You’ve been married for a few years, maybe more, maybe less. Communication and love are more important than ever between you and your partner, but it’s easy to fall into some ruts and bad habits, relying on the spark of love (or something else) to see you through.
Don’t settle for bad habits of speaking to one another.
At Christ Community Church, we’re finishing up The Marriage Course from Alpha, so this week all of our links have to do with married life: love, communication in conflict, and the road to ruin– if you don’t pay attention.
What does love look like way down the line, when one of you is slipping away? Learn and see in Bill and Glad’s short video.
the good news is that prayer is not an item that can be ticked off on a to-do list. And there is freedom in recognizing this.
Check out the rest of the article to learn about praying freely.
We all say, “I’ll pray for you” and then many of us forget to carry through. Here’s a beautiful example of being intentional about using your everyday life activities as a reminder to pray for others: “My praxis of prayer” by Kelley Nikondeha.
If you are married and you and your partner share a common faith, then he or she is a natural prayer partner. This post from Simple Marriage can help you pray for and with one another in a way that gets you talking, thinking and lifting others up to God.
This post provides resources and inspirational/challenging stories about the habit of prayer for adults.
Next, here’s a challenge for husbands to think small as they love their wives. As Doug says,
Let me set the record straight–size DOES matter.
Research points to the fact that women prefer small.
Last Sunday’s sermon was on the Parable of the Mustard Seed. It dealt with how the smallest and most insignificant things are used by God for something much greater.
And if praying with your partner is something you would like to do (or to do better), Simple Marriage has some helpful tips and suggestions in “Powerful Partner Prayer.” There were audio difficulties the Sunday we talked about marriage from the book of Proverbs at CCC, so there’s no link to share.
This post was created for married adults and touches on themes of relationships, communication, prayer, service, attitude and lifestyle.
It was supposed to be a momentous occasion—the day I would walk down the aisle in my mother’s lace wedding gown, peonies in hand, best friend at my side, family and friends looking on with joy. It was supposed to be the day I started a new chapter, the day my dreams would be fulfilled. Little did I know, God had other plans.
The Holy Spirit is speaking to you about your relationships. Are you listening?
Read M. Connor’s story about loving and losing while faithfully following Christ.
This story is meant for adults who are thinking about dating, relationships, marriage and singleness.