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know who wrote this splendid article, please pass their name along to
me. Thanks again Josephine!
Relationships: Choice or Chance?
When we meet the right person to love, when we're at the right place at
the right time, that's chance.
When you meet someone you're attracted to, that's not a choice.
Being caught up in a moment (and there are a lot of couples who get
together because of this) is not a choice. That's also a chance.
The difference is what happens afterwards.
When will you take that infatuation, that crush, that mind-blowing
attraction to the next level?
That's when all sanity goes back, you sit down and
contemplate whether you want to make this into a concrete relationship or
just a fling.
If you decide to love a person, even with his faults, that's not a chance.
When you choose to be with a person, no matter what,
Even if you know there are many people out there who are more attractive,
smarter, and richer than your mate, and yet, you decide to love your mate
just the same, that's choice.
Infatuation, crushes, and attraction come to us by chance. But true
love that lasts is truly a choice.
A choice that we make.
Regarding soulmates, there's a beautiful movie quote that I believe is so
true about this: "Fate brings you together, but it's still up to you
to make it happen."
I believe that soulmates do exist, that there is truly
someone made for you. But it's still up to you to make the choice if
you're going to do something about it or not.
We may meet our soulmates by chance, but loving and staying with our
soulmate is still a choice we have to make.
We came to the world not by finding someone perfect to love, BUT to learn
how to love an imperfect person perfectly.
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"Perfect love is
for to be a lover will require that you continually have the
subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the
sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the
philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the
scholar and the fortitude of the certain."
I am not depressed
since I turned my life over to my Lord, but I am shaky and
tired of fighting the devil at every turn because he wants
me back on his turf - DEPRESSION.
What can I do?
have turned to a Christian belief, partly in the hope of
eliminating depression from their lives. Congratulations
on taking action!
a great place to begin! And, there are many tools of the
trade when you decide to access God in this battle with
will point you to excellent Biblical resources to assist in
your journey of faith.
my favorite stories of Christian's recovering from depression
is the story of Dave & Jan Dravecky. Yes, Dave was
once a famous Major League Baseball player. Here's their
this page for "Causes & Cures for Depression" by
& Cures for Depression
Steps - Overcoming Depression
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