Feelings Aren’t Facts


I’ve been reading this in Dr. Laura’s Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands. I found this part that not only relate to wives, but really to everyone. I’ve been really considering the difficulties that occur when people concentrate on their feelings too much. And, it seems to be largely what our media pushes. God’s Truth doesn’t tell us to rely on our feelings, it tells us to rely on Him. Too often people drive their lives with their feelings and it ends up steering them into a really sad, self-centered place. It is when we ACT in a way that is truthful and right, good feelings will FOLLOW. It shouldn’t be the other way around.
Anyway, I’ll stop blabbing about my opinions and let you read the exerpt:
Obviously, one reason the fangs may come out quickly is that many women who have cycled through too many intimate relationships, shack-ups, and marriages, have developed a well of pain and disappointment. They don’t want to be hurt…again. They become hypersensitive and take quick leaps into misassumptions.
…your feelings aren’t facts, and your feelings ought not be weapons.
I like that last quote. It’s so true.