Scripture tells us that the “Fruit of the Spirit” is an essential part of our Christian growth and that it has the following attributes: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. In this post, Richard shares with us what the Fruit of the Spirit is and how to see it in our daily lives as we walk with Christ.
Marriage Builders: Practice Real Love
Most of us don’t know what love or the heart are all about. In this post, Richard shares the Biblical truth that true love seeks what the other person needs. Real love takes us beyond ourselves and to the other person, our spouse. When you fully understand what love is and dedicate yourself to practicing it, then you will have a thriving and content marriage.
Marriage Builders: Marriage Tune-up
This post is designed to use as a personal retreat with your spouse. Marriages could be so much more wonderful, so romantic and solid, if only God’s values and precepts were brought into them. Do not let yourself and your marriage become a statistic, imprisoned in a world of stifle and chaos, when God has such a better plan for you.
Trochia’s Best of 2012
We have been blessed with amazing insights through our blog-series, posts and podcasts here at Trochia. We’ve talked about everything from discipline to marriage to God’s will, and we are so grateful for you, our readers, as you journey with us. In this post, read our managing editor Dani Nichols’ top 10 items from 2012, and be encouraged as we enter a new year.
Marriage Builders: The Problem of Marriage
Christ's love was expressed, not only in words, but also in His sacrificial death. We may not have to sacrifice ourselves literally for our spouses, but we have to see that real love is sacrificial. Do you who feel dry, dysfunctional or stuck in your relationship? Everyone encounters it at some point in their marriage. Learn how to overcome and refresh your marriage.
Marriage Builders: Submission is Not a Bad Word
Because God’s ways are not ours, sometimes we bristle at His commands. For instance, in Ephesians 5:21-27, the theme is submission - a far cry from the American ideals of personal freedom. However, submission is not the tyrannical lifestyle that most of us imagine. Rather, submission to the Lord is freedom and, when used toward each other, it is mutual respect.