If you've been on social media lately, you may have seen we've been introducing a different member of the Across My Heart Team each week with photos and short video interviews! It's our way of getting to know each other a little bit better! We just highlighted Kaela, our Social Media Coordinator. Here it is in case you missed it!!
Every Friday, we'll be highlighting a different member of the Across My Heart Team on social media to get to know each other a little bit better! Yes, we know it's only Thursday. But last week, we highlighted our Communications Coordinator, Emmarie Moon, so we thought we'd write a quick blog post to catch you up! Stay tuned for another introduction tomorrow!
In the church, we often talk about the sexual acts we should not commit. Some sign purity pledges, some get accountability, and some simply say it’s too hard to live in purity, so they compromise their theology. Really though, as with all sin, at the end of the day, it all comes down to being a heart issue. With sexual sin, lust is the root of the problem, and lust is 100% a heart issue. Lust starts in your heart before it makes its ways into your actions. So it’s time we get real about what our hearts desire and start thinking about what we're thinking about.
Deep inside our hearts is a longing to be loved - a longing that’s not sinful. In fact, it’s a longing that God has placed within us. But if we’re not careful to lay this longing down before our Lord, it quickly turns into a craving. Dannah calls it the “Violent Craving.” She writes in her book, “I believe that every daughter of Eve is burdened by both a Craving for a husband and a rebellion against God’s design for marriage.” It was the Fall that warped the good and beautiful longing for love into a violent craving and created in us a spirit of defiance.
Girl, watch your faith. Because it can sound good. It can bring success. It can clean up your act. It can win you your dreams. It can give you the world. But what will you lose? You’ll lose your soul.
We know that the Book of Isaiah is going to be a little intense... and that's exactly one of the reasons why we chose it! Women's ministries tend to shy away from the more difficult parts of the Bible. But here at Across My Heart ministries, we don't want to cushion ourselves with fluffy stuff. We want to know the power of Scripture as a double-edged sword that cuts through the confusion of this life!!
For three weeks I prayed and pleaded with God to close the door if he’s not the one. Prayed over and over again "let thy will be done". This waiting time strengthened my trust and faith in The Lord.
When they stood at the altar in 1985, Ken and Tamalyn Peterson vowed to love each other through sickness and health. They never could have understood the depth of that promise or the bleak diagnoses that the future held. It began with a tremor in her pinky. But Tammy quickly realized that the involuntary movement … Continue reading In sickness and in health | Tamalyn’s true love story
I've always been a self- conscious person, but he never grew impatient with me when I would get insecure or need to talk with him about something. I could tell he cared about putting in work to learn what I needed from him. And he valued listening to me when I asked him what he needed from me. Marriage is a long road that is going to need a lot of work. You need to find a partner that values putting the work in, and that will respect your needs, as well as communicating his own.
We make sure that God is the focus of each of our lives. We encourage each other to pursue God, which in turn, makes God the center of our relationship.