Intrauterine devices, under-the-skin implants and Depo-Provera injections — the long-acting reversible contraceptives — are much more effective in preventing pregnancy than the transdermal patch, the vaginal ring or the birth control pill, a new study…
Or, how about this one… abstain from sex! Idiots. Girls are getting all sorts of side effects from these birth controls just so they can let some breath & britches dudes up inside them who may or may not be around in 5 years.
I don’t understand. I’m 26 & celibacy has been a beautiful thing for me. No getting sick, no side effects, no drama. Get your minds right, young women.
“I lost respect when I learned of Gandhi’s body hatred and even more that he refused to have sex with his wife for the last thirty-eight years of their marriage (in fact he felt that people should have sex only three or four times in their lives) I lost even more [respect] when I found out that in order to test his commitment to celibacy, he had beautiful young women lie next to him naked through the night: evidently his wife - whom he described as looking like a ‘meek cow’ - was no longer desirable enough [to] be a solid test”—
Yeah, Gandhi was an unbelievably selfish individual. My biggest reason for losing respect for him, though, was that he criticized the Jews for defending themselves against the Holocaust — he insisted that they should have committed public mass suicide in order to “shame” the Germans instead of fighting back.
Gandhi’s exact words were: “But the Jews should have offered themselves to the butcher’s knife. They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs. As it is, they succumbed anyway in their millions.” He also wrote an open letter to the British people in 1940 telling them to surrender to the Axis even if it meant accepting genocide:
“I would like you to lay down the arms you have as being useless for saving you or humanity. You will invite Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini to take what they want of the countries you call your possessions. Let them take possession of your beautiful island, with your many beautiful buildings. You will give all these but neither your souls, nor your minds. If these gentlemen choose to occupy your homes, you will vacate them. If they do not give you free passage out, you will allow yourself, man, woman and child, to be slaughtered, but you will refuse to owe allegiance to them.”
If we were on top of the world all the time, we’d never look at ourselves honestly, we’d never have any kind of Godly fear, we would never grow in our relationship with God, we would be blind.
C.S. Lewis said that pain is Gods megaphone to rouse a deaf world. Spiritual lows make us ask questions, it makes us examine ourselves more honestly, it humbles us, and if we’re honest, we draw closer to God…when we feel farthest from him.
Randomly discovered this song today. Can’t believe how well-written and relatable it is.
“Nothing can be done against the truth
No matter how we remain in denial, yeah Wasting time Replacing time With each empty excuse But that’ll only work a little while Coping with despair Knowing you’re not there Ashamed to just admit I’ve been a fool So I blame it on the Sun Run away from everyone Hoping to escape this ridicule Trapped in misery Wrapped so miserably In this deception that im wearing like a skin
Dying to mantain Oh I keep trying to explain A heart that never loved me to begin Oh I’m such a mess I have no choice but to confess That I’ve been desperately trying to belong Lying to myself And everybody else Refusing to admit my right was wrong
And then He came Selah And it means Praise and meditation And then He came Selah And it means Did you think about that? And then He came Selah Oh and it means Praise and meditation And then He came Selah Oh and it means That it is sealed
How beautiful is fruit still in denial of its roots? My guilty heart behaved so foolishly This treason from within That reasons with my sin Won’t be happy til it sees the death of me Selfishly addicted To a life that I depicted Conflicted cuz it’s not reality Oh what’s left of me I beg you desperately Cause me to agree with what I know is best for me Please save me from myself I need You to save me from myself Please save me from myself so I can heal
The choices that Ive made Oh have been nothing but mistakes What a wasted use of space Should I die before I wake? In all of my religion I’ve fortified this prison Obligated to obey The demands of bad decisions
Please save me from myself I need You to save me from myself Please save me from myself so I can heal
And then He came Selah And it means Praise and meditation And then He came Selah And it means Did you think about that? And He came Selah Oh and it means Meditation And then He came Selah Oh and it means That it is sealed
And then He came And then He came Then He came, then He came, then He came And then He came”
“The difference between getting somewhere and nowhere is the courage to make an early start. The fellow who sits still and does just what he is told will never be told to do big things.”—Charles M. Schwab
Anxiety is more than feeling a little bit tense or that casual feeling of butterflies. Anxiety consumes your mind with sheer terror making you entire body shake. It manipulates your insides and they feel as if they are writhing from the agony. There is a tortuous grip on your perceptions as your mind envisions the worst possible circumstances.
Is Christ enough? Until He is your portion, no portion will ever be adequate. Until He is your desire, your desires will never be quenched. Until He is your satisfaction, you will never find satisfaction. Until He is your hope, hope will be elusive. Until God is enough, you will never have enough. Good news: Christ is enough!