“What if marriage was about more than just staying together?”
Gary Thomas, speaker and bestselling author of A Lifelong Love, is challenging married couples to change how they think about their marriage. In an interview with Focus on the Family Canada, he explains why this topic is so important to him and how couples can shift their understanding of marriage – seeing it less as a means of satisfying their own desires and more as an act of worship.
With a new year stretching out before us, full of potential and anticipation, now is the perfect time to look back on the year that’s passed and cherish the best moments in your marriage.
It’s not news that the health of any relationship is dependent on the ability to effectively communicate. And in-law relationships are no different.
When someone talks about “being on mission,” what’s the first thing you think about?
For a lot of people, missions might be limited to the trips people take with their churches to go and build a well or orphanage in a foreign country. And while that’s a great way to serve God’s kingdom, for many it’s not a reality.
And it’s not the only way to be on mission.
Sarah* is a work first, play later kind of person, while her husband, Neil*, is a procrastinator. But when there’s a deadline, Sarah tends to shrivel under the pressure while Neil thrives and is able to swiftly get a lot of work done.
These differences aren’t necessarily good or bad, nor are they right or wrong. They’re just different.