let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. 1 John 3:18
My dear sister,
It’s not enough for him to say he wants a relationship with you. It’s not enough for him to just flirt here and there, send you texts here and there, kiss you here and there…whatever it is, love is more than just words. It’s actions, and as followers of Christ, if we truly desire to do things His way by being intentional and godly in our relationships, we have to give our all to it, not just parts of it!
Love goes deeper than just going on dates or going on an emotional roller-coaster with a guy. Love must be deeply rooted in Christ and deeply rooted in the things of God. We don’t just do things just because. We don’t just enter into relationships out of boredom. Because of Christ, everything we do has purpose.
So if you’re talking to a guy or are interested in someone who has words with no actions, it’s time to really look at the time you’re investing. This is important because no matter what this guy says, it is his actions that will really show you where his heart is! Remember this when it comes to:
1. That guy who just wants to text and talk but never commit
2. That guy who likes to flirt with you, but flirts with other girls too
3. That guy who is not respecting your time, your heart, your body
4. That guy who you’ve been thinking about all day, even though you know he is not willing to pursue you
5. That guy who is leaning on you emotionally, physically, or spiritually and he is not committed to being in an intentional relationship
6. That guy who are not in a relationship with but keeps sending you mixed emotions
7. That guy who you are no longer in a relationship with but still wants to talk to you regularly and be completely involved in your life
8. That guy who you are constantly going back and forth over if this is “the one” God has for you
Whatever it is, don’t retreat back to what he said. Think about what he does. Don’t think about the time he said, “Yea, I’m a Christian!” Think about how he LIVES for Christ!
Biblical context + further reading: 1 John 3:11-24
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So as much as Arizona was over the leg in her day to day life she was not over thinking that her wife was the one to physically cut it off (suspend all logical sense here). Also as crazy as it sounds - because Robbins can be so thick and to the left of the point -she never realized how deeply Callie loved her. So I don’t know what she does moving forward but it would seem her eyes have been opened and her trust is being restored.
Now what about Callie? Her huge roadblock and trust issues come from the infidelity. How does she get to the point of trusting Arizona again? A fancy speech (while nice) wouldn’t be enough to bridge the gap of her feeling unwanted and not trusting Arizona to not do it again in rough waters. What will Arizona DO to help her trust her again? Very curious with 4 episodes left.
hello, tumblr, i am using up precious data to let you know that i am on a greyhound bus traveling through the pennsylvania night, there are trees lining the road that you can just see the silhouettes of against the sky, the bus is lit gently by the glow of everyone using their phones
i love america very deeply; i forget why sometimes when i am caught up in politics, but here i am watching the hills roll by caught in the yellow of passing headlights, listening to tom petty, with the roadside signs advertising TRAVELER’S OASIS like we’re in the desert instead of farm country, because that’s the story they know and that’s the story they want to tell
being one of many, being one of a small group of people thrown together with nothing in common but that it was convenient for us to be in a lonely humid little bus station in baltimore at 6:20 on a friday night, being a single seat in a bus that’s a small speck on a long road that doesn’t have an end
rolling through the dusk to pittsburgh, to cleveland, to chicago, and on and on to places in the warm american night that don’t have names, only neon letters burning through the dark, and gas stations lit by pools of white, and the silhouettes of bare-bones trees against the sky
How did he feel when he wept at his mother’s grave? What was it like to have never known his father? How did he feel losing his grandpa so young, and his father figure uncle when he so badly needed him and so deeply loved him? What was it like to have watched his best friend, his love, his wife, get so weak and sick and pass on without him?
How did he bury his sons Al Qasim and Abdullah when they were so young? How did he handle the grief of the death of his daughter Ruqayyah in the prime of her life in the very time he and his companions tasted the sweetness of success at Badr? How did he cope with his daughters Zaynab and Umm Kulthum both passing away before he did? How did he hold back from complaining when he was losing Ibrahim in the midst of his child’s adorable beauty?
How have you done it?
How have you dealt with the hole in your heart? So many of you have lost loved ones. In your loss is a connection to him; in his losses is a connection to us in the depths of our own pain.
Out of God’s mercy, He gave us an easy way to feel connected with our Beloved at any moment, and it’s a rope we can hold onto when it seems like there’s so much darkness around us, when it’s so hard for anyone else to understand.
The salawat isn’t simply a means of reward and forgiveness. Maybe Allah gifted it to us to help us feel like we had an immediate connection with our Beloved, especially when our hearts are gaping.
When the tears flow because of the hardship, remember who went through it and let it link you to him. Synchronize your heart with your lips and say: Allahuma, send Your peace and blessings upon him. And those blessings will be sent back to you.
اللهم صلِّ على نبينا وحبيبنا وقرة أعيننا وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم
I’m thinking about the name of Dorian’s personal quest, The Last Resort of Good Men, and how that title applies both to Halward and to Dorian.
Halward turned, in his extremity, to blood magic. He was a good man with nothing left to try; his son was, as far as he could tell, broken. Were his reasons entirely that pure? No; he’d lost power and prestige, and saw the rest of it slipping away. But did he love his son, and genuinely want what he saw as best for Dorian? Damn right he did.
Blood magic was his last resort to save Dorian.
But for Dorian, the Inquisition itself is his salvation, is what can possibly heal what is broken in him, and has been broken for a long time. A path he chose for himself, for the first time in his life. The Inquisition… and also the Inquisitor. They are his last resort, a good man with nothing left but this.
Hey! Can you give an example of an ISFP/ESFP relationship, please?? :0
Can I do a father/son dynamic instead, for comparison’s sake?
