Lifting up others and their endeavours is very important. In his letter the Philippian church, Paul tells us to not only be on the look-out for our own interests but also the interests of others. I think this verse can have multiple applications but for the purposes of my Friday Favourites I’m taking it to mean find interest in the interests of others. There is the benefit of encouragement to others as well as shared information within your community.
TEDRUBIN Straight Talk: How to Look People in the Eye Digitally – “You know how it is when you meet someone at a conference or in a networking situation and they’re constantly looking around the room to see who else is there, or they’re looking at their watch, or anywhere except at you? Those signals mean they aren’t really “present” in the conversation, so there is no true connection.”
Intentional Today: Married? You Should Not Have a Pinterest Board called “eye-candy” – “10. You should not expect him to make a good girlfriend. He’s dude. You married a dude.”
Pearl’s Oyster Bed: Sirens – “There was a flash in my mind. I remember feeling the need for an ambulance to come save our marriage. Our wounded hearts were bleeding dry. What if I pray for hurting marriages every time I hear a siren?”
LEADERSHIP FREAK: CHOOSE YOUR DEFAULT RESPONSE TO EVERYTHING – “The next time you feel like defending yourself, ask a question. 3 curiosity tips: 1. Ask about the obvious. 2. Declare yourself and your intentions or curiosity feels threatening to others. Don’t hide behind curiosity. 3. Curiosity isn’t the answer. It’s the path to the answer. Execution follows curiosity.”
Ruby Slippers: What is Lust? – “Lust is an unbidden desire that compels us to act in a way that denies the mutuality and intentionality of relationship by funneling, conflating, or inordinately focusing the satisfaction of this desire into sexual fulfillment.”
Blessings on your marriage