THE GOSPEL NEVER FADES | Everything about the Gospel will live on forever, even after the earth perishes. The Bible says in Matthew 24:35 — "The Earth shall pass away, but my words will not." Everything that was written and spoken of over 2000 years ago still applies today! Do you need a miracle? Do you want to know God? Do you want to discover truth beyond what you see? More than a philosophy, The Gospel is a person! It is Jesus Christ. And He is still for you. Today and always. Come as you are | Y&YA
EL EVANGELIO NUNCA SE DESAPARECE | Todo sobre el Evangelio vivirá para siempre, incluso después de que la tierra perezca. La Biblia dice en Mateo 24:35: "La Tierra pasará, pero mis palabras no". ¡Todo lo que se escribió y se habló hace más de 2000 años todavía se aplica hoy! ¿Necesitas un milagro? ¿Quieres conocer a Dios? ¿Quieres descubrir la verdad más allá de lo que ves? Más que una filosofía, ¡El Evangelio es una persona! Es Jesucristo Y todavía está para ti. Hoy y siempre. Ven como eres | Y&YA
It is within our human nature to crave connection. We want to know others and to be known. But, greater than that, we also need to feel safe and secure. This need for safety, sometimes supersedes the desire for connection.
At a very base level, other people might be seen to pose a risk to our safety. This is because others can be unpredictable; we can control ourselves but not others. We have no way of knowing for certain how they think or what they will do next. This can seem like a very dangerous prospect for people who have endured relational trauma.
Such people might hold an unconscious level of unease around others or inherent distrust of others. They might be overly guarded or appear distant, or withhold in their relationships.
Generally speaking, it is often the result of trauma and previous relational insecurity that causes people to close up in this way. •
While this might have been a good survival strategy in the past, to protect against difficult feelings and to keep unwanted others at a distance, it also prevents anyone from getting close. Tragically, this stifles intimacy, the possibility of love, and of ever feeling safe with another person. •
The paradox of attaining a level of safety with another person, is that it firstly requires a willingness to become unsafe.
Allowing oneself to open up to another person is an inherently risky act; we open ourselves up to the possibility of being misunderstood, of being judged or rejected. But, we also open ourselves up to the possibility of being understood, being seen and appreciated, and of being loved. •
Often, good things in life require some willingness for discomfort, and some risk. Attaining safety is a risky business. Intimacy is a risky business. Vulnerability is the only channel through which safety and intimacy are possible.
Do you agree? What are your thoughts on safety and intimacy? •
If you feel like you need help in this area of your life, therapy can help you. I am currently taking consultations @cbpsychotherapy. •
If you are seeing this, follow @cbpsychotherapy for more! 💭🌱
It might feel mundane right now, but romance isn't dead. Whether engaging in solo play or partner play, add a little intrigue to your next rendezvous. #Mysteryvibe | inspiration c/o @iamwellandgood
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5 minutes ago
“Feeling a little lost lately? Let sweet hummingbird guide you to the nectars of life!”
I have observed Hummingbirds over the years. Entirely fascinating by how quickly they move and how sometimes I can’t even see their little wings flying them back and forth. I remember learning of this rare gift - their capacity to fly backwards as a little girl. They appeared like they were dancing in the air to my little girl eyes. They astounded me - and so tiny! ✨
As I got older I started to see hummingbirds represented in my friend’s long term relationships. 🌹
One friend told me her and her partner have hummingbird art around because it was a bird they saw often together. 🐚Another friend has Hummingbird medicine on her wedding ring that her partner chose for her. Her joy when she showed it to me was visceral!
Both of these friends have slowly evolving relationships. The type of relationship that those involved questioned profoundly and kept saying yes to and now have some of the strongest foundations.
Hummingbird has come to represent to me the willingness to dance with life, to shift and change, to know what brings sweetness to you over time and continue to comsume the nectar. 🌸Hummingbird represents long-term commitment, hard work, intimacy, support, laughter and sadness, the dynamism of the human existence walking as two rather than one or perhaps I should say, waking as one rather than two. 🌿✨Hummingbird implores me to pause and consider which direction I want to go and to not be afraid of my truth. There by allowing me to be authentic with those closest to me in my life. 🌿
dış görünüşe göre nasıl aşık olabiliyosun? mesela düşünsene bu kızla oturuyorsun ama bilincin zor probleminden falan haberi yok ya da ne bileyim swinburne dediğinde futbolcu falan sanıyor ahahha nasıl gözünde önemli olabilir
Why should your sex life be blah just because you decided to do it with the same person for the rest of your life?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Agree to spend an evening using only "body language" to get your amorous intentions across. You'll discover a new level of touch. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#WeekendVibes HAVE FUN!
