1. One of the most satisfying experiences I know is just fully to appreciate an individual in the same way I appreciate a sunset. When I look at a sunset … I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a little on the right hand corner, and put a bit more purple in the cloud color” … I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch it with awe as it unfolds. It is this receptive, open attitude which is necessary to truly perceive something as it is.
    – Carl Rogers  (via jarelion)

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  2. 'Tell me what happens the first time you see a woman naked.'

    'The first time you see a woman naked will not be like you imagined. There will be no love, no trust, no intimacy. You won’t even be in the same room as her.

    You won’t get to smile as she undresses you and you undress her. You won’t get to calm her nerves with nerves of your own. You won’t get to kiss her, feeling her lips and the edge of her tongue. You won’t get to brush your fingers over the lace of her bra or count her ribs or feel her heartbeat.

    The first time you see a woman naked you will be sitting in front of a computer screen watching someone play at intimacy and perform at sex. She will contort her body to please everyone in the room but her. You will watch this woman who is not a woman, pixelated and filtered and customized. She will come ready-made, like an order at a restaurant. The man on the screen will be bigger than you, rougher than you. He will teach you how to talk to her. He will teach you where to put your hands and he will teach you what you’re supposed to like. He will teach you to take what is yours.

    You must unlearn this. You must unlearn this twisted sense of love. You must unlearn the definition of pleasure and intimacy you are being taught. Kill this idea of love, this idea of entitlement, this way of scarring one another.’

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    this scared me and made me cry and i am almost embarrassed to post this but quite honestly i would rather fight for this rather than anything else.

    men and womens value, and the indescribable importance of intimacy

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  3. Unless you’re able to look at marriage through the lens of Scripture instead of through your own fears or romanticism, through your particular experience, or through your culture’s narrow perspectives, you won’t be able to make intelligent decisions about your own marital future.
    – Timothy Keller, The Meaning of Marriage (via alethialov)

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  5. Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.
    – Marc Hack (via godmoves)

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  6. simplyliveforjesus:


here He spoke,
"My love for you is bigger than even this."
speechless.

w o w

    simplyliveforjesus:

    here He spoke,

    "My love for you is bigger than even this."

    speechless.

    w o w

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  8. When you compare your life with someone else’s and constantly try to live their life, you miss out on the blessings that the Lord is placing in your life.
    – 31women  (via 31women)

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  9. Solitude with God repairs the damage done by the fret and noise and clamor of the world.
    – Oswald Chambers  (via hannaoliviaway)

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