A gift I gave Andy for Christmas is a new Bible. I LOVE it! It's the Zondervan "Engaged Couples Bible".
"A man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh."
It has 52 devotions inside for couples to do together and I wanted to share one with y'all! This one in particular is so important not only for couples but for individuals as well.
*GROWING WITH OTHERS*
"Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another."
THINK ON THIS:
What kind of friends do you have as a couple? How will you develop relationships with other Christian couples? These are questions you'll soon need to answer. Make an effort to search out couples you both think you'd enjoy as friends and who will give you the opportunity to grow together. Then initiate a relationship with them. If it doesn't work out, start again. Friends who share your commitment to a godly, lasting marriage give you a better chance to develop those things in your marriage. Then, as you grow and mature, you can reach out to those couples and provide the same support for them.
TALK ABOUT THIS:
- If you don't have friends who will help you grow a good marriage, where will you look to find some? How will you approach them to build a relationship?
- If your church has a small-group program, talk together about joining one. It might be just the place to find those friends.
- What do you think you, as a couple, have to offer other Christian couples?
Jesus, you had 12 friends with you wherever you went. We'd like to have friends like that as well. we NEED fiends like that to help us grow, hold us accountable and have fun with. Please put people in our path that will be good for us as individuals and as a couple. Thank you Lord, Amen.
Have a fantastic day! Hope this helps some of y'all as you think about which friends will help you grow!!