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Thursday, June 11, 2015
"Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.” (Words of Jesus in Matthew 19:6 NLT)
Thoughts for Today
God created the marriage relationship to be permanent. Too often today people enter marriage with a "we'll see how it works" attitude. At the first sign of trouble, they are ready to run their separate ways.
Consider this …
The Bible is filled with ways to make your marriage permanent. Here are just a few.
“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven." (Words of Jesus in Luke 6:37 NLT)
No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead. (Philippians 3:13 NLT)
And “Don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry. (Ephesians 4:26 NLT)
Gentle words are a tree of life. (Proverbs 15:4 NLT)
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. (1 Corinthians 13:4-5 NLT)
Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. (Romans 12:10 NLT)
Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. (Proverbs 4:23 NLT)
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. (James 5:16 NLT)
Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. (Proverbs 3:6 NLT)
These thoughts were drawn from …
Committed Couples: God's Plan for Marriage & the Family by Dr. Jimmy Ray Lee. Whether in a private or group setting, couples will be encouraged spiritually and romantically as they research biblical principles that affirm their vows. This book can help every married couple grow spiritually and emotionally in their relationship. It is also a great help for engaged-to-be-married couples.
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