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Build your house in Christ

Couples for Christ Chennai invite you to a weekend stay-in retreat on the theme, ‘Build your house in Christ‘. The theme for this retreat is based on the Bible verse John 15:5,

“Apart from me you can do nothing”.

This retreat is open to all married couples. While you attend the retreat, young children in the age group between 4 to 12 will have a parallel session to strengthen their own journey with Christ. Continue reading

Personal Relationships

Self-Compassion

I am working with a life coach and through a conversation with him, I recently learned that I am a self-critical person. I had never thought about what I say to myself on a daily basis and how it has changed me over the years. Once I paid attention, the soundtrack sounded a lot like this:

“You’re not doing enough; you’re not meant to be happy; you will never fit in; you’re not required…You’re not good enough”.

Don’t get me wrong. I was living a good life and so this confession will probably shock most of my friends as I share this. I rarely showed darkness or a feeling of void in my interactions. This feeling led to wanting to do more and more and to some it appeared as a personality trait of “one-upmanship”. Perhaps, somewhere deep down, a very fearful part of me believed all these words to be true. Continue reading

Personal Relationships

Are you frustrated? Hokma maybe the answer..

I was listening to a teaching on the Beatitudes and this particular one stood out,

“Blessed are the poor in Spirit for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven”.

This refers to the humility of the heart – a state where I am nothing and I have nothing but You. That’s the crux of what follows. Continue reading

Personal Relationships

Raising Children

Being a parent is by no means an easy task. The key to raising a child who is an all rounder is to establish a solid support system at home so that the child grows up satisfied with his/her achievements. I find this idea extremely challenging.

When I started my parenting journey, I questioned if this was all a big mistake. However, I slowly began to realise that I was seeing it from a different angle. The God I know doesn’t make mistakes. Since God blessed me with children, he would have also given me everything I needed to bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Continue reading