Colossians 3:12-17 declares that our Lord has given us a wardrobe to wear that will enable us to fulfill the vows that we make to the Lord and to each other on our wedding day. All of us are naturally inclined to go to the wardrobe of the FLESH. This wardrobe produces in us and in our relationships such destructive … Continue reading Cultivating a Healthy Marriage – Clothed with Kindness
“Let us not underestimate how hard it is to be compassionate. Compassion is hard because it requires the inner disposition to go with others to a place where they are weak, vulnerable, lonely, and broken. But this is not our spontaneous response to suffering. What we desire most is to do away with suffering by … Continue reading Compassion at Christmas Time – A Word from Henri Nouwen
This past week while leading a bible study I asked a group of young couples' the question: What particular characteristic of Jesus Christ is most absent from the marriages of your friends? Lots of ideas were suggested. Right out of the gate one person mentioned humility. Pride truly is spiritual cancer that eats up the … Continue reading What particular characteristic of Jesus is most absent from the marriages of your friends?
I think the ultimate act of kindness from Christ in the gospel narrative is when he prays for those who are his executioners. "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do." In marriage, kindness not only involves a willingness to forgive but also an overall readiness to enhance the life of your spouse because … Continue reading Putting on the Kindness of Christ in Marriage
What are you praying for right now for your wife? I have found it most helpful to pray through certain Scriptures for my wife Scottie. One passage that has served as a helpful guide through the years has been Proverbs 31:10-31. Here are several bullet points for prayer. I would urge to use this as … Continue reading Praying for Your Wife