"As women, we can be selfish in relationships, primarily thinking of our own needs and hurts. We fail to realize that the men in our lives are hurting too; they just don’t speak on it. Hearing the hearts of these Great Men was truly eye opening for me as a woman who has a heart full of love, and is ready to give it to the great man for my life. However, the more I listened to these Great Men, the more I realized that we as women must be healed within our soul (mind and emotions) in order to give them what they need; so that we may receive what we need from them. The men in our lives want to trust us. Most importantly, they want to trust us with their hearts. However, we cannot be fully trusted until we are first healed ourselves.
One of the speakers Jack Daniels literally challenged and changed my view about life and relationships related to the hurts of men (and women): He spoke of three stages that you can be in and that's
1). Hurting; from something that happened in the past
2). Healing; acknowledging the hurt, addressing it, and trying to heal from it
3). Hoping; hoping you are going to meet that special person, and things will get better.
It is important for both men and women to understand where they are within these three stages, and this event will empower you to understand your greatness and the power you possess. Pastor Dee provides the platform to assist you with that process.
I am grateful to have been able to experience the #GreatMan #GreatWoman movement. It forced me to look within myself, and deal with my issues so that I can become the Great Woman needed for the Great Men God has assigned (husband, sons, brothers, etc.) to my life. It is time for women to stop beating up and tearing down our men through our own emotional pains. We must build them up, continue to pray for them, and intercede on their behalf; because they so deeply need it.
Black love is a beautiful thing. If both, men and women, let go of the pride and self-centeredness, and come into humility it can be a powerful thing. Together we are a spiritual force that can’t be defeated nor destroyed!