Share them with your beloved and chart how you will live out your beliefs and values together. That’s nice, but it’s more important to talk about what God means to you, what spiritual practices you find meaningful, and how you can support each other once you are married.If only one spouse believes that faith is important, how does he or she stay motivated to attend services if the other is sleeping or recreating?
Barbara shared yesterday about some events that occurred during one of the most challenging seasons of our marriage.
On top of the crises she mentioned, our one-year-old son, Benjamin, had to be rushed into emergency surgery; we were cheated out of a substantial amount of money on a home we had just bought; and after returning to southwest Missouri to temporarily run my deceased father's propane business, I had a medical episode of my own. Two nights later I found myself on top of a tank car at 2 A.
But the good news is that there is something more available to us.
God’s perspective is accessible to us as we depend upon Him through prayer and the Word of God.
" That's a fair question sometimes, isn't it?
Have you ever been confused and cried out to God in a similar way?
They are the marks of carefully guarded relationships with people and with God.
Submission without purity and reverence has no potency, but when someone is the recipient of your humble submission and realizes that it springs not from his or her power over you but from your relationship with God, the person is changed by the experience.
but what does love really mean, or should we say, what is love?