Sanctified Sex

…Oh, lover and beloved, eat and drink! Yes, drink deeply of your love! —Song of Solomon 5:1 NLT Unlike many of us, God isn’t ashamed of sex. He delights in its beauty and celebrates its purpose. God wants to be intimately involved in our intimacy. Sex within the marital context is not
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Aug 28, 2014

What We Say When We Say “I Do”

“Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them.” —John 13:17 NLT While service blesses the person who receives it, the greatest blessing falls upon the one who serves. Your marriage is poised to become a beautiful picture of God’s love on earth. Your best approach to
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Aug 25, 2014

Exercising Dominion

What is man that You are mindful of him…? You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet… —Psalm 8:4, 6 NKJV Selflessness and a heart to serve are part of our inheritance as believers in Christ. These amazing characteristics of our
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Aug 21, 2014

Your Role and Your Worth

…God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. –Genesis 1:27 NLT Scripture is clear: both men and women are image-bearers reflecting the nature of God. Male and female are different, but they are equally important in
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Aug 18, 2014

Empowered to Serve

When people refer to the so-called “marriage passage” in Ephesians 5, they typically start with verse 22—the one that tells wives to submit. But Paul’s exhortation actually begins earlier in the chapter. To fully grasp how our marriages are to portray the relationship between Christ and
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Aug 14, 2014

The Marriage of Your Dreams

…“You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave.
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Aug 11, 2014

Unrealistic Expectations

“… If you’re capable of growing into the largeness of marriage, do it.” —Matthew 19:12 The Message If you’ve been married for any length of time, you’ve realized marriage is made of more than romantic dates, seamless compatibility, and days free from responsibility. Marriage is
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Aug 7, 2014

Adjusting Your Perspective

…Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. Think about all you can praise God for and be glad about. —Philippians 4:8 TLB When it comes to thinking about your mate, what are you
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Aug 4, 2014

Why Should I Forgive?

Many believe forgiveness should be withheld until adequate recompense is received. How many of us have said, “I’ll forgive them when they change”? But in God’s kingdom, forgiveness is not optional. It’s the only way of life. The more we forgive, the more we become like our Father in
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Jul 31, 2014
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