Prepare for Valentine’s Day with Marriage Builders

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Prepare for Valentine’s Day with Marriage Builders

A little over a year ago, Trochia first published several posts on rebuilding and strengthening Christian marriages. In this series, Dr. Richard Krejcir shares Biblical foundations, creative ideas and helpful tips for building your relationships in a Godly way.

Whether you’ve been married for five minutes or 50 years – whether you want to build your marriage, stay out of trouble in your marriage, or are single and want to prepare for a Godly marriage in the future – these posts offer wisdom, encouragement and help for the journey.

Since we’re talking so much about love and desire this time of year, it may seem shocking that Dr. Krejcir begins the Marriage Builders series with a question: “Can we follow our hearts?”

Read the first post on that topic here, and the answer might surprise you. Then, in the following posts of the series, we learn about God’s love. Dr. Krecjir says: “God’s love is who God is. His Love confirms the authenticity of us as His followers, because it is an attribute He calls us to emulate. What better place to demonstrate His love than in our marriages?” Read more here.

The next three posts in the series deal with the beauty and difficulty of marriage. Why did God make marriage, why is it so difficult sometimes, and how can we learn to love through it? If you’ve ever wondered about any of those questions, check out the posts through the links above.

Speaking of difficulty – in marriage, does the word “submission” make you cringe? Dr. Krejcir writes: “Because God’s ways are not our ways, 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 and choice. 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 a form of mutual respect. It frees us from bad thinking that leads to bad choices. For a wife to respect her husband shows him unconditional love that helps fuel his desire to return love. He receives the value and honor that is so important to a man. The wife also is blessed because she knows she is cared for and cherished.” Read more here.

Finally, how to you resolve conflict, communicate better and substitute positivity for negative feelings toward your spouse? Well, all of those things are impossible to accomplish without God’s help, so the rest of the Marriage Builders series offers Scripture, Godly wisdom and helpful tips on how to move from surviving to thriving in your marriage relationship.

You can see all of the Marriage Builder posts here, and please let us know if these resources are helpful to you.

About The Author
Dani Nichols
Dani Nichols
Hi, I'm Dani. As managing editor of Trochia, my job is to edit all of our pieces and give our writers guidance with excellence, Biblical truth and gracious storytelling in mind. I love our mission and community here at Trochia and am so honored to work with this incredible team. I'm married to Adam and have beautiful baby girl, Adelay. We live in Oregon and enjoy kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing and sharing good food with friends and family.
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  • Richard Krejcir
    February 13, 2014 at 9:41 am

    A prelude to my new book on marriage coming out in 2 months, be blessed all!

  • Marita Page
    February 14, 2014 at 8:11 am


  • Victor Lopez
    February 14, 2014 at 8:43 am


  • Amar Tangoore
    February 14, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Okka sari dhagar lekapotte dear
    Dear okka sari dhagar lekapotte
    Adhi easyga gynapakam pettukovachu
    Dhagara okka sari hounte but kani
    Chala kastam parichipodaniki dear
    Okka sari Happy Valentine’s Day

