Marriage Monday: June 19, 2017
The journey to harmony & peace in my marriage starts with me.
*Am I joyful?
*Am I growing in spiritual maturity?
*Am I encouraging my spouse?
“Dear brothers and sisters, I close my letter with these last words: Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you.”
2 Corinthians 13:11 NLT
Losers. Everyone hates to be called a loser, right? We want to be winners; successful achievers and role models. John Ortberg writes, “The problem with spending your life climbing up the ladder is that you will go right past Jesus, for he’s coming down.” Here are 4 winning reasons to be a good loser.
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My husband & I don’t deserve unconditional love from God, but He gives it because we believe.
God’s love equips us to love each other:
“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.”
1 Corinthians 13:7 NLT
Wives-trade a wax, mask, or peel for character transformation. Much less expensive and way more inspiring to hubby.
“Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”
1 Peter 3:1-4 NIV
A good marriage isn’t something you find, it’s something you make.
My husband and I lead the Marriage Ministry at our church campus and we mentor couples and individuals. I also lead a small group for wives in challenging marriages. I’ve listened to many women who are desperate and ready to throw in the towel. One of the most common questions wives ask me is how to show respect when he’s not acting respectable.
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