Devotions for dating or engaged couples
Only about 40 percent of those surveyed in a for our good remains the best place for individuals to realize the destiny God has for them, even as society casts its ballot on whether the institution is still valid.Marriages today are crumbling at a high rate — not because we no longer get along, but because we have lost sight of the blessing tied to a biblical marriage. Yet because we have made second things first, as important as second things are, we are having trouble living out either.Philemon’s slave Onesimus had run away, met Paul in Rome and become a Christian.Now Paul was sending the slave back to his master, urging Philemon to receive Onesimus, not as mere property, but as a brother. Both possibilities and a variety of others enter a marital relationship. Sometimes, like goats poised for battle on a mountain trail, we come close to butting heads. Sometimes we sit together and lovingly hash things out.Plenty of naysayers, including the Devil himself, would be all too happy to tell you that. The good news for married couples who may have lost their first love is that it can be regained.
Marriage makes two individuals even stronger as one.
Treat it with the honor, attention and love that it deserves.
And you’ll revive that which caused you to marry in the first place.
Both are incredibly talented and could be performing as soloists, but together they push musical boundaries to create even more. Oneness means working together toward the same goal.
Couples working together toward the same goal will have to communicate, cooperate and merge strengths while overlooking or overcoming weaknesses. The stronger you are together, the stronger you will be as individuals.
Marriage is a covenantal union designed by God in order to strengthen the capacity of each partner to carry out His plan in their lives. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother, and the two shall become one flesh; so they are no longer two, but one flesh.” — Mark 10:6-8 (NASB) Imagine what an impressive concert pianist can do, then multiply times two — on a single piano.