When women get together over coffee or tea, it doesn’t take long before they begin to open their heart to one another. Sharing their hopes and dreams, struggles and discouragements, they quickly find that they are not alone. They see that God is able to use the experiences of others to minister to their needs, and that by sharing of themselves they are able to help someone else.

That’s what we would like to see happen here at our Women’s Forum. What are you facing today? Are you dealing with past hurts or trying to cope with an ongoing issue? How has God brought victory in your life? Are pressures at work or at home becoming too much?

As you read through some of the questions that other women have asked, along with Maralee’s answers, perhaps you’ll find just what you need. If not, there is an “Ask Maralee” link below each section. Whatever you would like to discuss, we want to hear from you. God is ready to set you free, and who knows, you might be just the one He wants to use to bless the life of a woman on the other side of the world.

How do we know that right and wrong exist?

If there were no such thing as right or wrong we would cease to be human. What makes us human is the awareness of right and wrong. Without this awareness we would believe that every thought and action was legitimate and should be acted upon. This would make us no different than the animal kingdom, we would just be following our instincts. But if we acted like that, the human race would quickly descend into a state of complete chaos and anarchy. Things like rape and murder would be choices no more significant than what to have for breakfast . 

Humans, however, were made for a higher calling. We were made in the image of God and with the ability to choose between right and wrong, between good and evil. The Bible talks a lot about this.

Psalm 34:14 tells us to “Turn from evil and do good.”

Matthew 12:35 says, “Good people bring good things out of the good stored up in them, and evil people bring evil things out of the evil stored up in them.”

God also wants to help us in the choices we make and gives us clear direction when we ask.

When Solomon became the king of Israel he asked God, “So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong” (1 Kings 3:9).

In Romans 13:3 God advises us, “For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended.”

God is always ready and willing to help you decide what is right and what is wrong. And His way is always the right way.

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