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Wild At Heart Chapter 10. A strong man coming to rescue a beautiful woman is universal to human nature. It is written in our hearts, one of the core desires of every man and every woman. Jon and Stasi’s story 181

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wild at heart chapter 10
Wild At Heart Chapter 10
  • A strong man coming to rescue a beautiful woman is universal to human nature. It is written in our hearts, one of the core desires of every man and every woman.
  • Jon and Stasi’s story 181
  • Why do most of us get lost somewhere between “once upon a time” and “happily ever after”
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Most passionate romances seem to end up with evenings in front of the TV.
  • What went wrong with our fairy tale:
    • None of us really ever thought the enemy was real (sorcerer, dragon,…) we thought we could have her without a fight and that the biggest battle was asking her out.
    • We have also not realized she is in a damsel in distress (wounded)
  • Eve is the crown of creation, she embodies the exquisite beauty and exotic mystery of God. And she is a special target fot the Evil One.
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He turns his most vicious malice towards her.
  • If he can destroy her or keep her captive, he can ruin the story.
eve s wound 182
Eve’s Wound 182
  • Some women’s wounds came with violence and others with neglect.
  • She is haunted by the questions:
    • Am I lovely?
    • Will you pursue me?
    • Do you delight in me?
    • Will you fight for me?
  • Every woman needs to know she is exquisite, exotic and chosen
  • She has been wounded and heard, “you are not beautiful and no one will really fight for you”
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Like many of the men’s wounds their wounds come at the hand of her father.
  • A little girl looks to her father to know if she is lovely.
  • The power he has to cripple or bless is just as significant to her as it is to his son.
  • Violent fathers Janet’s story183
  • Passive fathers Stasi’s story183
  • John and Stasi’s story revisited 184
  • The number one problem between men and their women is that when we men, when asked to truly fight for her…….hesitate.
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We are still seeking to save ourselves.
  • We have forgotten the deep pleasure of spilling our life for another.
offering our strength 184
Offering our strength 184
  • Proverbs 30:18-19
  • A different look at sex:
  • The man comes to offer his strength and the woman invites the man into herself, an act that requires courage and vulnerability and selflessness for both of them.
  • The beauty of a woman arouses and man to play the man; the strength of the man, offered tenderly to his woman, allows her to be beautiful, it brings life to her and to many.
  • The same is true on how we offer her our words
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“Life and death in the power of the tongue” Proverbs 18:21
  • John’s words to Stasi 185
  • If a man refuses to offer himself , then his wife will remain empty and barren.
  • A violent man destroys with his words.
  • A passive (silent) man starves his wife.
  • John’s friend’s new bride 186
  • We are called to sacrifice our strength for them,
  • This is what makes Maximus or William Wallace heroic. They are willing to die to set others free.
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Joseph’s story 186
  • “they will be called oaks of righteousness” Isaiah 61:3. There under a man’s strength the woman finds rest.
  • The masculine journey takes a man away from the woman so that he might return to her. E goes to find his strength and then returns to offer it.
  • He tears down the walls of the tower that has held her with his words and his actions.
  • He speaks to her heart’s deepest question in a thousand ways, yes you are lovely, yes there is one who will fight for you.
  • Since most men have yet to fight the battle, most women remain in the tower.
using her 187
Using Her 187
  • Most men want the maiden without any cost to themselves.
  • That is what draws men to pornography:
  • He gets to enjoy the woman at her expense
  • When a man insists on being energized by the woman, he uses her to get the feeling he is a man
  • It is a false strength because it comes from outside and not from his deep center
  • Tamar page 187-188
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Most men marry for safety, they chose a woman who will make them feel like a man, but never really challenge them to be one.
  • Why don't men offer what they have to their women, because we know down deep in our guts that it won’t be enough.
  • Barrenness of Eve 189
  • What if it does not work?
  • Work for what?
    • Validate you as a man?
    • Resurrect her heart in one day?
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You can’t bring your question to Eve. No matter how good of a man you are you can never be enough.
  • If she is the report card on your strength you will ultimately get an F, but that is not why you love her, to get a grade.
  • You love her because that is what you were made to do.
  • That’s what a real man does
eve to adam 190
Eve to Adam 190
  • Tamar, Rahab, and Ruth 190-191
  • There is no possible reading of this passage that is “safe” or “nice”
  • Song of Solomon 192
  • The church has really crippled women when it tells them that their beauty is in vain and they are at their feminine best when they are serving others.
  • A woman is at her best when she is being a woman.
  • Boaz and Ruth revisited 192
  • John’s challenge to women 192
it is a battle 192
It is a Battle 192
  • Will you fight for her? 192
  • Some men are willing to go in once, twice, even three times, but a Warrior is in it for good.
  • Daniels story 193
  • What kind of man do you want to be? Maximus? Wallace? Or Judah?
  • John and Stasi’s friend’s wedding 193-194
close 195
Close 195
  • John’s Christmas present
  • My birthday present
  • Next time An Adventure to Live Chapter 11