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We need to remember that we are saved by grace when we fail. But we need to remember it much more when we succeed.

—Tim Keller (via godmoves)

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I suppose that since most of our hurts come through relationships, so will our healing, and i know that grace rarely makes sense for those looking in from the outside.

The Shack by William P. Young

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Goodnight and great love to you. We see the same stars.

—George Mallory, from a letter to his wife Ruth during the 1921 Everest Reconnaissance Expedition (via breanna-lynn)

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Anonymous asked: What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?

aconissa:

50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.

It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.

While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.

Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it. 

It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.

I’ll repost such an accurate description of FSOG every time.

You have listened to fears, child,” said Aslan. “Come, let me breathe on you. Forget them. Are you brave again?

—C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian (via myransomedsoul)

I should get this printed.

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Listen to the battered hearts; for they have survived to tell the tales of love.

—T.B. LaBerge // Unwritten Letters to You (via tblaberge)

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