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Rock bottom, attentive ears.

Their judges are overthrown by the sides of the cliff, and they hear my words, for they are sweet. – Psalm 141:6 Part 6 of 7 – click here for part  1 The “judges” in this Scripture are not righteous, but evil; those who use their authority and power to do evil. The psalmist confidently says: “they […]

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A weapon to overcome evildoers

Part 5 of 7 – click here for part I Part 4 of 7 Part 3 of 7 Part 2 of 7 For my prayer will still be against the deeds of evildoers […] Keep me safe from the traps set by evildoers, from the snares they have laid for me. Let the wicked fall […]

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Rebuke me, please

Part 4 of 7 – click here for part I Part 3 of 7 Part 2 of 7 Let the righteous strike me; it shall be a kindness. And let him rebuke me; it shall be as excellent oil; let my head not refuse it. — Psalm 141:5 Who likes to be rebuked? I don’t […]

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A dangerous combination

Part 3 of 7 – click here for part I Part 2 of 7 Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works With men who work iniquity; and do not let me eat of their delicacies. – Psalm 141:4 Combine these two things: your heart + bad company, and what […]

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Policing your words

    “Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips.” — Psalm 141.3 Woe to our tongue! Therein lies the power to conquer a heart but also to break it. The right word can guarantee a second date to the potential suitor. The wrong word can mean […]

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Self-help and help from above

Lord, I cry out to You; Make haste to me! Give ear to my voice when I cry out to You. Let my prayer be set before You as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. – Psalm 141:1-2 I believe in both: helping yourself and help from above. Heaven only […]

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An Interview to Jornal Expresso

Questions from Bibiana Maia, a reporter from Jornal Expresso An Interview with Renato and Cristiane Cardoso Why do you think you are a role-model? We don’t think we are “role-models”. We are just a couple who’s gone through a lot of problems during our first 12 years of marriage, found an efficient way to solve […]

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The Bulletproof Marriage Movement

  Bulletproof Marriage is no longer just a book, course, audiobook or souvenir. It has become a movement, a way of thinking and conducting your marriage; not just something you read, come to a momentary conclusion then move on to the next big thing. It has become something that changes the way you look at the world and your love relationship; it makes you think more about your […]

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If men and women understand this, they’ll never treat each other the same way again

  If something made you cry when you were a child, your experience was probably a little something like this: If you were a boy: you would cry, then go to your mom or dad for some comfort, and would hear something along the lines of: “Stop crying! You’re a man! Men don’t cry. Stop […]

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The Doctrines of Fifty Shades of Grey

  Cristiane and I have been alerting people regarding the need to bulletproof our love life against the rubbish of this world. During this endeavor, we feel it’s our duty to caution our friends and readers about the next attack of evil against marriage: the movie “50 Shades of Grey”. Now, I would also like you to […]

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