Marriage Monday: March 27, 2017
It’s not a matter of searching endlessly for your ‘soul-mate.’ It’s a matter of treasuring the mate you have.
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Matthew 6:21 NIV
“To understand the importance of that statement, let me help you understand the meaning of two words Jesus used in the original language. In the Greek language that the New Testament was written in, the word for treasure is thesauros. It means treasure or wealth. But it also means a treasury, or the place where we deposit our wealth.
“The second important word in Jesus’ statement is heart. It is the Greek word kardia. It means the seat of our emotions and passions. Here is a paraphrase of Jesus’ statement in Matthew 6:21: Wherever you are depositing the treasures of your life, your passion will be there also.” Strengths Based Marriage
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Marriage Monday: March 20, 2017
Respect + honor + love is the formula of a healthy person in a healthy marriage.
“The bottom line is that God takes it personally when we mistreat each other.” Strengths Based Marriage
“In the same way, you wives must accept the authority of your husbands. Then, even if some refuse to obey the Good News, your godly lives will speak to them without any words. They will be won over by observing your pure and reverent lives.
In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.”
1 Peter 3:1-2, 7 NLT
Marriage Monday: March 13, 2017
Selfishness in marriage is like a toxin. The antidote is servanthood.
“The best marriages are two servants in love. The worst marriages are two selfish people in love.” Strengths Based Marriage
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 NIV
I’m the author of my life and Jesus is the author of my faith. As I work closely with Him in crafting my story, I take 3 steps to becoming God’s Ghostwriter. This post follows one about my Project Semicolon tattoo in raising mental health awareness, and as a symbol for suicide prevention. See my tattoo and read more about it here. Project semicolon aims to help us remember that our story isn’t over yet; that we can choose to go on when life’s storms get challenging.
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Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.
Martin Luther King, Jr.