Devotions for dating or engaged couples
Instead of butting heads with Philemon, Paul extended a hand of love. What is helpful and healthy in good relationships is honesty.Not just truthfulness that blurts out every last thought, but self-awareness that is not deceptive.
— Philemon 1:8–9 During the Reformation, when Martin Luther and Ulrich Zwingli were exchanging strong words about Biblical interpretations and ecclesiastical practices, Zwingli spent a troubled morning walking the mountain trails of his beloved Switzerland.
What happens in our relationship whenever that topic comes up? • When we disagree, does one of us generally dominate the other? If we videotaped one of our arguments and showed it to a friend or a marriage counselor, what would they say?
While Californian Glynn “Scotty” Wolfe had the distinction of 29 marriages during his lifetime, many couples see no reason to tie the knot at all.
Marriage is not merely a social contract; it is a sacred covenant. When God’s purpose and principles for marriage are undermined, then His image becomes distorted.
It is not simply a means of looking for love, happiness and fulfillment. Kingdom couples must view marriage through God’s kingdom lens.