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Christian Marriage – Part 2

Christian Marriage – A Woman’s Perspective No Longer I In my last posting, we saw how Christ because of His love for us, “ left” His Father in Heaven so that He could cleave to the Church and became one flesh with her. Now, He is the Head of the Church- His body. Similarly, how can two persons with different attributes and personalities become one flesh? It can only happen when we begin to see Christian Marriage in a difference perspective – God’s perspective! In a Christian Marriage, God expects us to “see” our spouse and ourselves as ONE. This is clearly evident as He specifically instructed men to love their wives as themselves and for the women to see that they respect their husbands. (Eph 5:22~33) He wants us to take on a “no longer I” (Gal 2:20) approach and attitude in our marriages. It is no longer about “Me” but “We and Us”. This does not mean that you lose your individuality and become a person of no preference, opinion or ideas when you get married …

Christian Marriage – Part 1

Till Death Do Us Part Many of you may have watched my wedding video from my last posting. If you listened carefully, you may have noticed that Derek had left out something in his vow; not deliberately but because he was a tad under the weather. This is what was left out in his vow: “all my worldly goods endowed to you” “as long as we both shall live” After the ceremony, I pulled him aside and jokingly asked if he had intentionally left out the two most important statements in a wedding vow – which is all that he has is mine and he will love me no matter who I am and accept me no matter what I did! Of course he denied it vehemently! I saw this joke on the Internet one day…. During the wedding rehearsal, the groom approached the minister with an unusual offer. “Look, I’ll give you $100 if you’ll change the wedding vows. When you get to me and the part where I’m to promise to ‘love, honor …

God Is My Matchmaker – The Prize

My Earthly Prize 14th February 2012 – Valentines’ Day. It is 8am and I have just dropped the kids in school. They were so excited this morning because they had all their gifts and cards ready for their classmates and teachers. Just the night before, while cuddling in bed, Ethan pretended to find a Valentines’ Day card on the bed and passed it to me. Of course, it was from him and in it he wrote: “Dear mom, happy Valentines’ Day! You are my sunshine. From: Ethan”. Sitting here at Starbucks, I cannot help but feel blessed to have them in my life. My thoughts also brought me back to the same Valentines’ Day in 2001. It was at the Meritus Mandarin Singapore Hotel (now known as the Mandarin Orchard Hotel). Derek and I were celebrating my birthday cum Valentine’s Day when in the midst of the dinner, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. And of course, I said YES! After knowing Derek for 4 years and dating for …

Home for Christmas

The title for City Harvest Church Singapore Christmas production this year is “Home for Christmas”. This is certainly true for my family and I. My husband is finally going home to the United States for good and he is bringing along our three kids and I. He has spent the last 18 years ministering in Asia and serving in the most exciting and vibrant church in Singapore. This departure is definitely bitter sweet for him as it meant leaving behind people that he loves and a church that means so much to the both of us. It was in December 1995 that God spoke to him to come and serve alongside Pastor Kong Hee and his beautiful wife, Sun. And 16 years later in December 2011, who would have guessed that it is time to say goodbye. Nonetheless, having met and connected with this awesome couple – Pastor Kong and Sun, it has changed his life and that in turn mine. Yes, I am going back to the United States with my husband; to his …

Beginning My Journey

Welcome to my first blog entry and the launch of WOW31. My desire is that I can inspire women from my personal experiences of challenges and breakthroughs and to share about what the Lord has done in my life. I believe through sharing, I can help other women experience breakthroughs in the life as well. We all have a story and here is mine. I was born out of wedlock and my mother raised me up single-handedly. She suffered from major rejection and struggled with her identity and this had a major impact on my self-esteem, which affected my relationships with others and eventually my marriage I grew up struggling with a strong sense of abandonment as my father was physically absent in my life and my mother was emotionally unavailable for me. I grew up thinking that the odds were always against me and that propelled me to strive even harder in life to prove myself and to gain acceptance from people around. I studied hard and did well in school. I was eligible …