Marriage

How to save your marriage

September 27, 2018

Put faith in God’s beautiful vision and powerful support for your marriage. Believe that God wants your marriage to be joyful and lasting.  He wants to mend your relationship and draw you closer to each other. God loves marriage, and he is willing to give you all the grace and wisdom you need to make…

Mastering Money

July 31, 2018

Three tips for dealing with financial conflicts: 1. Beliefs determine behavior: Remember that only changed beliefs can lead to changed behavior. So don’t attack the symptoms such as wasteful spending. Spend your time working to understand the deeply rooted belief system in your spouse’s heart that is at the root of such behavior. 2. Avoid…

How To Turn Two Into One

July 26, 2018

Practical steps to take: The “One Flesh” approach to finding mutual understanding about sensitive issues. Step 1: Love believes all things: Give the benefit of the doubt: “There must be a good reason why he or she wants, feels, or thinks this.” Step 2: ASK (Ask, Seek, Knock) Seek clarification for understanding. Step 3: Listen attentively…

Sharing is Caring

July 24, 2018

In summary, we must consider each other’s desires as if they were our own. This again emphasizes the need for us to listen and to talk to each other. How else can we understand our spouse’s needs? Too often, we think only from our perspective. A wife, for example, says that she would like to…

We Are One (Part 2)

July 12, 2018

The “One Flesh” perspective is the only way for couples to truly love each other: “So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife, loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh, but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we…

We Are One (part 1)

July 10, 2018

One flesh means that we must regard our partner’s desires as our own. God made Adam’s wife, Eve, from Adam’s flesh. Though they were distinct individuals, they came from one flesh physically and returned to one flesh spiritually in their union as man and wife. Every marriage is a re-union of a man and a…

It's Not About the Money (Or Shouldn't Be Anyway)

June 26, 2018

Marital conflicts can easily arise over the way money is spent or not spent. Husbands and wives come into marriage with very different views about money. But these conflicts can be resolved if couples follow the “One Flesh” approach. Money is just a means to an end–a way to obtain what we desire. Financial conflicts…

How to Keep Your [Marriage] Garden Alive and Beautiful

June 21, 2018

If you keep putting in (or sowing) life into your marriage, you will get life from your marriage. Continue cultivating the inner fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, and self-control. Then plant those attitudes as seeds into every conversation with your spouse. Soon, you will see dynamic changes in yourself, your…

Putting the Seven Seeds Into Action

June 20, 2018

To truly love others, you must begin by putting Faith in God’s power and in His laws of  love so that you can Listen to others, and take  Ownership of their needs and desires. Then, You must affirm their Value, and keep meeting and exceeding their Expectations that are born from the vows you made. In…

Take Care Of Your Plants

June 19, 2018

In summary, Faith is the first seed because one or both spouse(s) must have faith in God’s power, in the Laws of Love, and in the Law of Sowing and Reaping. It is the Faith that believes that the best days are yet to come, that if you hold to God’s way, your marriage will…

Featured Posts