Why Akathleptos?

Why Akathleptos? Because it means Uncontainable. God is infinite. Hence, the whole universe cannot contain Him. The term also refers to the incomprehensibility of God. No man can know everything about God. We can know Him personally but not exhaustively, not even in Heaven.

Why Patmos? Because the church is increasingly marginalized and exiled from the culture.

Why Pen-Names? So the focus is on the words and not who wrote them. We prefer to let what we say stand on its own merit. There is precedent in church history for this - i.e., the elusive identity of Ambrosiaster who wrote in the 4th century A.D.

“Truth is so obscured nowadays, and lies so well established, that unless we love the truth we shall never recognize it." Blaise Pascal

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Couples Who Stay Married Think Differently From Those Who Choose Divorce

In my experience of 42 years of wonderful marriage to the same woman, Suzanne Venker is correct here with her assertion that couples that stay married think differently than couple who choose to divorce.

What separates those who choose to stay married from those who don’t is attitude. Your attitude is the single most important determiner of your success in life, be it a job or a relationship. Life will throw you a thousand curve balls. So will marriage. But it isn’t the curve balls that matter—it’s what you do with those curve balls. And what you do stems from how you think.

... That may sound counterintuitive, but it follows the same logic as that put forth by Martha Washington: “The greater part of our misery or circumstances depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.” It’s what Abraham Lincoln noted: “People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

...Mentally Remove the Option to Divorce ... Technically, divorce is an option. The trick is to pretend it isn’t. “The very option of being allowed to change our minds seems to increase the chances we will change our minds. 

... Avoid the Green Grass Syndrome ... Constantly asking yourself whether your spouse is right for you, or whether you’d be better off with someone else, is disruptive to your marriage. 

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