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
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
Marriage Monday: March 6, 2017
In order to get through to your husband you have to speak his language.
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
Ephesians 4:29 NIV
“Regardless of what is being said to a man, if he discerns disrespect in it, he will reject it. . . .Because of this, a man will naturally gravitate to the place he gets the most respect and avoid places or people that make him feel disrespected.” Strengths-Based Marriage
Marriage Monday: February 27, 2017
Contrary to popular thought, my marriage would NOT be a whole lot better if my husband was more like me!
“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all.”
1 Corinthians 12:4 NLT
Marriage Monday: February 20, 2017
The first five minutes sets the tone for the rest of the day. Why not start off by offering your spouse a bouquet of grace and peace?
“May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.”
Ephesians 1:2 NLT