Articles Tagged Christian marriage

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A New Generation

by admin on February 26, 2013 in Relationship with No Comments

Good and bad, we all inherit traits and habits from our parents.  What should you do if those traits are creating harmful patterns in your marriage?  Find out in my article “Breaking Free from Bad Generational Habits” over at Start Marriage Right.

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Wild at Heart

by admin on February 14, 2013 in Relationship, Spouse with No Comments

Marriage is such a gift from God. Despite the pendulum of culture’s trends, God always intends marriage as an opportunity to better the husband and the wife, transforming each more into His image as He created us to be.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

A New Year, A New Hour

by admin on January 1, 2013 in Faith with No Comments

Celebrate a new year today!  Reflect on the past year and talk with God about how He wants you to be intentional for this year.  And then savor that conversation by repeating it each hour (literally or figuratively) so your fresh start can be alive in your life and marriage every day.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Setting Your Marriage Up for Success

by admin on December 11, 2012 in Relationship with No Comments

Marriage is a mystery.  For every set of hurdles there is a victory.  For every sacrifice there is gain.  For every discipline there is freedom.  Marriage is the most rapturous, abundant, exhilarating relationship one can have with another.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Thought for the Week: 1 Chronicles 25:7

by admin on November 18, 2012 in Thought for the Week with No Comments

Lord Jesus, You are the One Who gives me purpose. You knew all the relational roles I would play before I was even born. Help me to learn well how to be a wife so that I might be skillful for You. Let my life and my marriage be a song that praises you continually. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Living a Satisfying and Sustainable Marriage

by admin on November 15, 2012 in Faith, Relationship with No Comments

We do want to be improved people, and we do find satisfaction in relationships that offer that to us, but the transformation does not come from the spouse. The transformation comes from the power of Christ through the Holy Spirit in us. The spouse is merely the vessel for God’s handiwork.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Philippians 4:8 in Marriage: Praiseworthy

by admin on September 6, 2012 in Faith, Spouse with No Comments

When our minds are fixed on praise, the glass becomes half full. Hope becomes stronger. Irritations fade. No matter the season or circumstance we are currently in, we have so much to praise God for because He is always good and there is always a reflection of God in our husbands.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Philippians 4:8 in Marriage: Excellent

by admin on September 4, 2012 in Faith, Spouse with No Comments

Using Hebrews 12:1-3 as your manual for pressing onward towards excellent goals will change you. You will train your mind to think on what is and not on what isn’t. You will find hope in the midst of staleness or despair because you will begin to experience more and more that your life is not just for you; it is for the Lord and He can work with any material on any time frame for any reason. Seek excellence in your marriage by fixing your eyes on Jesus, and God will respond powerfully.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Philippians 4:8 in Marriage: Admirable

by admin on August 30, 2012 in Faith, Spouse with No Comments

Usually we regard with wonder things so great that we can’t comprehend or replicate them. We regard with pleasure things that bring us joy. And we regard with approval things we value. If you combine greatness, joy, and value, your result is something excellent or first-rate. Admiration is merely an organic response to that excellence. Why, then, is it so hard to admire our husbands? If they weren’t excellent men, then we would not have chosen to spend forever with them. Why the discrepancy?

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Philippians 4:8 in Marriage: Lovely

by admin on August 28, 2012 in Spouse with No Comments

There are probably aspects of him about which he is longing for your praise but instead go unnoticed or become routine and expected.  Picture your life without him.  What things would you be left with that he normally does?  What not-so-hot qualities in yourself would no longer be tempered by his presence?  These are the kinds of layers that you want to uncover.

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