From the blog this week: Joy in Sorrow
“When you are married to someone who does not share your same fundamental beliefs, then your life is going to feel like two people rowing on opposite ends of a boat in different directions, pulling two different ways. This will apply in making decisions, managing money, raising children—in every area of your life together—and it will leave you constantly misunderstood and at odds.”
“I have never met a mature, fruitful, strong, spiritually discerning Christian who is not full of Scripture, devoted to regular meditation on Scripture, and given to storing it in the heart through Bible memorization — and that’s not a coincidence.”
“The confession of our hope is found in the words of the Bibles that sit dusty on our nightstands or coffee tables. How can we hold fast to our faith in Christ if we never examine what it is we’re holding fast to?”
“What you’ll hear in this episode
- The importance of bringing your marriage into the local church and how to do that in a biblical, safe, and helpful way.
- Why open and honest communication is so vital in marriage.
- Some of the best ways to resolve conflict in marriage.
- The role of keeping short accounts with the Lord plays in keeping short accounts with our spouse.
- The importance of friendship in marriage and advice for couples in growing in friendship with one another.
- The role the local church has in helping spouses handle conflict well in their marriage.
- The importance of building trust in a marriage and how to go about that in your marriage.
- Advice for pastors and ministry leaders on helping cultivate healthy marriages and equip married couples in our local churches.”