Finally, we need to hear an outside word that we can't quickly rationalize, twist, distort, or ignore. If your relationship becomes the center of their faith, the main and only encouragement they have in Christ, something has gone wrong. All four stand on their own as solid reasons to be committed to gathering (and being a member of) a local body.Who is there to support and encourage when you're having a bad day, or when your relationship needs a check because it's gone off the rails into sin? Even the best married couples need other, godly voices speaking wisdom, conviction, comfort, and healing grace into their lives. Whether you're a Baptist, Anglican, or Presbyterian, you want to be regularly reminded that Christ alone is the source of spiritual life—he died, rose again, and our union with him is the only true food for your soul. Yet all four play an important function with respect to your relationship to each other.I've been working in youth ministry in some capacity for roughly eight years, and this is one of the most common questions I've fielded from young Christians: “How can (insert boyfriend/girlfriend) and I have a Christian dating relationship? ” As often I've heard it, I still love the the heart behind the question.
The love of husband and wife, which gives life to a new human person, is a reflection of the love of the Blessed Trinity.
Holy Mother Church protects, guides, and transmits the truth of the beauty of this sacrament.
Their laughter had dulled, and their distance had grown. Though Tim and Jess are Christians, their dating and engagement were marked with sexual impurity.
Though the early days of their relationship had been fine, over time they made consistent compromises that developed into a deeper pattern of sexual sin.
Sadly, Tim and Jess's story is all too familiar.
Many unmarried Christian couples struggle with sexual sin.
With each short, doable plan, you’ll not only bless your husband–you’ll bless the relationship God created when He brought the two of you together.
Words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, acts of service, physical touching – learning these love languages will get your marriage off to a great start or enhance a long-standing one!
Are you dating and wondering if your relationship is ready for marriage?
Or are you single but wondering if marriage is part of God’s plan for you?
Greg and Erin help couples map out a journey for their marriages so that they can enjoy the passionate and intimate relationship that God has promised.