Wealth

Wealth gives the fa├žade of power and control but often does not deliver. You can lose it instantly through uncontrollable factors, and those who seek it obsessively never find the happiness they think it promises.

Money is not wrong, and in reality, a necessity in our society. However, loving money too much leads to all sorts of problems. We often want more than we have and then lose sleep over the fear of losing it. Regardless of how much you earn, if you try to create happiness through the accumulation of wealth, you will never have enough.

Whatever financial situation you are in, learn how to use what you have wisely and constructively. Ultimately, you leave it behind when it’s time to depart this earthly world.

Sex

Sex is often undervalued because it comes easily and frequently. Whether one has sex for money or pure pleasure, this form of exploitation treats sex as an isolated physical act rather than an act of commitment to another. It erodes a person’s ability to love and often degrades others by turning them into physical objects. When you choose to have uncommitted sex, you confuse and tear down the climate of respect, trust, and credibility that is necessary to develop a healthy relationship.

We live in a world filled with suggestions to commit immorality. However, sexual immorality threatens family life, leaving spouses devastated, children scarred, and partners themselves unable to build healthy relationships. Even if one escapes sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies, someone always ends up getting hurt as a result. The mark of a real man and woman is self-control.

Marriage

How unfortunate it is to be married and not appreciate the enjoyment and companionship that marriage affords you. Outside pressures and distractions are at an all-time high, the sanctity of marriage is at an all-time low, and complacency has become the norm.

It’s not uncommon for a marriage to lose its initial spark with the growth of familiarity and the passing of time. Intimacy and passion decline, emotions run rampant and conflicts surface. That’s why it’s of paramount importance for partners in a marriage to continually strive to refresh each other through encouraging words, a change of pace, and surprises. Given the appropriate attention, marriage is where the complete union of mind, heart, and body comes together.

Agree to Disagree

The idea that “I’ll believe what I want to believe” and “you believe what you want to believe” can sometimes lead to the avoidance of the truth. You should seek to understand the viewpoints of others. Getting to know someone better provides you the opportunity to build upon the things you mutually share or agree, instead of putting all your energy into disagreeing.

Whenever you see people arguing as if it were intellectual combat, the nature of the argument can be grossly misunderstood or overshadowed by the person with the loudest or most convincing delivery. Instead of taking offense to someone agreeing or disagreeing with you, be willing to keep an open mind if the argument has good merit.