In this world where there is an overload of information available at our fingertips, we will come across all kinds of advice on how we should live out our married lives. And much of it can be GREAT! We can get advice from family, friends, pastors, counselors, books, DVD’s, CD’s, web sites, blogs on web sites (such as we have on the Marriage Missions web site where we encourage others to help one another in the various aspects of marriage), and Marriage Messages such as this one, to name just a few.
However, the best advice you can get is from God Himself as you pray, and from the Bible. The Bible is a wonderful guide that God has given us to help us live out the principles for loving our spouse as Christ loves the church. (more…)
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” (Colossians 4:2)
“Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints [which would include your wife]. (Ephesians 6:18)
I love something that author, Nancy Anderson wrote in her book, “Avoiding The Greener Grass Syndrome” —because I’ve personally found it to be so true, when Steve prays for me: (more…)
Here’s an all too familiar scenario: You “fell in love” with your spouse before marrying and then AFTER marrying, you look at him or her and think, “Who IS this person?” He or she is totally different than you thought… and you feel deceived —either by your spouse, or by yourself because you realize that you didn’t ask enough questions. Or maybe it was that you didn’t pay attention to the red flags that were popping up all over trying to warn you before you walked down the aisle.
Yes, those are possibilities, but guess what? (more…)