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Captivating Bible Study – Week Seven (Loving A Man)

Women play a crucial role in the lives of men, not only their husbands, but also their brothers, sons, friends, bosses and co-workers.  This week we took just a small peek behind the curtain into the heart of a man.  With the help of the DVD lesson which represented a small group of men, we discovered that the core question in a man’s heart is “Do I have what it takes?  Am I a real man?”.  As women, we want to answer this question as a “yes” in every way, with not just our words, but also with our actions.  I remember as a child growing up that my brothers always wanted to play the role of the hero.  Every time there was an altercation that involved me, they would immediately come to my rescue.  If I need someone stronger than me to carry something, or fix something, I would call on my dad or brothers to help me. 
I shared a real-life situation that happened recently,

In our home, the toilet often gets clogged, badly. Now, some of you may immediately go looking for a man to assist you in this very arduous task of fixing the toilet.  Me, however, nope, I can do it myself!  So not too long ago, the toilet was clogged.  And ladies, I mean it was CLOGGED!  So, I took up my handy-dandy plunger and began to attack the toilet with great confidence.  I attacked…..and attacked…..and ATTACKED….and got frustrated and ATTACKED again (and by this point in time I am sure everyone in the house could hear me attacking the toilet).  Nothing, the water would not let go of the grip it had on the toilet bowl.  After a few very loud mutterings, I screamed for my husband.  And it was not a “Hey babe, would you please come and see if you can help me with the toilet” type of scream.  Nope, it was more of a “Hey you, can you get up and unclogged this stupid thing”!  And of course, he got up and eventually the water lost it’s grip and we had the ability to now flush once again.  The hero had come to my rescue.

I realize now that I probably should have asked my husband to take care of the toilet in the first place.  I can now imagine what my husband might have been thinking because I so very loudly took matters into my owns hands.  “She doesn’t need me”“I don’t have what it takes.”  “Isn’t this what a man is supposed to do.”  Well, I think it’s about time I schedule a date night with the hubby.  I think he needs to be romanced and told how very much I appreciate him and that he really does have what it takes, and that next to Jesus, He IS my hero! 
Next week we will be discussing our need to play an irreversible role in this world.

20 Comments

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    Adoption Mama
    May 8, 2010 at 1:51 am

    We, women, can be so independent….and we usually can do alot more than we are given credit for. But, I know for me, it is great and awesome that my wonderful hubby takes the responsibility off of my shoulders….even unclogging toilets…you are a bigger woman than I am. Here at the Puebla Ponderosa, we close the lid, and put a sign on the door that says, "Out of order, until Daddy comes home."

    Happy Mother's Day.

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    Adoption Mama
    May 8, 2010 at 1:51 am

    We, women, can be so independent….and we usually can do alot more than we are given credit for. But, I know for me, it is great and awesome that my wonderful hubby takes the responsibility off of my shoulders….even unclogging toilets…you are a bigger woman than I am. Here at the Puebla Ponderosa, we close the lid, and put a sign on the door that says, "Out of order, until Daddy comes home."

    Happy Mother's Day.

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    Adoption Mama
    May 8, 2010 at 1:51 am

    We, women, can be so independent….and we usually can do alot more than we are given credit for. But, I know for me, it is great and awesome that my wonderful hubby takes the responsibility off of my shoulders….even unclogging toilets…you are a bigger woman than I am. Here at the Puebla Ponderosa, we close the lid, and put a sign on the door that says, "Out of order, until Daddy comes home."

    Happy Mother's Day.

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    Adoption Mama
    May 8, 2010 at 1:51 am

    We, women, can be so independent….and we usually can do alot more than we are given credit for. But, I know for me, it is great and awesome that my wonderful hubby takes the responsibility off of my shoulders….even unclogging toilets…you are a bigger woman than I am. Here at the Puebla Ponderosa, we close the lid, and put a sign on the door that says, "Out of order, until Daddy comes home."

    Happy Mother's Day.

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    carissa @ lowercase letters
    May 8, 2010 at 3:12 am

    you better let us know how date night goes!!!

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    carissa @ lowercase letters
    May 8, 2010 at 3:12 am

    you better let us know how date night goes!!!

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    carissa @ lowercase letters
    May 8, 2010 at 3:12 am

    you better let us know how date night goes!!!

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    carissa @ lowercase letters
    May 8, 2010 at 3:12 am

    you better let us know how date night goes!!!

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    Julie@comehaveapeace
    May 8, 2010 at 3:55 am

    I'd say that's an example of what Satan meant for evil, God used for good! 🙂 Have a great date night out with your man.

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    Julie@comehaveapeace
    May 8, 2010 at 3:55 am

    I'd say that's an example of what Satan meant for evil, God used for good! 🙂 Have a great date night out with your man.

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    Julie@comehaveapeace
    May 8, 2010 at 3:55 am

    I'd say that's an example of what Satan meant for evil, God used for good! 🙂 Have a great date night out with your man.

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    Julie@comehaveapeace
    May 8, 2010 at 3:55 am

    I'd say that's an example of what Satan meant for evil, God used for good! 🙂 Have a great date night out with your man.

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    Latté Mama
    May 8, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    You're right, too many times I forget to ask my husband for help, and he really is so willing. Thanks for the reminder!

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    Latté Mama
    May 8, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    You're right, too many times I forget to ask my husband for help, and he really is so willing. Thanks for the reminder!

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    Latté Mama
    May 8, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    You're right, too many times I forget to ask my husband for help, and he really is so willing. Thanks for the reminder!

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    Latté Mama
    May 8, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    You're right, too many times I forget to ask my husband for help, and he really is so willing. Thanks for the reminder!

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    ********Shelly*********
    May 10, 2010 at 5:38 am

    Yes, thanks for the reminder! It's easy to get lost in the little frustrations that visit daily and lose sight of what is important. We need a date night, too 🙂

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    ********Shelly*********
    May 10, 2010 at 5:38 am

    Yes, thanks for the reminder! It's easy to get lost in the little frustrations that visit daily and lose sight of what is important. We need a date night, too 🙂

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    ********Shelly*********
    May 10, 2010 at 5:38 am

    Yes, thanks for the reminder! It's easy to get lost in the little frustrations that visit daily and lose sight of what is important. We need a date night, too 🙂

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    ********Shelly*********
    May 10, 2010 at 5:38 am

    Yes, thanks for the reminder! It's easy to get lost in the little frustrations that visit daily and lose sight of what is important. We need a date night, too 🙂

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