Marriage

Rejection and Redemption

April 11, 2019

To be rejected by someone doesn’t mean you should also reject yourself or that you should think of yourself as a lesser person. It doesn’t mean that nobody will ever love you anymore. Remember that only ONE person has rejected you at the moment, and it only hurt so much because to you, that person’s…

A Vision of Faith

April 10, 2019

Apply the laws of faith to your marriage: see what you desire and expect it to take shape (slowly or quickly) according to God’s promise.  Apply Jesus’ teaching on faith: “And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou…

Seeing Through God’s Eyes

April 5, 2019

Next, imitate God’s vision for your marriage and see your relationship as a new creation. Every day, practice seeing yourself and your spouse through God’s redemptive eyes: “Old things have passed away; all things have become new.” (2 Cor. 5:17, NKJV)   Start there—with His beautiful and joyful vision of your marriage. Visualize how you…

“If God Be for Us…”

April 4, 2019

 “If God be for us, who can be against us.” (Romans 8:31, NIV) Put faith in God’s support.  Pray and believe that you are now receiving all that you need to either resurrect your marriage or to keep it going in the right direction—no matter how difficult the road might have become

Eyes of the Beholder

April 3, 2019

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…

Faith and Patience

April 2, 2019

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Heb 11:6 KJV) “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm…

Seven Seeds for the Marriage Garden

March 29, 2019

These are the 7 Seeds that meet our most basic needs: They are the FAITH of LOVERS. Faith Listening Ownership Value Expectation Redemption Service We have arranged them to form the term The “FAITH OF LOVERS” because these commitments define the words and actions that make for happy and lasting marriages.

The Seven Healthy Needs

March 28, 2019

From our own experience and the Word of God, my wife and I believe that husbands and wives have seven basic needs that must be fulfilled to keep the marriage from dying. (1) Each of us hungers to be truly known and understood by the one we love. (2) Each of us hungers for the…

Sowing Seeds

March 27, 2019

There must be a daily commitment to sowing and cultivating the right seeds (the right words and actions) into the relationship to meet each other’s most basic needs. From our own experience and the Word of God, my wife and I believe that husbands and wives have seven basic needs that must be fulfilled to…

Rules for a Happy Marriage

March 26, 2019

1. Never both be angry at the same time. 2. Never yell at each other unless the house is on fire. 3. If one of you has to win an argument, let it be your spouse (and don’t argue over who wants to let who win either.). 4. If you have to criticize, do it…