May we embrace our cross as closely as Jesus did His own.
They’d love to crush the grip of control and throw off their husband’s domineering views. The reason though, I believe, for these feelings is two-fold:
Marriage is good, but it is hard work. Much of the work is done before marriage begins. Be careful about whom you marry. Don’t allow a momentary infatuation turn into a lifetime of pain.
Isaac and Rebekah were married for twenty years and had no children. Like Isaac’s mom, Rebekah was unable to have … More
Paul could rejoice in his suffering because his suffering was temporary just as all other earthly tools. Yes, suffering was a tool. Paul rejoiced in his suffering because it was useful as a tool for the sake of the body—the church.
Let me reemphasize: the masses do not come to faith; individuals do. Personal evangelism is so much more effective than mass evangelism.