By Vivian Mabuni
Posts Tagged ‘relationships’
By Melanie Mar Chow
In 1977, as a college student, the Lord had grasped my attention about what it means to “love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind…” and more. Though I was my grandmother’s constant companion to church at a young age, I rededicated my life to Jesus in my latter high school years, and sought to serve and follow Him to the best of my capability.
During college, I participated in several campus ministry activities and went through a personal call to leave my grandmother’s church and then attend the church of my great-grandmother. (more…)
By Elizabeth Chang
We are over halfway through the month of June, and my dry-erase calendar has been staring back at me with the month of May. Where have the past three weeks gone?
A friend of mine once told me of the obsession she used to have with counting the number of steps she took on stairways. (more…)
“Do you have to put everything through a theological filter?” Such was the response I got from a disgruntled family member. True, I had over-reacted towards his casual remark and almost turned it into a debate over the correct interpretation of the biblical text. My excuse, though, was that I was buried in my theology textbooks at that moment. However, there were some truths to his question, or complaint, for that matter. (more…)
Friendship, the fifth Confucian relationship, is often overlooked, placed behind and beneath the more ‘important’ relationships of Ruler-Subject, Father-Son, Husband-Wife, Older brother-Younger brother. These are all hierarchical, role-based, rigid relationships in Asian culture and society. (more…)
Shared by Melody Chen
What have you been learning lately?
On a personal level, one big lesson I’ve been learning is about humility in relationships because of the dating relationship I’m in. You go to school to become a therapist and you think you become an expert on relationships – conflict resolution, how to navigate difficult situations, but when it comes to real life and when you’re faced with another person in everyday situations, it seems like all the knowledge you learned goes out the window. (more…)