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.
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