|Strengthening Our Marriage
To accomplish God’s purposes for your marriage – to reflect, reproduce and reign together – you must be at one with your spouse and with God. Oneness happens as a result of believing that God has uniquely placed you together in agreement with God’s will and with each other.
The practical results are cooperation, unity and encouragement. In Ephesians 6:12, we learn, “… our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the…spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Practically, our struggle is not against our spouse but against Satan who wants us to believe that our spouse is the problem. We must learn to keep our eyes on Jesus Christ and not on people.
If you are a Christian couple considering marriage, who have been married for a while, or whose marriage is in trouble, God can make the most out of your situation. Rather than relying on psychology or psychiatry, discover God's blueprint for marriage and learn how to experience permanent and fulfilling love.
The power of God's Word will teach you how to integrate the practical and spiritual sides of marriage. You will learn how to transform a performance-based relationship into a relationship based on faith in God's Word.
Two Becoming One Group Study
For eight weeks couples will journey together on the road to a more satisfying marriage. If your marriage is good and you’d like to make it even better, of if you think your marriage could use room for improvement, Two Becoming One is for you. Check meetings times & availability>>
Couples will learn:
- How to eliminate sources of conflict
- How to put Christ at the center of their marriage
- The divine purpose of marriage
- God’s faith-based principles for oneness
- How to build marital intimacy
- How to move from a performance-based to a faith-based relationship
For more information, contact Hector and Miriam Correa at: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Taking Time for Intimacy
Why is it that many of us marry our “soul-mate” and after a few years end up with a “room-mate?” One reason is because over time, many of us stop pursuing intimacy. If a third of marriages end in divorce, what’s the percentage of marriages that end in soul satisfying intimacy?
Many of us “get along” in marriage, but rarely go deep to real oneness. Ask yourself:
1. Are the best memories faded and tinted yellow?
2. Has television replaced conversation?
3. Do all major conversations center on kids?
4. Is conflict handled either by immediate retaliation or stuffing emotions?
Jesus recognized his need to “get away” in order to pursue intimacy with His Father: “After bidding them farewell, He left for the mountain to pray” (Mark 6:46). Often He would steal away from the crowds to be alone with His God. In the same way, soul-satisfying intimacy in marriage requires “mountain-time” with our spouses.
A Challenge to Get Away
When was the last time you and your spouse planned a time to really discuss your marriage?
Most of us “work” on our marriage with leftover minutes. We are swept away by the busy life currents: job, house, school, soccer games, and church meetings.
Many marriage counselors recommend a quarterly retreat without the kids: a day trip, a weekend outing, or a long night out. But unlike the usual movie and dinner, this time is reserved for digging: asking the tough questions, assessing our roles as husband and wife, father and mother, lovers, etc.