The Real Deal V-Log – Episode 4

Mondays with Michelle – V-Log – Episode 4

 

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The Real Deal – V-Log – Episode 3

Mondays With Michelle – V-Log – The Real Deal – Episode 3

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The Real Deal V-Log – Episode 2

Monday’s With Michelle  V-Log – The Real Deal – Episode 2

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The Real Deal V-Log – Episode 1

Monday’s With Michelle – V-Log – The Real Deal – Episode 1

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The Ultimate Love Experience

The ultimate love you can experience begins by observing the first two commandments as revealed by Jesus. The first is “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30). The next is to “love your neighbor as yourself” (12:31). Fulfilling these is a full-time job that will take you a lifetime.

Perhaps we spend way too much time looking for someone to love us the way we should love ourselves. Too much time waiting for someone else to complete the picture in our lives when God already has. As we are consumed with love for God, we get a healthy appreciation for whom He created us to be, and we become whole in Him. That is transferred to how we treat others. Everything else becomes a pleasant addition to a cup already running over.

As we walk in expectation and a spirit of gratitude, God gives us the grace we need to live joyfully each and every day no matter what our current status. Finding love should never be complicated, just God orchestrated. Trust His timing. Trust the fact that He created you desirable and lovable. Trust that God has the best plans for your life. Trust Him because the best is yet to come.

Excerpt From: Michelle McKinney Hammond. “The Real Deal on Love and Men.”

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Keeping It Real: DIVORCE

Okay, fact: God hates divorce. Fact: Because we are human and the state of our world, divorce is a reality for many. Fact: There is life and forgiveness and restoration available after divorce. If God does not condemn you, don’t let people do it either.

Remember that men are not Band-Aids. I know the popular train of thought is that the best way to get over one man is with another man, but that is just not true. You need to be free emotionally and spiritually—clear and whole—before moving on to another relationship. Otherwise you bring too much baggage into the situation and you might fall into the same type of traps.

So take time for you after a relationship ends. You owe it to yourself to get you back and get centered in who you are in Christ. To take stock of your world and what you would like to do differently next time. Count your blessings where you are, and surround yourself with a strong and warm support system. Celebrate God’s faithfulness and love for you. Ask and allow Him to heal your memories and your heart, to erase the negative recordings that threaten to play over and over in your head about your failings and mistakes, and to help you learn from the past and reposition yourself for a successful future. Cling to the lessons not the old emotions.

Walk with God and be open to what He’ll bring into your life. He never allows something to be taken away without replacing it with something better. He is able and willing to do that, and He wants to for you.

Excerpt From: Michelle McKinney Hammond, “The Real Deal on Love and Men.”

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Keep Your Goal in Mind

Friend, never give a man the luxury of wasting your time. Every day you spend with him is a day you’re off the market. Some men will string you along because they are selfish. They don’t want you permanently, but they like what you add to their lives. If they can feed you just enough carrots to keep you around, that works for them. Don’t let them. You’re simply putting off the hurt that’s coming your way. It will arrive eventually, and you’ll be more angry at yourself for allowing the relationship to drag on the way it did.

Keep your goal in mind. Set a time limit based on a reasonable dating period and how long you can afford to wait. Stick to your deadline, and be willing to walk. This is a gamble you must take because your future is at stake. You can’t afford to allow someone to have that much power over your future if he is not willing to make a full investment. Think of it this way. He is standing in the way of what you truly desire—a lifetime of love with a partner who sees and recognizes your worth. And that is a prize great enough to put a relationship on the line for.

Excerpt From: Michelle McKinney Hammond. “The Real Deal on Love and Men.

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It’s Time to Grow Up

The apostle Paul wrote that when he was a child he spoke and acted like a child, but when he became a man he put away childish things (1 Corinthians 13:11). The bottom line is that we all need to grow up and get past magical thinking. That kind of approach—believing love happens by osmosis and can be sustained in the midst of bad choices—is, well, naïve and childish at best. Sure Snow White and her prince didn’t gather information on each other before falling in love and living happily ever after—but their story is a fairy tale!

If we checked on the real-life results of a Rapunzel or Cinderella story, we’d probably find they had a very different ending. The truth of the matter is that you can’t rely on just chemistry or even spiritual inklings alone to choose a life partner who will help you achieve marital success and satisfaction.

Unless you hear from on high so clearly that “you know, that you know, that you know” it’s the voice of God saying, “My child, this is the one!” you’d better not move without gathering information. And remember, God will always confirm His word to you with accompanying signs through His Word, your circumstances, or people.

Too many women have said, “He changed” after they said “I do.” In retrospect, he was always the person he’d revealed but the woman was so happy to finally have someone’s attention that she didn’t pay attention to the facts and warning signs.

Excerpt From: Michelle McKinney Hammond. “The Real Deal on Love and Men.”

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Available at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, iBooks, Googleplay and others. For more information, visit: www.MichelleHammond.com

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Keeping It Real

Anyone who has gotten something she aspired to took a risk. Love is more than a decision. It is a risk—a blind leap of faith or the ultimate bungee jump, if you will. That brings to mind a beautiful picture! Take the leap and entrust the cords of your heart to God. He is able to keep you from hurting yourself. Stop jumping to your own conclusions. Seek God for the inside info on the person you’re considering and then listen to “what God reveals.”

Peace is the confirmation of God’s plan for your life. When you don’t have peace, do nothing. Don’t move forward or release your heart to someone until you have God’s peace. When you have His peace about the relationship, don’t anticipate problems. Believe in the power of love and the power of God to keep your heart and your relationship healthy and satisfying. What it takes to get your man is what it takes to keep him—and it boils down to faith.

Excerpt From: Michelle McKinney Hammond’s book: “The Real Deal On Love and Men.”

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Available at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, iBooks, and others. For more information visit: www.MichelleHammond.com

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Let’s Talk About LOVE

Too many people sit on the sidelines waiting for someone else to make their lives happen. Life happens when you make it happen. Love happens when your lifestyle makes you interesting and lovable because of what you bring to the party. If you’re bored, the person who could make life interesting for you isn’t going to stop to entertain you because he is looking for someone who is as interesting as he is! We attract what we are and what we think we deserve. That can be good; that can be bad. Take the “l’s” out of loneliness and you’re left with “one-i-ness.” Look past yourself and start giving away the love you already have—for others and for life.


Let me put it on the line: Get over yourself. Life is bigger than you. Love is not just about what you get out of it. It’s about what you’re willing to give to others…and not just to someone you might be interested in loving. Get involved with everyone God makes available in your world right now—keeping it healthy, of course.

Excerpt From: Michelle McKinney Hammond. “The Real Deal on Love and Men.

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