Thursday, June 19, 2014

Is Masturbation a Sin?

Last Sunday we asked for burning questions from our Facebook viewers as it relates to love, sex, relationship, marriage and spiritual growth and one of the questions submitted was, "Is masturbation a sin?"  Check out what Treal had to say about that!  Some super juicy information.  Grab a notepad, lead an ear and LISTEN UP!

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

What is a Proverbs 31 Woman? Part 1

What is a Proverbs 31 Woman? Part 1

As I look over my day and my week, I see that there is a lot to get done!  From today, going to get my hair done, to organizing a meetup group, to going to the grocery store, cooking for me and the hubby, spending quality time with the hubby, serving him, doing laundry; then in between time working to serve women through Detour Movement Inc., I realize that I have to be a  Proverbs 31 Woman to really balance it all.

So when you read about a Proverbs 31 Woman, you learn that the Proverbs 31 Woman is like Super mom!  She is a bad mamma jamma and foxy as she can be!  It can be kind of intimidating and overwhelming and some will say unrealistic.  But rather than being intimidating by this, I encourage you to embrace it. You don't have to do everything right now, today or even this week.  You can implement a little at a time.

So I want to share more about what a Proverbs 31 Woman is, what I am doing in my life to line up as a Proverbs 31 Woman and what you can do to join the journey.

A Proverbs 31 Woman is honest and trust-worthy! Simply put she tells the truth, she is able to be transparent and have open and honest communication regardless of the situation or the repercussions or relationships it may cause.  I have to admit this has not always been easy for me because there were things that happened in my past with some guys that frankly I was not going to shout from the rooftop!  I was ashamed and I thought if I shared these things my husband, he would not accept me.  So I was dealing with the fear of rejection and just my own shame and guilt.  

But I thank God for giving me the confidence to know, I am not defined by my past!  Things that happened in my past were necessary for me to be the woman I am today and I no longer have to hide and be ashamed of my mess, but rather I allow it to be my ministry. 

A Proverbs 31 woman respects and honors her husband!  My husband is an AMAZING photography and recently he was published in a magazine!  This was a goal he established at the beginning of the year! 
 When he bought the magazine home, I told him how proud I was of him for his accomplishments!  I even held it up so he could take a picture for his blog!

You know as a Proverbs 31  gives her man praise, honor and respect him.

A Provides 31 woman provides domestic support for her household, rather she is single or married. Today and every weekend, I do the grocery shopping for our household.  Today I came home and cooked some flounder with lemon-butter sauce, collard greens, neck-bones and rice. A husband expects and needs domestic support from his wife!  Doing this allows me to serve my husband and ultimately myself in making I/we have food to eat and a clean/organized living space.
A Proverbs 31 woman makes good decisions when it comes to saving and investing.  Recently, I realized I was over spending with my grocery shopping.  I stopped buying everything I felt like we would need eventually and instead I decided to create a weekly grocery list and only buy those things on the list.  This helps me to focus on planning ahead and avoid wasteful spending on groceries.
Outside of that, I put a significant amount of each pay check in our joint savings account, so the hubby and I can have assets to make future investments.
A Proverbs 31 Woman practices the Spiritual disciplines: daily prayer, daily scripture reading and daily worship.  From the beginning of the year until now, we have been studying the Women of the Bible.  We are taking a break for the month of July.  During this break we are going to read The Transformational Process According to Proverbs for the Next 31 Days from Barnes & Nobles for Nooks. or here for ebook for Kindles.  This will keep us in our word daily!

This will be my 4th or 5th time doing this devotion. When I did it for the first time, I was going through a storm on my job.  My job is very mentally draining.  Some people describe my office as a zoo or Vietnam!  So needless to say it gets crazy.  When I read this devotion, I was able to find peace in the mist of my storm.  I was reminded that I did not have to fight my own battles because God was fighting them on my behalf.  I had a shift in my mindset and my attitude!  I invite you to join the Proverbs 31 Day Challenge!  What good is it to you, to know what a Proverbs 31 Woman is, if you are not striving everyday to become a Proverbs 31 woman! Go grab a copy by clicking here!

Join us next week to learn  more about what is a Proverbs 31 Woman and what you can do to strive each day to be a Proverbs 31 Woman!

Jill of Jill and Treal

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