Woman, do you ever feel like a dead tree, even though you know God has filled you with living water and knowledge/wisdom that needs to be shared? Well, be encouraged. Do what's necessary to go from feeling like a dead tree to BEING the fruitful, flowering tree that God wants to make you.
When they say, "You are a strong woman." or "You are an independent woman.", are they being insulting? Are they suggesting that weak and dependent is what they expect the norm to be for women?
Isaiah 61"For the Spirit of the Lord God is upon me;.." https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/mclean/kjv/Isa.61
Nov - Links to TPM Wearables for purchase.
Oct - Mistaken for the side piece.
July - I Cor 7:34 - An Observation, not a Command.
May - Women, we change the atmosphere.
March - Women's History:
Black Women Preachers;
No More Smallin' Up of Me; Our Greatest Fear.
February - Valentines...daily!
Dec - Christmas..don't get too deep.
Nov - Happy Thanksgiving!
October - That's not worship.
August - The devil is a liar!
July - Where do you f-i-t?
June - "No" instead of "Go".
April - Let them "kill" you.
March-Woman, You are good
February - What ministry is calling you?
January - Woman, Go!
November-Don't be a Jonah.
October - It's Time for a new
September - Youth, here is something you can conquer.
July - Passive/Aggressive Leaders.
June - It's hard to leave.
May - Woman, why are you
April - Passive/Aggressive people.
March - God will give you His
own special pulpit
Feb - Rejection can be a blessing.
January - Snakes in your life.
It's November. By now, most weddings have occurred, mainly between June and the first week in October. So, now, comes the seasons and times that marriage proposals are made - Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day and Valentines Day.
Men, I doubt that there is, every has been or ever will be a woman who is praying for a husband who will make her be quiet, not allow her to speak, refuse to receive her input on family and business matters, and will just be expected to shut up, cook, clean, launder and open up...and, if she works, give up her money and have to ask permission to spend it AND to actually go anywhere outside the house. Yes, some women are so disliking of themselves that once they realize they have connected with that kind of man, they put up with it because they think they deserve it. Yet, I doubt if they pray for a man who they desire will treat them like they are less than human, treat the dog better, allow the dog to leave the house without permission and to have a treat every now and then and to communicate its' needs, but not the woman in the relationship.
And don't use the Bible to justify the treatment of the woman as less than a person. How dare a Black man, - and men of any other race/nationality who descended from people who were enslaved, oppressed, imprisoned for their origins, etc - get free from oppression then use the lessons they learned when being oppressed to then, oppress women? How dare you?
Need I say more?
Okay, I will.
Reread the second paragraph.
If you are not moved to reconsider your ways, and will side with the man who treats your daughters and granddaughters that way, then you have a problem, a spiritual (mental) problem. For, who on this earth believes that he was given a personal relationship just for his own personal pleasure of mistreating, demeaning, and bullying the significant other. What do you say at the end of the day? "Thank You, Lord (or whatever you call them) for giving me my own little woman to treat like crap. Amen." Is that what you pray? See, I told you. You are crazy. Mental. Spiritually sick. You know it. That is why you do it at home, under cover, not in public, although I've eye-witnessed a couple of crazy men mistreating their significant other in public.