Do you think our love creates miracles?

When I got home from work my body was aching from exhaustion on so many levels.  My daughter and I snuggled in the bed and watched  The Notebook–the movie.  The rain was coming down outside, the lights were off, we were settled in for a rare “slow down” moment. Nothing was moving my body.  My husband got…

Radical Love

The best gift is radical love.  Love that selflessly looks past hurt, pain, weaknesses and says, “I believe in you and what God is doing in your life.” I’m involved in an ethics class for my program that has brought a heaviness to my heart.  The readings, assignments, and discussions have removed me from the…

The heart of the wise….

“The heart of the wise instructs his mouth and adds persuasiveness to his lips.” Proverbs 16:23 May Jesus who lives within us instruct our mouth. Jesus guard my heart and mouth.  Work in my heart first, so that my mouth will not sin against You.  Lord may my life and words be an encouragement in the hearts…

Special Grace

Grace Over Relationships I Peter 3: 2-7 “being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.” Your spouse is a best friend to grow old with, make mistakes with, and learn from each other.  The importance of being equally yoked–two Christians, who strive in this world together is paramount to…

Igniting the Spark

Romance: Have healthy discussions on likes and dislikes.  We typically express love in our love language, but is this the language of our spouse?  I highly recommend The Five Love Languages book!  They have a little quiz so you can know your spouse’s love language and pursue them with that knowledge. KEY = Prefer one…

Quenching the flame Part II

Yesterday we talked about how jealousy, sex as a weapon, flashbacks, and pornography quench our intimacy.  Today I’d like to continue the information from the workshop: Distorted Views– Don’t use the world’s ideal of intimacy.  When Cosmo has 21 ways to spice your sex life it’s not material you want to read.  Stick to God’s…

Quenching the Flame

In continuation of Lisa Compton’s Intimate Interactions Workshop and adding my thoughts and journey……. The next section of the workshop was Igniting the Spark!  However!  I feel deeply led to come back to that and go to step three next.  Step three is…. Quenching the Flame… This morning my devotional from family life for couples…

Thoughts from Parish about Intimacy in Marriage

After a morning of worship and sharing Parish became weepy and shared this with me.  It was too good not to share.  Thank you Parish for your love, vulnerability, and your willingness to weep with me. God has given man and woman an opportunity through intimacy to create an eternal soul.  The union in marriage is a…

Valentine’s All Year Long

“Be exhilarated always with her love.”  Proverbs 5:1 Moments with You by the Rainey’s has a daily connections for couples.  They suggested having Valentine’s Day all year-long.  What if we were thoughtful and deliberate every time we made plans to romance our spouse? Parish and I signed up for a marriage workshop a month ago…

After A Prayer!

After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD made him prosperous again and gave him twice as much as he had before. Job 42:10 The story of Job.  It intrigues all of us.  We ask a lot of why questions about his losses, wonder about his friends and their intentions, and, admit it, you…

Revelation-Amazing Love

Our Woman of Worth Mentoring Ministries group is studying Revelation.  We were in Chapter 19 and 20 in which God describes the end of the tribulation period, the millennium, and the Great White Throne of Judgment.  Because Revelation is a revealing of things to come all churches and scholars have their beliefs on many of the…

Your Spouse is Your Neighbor

Ephesians 4: You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. 25 Therefore each of you must put off…