I Wasted A Year and a Half of My Life

Tuesday September 20th as I sat talking to my husband, I realized that I had wasted a year and a half of my life…………………………………………………………………………………………

…………………..on fear.

I had wasted a year and a half of my life being afraid of what he would say, what he would do, how he would respond, and if he would leave: “Was he trying to control me?” I feared. “If I make a huge mistake will he forgive me?” I asked myself.  “Can I really tell him what I’m thinking and how I feel?” I thought to myself.  My fears had consumed my life and had threatened to consume my marriage. Continue reading

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Living In The Land Of Guilt

I was listening to Songza one day, a song app much like Pandora except better, when No Condemnation by Anthony Evans came on. The song didn’t really grab my attention initially. I was more so passively listening to it as I was preparing my things to leave from work.  It wasn’t until the voice of a woman delivering a short message came on that this song had my full attention.  She said,

“One of the main ways that the enemy will paralyze, and disable, and disarm the people of God is to put a burden of guilt and shame on them, but the weight of our sin it’s no longer ours to bear. Our savior took it all, he paid the full price on Calvary and the enemy knows that if you ever really grab ahold of that truth, you’ll really be victorious.  And here’s the truth, there is therefore now no condemnation for those of us who are in Christ Jesus.  So be free my friend, be free.” Continue reading

Freedom From What’s Known – Going From Known Bondage to Unknown Freedom

The difference between known bondage and unknown freedom is the difference between being comfortable where you are because it’s familiar and moving forward into unknown territory where there’s freedom. How many times have we as women chosen to stay in something that we really didn’t want to stay in because it was comfortable, or because we knew what we would get instead of moving forward into the unknown where there was freedom? Continue reading

Being Disciplined By God

Do you remember when you were younger and got spankings? Boy do I remember, my mother did not play. I HATED getting spankings and I would always silently say to myself, if that woman (yes she was “that woman” not my mother when I was being disciplined) loved me she would not spank me.

Sounds like something you may have said?

Even if you didn’t get spankings I’m sure you got disciplined by your parents some kind of way and shared the same sentiment. I remember I couldn’t wait until I became an adult so that I could do what I wanted to do and I wouldn’t have to go through being disciplined by my parents anymore.  When I became a Christian I got a rude awakening. Continue reading

My Journey To and With Christ

My name is Tangiere Jones and I was born and raised in Alexandria, VA. I went to T.C. Williams High School (yes, the school from the movie Remember the Titans, woot woot!), I graduated from the illustrious Florida A&M University class of 2012, and I am married to the most awesome, patient, loving man in the world.

When it comes to my personal testimony, my walk with Christ so far has been a very interesting one filled with a lot of laughs and a lot of tears……. Continue reading

Straight Talk For Christian Women

Welcome to my blog, Straight Talk For Christian Women, a blog dedicated to keeping it real while applying the word of God to everyday issues. I came up with the idea for this blog thinking about women who may need to find inspiration and encouragement to do this thing called “life.”

As Christian women there are so many misconceptions out there of what it means to live a Christian lifestyle and I want to tackle that here. I want this to be a place where we can dig into biblical truths uncut and raw especially when it comes to topics that are generally not talked about during a church service.

If you have real problems, we’re going to find real answers.. Continue reading