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.
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.
Marriage Builders: Substitute Negativity for Positivity
Authentic Christian love is the surrender of our will to God’s, and part of that surrender changes the words we say and the way we think. Although sometimes the idea of positive thinking can be abused, it is nonetheless a call from our Lord. It does not replace His Holy Spirit and Word, but it will impact all that we are and can greatly change our relationships.
Marriage Builders : Can We Follow Our Hearts?
The world tells us that to be in love and have that perfect marriage, we must follow our hearts. Is this true? What does God say about healthy marriages and relationships? Through this Marriage Builder series, you can start a “love dare” that will allow you to rebuild, rehab, and improve—take what God has given and use His tools for relationship bliss!