Star Wars. Anakin and Luke Skywalker.
Anakin is the ESFP. He is SUCH a Se-dom, and you can even see it in terms of his inferior Ni. His sense of KNOWING that something is going to go horribly wrong and his fixation on correcting and avoiding that terrible thing, which is inevitably what takes him to the dark side. But in general, he loves to be right in the thick of things. Hands on. Doer. Races pods as a kid. Fixes robots. Hits on a pretty girl. Is impulsive, dynamic, aware of his environment. Always leaping into the midst of trouble, much to Obi-Wan’s annoyance. Fierce emotions. He loves deeply. Fixates on one specific person – Padme – to the exclusion of any other possibilities. He lives for her. Even when he shifts to the dark side, it’s for her. To save her if he can.
But it is that meddling fear of the future that gets to him. That eats away at him. That need to be important, to have a greater purpose for his life. The gut feeling that something is going to go … terribly wrong. Lower Ni. Inferior Ni.
Luke doesn’t have it. He’s the optimist. The guy who is stuck at home and doesn’t like it, and wants to do something about it. He wants to go see other worlds. To explore. To learn and absorb experiences. He’s restless like his dad. Hands on. He … fixes robots in his spare time. He leaps into the middle of situations without thinking them through. He likes to be in the thick of things. But he’s all driven by emotions, by his principles. They overcome his Se desire for action and adventure. And, he has more access to Ni. To gut instinct. To inner craving for more. For significance. It’s his lower Te that nags at him, that is troublesome, that doesn’t entirely know what action to take. That wants to be in charge but … can’t quite manage it, so it’s kind of half-assed.
If given the chance, this father-son dynamic would have been awesome. Sadly, it was not to be. ESFPs are more aggressive than ISFPs and have greater access to their Te, but need the ISFP to balance out that low-order Ni and keep them optimistic.
Fortunately for Luke, his sister is often around to pick up the slack. And, it’s not surprising that an ESFP and an ISFJ would have a set of ESTJ/ISFP twins, is it?
Well, I was waiting to see how some people would view Callie’s unselfish decision to take all the blame as a strike against Callie and I just saw it. I have no words.
After last night’s episode if you are finding what Callie told Arizona as something bad Callie did because it takes away some of Arizona’s justification for what she did in the aftermath of the crash, one thing is clear, you are only here for Arizona and nothing Callie does or says is going to be enough.
Some people have been wanting Callie to show how deeply she loves Arizona. This was pretty huge in that regard and yet some people still view Callie as the bad guy.
There is nothing she is able to do if you can’t see how beautiful a sacrifice she made for Arizona to have someone to turn to after the crash. This wasn’t another decision she made for them. This was her understanding her wife’s nature and providing her with some shelter from the storm even if it couldn’t be her. Arizona was always going to be mad at Callie. She just wanted to make sure she wasn’t mad at Alex too.
“Olivia has vestiges of Rowan in her blood (after all, everything Rowan does he believes is justified and ‘right’). The thing that separates her from becoming grotesque like him is her ability to love a person deeply. She has known that.”
I’ll probably get shit for this but imma say it anyway– I’m a little peeved that the Louis announcement couldn’t have waited a day or two. Why can’t Zayn have ONE FREAKING NIGHT that’s only about him and his accomplishments without getting upstaged? Why is 1DHQ so hellbent on sabotaging him at every turn? It’s ridiculous. And so while I’ll be over the moon for my sweet wonderful Loubear and his well-deserved success in a day or two after recovering from the Asian awards, I am currently vexed at the way this is upstaging Zayn.
I am not here for elevating one of my sons as a distraction for my other son. I love all my children deeply and do not take kindly to anyone– media, management or fan– diminishing one boy’s success to lift up another.
As this day comes to a close I just realized I didn’t post anything about today on Instagram. Today I celebrated my 4 year anniversary. Didn’t have money to do anything this year but that’s okay. 4 years ago I said yes to this girl right here. In these 4 years we have completely changed for the better. You’ve showed me what’s really important in this life and you’ve helped me overcome obstacles I couldn’t have done on my own. Thank you for being by my side all these years and hope. As this day of April 17th comes to a close I can honestly lay down and say I know what it’s like to love truly and be loved deeply. Thank you for making this life worthwhile. Happy Anniversary. Goodnight ♡♡ (didn’t have anymore recent photos of us) #4yearsandcounting #0417 #mygirlfriend #myasian #lesbian #bisexual #anniversary
I do find solace in the fact I get to go to sleep next to someone im wholly and deeply in love with and that they’re here and warm and breathing next to me and that I can keep them safe. I’m so unbelievably lucky tonight on so so many levels.
I feel like I need to have all the answers to everything, but I'm just wanting to live and see where I end up. I'm going to graduate soon, and I have no idea what I want to do for a career, or even if I want a career. I want to have a source of income, and not be hurting for money all the time like I am now, but all I want is to be happy. To travel and see the world. I want to love and be loved. To live, truly, deeply fully live. I'm just not sure how to go forward.
Nobody has the answers for everything, if we did, there’d be nothing to help us grow; nothing to explore. So that’s what you need to do - explore.
I've been with this guy on and off for 4 years already I grew up with him and he's always cheating on me what should I do I know I should leave him cause I deserve better but I can't he means everything to me I'm deeply in love it's just so hard cause he was my fist everything he's the only guy I've ever actually been with. I've tried to let him go in the past but it's just so hard and I can't I get really depressed I just don't know what to do I just want to be happy again
Let him tf go. Love isn’t enoughjust to stay with someone and they’re doing you wrong. Fuck him. You’re naïve as hell if you stay.