Don't take laughter so Seriously, it May Kill you!

Don’t Take Laughter so Seriously, it May Kill you!

Did you know that an act of Domestic Violence is committed every 15 seconds in America? Scary, isn’t it? In 1/4th of all marriages, violence occurs at least occasionally. 20% of all murders take place within the family! Of those, 13% are committed against a spouse! So, how do we reduce stress and tension in the home?
The first thing you need to do is learn to laugh! Laughter is a gift God has given to us, to release tension, and to keep our spirits from being broken in this sin-cursed earth. The simple truth is, as the Book of Proverbs reminds us: “A joyful heart is good medicine. (Prov. 17:22)”
Besides what God tell us about laughter, lets take a look at some famous people and what they were quoted saying about laughter.

Quotes

“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.” ― Audrey Hepburn
“If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” ― Robert Frost
“Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.” ― Lord Byron
“It is cheerful to God when you rejoice or laugh from the bottom of your heart.” ―Martin Luther King Jr.
“Laughter is wine for the soul – laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness – the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.” ―Seán O’Casey
“Whatever it is probably won’t go away, so we might as well live and laugh through it. When we double over laughing, we’re bending so we won’t break. If you think your particular troubles are too heavy and too traumatic to laugh about, remember that laughing is like changing a baby’s diaper. It doesn’t solve any problems permanently, but it makes things more acceptable for awhile.” ― Barbra Johnson

Laughter is Healthy

Laughter is one of God’s ways of keeping us healthy, emotionally and physically. Medical science has proven that when you laugh, chemicals and enzymes are released in the brain which are extremely important to the health of our vital organs.
Read this part of an article from a secular magazine called Executive Digest: “Scientists have been studying the effects of laughter on human beings and have found, among other things, that laughter has a profound and instantaneous effect on virtually every important organ of the human body. Laughter reduces unhealthy tensions, and relaxes the tissues, as well as exercising the most vital organs. Laughter, even when forced, results in a beneficial effect on us, both mentally and physically. So, the next time you feel nervous and jittery, indulge in a good laugh.”

Home Must Be A Fun Place

I don’t think I could ever possibly deal with the stresses and pressures of life, if home were not a fun place to be. When we start having fun and laughing, the kids pick up on our spirits and join right in. They don’t even know what they’re doing sometimes, but they love the spirit! And our home is a place of laughter, a place of “playing”, games, chasing, walks, piles of leaves, etc.!
Here are 3 things you ought to give your children: • Life • Love • Laughter
And here are 3 rules you ought to have for your home: • Be fair • Be firm • Be fun
Learn to laugh…don’t take things so seriously…lighten up!
Do you have any good ideas for the men following Manly Training to infuse our homes with some laughter? If so, please share them here and let’s start a brainstorming session.
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Together - Biblical Unity at It's Best!

Together – Biblical Unity at It’s Best!

Together – Biblical Unity at It’s Best!

UNITY. The only way to achieve “Heaven on Earth”. This manly trait is essential if we are to live a complete Christian lifestyle! Listen to this 10 minute podcast. Together – Biblical Unity at It’s Best will bless you.


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Jesus The Teenage Rebel - part 2

Jesus The Teenage Rebel – part 2

I hope that those of you who are parents of teens, and those of you who are teens, are taking comfort in this series. In JESUS THE TEENAGE REBEL – PART ONE, we understood that Jesus was a pretty normal guy. He went to school, he had a normal family, he had brothers and sisters, etc. We also looked at the fact that there had to have been some conflict in Jesus’ home. Jesus was without sin, but his parents and his siblings were not. As a parent, I am glad to know that some conflict is normal! And although there are not a bunch of stories of Jesus as a teenager, there is one: Luke 2:41-52. And you know what it shows us? It shows us that; Jesus was a teenage rebel!

