Do you give a person the freedom to be completely different from you? Or must we all sound, look, and respond alike?
Immediately upon the mention of the word “honeymoon,” most people picture a time of intimate romance and unrestrained physical affection between newlyweds. There is nothing wrong with such a concept, except for what it implies—that such a show of physical affection is brief…is only for newlyweds…and is necessarily temporary, passing away with the passing of time. But God’s plan is for married couples to enjoy such delights without shame or reluctance until “death do us part.”
Once the foundation of the marriage is firmly laid, six pillars should be built, which will give any family resilience to withstand the erosion caused by the influence of culture.
Think hard about this question for just a moment: what in your life will endure the test of time; what will withstand the ups and downs of the future?
Leisure helps develop in us the capacity to perceive the eternal. It provides the time to get refocused on God and to recall what matters most in life.
Keeping a marriage together is hard work. Making it thrive is even harder. Thankfully, God has filled His Word with principles that breathe life into our unions.
Questions about God and His Word are natural. When questions come, we shouldn’t be afraid to ask them in honest humility.
If your work has become your all-consuming interest or your greatest source of identity, worth, and security, this lesson is for you. Though it may feel unnatural, sit back, put up your feet, and allow yourself to get a grip on leisure.
For the past 26 years during my journey with my wife Cornelia I’ve come to understand two very important elements of a strong marriage.
Two principles for a happy marriage: severance and permanence. You must leave your old family for your new one, and you must stick with it.