While it is true that we have a multitude of problems with our mind, the root of most of our real problems is in our heart. Communication is often not the answer. “Talking it out” will do us no good if there is no change of heart. What is in our heart directly affects our thinking and our priorities. I’m sure you’ve heard it said that out of an abundance of the heart man speaks. It is also said in Proverbs that as a man believes in his heart so is he. Scripture does not say that divorce is from a lack of communication. Rather, Scripture says that divorce is the result of a hard and stony heart. (See Matt. 19:8, Mk. 10:5.) Often the reason for poor communication is a heart that cannot or will not give in. It is because of an unwillingness to listen or to defer to the other person’s point of view. So the real problem is hardness of the heart. The good news is that God can change the heart if we are willing to humble ourselves and receive His grace.
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Like a lot of people, I went to college. But unlike most, I took my Penn State classes in a state prison. I was serving three years for a crime spree that occurred while I was drunk and high. After years of therapy, jail time, AA meetings, and "seminars" on how to be human, I rediscovered Jesus. It took quite a number of slips and falls to finally surrender. I recognized my powerlessness over alcohol and drugs. I came to accept that I was tainted with a sin nature. And I came to understand that the only solution was to turn my will and my life over to God. I have two wonderful sons. They came out of my second marriage. I have always hoped that they would learn at an early age what took me over thirty years to learn. I'm 60 years old now, sober, working on a master's in Biblical Studies and Theology after completing my B.S in Psychology. I feel compelled to write about my experiences as a recovered Christian opiate addict and alcoholic. I attend Celebrate Recovery meetings and have become involved with youth ministry. My life has never been better. View all posts by The Accidental Poet