3m3 minutes ago
I need INTIMACY and APPRECIATION from the right person
Book - Sanitized Sex: Regulating Prostitution, Venereal Disease, and Intimacy in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952 http://ow.ly/BPx130qL5w0 HT @ucpress
56 minutes ago
We are so excited for Jesus & Java on Monday night! ☕️ .
Watch on Zoom as Father Edward Horning shares “Intimacy with Jesus” and how to explore God’s plan and will for you. Bring your cup of coffee and get a chance for Q&A at the end of the talk. .
Every participant will be entered into our GIVEAWAY when you attend the event. 2 winners will receive gift cards to a coffee shop! .
Open to all young adults 18+ .
Meeting ID: 565 074 595
We dream about many aspects of life. As we have worked through these partner questions each week, you have had the opportunity to grow closer together in those dreams. Don't forget intimacy! What do you dream about? Open up to your partner what you fantasize about - in the bedroom and beyond. Remember that touch and intimacy isn't just in intercourse, but can be in loving touch and affection in so many ways. It is hard to remain emotionally distant when you make it a point to physically connect on a daily basis.
4 days ago
What do I know..? 😕
I am just an ‘attractive’ young, privileged woman as some might say.
I never had to go through the process of approaching women.
Feeling that insecurity.
Some men think I can’t relate to them.
That as a woman life is easy.
And yes, I am not a man obviously.
There’s truth in that.
But I feel called to share why I do this work & why it is so close to my heart.
And why it is such an honor.
I’ve been getting messages saying things like: “It is arrogant of you to help men.”
“How can a woman help men?”
“The only true depth comes from being in the driver’s seat and actually being a man”
“You cannot help men because you are a woman and you can’t relate.” “You can’t truly help and understand men.” Yes there’s certain limitations on me not being a man.
But a women can give certain kinds of guidance that is different than a mans perspective on this topic.
Going through my own process of healing and awakening my s exuality I found a deep compassion for men.
It’s been an intense (and ever continuing) journey of studying Tantra for 10 years now, getting my Masters in psychology among many other trainings, courses, certifications, many plant medicine journeys, etc.
I LOVE working with men AND women.
And mens work has a special place in my heart. ❤️ First of all because there is not so much out there for men to go to on this topic that goes beyond the superficial level.
And also because I talk to men over and over again who are in pain, feel alone & confused.
Who feel like there must be MORE.
And that’s because there is. 🔥
I am sharing what is in my heart.
And what is so needed in this world.
The world needs some serious healing around the topic of se xuality, whether you are a man or a woman.
I’ve been getting a lot of messages and comments from men how easy it is to be a woman.
And the pressure that is put on men to perform, be a certain way, approach, be confident, not creepy, strong, etc. must be overwhelming.
And also.. this life can be fucking hard for all of us at times.. Male for female bodied.
I remember times when I would be so deeply unhappy. (Continued in comments)
arkadaşlar oyunda Dwayne veya Playboy X arasında seçim yapmam istendi ben de Dwayne’i öldürdüm çünkü Playboy bana para ödüyordu ve Dwayne daha yeni hapishaneden çıkmıştı. şimdi ise kendimi hain gibi hissediyorum
1/2- Relationship as a Tool for Growth ✨
“It gets extraordinarily beautiful when there’s no more “me” and “you,” and it becomes just “us.” Taken to a deeper level, when compassion is fully developed, you are not looking at others as “them.” You’re listening and experiencing and letting that intuitive part of you merge with the other person, and you’re feeling their pain or joy or hope or fear in yourself. Then it’s no longer “us” and “them”; it’s just “us.” .
At a certain point, you realize that you see only the projections of your own mind. The play of phenomena is a projection of the spirit. The projections are your karma, your curriculum for this incarnation. Everything that’s happening to you is a teaching designed to burn out your stuff, your attachments. Your humanity and all your desires are not some kind of error. They’re integral parts of the journey.”
-Baba Ram Dass
Us. This. This love. Leaning in together in so many ways. Opening. A precious blooming flower 🌸 -
We are 4 weeks in to @kimanami “Coming Together” course, a deep dive into utilizing conscious relationship and intimacy as a beacon and power source in our lives, and as a tool for growth and self-actualization. If I had to describe how it’s been in 5 words it would be: juicy, connective, awe-inspiring, overwhelming, and expansive.
