Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife: My Story of by Ruth A. Tucker

By Ruth A. Tucker

Ruth Tucker recounts a harrowing tale of abuse by the hands of her husband—a well-educated, fascinating preacher no less—in desire that her tale may support different girls stuck in a cycle of household violence and supply a balanced biblical method of counter such abuse for pastors and counselors.

Weaving jointly her stunning tale, tales of different ladies, and robust tales of husbands who actually have confirmed Christ’s like to their other halves, with mirrored image on biblical, theological, ancient, and modern matters surrounding family violence, she makes a compelling case for mutuality in marriage and is helping men and women turn into extra conscious of strength risks in a doctrine of male headship.

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Breathing out, I feel joy. We lose ourselves in our work, in our worries, and we can’t see the wonders of life. Now we’re returning and we’re in touch with the clear air, the cup of tea, the flowers and grass, with the wonderful planet Earth. We see that we have two eyes and two ears that allow us to be in touch with those wonders. Joy comes easily. 6. Happiness The sixth exercise is to produce a feeling of happiness. Happiness is possible here and now. You need only to breathe in for a 63 Finding Peace few seconds and you become enlightened about the fact that it’s possible to be happy right away.

Lie down on your back with your arms at your sides. Make yourself comfortable. Allow your body to relax. Be aware of the floor beneath you . . and of the contact of your body with the floor. ) Allow your body to sink into the floor. ) 40 Peace of Mind Become aware of your breathing, in and out. Be aware of your abdomen rising and falling as you breathe in and out. ) Rising . . falling . . rising . . falling. ) Breathing in, bring your awareness to your eyes. Breathing out, allow your eyes to relax.

Recognizing Painful Feelings When a painful feeling or emotion arises, recognize and embrace it tenderly without the desire to suppress it. Breathing in, I’m aware of a painful feeling in me. Breathing out, I’m aware of a painful feeling in me. This is the practice of simple recognition of the painful feeling that is arising. There is the energy of pain, but there is also the energy of mindfulness that is embracing the pain. Those who don’t know how to practice allow the pain to overwhelm them or they try to run away from the pain by bringing in something else to cover up the painful feeling.

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