Cindy and I consider it a privilege to be invited into your marriages every week through these Marriage Messages. We are always seeking God as to what we should share with you from week to week, and He has been faithful to guide us. This Sunday, as we celebrate the resurrection of Christ, we want to offer the following prayer of blessing for you and your marriage:
Father in heaven, first, we want to thank you for the gift of eternal life you have given to all who call on the name of Jesus, whose resurrection we celebrate. And I want to thank you for personally working in Cindy and my marriage to redeem and resurrect what once was “dead” and now, to allow us to participate with You in this ministry as it touches thousands of marriages every week.
It is in the name and the authority of Jesus that we come to ask you to bless each husband and wife who reads this message this week. (more…)
SCRIPTURES to Bring You Closer in Your Marriage
Suggestion: Make a copy of these scriptures for your everyday use. Read one Bible passage a day, together with your spouse (if possible), for the next 142 days. After reading the passage of the day, if your spouse will participate with you, take the time to discuss what it means to each of you personally in light of your marriage, and/or pertaining to marriage in itself.
You can take a prayer/share walk together, or sit with each other enjoying cups of coffee or tea or soda or whatever, using the passage of the day as your springboard for time you spend in “couple time,” strengthening your marriage as a “chord of three strands.”
As you discuss these passages, you may find that you will not always think alike, in how you see these scriptures applying to your marriage, but the main goal is to “think together” —to find ways to build relationship bridges so you “walk together” through your marriage journey.
Sometimes deep discussion will ensue, sometimes confession may be appropriate, sometimes apologies, but always giving grace and building relationship bridges is important. Look to be dispensers of grace, rather than vessels of criticism. This is a relationship building time with you, your spouse and God together in partnership. (more…)
- Cindy Wright – April 21, 2014
I don’t think there is any pain that can compare to loving someone so deeply that you would die for him or her, and yet he or she has decided that the feeling is not mutual and has made the decision to up and leave you. That’s the pain that is shared with us, through this ministry, over and over again. The spouse left behind is absolutely devastated! How much we grieve for those who are experiencing this deep, deep grief and the confusion of rejection.
Sadly, I can say that I understand… at least to a large degree. No one’s experience is the same, so no pain can be completely understood. But sadly, so very, very sadly, I know a huge part of that pain. How I wish I didn’t! No one should suffer that type of cutting, searing hurt.
I have to say here that my husband Steve has not left me. We are doing fine in our relationship. Thank you Jesus! But a year ago today we received the horrible news that one of our sons has decided he doesn’t want to be a part of our lives anymore. I won’t tell you his name, even if you guessed it, I wouldn’t do so. That’s not what this blog is about. But after a year of grieving silently, I feel that God is telling me that I need to share the pain and some things that I have learned since that horrible day since we received the email that has changed our lives forever. (more…)