We are also just coming off a gentle raw food cleanse. For 7 days we set intentions to simplify and cleanse with only raw fruits and vegetables, some steamed potatoes, raw honey, and no oil. This isn’t far off from what we eat now… with the exception of usually having a cooked dinner, occasional Thai Food (🤤) and Zach’s bread throughout the week.
We cleansed deep, from all layers… and it was more provocative, challenging, and emotional than expected. -
A lot of waves, some really heavy moments of wanting to run away, big waves of tiredness and agitation… + doing a cleanse with a partner means you get to be mirrors for one another, so there’s really no avoiding yourself and the stuff that is coming up.. (Next post continued...🤲🏼🌱✨❤️) .
When you think about intimacy, the one thing that comes to your mind is making love & physical pleasure.
Ever gave it a thought, what real intimacy is?
Making your soul vulnerable to someone is real intimacy.
Sharing your deepest secrets and mysteries with someone is real intimacy.
Staring right into someone's eyes during a conversation is real intimacy.
Intimacy is not something that pleasures your skin, but something that soothes your heart and soul.
Intimacy is the way to a person's naked soul.
Let your souls get transparent to each other.
Let your souls simply vibe together.
Be lucid, be approachable.
That's exactly what justifies the word 'intimacy'.
And the moment someone's soul becomes legible through their eyes to you,
just know that you've both prosperously justified intimacy.
Intimacy is the adhesive that keeps a relationship intact.
Intimacy is the tassel that weaves the garland of love between two individuals.
Intimacy, is what truly defines love.
Keep the intimacy alive, and watch your love burgeon and flourish with every sunrise!
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Obsesi penekanannya adalah rasa ingin memiliki UNTUK MEMUASKAN DIRI SENDIRI.
Jadi gapapa hubungannya toxic, yang penting si X merasa puas karena bisa "memiliki"
Beda dengan cinta yang komponennya passion, intimacy, commitment.
With this Tife and Sandra's saga and the profound conversations we need to have about consent not happening in our civil and private spaces, Non Disclosure Agreements look to be a necessary evil in the future of relationships and intimacy.
Very wrong mindset. Humans are born with need for intimacy and yes, we marry first for halal intimacy then anything else.
This mindset is stopping many young people frm marriage guilt-thinking them into animals. No, go marry and satisfy your intimacy thru Halal.
popüler oyunları ve film/dizileri bitirip genel kültür kazanmak iyi bir şey
16m16 minutes ago
The place of worship, the place of intimacy, the place of koinonia..
What can trigger you into this in worship?
#MMPRAISE #JTLOG#Worship#Fellowship #Koinoniapic.twitter.com/p45Q5GncEu
2 days ago
What if most women, at some point in their marriages, wonder if they settled? What if most men do? What if we have such high expectations for romantic love and those very expectations are what prevent us from experiencing incredible love and intimacy in our marriages? What if the issues in your marriage are way less about you picking the wrong partner and way more about your developmental maturity, expectations and thoughts?
Thoughts that you’ve tried to stuff down rather than fully explore or address.
I coach lots of women on their marriages. I’ve chatted with tons of friends. I’ve had my own experience.
If you’ve ever wondered if you settled, if you’ve ever wondered if you and your spouse are just incompatible, WELCOME TO THE CLUB SISTER. Women everywhere have felt this at some point in their marriages. Lots of men too. I have felt this way. My husband has felt this way.
You are normal. Your marriage is normal. AND you have just as much of an opportunity to create an incredible, fulfilling marriage as the next person. The secret here is that a thrilling life experience isn’t just about a romantic love story with a partner, it’s about you growing and developing into the person you were meant to be and it’s my hypothesis that your marriage is one of God’s greatest gifts when it comes to getting you there. You did not marry the wrong person. Nothing has gone wrong. A fulfilling marriage is within reach from right where you’re standing, but contrary to what the movies portrayed- it’s not something that happens to you. It’s something you create. -
Photo: @ameliablaire_photo She had us model for a little wedding photoshoot in downtown Charleston which was so fun and perfect timing since our 5 year wedding anniversary is just around the corner 👩❤️💋👨
On this week’s episode, we discuss how we’ve made self-pleasure & sexual exploration a priority in our lives. But it hasn’t always been this way..
