM?

Will You Keep Your New Year's Resolution?

I've been tagged by my friend who owns the site, Pinay love stories.
As for me, I dont really make any new years resolution. When i was still studying every year, our teacher will ask everyone to write each own new year resolution but honestly i dont really care about it. Most of the time, of course the content of our new year resolution is changing our bad attitude for the new year. or else trying to reach the dreams you have. But only a few really keep their new year resolution. To me, just make the best of the year. Change something you want to change any time of the year not just new year. Dont be a hypocrite and make a new year resolution just because everyone is doing it. Just do what you want to do in life. Be happy and be grateful to God that He gave you another year in your life. If you indeed made any new year resolution, try at least to keep it. But if you fail, be proud of yourself because at least you tried. I have things i want to change but not just because its new year but because those things are not good. So I'll try and hopefully will succeed.

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