Codependent .. or not?

What is a codependent relationship? We hear the word codependency thrown around a lot these days. It was first coined in association with alcohol and drug addiction. The codependent person is the one who enables the addict to continue his or her behavior. Nowadays, it’s used to describe anyone who...

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Love languages – the only way?

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Cherut Ministries! What are the love languages? Many of us are familiar with Gary Chapman’s book The Five Love Languages. In it, Chapman suggests that there are five ways we give and receive love - gifts, time, words, touch, and...

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God’s recipe for family

It was a picture perfect family moment. Mom sat writing with their newborn daughter on a blanket at her feet. Their older children were playing together outside, enjoying the brisk fall weather and each other. Dad was watching and playing with them. Grandma had supper cooking in the slow cooker,...

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Love is a verb.

Love is paradoxical. Love is one of those verbs that is both an action and a state of being. A verb is the part of speech that describes the action or activity of the subject. It also describes the state of being. Verbs tell us what things or creatures do...

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What forgiveness means.

What forgiveness means: “Excuse me?” We say this as a polite way of asking someone to let us off the hook for an otherwise impolite action — bumping in to someone, interrupting, a burp (or something else ..) We don’t really apologize for our offensive action, but just acknowledge it’s...

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Anger: is it healthy?

What is anger? And what is healthy anger? Anger, in and of itself, is not sinful. Healthy anger is part of our God-designed emotional makeup, just as love, sorrow and joy are. It is, essentially, the instant displeasure at perceived evil. Unfortunately for humanity, sin has corrupted our anger, just...

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Love is .. hard.

Choosing love is hard.  When relationships get broken, when people do things that are mean and hurtful, its incredibly hard to choose the loving thing to do. They say to treat others the way you want to be treated, but choosing love is difficult when you're hurt and angry. I'm...

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What makes good relationships?

What are good relationships? Good relationships are intimate, long lasting and constant. The Bible describes it as “abiding”. We are to “abide in love”, “abide in the vine”, and “abide in the Word.” This kind of intimate relationship is face to face. It takes time and effort to maintain it....

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Intimate relationship

A good relationship is intimate, long lasting and constant. The Bible describes is as “abiding”. We are to “abide in love”, “abide in the vine”, and “abide in the Word.” This kind of intimate relationship is face to face. It takes time and effort to maintain it. There is a need...

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Live like you were dying

Years ago, Tim McGraw released a song called Live Like You Were Dying. In it, the singer is asked what he did when he received a terminal diagnosis. He replies with a list of things that he hadn’t made time for while he was living his normal life, from extremes...

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