Ah the naming of your son or daughter. Everyone dreams and anticipates that moment when you put an identity to the person [...]
For review, the five elements of a healthy marriage we talked about are: Intimacy, Communication, Money, Children and Household management. All five of these elements must rest on the foundation of Love and Forgiveness.
Children and parenting is a huge subject! I’ve narrowed our conversation down to three areas of focus that can help relieve some tension in your marriage, help you identify what kind of parent you are, and help you add value to your kids.
I know what you're thinking. "But I still struggle with sin, and I am in Christ!" Do you remember what I asked you to think about? When you are in Christ, but still sin, it doesn't mean you're a sinner. It just means you need a new way of thinking!
Being intimate involves the mixing of our life with another's, a mingling of souls, a sharing of hearts. This is something we all long for because it's how God made us. We were designed to connect.
Marriage 911 is a free video series designed to help you rekindle a stronger connection with your spouse. It's free!
In the seasons of our life where we feel things are out of balance and heavy, we need to learn some things from Jesus. We need a change of perspective. Maybe we need a new wine-skin. Perhaps we need a complete overhaul. Whatever it is, He will speak to you Words that will shift you into a place of rest for your soul.
Isaiah 53:3 - He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
When communication is working between husband and wife, it seems the rest of the relationship follows. But what happens when communication is broken or toxic? Arguments, misunderstandings, judgments and name calling are just a few of the problems that rise up when we don’t practice healthy communication. And I do mean it is a practice!