Healing Emotions

Hi Kathy,

This was a great message and very nice to hear from you. (Referring to the newsletter: “It is my turn now” from Kathy)

I am so hoping that I too will get past the pain of remembering and truly move on.

My husband and I are both very hopeful. Things are looking good.

Every time I start to get all weepy or angry etc. we hang tight and go for the ride until it passes. This is something new for both my husband and myself.

In the past whenever I would go through emotional struggles my husband would take charge and talk me out of it, etc. He was thinking that was what he was supposed to do.

It is a new thing for the both of us to just allow me to vent and for my husband to simply validate my feelings and continue to love me through it.

Praise God, we are both learning and growing in this new teaching and understanding.

In Christ,

Bess (and Norm)

2 Corinthians 10:12
For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

After reading these most recent letters sent to us by Joel over the last two days my husband mentioned to me this morning, ” Well honey, it could be worse, you could be married to _________(fill in the blank).

I retorted back, “Well, so could you, I haven’t committed adultery or left you, and besides the bible tells us not to compare ourselves to one another, only Jesus is our standard, we are to compare ourselves to Him and then we all come short”.

I just wanted to remind all of us reading these letters to be careful. The goal is to see men become like Christ and then the women. We are all here to learn and grow and to pray. It is a huge mistake to compare ourselves to others for the better or worse. That is always wrong and will lead to defeat. Jesus is Lord! IN Christ, Bess