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Bring It On-Line: - July 17, 2017

HOW CAN I MAKE HER REALIZE THAT THE RESENTMENT IS ERODING MY LOVE FOR HER? SHOULD I TITHE ON THE CASH OR USE ALL THE MONEY TO TRY AND GET MOST OF MY CREDIT CARDS PAID OFF? IS IT OKAY FOR WOMEN TO DO THESE THINGS? Read Transcript


Time to bring it on with some of the questions

that you all have submitted.

So Pat, I'm going to start with this viewer who says,

"I feel resentment toward my wife.

We've been married over 15 years and she contributes

little-- money-- toward the household expenses,

preferring to spend time on Facebook and playing game apps.

Though able to work, she hasn't found, quote,

'the right job yet.'

It's like being married to a teenager who

feels little responsibility as a family member.

Please pray for us.

How can I make her realize that the resentment is

eroding my love for her?"

Well, I think you need to recognize, in the old day--

I'm old-fashioned enough to believe

that a man used to take care of his wife

and didn't expect her to bring home the bacon.

That's a modern view of femininity.

And the old deal was, she took care of the house,

and you took care of her, and didn't expect

her to go and earn money.

You're mad, because she didn't work all day long, plus

keep the house.

I mean, nonsense.

Get with it, Charlie.

I think that's where I'd start.

All right?

OK.

This is Margaret who says, "I refinanced my home to get cash

to get out of credit card debt.

Should I tithe on the cash or use all the money

to try and get most of my credit cards paid off?"

Well, you borrowed money.

That is not considered income, so I don't think

you have to tithe on a loan.

That's what you're looking at.

And so, that has to be repaid.

And by any accounting standards, a loan

does not count as income.

Some companies have tried to do it,

and they get in a lot of trouble with the IRS.

So no, you don't have to tithe on that.

This viewer says, "Dear Pat, I'm a 24-year-old young man

with a deep problem.

I've sincerely developed the revelation

that God truly loves me.

I have grown in God, but sometimes I

feel like the rich young ruler because I

have one recurring weakness, and it's to pornography.

I want to be free, but I fall short because I

spent a lot of time at home alone,

with access to do this sin.

I'm not afraid that God will punish me,

but I know it's evil in His eyes.

I do have other sins.

I'm curious to know if this sex sin is a greater

sin than the others because Jesus said in John 19:11,

'Thou couldest have no power at all against me,

except it were given thee from above.

Therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater

sin.'"

I wouldn't be trying to compare greater sins.

Look.

Sin is sin.

I mean, pride is a terrible sin.

Slander is a terrible sin.

Slander's every bit as bad as sexual immorality.

The only thing-- the consequences

of sexual immorality may be worse.

But this pornography is an addiction.

The Lord understands it.

But Job said, "I have made a covenant with mine eyes

that I will not look upon a maid."

And that's-- he was a very righteous man.

Old man, but yet he would look upon a good-looking woman

and he'd have lustful thoughts toward her.

So if you're looking at this stuff all the time,

you've got to make a covenant.

And you've got to stick with it.

And the covenant is, I won't do it.

Again, it takes 21 days to make a habit.

So today, I'm not going to watch porn.

Next day-- today, I'm not going to watch porn.

Next day-- today, I'm not going to watch porn.

And He talked about, "pull your eye out."

I don't think He meant, do that.

But He would mean, if you are on the internet,

you can cut that off.

You don't have to subscribe to the internet.

You can pull the plug on the channels that point

that stuff into your house.

I mean, like pull the plug.

That's where you start.

Get with it.

And--

Well, and he says he falls short,

because he spends a lot of time at home alone.

So--

Alone with those devices.

Get rid of the devices.

And then spend a lot of time outside the house,

and get away from where the sin is.

But God forgives you.

God loves you.

OK, one last question, real quick.

OK.

This is the quick one.

"I was saved in church" when younger women--

"where women weren't allowed to color their hair,

wear jewelry or makeup.

Is it okay for women to do these things?"

Well, I think it's all right.

The Bible says we're not supposed to adorn ourselves

and so forth.

But I think being presentable, being attractive,

having your hair done, a little bit of makeup--

I see nothing wrong with that in society.

I think we need to appear attractive to the world,

and we can do what God wants us to do.

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