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The difference between appreciation and flattery…

The difference between appreciation and flattery? That is simple. One is sincere and the other insincere. One comes from the heart out; the other from the teeth out. One is unselfish; the other selfish. One is universally admired; the other universally condemned.

Source: Dale Carnegie, “How to Win Friends and Influence People”

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“All men have fears, but the brave put down their fears and go forward, sometimes to death, but always to victory.”

Source: Dale Carnegie, “How to Win Friends and Influence People”

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Great reminder from @jonacuff on faith versus reality

You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality.

Source: “Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters” by Jon Acuff.

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Husbands, what is your first concern when you walk in your home?

If you are Christlike and convinced that she is more important than you are (see Phil. 2:3), your first concern when you walk in the house will not be that your needs are met. You will be concerned that your wife and children know that you are thinking of them first when you walk through the door.

Source: “Discovering The Mind Of A Woman: The Key To Becoming A Strong And Irresistible Husband Is…”.

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Ken Nair on husbands being spiritually sensitive in order to spiritually lead.

If a husband is to be the spiritual leader, his spirit must be sensitive to spiritual things. He must be sensitive to God’s Spirit prompting his spirit. Before he can minister effectively to his wife, he must also be sensitive to her spirit. A man should become so alert to the spirits of others that he can discern the emotional state of another person-sometimes even over the phone. And when that happens, it has enormously positive effects on his marital relationship and on relationships at the office or factory, in his church, and in his neighborhood.

Source: “Discovering The Mind Of A Woman: The Key To Becoming A Strong And Irresistible Husband Is…” 

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One of my favorite quotes via John Wanamaker…

“I learned thirty years ago that it is foolish to scold. I have enough trouble overcoming my own limitations without fretting over the fact that God has not seen fit to distribute evenly the gift of intelligence.”

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“The best map in the world doesn’t matter if you don’t know where you are.” -@JonAcuff

Source: “Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters” by Jon Acuff.

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Great thought from @jonacuff on the one thing you need to defeat FEAR and DOUBT.

Do you know what fear and doubt fear? Community. One of fear and doubts chief aim is to make you feel alone. Like you’re the only one who feels a certain way. Fear wants to isolate you and put you on an island. As long as you keep fear to yourself, no one can tell you the truth about it.

Source: “Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters” by Jon Acuff.

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Learning to see circumstances in your marriage from God’s perspective…

Husbands don’t always know how to evaluate the circumstances in their marriages from God’s perspective, so they miss the opportunity to use those circumstances as building blocks. Few men know how to make the change from just seeing what is happening to also seeing what God is trying to teach them through what is happening.

Source: “Discovering The Mind Of A Woman: The Key To Becoming A Strong And Irresistible Husband Is…”.

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“Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind.” -Dale Carnegie

Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind.

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“Maybe, like me, you received signals from your wife, but you ignored them as worthless, thereby…”

Maybe, like me, you received signals from your wife, but you ignored them as worthless, thereby missing signals that God was sending you through your wife. God is trying to make you more sensitive, especially to areas in your life that your wife sees need improvement.

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“Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn–and most fools do.” -Carnegie

Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn–and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.

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Christlike is so radically different from what we have called Christianity today that it happens only through…

Christlike is so radically different from what we have called Christianity today that it happens only through a new focus and radical obedience to Jesus Christ.

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On God’s first priority for every man, marriage and family…

Christlikeness is God’s first priority for every man. That we as men become Christlike in our responses, in our sensitivity to our wives’ spirits. In loving them as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for it, we become the spiritual leaders that they will respond to with love and loyalty.

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Rees Howell on experiencing the fear of God…

I found fear in me for the first time, and when I faced leaving this world and entering an unknown realm, pangs took hold of me, such as I had never felt before. Thank God my parents were not there to take that fear from me. Thank God that human sympathy did not blind me to eternity, for you may live in a crowd, but you meet God and face eternity alone.