Everything begins with a thought. Every feeling, every action, and every belief originates in the mind. And we’re continually thinking. So, I knew that the battle to transform my mind would take diligence. It wouldn’t happen by accident. it wouldn’t happen if I coasted. I had to fight for the sound mind Christ died to give me. – Lara Williams, To Walk or Stay
So, today is the day we talk about our thought life. Lara shares in chapter three of To Walk or Stay, “I taught in church. I claimed to love God and love my family. But I tore my own husband apart in my mind. That wasn’t love.”
Married or not, we can all relate to this feeling of hypocrisy. And when our mind is filled with dishonor, bitterness, envy, or pride (or maybe that’s just me…) our only hope is the truth and freedom Christ gives.
The truth from His Word, and freedom through His work on the cross.
I thought long and hard about this post, about what I could add to the discussion. Lara so wonderfully pointed us to our great need to take every thought captive in Chapter 3. So, I put together a quick little video to help us soak in the truth of God’s Word when it comes to our thought life, and Christ’s work on our behalf.
As we meditate on God’s Word rather than our volatile feelings, hope arises. As we choose to ponder the Truth of His character rather than our fleeting circumstance, peace falls. He gives us this one life, these few days. May we not waste them with futile thinking. – Lara Williams, To Walk or Stay
- Do you find your thoughts are more feelings-led or Spirit-led?
- Have an example of how your thought life has affected your attitude?
- How do you take every thought captive, through the truth of God’s Word?
Recognize Your Emotional Affair, Restore Your Marriage.
If you find yourself truly struggling to take every thought captive, as a married woman, Entangled: Recognizing Your Emotional Affair and Restoring Your Marriage by Amy Bennett comes highly recommended.
- Have you long since given up on the fairy tale of your marriage?
- Wondering if your husband wasn’t your soul mate after all?
- Have you found someone else with whom you’re emotionally connected?
- Do you wonder what an emotional affair really is?
- Or are you wondering how to get out of one?
- Is your marriage in a good place and you want to keep it that way?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, I’ve been right where you are. I know first-hand what an emotional affair is but more importantly, I know how to get out. Guaranteed.
If you’re ready for an honest, detailed look into an emotional affair from a Christian perspective this is the book for you. I experienced an emotional affair six years ago and my marriage has been completely restored by the grace of God. Journey with me and see what one looks like, how to get out and how God can meet your deepest need for the love you’re seeking. -Amy Bennett, Entangled: Recognizing Your Emotional Affair and Restoring Your Marriage