Category Archives: Marriage

How It Works

Philip.2:2 “…loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. 3 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. 4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.

This scripture shows us everything required to make our relationships, our marriages work. Take each item as a step and action on them, setting goals for yourself and see what will happen. Read the rest of this entry

“We” Power

Gen.11:6 [KJV] “And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.”

We are the church. The church operates on the power of “we”. We need to understand the power of “We”. If you look at the shadow of the New Testament which is the Old Testament, Read the rest of this entry

From Victory

Col.2: 13 You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. 14 He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross.”

If you are a genuine Christian, it would not be long before the enemy attacks you. The reality is, the enemy is going to come at you whether you like it or not. Read the rest of this entry

Verbalize Gratitude

Prov. 25:11 (KJV) “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.”

 

If you decide to give two of your friends a gift for no reason, a gift they neither worked for nor deserved, one of them is deeply appreciative of the gift and thanks you every day nonstop for one week.

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In Love

Eph.4:15 “Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.”

 

The truth is that a lot of our loved ones that we have spent years talking to about Christ, are actually blind. They are blind to The Truth so they cannot receive the good news that you bring.

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You Must Not

Ex.20:15 “You must not steal.”

 

The eighth commandment reveals our struggle with integrity. The root cause of stealing is the desire to get as much as possible while giving as little as possible.

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Original Blueprint

Heb.13:4 (NRSV) “Let marriage be held in honour by all, and let the marriage bed be kept undefiled; for God will judge fornicators and adulterers.”

 

There are different seasons in marriage and the same applies to sexual intimacy within the marriage.

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Parenting

Isa.40:11 “He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to his heart. He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young.”

 

Effective parenting only happens within the confines of sufficiency, wisdom, and love. Abuse begins when authority is misused outside of these lines. Read the rest of this entry

Love Worthy

John 15:16 “You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name” [with emphasis]

 

Love is a choice; choosing the other person. When you marry someone, loving him or her is a choice. Even the decision to marry your spouse was the result of a choice. When you choose God, you have chosen to follow God. Read the rest of this entry

Do It Quickly

Eph.4:26-27 (GN) “If you become angry, do not let your anger lead you into sin; and do not stay angry all day.  Don’t give the devil a chance.”

 

The fifth way to deal with difficult people is Resolve The Conflict Quickly. The question is, should a Christian ever get angry? Did Jesus ever get angry? Yes, Jesus did but that is not a license to be short fused. Inevitably, sometimes we get angry but God’s Word says, Eph.4:27 (Philips) “Never go to bed angry!” Read the rest of this entry