BOOTCAMP EMOTIONS (Conclusion): Recognizing and Protecting Divine Relationships

Scenario 1:
Until I left the area, I used to attend an amazing weekly service a few years back: awesome music, relevant and uplifting word – and the tangible presence of God.

The head pastor – while not as ‘extremely famous’ as some other ministers – is still well known in the country. He is also regarded by some other leaders as a ‘father’: not really in terms of age or spiritual status – but with regards to his heart…

BOOTCAMP EMOTIONS (Part 3): Practical Ways To Guard Your Heart Against Emotional Entanglements 3

(continued from last post)
(4) Limit Your Communication
A certain man once fell deeply in love with a lady – but there was a major problem. He was far, far away at war. To show the seriousness of his intentions, he decided to write her a letter and mail it – every single day.

At the end of 365 days and after 365 letters, the lady got married – to the mail delivery man…

BOOTCAMP EMOTIONS (Part 3): Practical Ways To Guard Your Heart Against Emotional Entanglements (2)

(3)Don’t Pray With – Or For – The Person. Rather, Pray About The Person.

I know this sounds very strange, but since I am predominantly talking to Christians, this has to be said – and it is so important that I am dedicating this whole post to it.

BOOTCAMP EMOTIONS (Part 3): Practical Ways To Guard Your Heart Against Emotional Entanglements (1)

Usually, before you become emotionally attached – before a person gets past your walls and into your heart – you know. There’s an awareness. It might be gradual or swift, but you know there’s ‘something’ going on.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE HURTING…(Bootcamp Emotions)

Years ago, I ‘fell in love’ with someone. I put the phrase in quotation marks because, even though it sounds normal and healthy, it is a gross, laughable understatement.

My feelings were neither normal nor healthy.

I was obsessed. Crazy about him. Overwhelmed and consumed with emotion. Possessed with thoughts of him.

BEING REALLY SINGLE AS A CHRISTIAN SINGLE (Bootcamp Emotions, Introduction)

Two points for our groundwork:
  (1)A recurring lesson throughout these bootcamps will be: The foundation you both lay as singles in the army will greatly influence – positively or negatively – your marital impact as a unit.
  (2)As stated in an earlier post, a major part of any bootcamp is indoctrination. Therefore, as God works in certain areas of your life, He deals with your mindsets and belief patterns in that area…

THE MATURE, SINGLE CHRISTIAN – and a Higher Perspective

I had always known I was going to write on this topic – experiences and lessons learnt as a mature, single Christian. I had already jotted down the outlines, but I was going to write it (1) as a book, and (2) ‘safely behind matrimonial walls.’

When it dropped into my heart a few months ago to write it now – I thought, “No way. What will people say?! No, Lord.”

(It’s strange how we can join two words that do not belong together: ‘No’. ‘Lord’.)