marriage monday
Marriage Monday: May 7, 2018

Abba, help me pause before pinning the blame on my prickly spouse. Pride puts blinders on me too.

“Look at the proud! They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked. But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God.”
‭‭Habakkuk‬ ‭2:4‬ ‭NLT

Launch Day for Mindful!


Life-giving relationships fulfill you. They enrich and empower you.

We are created by God for relationships and everything we do involves other people.

When you break a leg, your leg hurts. But when you break a relationship, your life hurts. God wants to breathe new life into your hurts.

This 30-day devotional is divided into three sections, each exploring a different type of relationship. Each entry combines a Scripture verse, a short description, and personal discovery questions. Saturate your mind with God’s life-giving words of encouragement for difficult relationships.

As an added bonus, there are three beautiful coloring pages included as a free download.

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“We love others best when we love God most.” Chris Zarbaugh

Be Mindful of life-giving relationships. Start by reading Mindful: Meditating & Coloring Your Way to Life-Giving Relationships.

“The most important [commandment],” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
‭‭Mark‬ ‭12:29-31‬ ‭NIV‬

marriage monday
Marriage Monday: April 30, 2018

God uses the metaphor of marriage to describe the close, devoted relationship He wants with us. With that ‘marriage’ as a model, we can learn to be the best spouse to the one we marry on earth.

“Israel, I will make you my wife; I will be true and faithful; I will show you constant love and mercy and make you mine for ever. I will keep my promise and make you mine, and you will acknowledge me as Lord.”
‭‭Hosea‬ ‭2:19-20‬ ‭GNB‬‬

marriage monday
Marriage Monday: April 23, 2018

Marriage is like a dance. He takes a step back and I step forward. I take a step back and he steps forward.
In sickness…in health.
For better…for worse.
In bad times…in good times.

“The next time your partner is ill, remember that it is an opportunity to put hands and feet to your marriage vows—in sickness and in health.” Dr. Les Parrott

“I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭25:36‬ ‭NIV‬‬

marriage monday
Marriage Monday: April 9, 2018

Just as a 3 legged stool is sturdy and a cord of 3 stands is strong, so our marriage of 3 cannot be quickly broken. God + husband + wife = 1 incredible power.

“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭4:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