Thursday Three For All
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If Only They Knew How Many Times We Wanted To Quit! A great post on marital longevity by my friend Matt Pearson.
Couples who have been married 54 years didn’t make it that long because they never had a fight; or never had a rough season; or never had any major issues or problems; or never argued over finances; or never cheated; or never yelled at the other. NO. NO. NO. NO. They made it that long because they CHOSE TO STAY MARRIED AND WORK THROUGH THEIR PROBLEMS. The only other option is to get out and try again with another.
Reverse Culture Shock. If you’re a pastor or ministry leader who has missionaries or church planters returning from the field, this is a must read from some of our own planters here at the Summit.
Reverse culture shock is no joke, people. It is painful and lonely much like the culture shock you go through on the other side of the pond, but in my estimation, it can be worse. Reverse culture shock has you going in, well, reverse. The language, cultural taboos, greetings, slang, pop culture, etc., are all new or in some cases old, and you have to rewind and learn or relearn them or risk looking like a fool in front of your own people. Overseas, you can chalk up your silly cultural blunders to the fact that you are a foreigner. In America, not so much. You don’t look like a foreigner, you don’t talk like a foreigner. So why on earth would you take your shoes off at someone’s door and kiss them three times on both cheeks when you meet them??? Cause it’s cultural… somewhere.
A Pep Talk From Kid President To You. Apparently I’m late to the Kid President game, but I’m now campaigning for him in 2016. This may be the most fun 3:28 of your day.