1. Listen without interrupting.
Proverbs 18:13 – To answer before listening, that is folly and shame.
2. Speak without accusing.
James 1:19 – My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry
3. Give without sparing.
Proverbs 21:26 – All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing.
4. Pray without ceasing.
Colossians 1:9 – For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives.
5. Answer without arguing.
Proverbs 17:1 – Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.
6. Share without pretending.
Ephesians 4:15 – Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.
7. Enjoy without complaint.
Philippians 2:14 – Do everything without grumbling or arguing
8. Trust without wavering.
Corinthians 13:7 – Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
9. Forgive without punishing.
Colossians 3:13 – Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
10. Promise without forgetting.
Proverbs 13:12 – Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
[42/??] Colin O’Donoghue as Duke Philip of Bavaria in The Tudors (2009)
↳ “I was told before that [Princess Mary] was charming, intelligent, well-read, gracious - a true heir of Katharine of Aragon, a true Princess. But nothing prepared me for her beauty - a beauty that comes from inside. To me she is the most beautiful creature on God’s earth.”
✧･ﾟ:*✧･ﾟ:* \(◕‿◕✿)/ *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧
The length of a girls hair does not dictate her sexuality
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When you’re so upset you’re sweating
It’s hard to concentrate
Trying to stay level headed
And keep a clear mindset
He just doesn’t make it easy on you
He always knows just what buttons to push
And you can’t help but to blame yourself
Because you know it’s your fault for letting him
Get this close
He’s gotten the farthest out of all the rest
And because of this you don’t want to let go
Even though it’s clear he’s not what’s best
Your health and even your self confidence
Your insecurities are becoming more and more apparent
And you’re reacting to his actions causing him to act out
God told you
He told you “no”
And now everything that happened in the “dark”
Is coming to light by his own actions which you react to
But it’s too late to backtrack and all you can think to do is try
To move forward
But it’s so hard when you won’t let go
Just let go
I don’t ask for credit, I don’t ask for recognition. All I ask is not to be blamed and belittled continuously. If you know me and you know “who I am” but really what you know is who you think I am, then you should know I have flaws like anyone else. I warned you and you pushed yourself into my space anyway. And now you want to blame me for who I am. Nobody is perfect but if a person is trying is that not what matters? Who are you to judge anyway. Just because I let my feelings be known instead of bottle them up and hide them even when people who care ask what’s wrong, doesn’t make me a horrible person. In my opinion I’m a better person. I was there I did that too. And what I found is bottling things up inside helps no one, NO ONE! Not myself, who I’d hurt when I couldn’t let things out; not my mom who’s diagnosed with depression and suffers fro anxiety attacks from doing so; not my friends, who feel shut out and distanced when I don’t share how I feel— I can keep going but I’ve made enough of a point. All that does, bottling up you’re emotions, is keep you a sad and angry person inside. And I’ve dealt with that TWICE before in the last year I not about to do that to myself again. I’ve learned from my past, a hard lesson and although it had to be banged into my skull I’ve learned that I AM NOT a hospital. I am not the one you come to when you are a broken person. I AM NOT JESUS. I’m broken myself how can I possibly heal you. If you’re looking for me to make you a better person, you’ve got the wrong girl because I’m not a miracle worker. The deal is we, everyone, need s to work on themselves. We all need improvement. The mere fact that you’ve waited to meet me to realize you want to be better is a problem in itself. I can be a catalyst but I can;t be the reason because that’s just too much pressure for one little me to handle. I can be your support, I pride myself in that job but I need to know that if for any reason I am no longer around that you can stand on your own two feet and continue to do better for Yourself for You, because YOU want to be better and You know you deserve to be better. I’m just tired of everyone expecting more from me than I even give myself. I may be an adult but in truth I am still a child. I am not mature enough to be responsible for another human being when I am barely even responsible for my own self. However I AM mature enough to come to this realization and to be real with myself and be honest with you. We are not old enough and mature enough to make decisions for our future based on one another’s wants and desires. We need to be realistic and live our lives for our own betterment first before we can look to put ourselves with people and potentially hold each other back because of things unexplored pertaining to our futures.
Apologies for the terrible image quality - I’m lacking scanner access at the minute so I had to take these photos on my phone
I was reading hyperbole and a half’s blog entry explaining their experience of depression and decided to make another sketchy comic based on my experiences with anxiety, which is another mental illness I think people tend to misunderstand quite frequently
Hopefully this will be of use to some people - whether they suffer from anxiety themselves or if they just want to know more about it
This makes tons of sense. It’s so hard for me to explain my anxiety to people that have never had it, because I can’t put it into words the ‘right’ way…