On June 21st, I woke up to a disappointing announcement that Tullian Tchividjian stepped down as pastor of Coral Ridge Church in Fort Lauderdale after admitting to an affair. A report to the Washington Post said the following:
We are on a rescue mission to Ethiopia. With your help, 2+ children will become a part of our little family. Will you help us?
We are adopting a sibling set from Ethiopia! With your help we can cover a huge part of our adoption cost. Seven days ago we launched a Kickstarter project to help raise the money needed to bring our children home. This is a website that allows you to pledge an amount to help us on our adoption journey.
What is a sibling set? This means we are adoption at least two children. If there is a third sibling, however, we would never separate them. We will adopt all three. That’s crazy and exciting to think about! Our family will definitely grow by two very quickly, but could potentially grow by even more!
Love isn’t love unless the object receiving the love feels it.
Ever heard that old saying, “Actions speak louder than words?” I have found this to be so true in my marriage. My wife can attest to the fact that I am constantly telling her how much I love her. And I do, with all my heart! With time, however, I’ve found that unless I love her in the way she needs to be loved, my proclamations never seem to go as far as I would hope. It’s not that she’s got some sort of hang up, it’s just that we have both learned that the effort behind our words are so much deeper than the words themselves. If I look at my wife and tell her I love her, but then I never help around the house, never listen to her and only talk about issues in my world, what kind of signal does that send? Certainly not a one of love. If anything, it shows that I love myself more than I love her.