  • Robin Lynn Shannon-Wilson
    February 14, 2014 at 11:24 am


  • Wendell Carswell
    February 17, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Watch out for the Wolf in sheeps
    STAY AWAKE JESUS said “Be Cautious as Serpent ,But Innocent as a Dove.”
    Among whom the god ( satan ) of this system of things ( the world ) has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, ( ones not.putting faith in JEHOVAH )that the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of GOD, might not shine through.
    (2 Corinthians 4:4)
    Look out that no one takes you captive by means of the philosophy and empty deception according to human tradition, according to the elementary things of the world and not according to Christ;
    ( Colossians 2:8 )
    However, there also came to be false prophets among the people, as there will also be false teachers among you. These will quietly bring in destructive sects, and they will even disown the owner who bought them, bringing speedy destruction upon themselves.
    ( 2 Peter 2:1)
    Their eyes are full of adultery and are unable to desist from sin, and they entice unstable ones. They have a heart trained in greed. They are accursed children.
    ( 2 Peter 2;14 )
    Listen there are tuns of pastors,preachers, so called fathers, ministers, Rabbi ,Popes ,who stand on a stage,tickling the ear, teaching from there mouth, instead of showing you from GOD’s Holy Book.
    Its not right to judge others not my place, that’s position is for JEHOVAH , but we can use our Discernment.
    Remember GOD covered all things in the scriptures at
    2 Timothy 4:3 it reads;
    For there will be a period of time when they will not put up with the wholesome teaching but according to their own desires, they will surround themselves with teachers to have their ears tickled.
    JESUS said; My sheep listen to my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
    ( John 10:27 )
    Remember how can you know his voice,if you don’t study his teachings.
    So plz don’t be fooled ,remember UR own life is at hand.
    Beware of False teaching
    ( 1 Peter 3:12-15 ) To get a greater understanding of the scripture I (opened it up with scripture in brackets) to get a greater understanding.
    For the eyes of JEHOVAH are on the righteous, and his ears listen to their supplication, but the face of JEHOVAH is against those doing bad things.”
    ( opening up this verse for better understanding @ Psalms 34:12-16 reads; Who among you takes pleasure in life And would love to see many good days? Then guard your tongue from what is bad, Your lips from speaking deception. Turn away from what is bad and do what is good; Seek peace and pursue it. The eyes of JEHOVAH are on the righteous, And his ears listen to their cry for help. But the face of JEHOVAH is against those doing what is bad, To erase all memory of them from the earth.)
    Back to scripture;
    Indeed, who will harm you if you become zealous for what is good?
    ( now lets open up this line @ Romans 13:3, 4 reads; For those rulers are an object of fear, not to the good deed, but to the bad. Do you want to be free of fear of the authority? Keep doing good, and you will have praise from it; for it is GOD’s minister to you for your good. But if you are doing what is bad, be in fear, for it is not without purpose that it bears the sword. It is GOD’s minister, an avenger to express wrath against the one practicing what is bad.)
    Back to scripture;
    But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are happy. ( open this up @ Matthew 5:11, “Happy are you when people reproach you and persecute you and lyingly say every sort of wicked thing against you for my sake. Rejoice and be overjoyed, since your reward is great in the heavens, for in that way they persecuted the prophets prior to you. & 1Peter 2:19 For it is agreeable when someone endures hardship and suffers unjustly because of conscience toward GOD.)
    However, do not fear what they fear, nor be disturbed.
    ( Matthew 10:28 do not become fearful of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, fear him who can destroy both soul and body in Ge·hen′na.
    But sanctify the Christ as Lord in your hearts, always ready to make a defense before everyone who demands of you a reason for the hope you have, but doing so with a mild temper and deep respect.
    ( open this verse up @ Colossians 4:6 Let your words always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should answer each person.)
    Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, knowing that we will a receive heavier judgment.
    ( James 3:1 )
    So first and for most GOD name is JEHOVAH ,yes open UR Bible Psalms 83:18 & Exodus 6:3 or google it ,,notice all these so called teachers are afraid of that name they use GOD or Lord ,that’s titles, remember JEHOVAH himself said satan is the god of this world, @ 1 John 5:19
    We know that we originate with GOD, but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one.
    I know this is long but its the truth, I don’t judge not my job, but I share this to get you in UR Bible do not be blinded, by darkness and False teachings.
    Remember what Our Most High GOD said in Psalms 91:14 GOD said: “Because he has affection for me, I will rescue him.
    I will protect him because he knows my name.
    So don’t ask what’s GOD name look in it Bible stop taking these 1 line scriptures they dishing out and UR screaming Amen, I see the comments look …..
    Psalms 83:18 &Exodus 6:3 if you don’t have UR Bible google.
    The new king James Bible just released its version and put JEHOVAH back into its rightful place over 6.972 times back to its rightful place.
    Remember when JESUS taught and died for you did he sell you anything, did he ask for money, was he wealth here on earth, not a dime,,,,please think and
    Know the Truth!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ItuaBlssinge
    May 9, 2015 at 5:31 pm

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