God has established marriage for our welfare and enjoyment. Marriage make sacred the union between man and woman and offer to each the opportunity to grow together in more complete manhood and womanhood.
Our Lord has declared that a man shall leave his parents and shall unite with his wife. He has commanded through his apostles and husbands and wives love and cherish each other throughout their lives and they shall give each other strength and compassionate understanding and together share their joys and pains.
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WAVA A new school year, the prices of everything getting out of control, and a culture actively bent on destroying your values. Times like these can put immense stress on your relationship with your spouse. That's why I want to share something with you that can help strengthen your marriage for the tough times we're all going through, and the even more challenging times that are likely ahead. Specifically, it will help you find unique ways to love and cherish your spouse. But what does it mean to truly cherish your mate? The dictionary says the word “cherish” means “to treasure, to nurture, to show tenderness.” Does your marriage look like that? Or are you starting to feel disconnected from each other? Husbands and wives who cherish one another understand that God created everyone different, and as a result, they treasure their spouse’s unique characteristics. My wife, Erin, and I want to help you do just that. So this week, instead of bingeing that new show on Netflix, will you take some time to focus on your marriage? To help you get started, we have enlisted the help of our good friend Gary Thomas — a best-selling marriage author, speaker, and pastor. Gary’s newest book tackles this very subject! It’s called Cherish: The One Word that Changes Everything for Your Marriage. This excellent resource is positively brimming with practical, relevant, biblical counsel to help husbands and wives grasp the profound importance of cherishing their mate — and putting it into practice every day of the year. We’d like to offer you a copy of Cherish for a gift of any amount. Simply visit the link below to make your gift and request your copy. It’s as simple as that! Erin and I truly want Cherish to bless you and your spouse. Our prayer is that it will help you find new ways to shower each other with honor and love, and that it will enable you to find deeper connection and intimacy on your journey together. Take this time to invest in your marriage, Robin! You can get started by clicking the button below. Click here to get your copy!May God bless your marriage! Dr. Greg Smalley Vice President, Marriage & Family Formation Focus on the FamilyFocus on the Family 8605 Explorer Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80920 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459)
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/Preview episode of LOVING WELL is already available for listening, FocusOnTheFamily.com/shows/loving-well-podcast/The LOVING WELL podcast is one of the best ways to energize you and give you practical ways to treat your spouse like a treasure! Season 5 is all about relying on God’s love to help you in the day-to-day business of marriage.
When a couple gets married, there’s a common set of phrases they tend to hear. In sickness and in health. For richer, for poorer. For better or worse. While those phrases are familiar, they often make couples feel like marriage is an either/or proposition. We’re either rich or poor. Sick or healthy. Better or worse. But is that always the case? What about those in-between times? Those times you and your spouse are OK? Do you always have to be “better” or “worse”? Can you just enjoy the journey together and find happiness in day-to-day living?
Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Being happy isn’t the point of marriage.” But God put you and your spouse on a journey together. In Proverbs 5:19 He tells us to “be intoxicated always in … love.”
Happiness enriches our day-to-day and grows from the small moments – the in-between times. Marital happiness isn’t dependent on the big surprises or best vacations, just as it’s not smothered by the hard seasons that inevitably arise. It is a gift the Lord gives couples to carry a lifetime.
You may feel anything but happy with your marriage. Maybe you’re yearning for simpler times when everything seemed lighter. You’re in the right place. We’ve produced a FREE series of short videos called “Simple Habits for Marital Happiness” featuring Dr. Randy Schroeder, an expert in the field of marriage counseling and happy couples.
We’ve compiled his recent interviews in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio to share practical insights for married couples who want to bring happiness back. Each video in this series also includes discussion questions and links to additional resources.
So, what are you waiting for? The “Simple Habits for Marital Happiness” video series is FREE, and you can sign up right now by clicking on the button below.
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Vice President of Marriage
Focus on the Family
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