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Thought for the Week: Psalm 103: 10-12

by admin on June 23, 2013 in Relationship, Thought for the Week with No Comments

Heavenly Father, You are the source of true peace, love, and forgiveness. Because You are all-powerful, I know that You can forgive my husband through me even when I am too weak to do so. Let the sun never go down on my anger, and help my husband and I to work through our sin, hurt, and anger with the very grace and mercy that You have given each of us. Teach us how to love like You love. Thank You, Lord! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Receiving the Vows

by admin on June 13, 2013 in Relationship, Rings, Vows with No Comments

Receiving love from someone, even in moments when you don’t want to, is a strong statement of trust, humility, and gratitude. Receiving your spouse’s promise to love faithfully, especially in moments where you might not clearly see it acted on, is an even stronger statement of faith in God to uphold the promise in all circumstances.

With both the wedding vows and the ring vows, consider taking the time in your ceremony to acknowledge and receive the commitment your spouse is making to you. You can add a spoken acknowledgment that your guests can hear or you can make it a private look in each other’s eyes or a squeeze of your hands that is just between the two of you in order to say, “Yes, I receive your promise for our marriage.”

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Thought for the Week: John 3:16

by admin on July 22, 2012 in Relationship, Spouse, Thought for the Week with 2 Comments

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). You are loved.  You know that, I presume, if you have said yes to marry someone.  But do you know that in the truest sense of the word?  Do you know…continued here

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Spectacularly…

by admin on July 17, 2012 in Faith, Sermon, Vows with 109 Comments

I’m always surprised when I hear a fresh wedding homily, and yet, I’ve never heard two alike. I think my surprise is due to the fact that so many of them are so seriously great that I can’t imagine the pastor ever using a different one. Praise the Lord that He keeps His Truth spoken in fresh ways.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Lasting Love

by admin on June 7, 2012 in Faith, Relationship with No Comments

Loving even when you don’t feel in love is not disappointing. This kind of love, agape love, defies the depths of eros love (love as a feeling, or romantic love), but it takes a journey of trust, patience, and humility to discover that. If you have never been taught the difference between agape and eros, then you can easily be mislead in the midst of a distant or irritable season of marriage.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

What I’ve Learned about God from My Spouse

by admin on April 17, 2012 in Faith, Purpose, Relationship, Spouse with No Comments

As Chris was preparing the “What I’ve Learned about God from My Spouse” lesson for our next week’s Young Marrieds group at church, he got me thinking.  Here is my response to that question: My life has been a string of misadventures, all in the pursuit of being known and loved anyway.  You see, I…continued here

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