In my early adult years, I struggled to communicate my sexual needs and desires to my partners. Sex in my early years was all about pleasuring the other person and trying to meet their expectations. By doing this, I was unconsciously creating unhealthy power dynamics in my sexual encounters by placing my worth in the hands of others. This left me feeling used, objectified, and unfulfilled.
It wasn’t until I started taking the time to get to know my own body (AKA-MASTURBATION!!),– that I could start to really communicate and create a sex life that I wanted. Now when I enter a sexual encounter, I clearly state what I like and also ask the other person, “What do you like? Do you like this? Is this OK?” Communication and consent, along every part of the way, is KEY.
We all have different needs, desires, fantasies, and sexual preferences. They are all valid. You are all worth the space to explore, understand, experience, and express your wonderful sexual selves!
Creating a healthy and enjoyable sex life will ways take concerted effort for me. Having a history with sexual trauma (like unfortunately many of us) has also made this process more/less difficult depending on the person and situation. For those of you out there that have complicated relationships with sex I SEE YOU, I UNDERSTAND YOU, I HEAR YOU. We were not taught that it is okay to have sex for pleasure, for fun, or for connection. Traditional sex ed has failed to address matters of communication, consent and pleasure and many of us turned to porn or media to be our teachers.
Take time for yourself, explore what feels good, stay open minded, and give yourself a whole lot of LOVE. Healthy, fulfilling, orgasmic, magical, reciprocal, pleasurable, honest, AND loving sex IS possible.
26 minutes ago
“Oh what a feeling! 🔥When we’re dancing 💃🏻🕺🏻on the ceiling”🎶
2 days ago
Tell me, what attracts you more: confidence or curiosity?
12 minutes ago
We’ve teamed up @dameproducts to bring you a 3-part workshop to give you tools and resources for a deeper connection to your sexuality, pleasure, and intimacy. 💙
To kick off pride month, join us June 2nd at 10:30am PST for Part I. During this session, Dame’s go-to sex educator, Sandra Carpenter, will lead an engaging and uncensored conversation about sexual identity, pride, and how our sexual identities and practices evolve.
To explore and learn more about sexual identity, RSVP using the link in the bio or visit wellset.co/events. P.S. we’re offering a special 15% discount of your first purchase of Dame products to all attendees (discount code will be provided in your reserved ticket)!
Fearful (or disorganized) attachment is learned by people who grew up in extremely dysfunctional situations. As a child, the caregiver who provided for them was also someone they were afraid of. This can involve abuse, neglect, or trauma that was left unresolved. Later in life, they often choose to tolerate toxic relationships because they don’t think they deserve any better.
What do I mean by a “bolted door?” Fearful attachment is like trying to open a locked door without a key. It’s difficult to help them because they are inherently afraid of being vulnerable and emotionally exposed. They often believe that the one trying to help is ultimately going to hurt. This can lead them to choosing partners who only confirm their attachment fears.
It takes serious self-awareness for a fearful / disorganized person to decide to seek help. But earning security is still absolutely doable. Time, patience, self-reflection, therapy, healthy community, role models, and setting personal boundaries are part of the process. But first and foremost, these people need to learn how to love and respect themselves.
If you think you are in this category, I’m celebrating you today!!! The fact that you can recognize that is huge. You may not believe it right now, but know you are sooo worthy of love and have something special to offer the world.
DM me if you’d like me to point you to some helpful resources. You can also look back in my profile at what ‘secure’ attachment looks like in both kids and adults. Start digging deeper and finding those hidden gems within. 💎
3 days ago
One of the biggest causes of conflict in relationships is money. And while we know this is true, we often don’t take the time to learn about why we fight about money! Because it’s not money we fight about… We’re fighting about what money means to us. Is it how we feel safe? Do we use it to soothe our pain? Do we hoard money because of what we saw growing up?
In our relationships this often shows up as resentment because we may resent the way our partner spends or manages their finances as well as our shared finances. If we want to build connection instead of conflict we have to start by looking within at our own relationship to money. We have to take the time to understand our money story and in doing that we create space, compassion and empathy for our partners. This is why I am launching a ‘Relationship to Money’ course with @selinagmoney so that you can heal your money wounds and show up in your relationships with a kickass sense of clarity about your worth and your money. Early bird pricing ends tomorrow! Use code CREATETHEINSTAGRAM at checkout now! createthemoola.com #createthelove