Luke 2:41-48

Luke 2:41-45 Every year Jesus’ parents traveled to Jerusalem for the Feast of Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up as they always did for the Feast. When it was over and they left for home, the child Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but his parents didn’t know it. Thinking he was somewhere in the company of pilgrims, they journeyed for a whole day and then began looking for him among relatives and neighbors. When they didn’t find him, they went back to Jerusalem looking for him.
Luke 2:46-48 The next day they found him in the Temple seated among the teachers, listening to them and asking questions. The teachers were all quite taken with him, impressed with the sharpness of his answers. But his parents were not impressed; they were upset and hurt.
His mother said, “Young man, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been half out of our minds looking for you.”

2. Jesus chose to go to the temple:

I love where they found Jesus – at the temple!! How mad can you get at your teen sneaking away so that he/she can spend more time exploring their faith??

Jesus was a twelve year-old boy at this time. Jesus didn’t stay behind to play pranks on the temple money-changers or laugh at the “old guys just sitting around talking”. He didn’t stick around to spend more time with a new friend he made in Jerusalem. He stayed behind so that He’d have a chance to spend more time at the temple. Jesus wanted to ask His questions of the teachers there, to sit among them and digest the wisdom of God of which they spoke.

Maximize the Opportunity

I think the example for us here is that Jesus maximized His opportunity to learn and grow. He maximized the opportunity to sit with the best teachers and learn from them. And He maximized the opportunity to deepen Himself in His understanding of God and the world He was in.

Do we? I mean, week after week, do we maximize the opportunities we have to grow, to worship, to learn? Are you prepared when you show up to worship? Are you eager to be a part of a small group and an Adult Christian Education class? Do you maximize the opportunity to be a light for Christ in your school or home or workplace? God has so much to offer us, and so often we settle for such a small part of the fullness that He wants to because we fail to maximize the opportunity – to take a risk – to ask a question. It caused Jesus a bit of grief. His mom wasn’t too pleased, but it was worth it!!

That’s Not Where You Typically Find a Teenager

This picture of Jesus at the temple surrounded by adults is to me a great picture of a rebel. That’s not where you would find ordinary twelve year-olds! They generally would rather sit in front of a video game, or a WWF or WCW wrestling match, or just hang out with friends.

Jesus rebelled against the teen tendency to view adults as irrelevant, boring, stodgy, out of touch old people. Instead, He saw how much He could learn from them and maximized His opportunity to learn. There is a flip side to that too! We adults need to rebel against the tendency to see teens as wild, evil, unmanageable hooligans. We need to be brave enough to start a relationship with them and get to know them and share some of the things God has taught us.

To rebel means to go against the norm. Jesus certainly did by going to the temple and learning from the teachers there!

Jesus maximized His opportunity to learn and to grow. Will you?

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The 3rd Rule of SEX

The 3rd Rule of SEX

What does super glue and sex have in common? More than you think! Don’t miss this third episode of the series on Rules Of Sex, Eduardo will take a deep look at the spiritual side of sex and encourage you!

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This is How to Talk to a Woman and Become the Man of Her Dreams! - podcast

This is How to Talk to a Woman and Become the Man of Her Dreams! – podcast

Do you want to become the man of her dreams? Then you need to know how to talk to her. Listen to this podcast to find out “How to talk to a Woman”.

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Husbands, Wear The Pants!

“Once upon a time, men wore the pants, and wore them well. Women rarely had to open doors and little old ladies never crossed the street alone. Men took charge because that’s what they did. But somewhere along the way, the world decided it no longer needed men. Disco by disco, latte by foamy non-fat latte, men were stripped of their khakis and left stranded on the road between boyhood and androgyny. But today, there are questions our genderless society has no answers for. The world sits idly by as cities crumble, children misbehave and those little old ladies remain on one side of the street. For the first time since bad guys, we need heroes. We need grown-ups. We need men to put down the plastic fork, step away from the salad bar and untie the world from the tracks of complacency. It’s time to get your hands dirty. It’s time to answer the call of manhood. It’s time to WEAR THE PANTS.”

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