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.
Brokenness and Beauty in Relationships (Take Five)
This week’s links all give wisdom and encouragement for when we feel misunderstood or misused by others. We also discuss how to let God to fill our deepest needs despite our mistakes and the missteps of others. Who is God calling you to be patient with, or encourage this week with understanding and prayer? How can drawing near to Jesus bless your other relationships?
Familiarity Breeds Intimacy, Part 2
Familiarity can actually breed intimacy and bring us closer in our relationships when we shift how we value others, where our focus lies, and we increase our forgiveness, fun and laughter. Through God's Word and true wisdom, we can move from familiar boredom to familiar intimacy that gives hope and joy to ourselves and others.
Wisdom in Relationships, Prayer and Witnessing to Others (Take Five)
Every week, we “take five”, pointing our reader toward five resources from all over the web that encourage growth and healthy discussion for our community. This week, we’re looking at wisdom - wisdom in our marriage relationships, our parenting decisions, our prayer life, our communities and our witness to non-believers. How is God teaching you wisdom this week?
What Does “Hesed” Love Mean to Us Today?
Most of all, hesed is a covenant love—a love that binds God to his people. It is almost exclusively used as a word between God and his people Israel. Understanding this kind of hesed love has changed my relationship with others.
Christian Mentoring, Teaching and Discipleship (Take Five)
Healthy relationships are essential to a healthy spiritual life. In today’s Take Five, we look at friendship, mentors, discipleship, teachers and leaders and how those relationships can be nurtured and grown in a Christ-like way. Use today’s resources to grow a relational area of your life - maybe you need to reach out and ask for a mentor, or maybe you need to be a friend to someone else.