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The Best Time You’ll Spend with Your Kids

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Some dads are great at spending quality time with their kids.

Every once in a while, they’ll take their kids on a huge, extravagant trip that they’re sure to love! But when it comes to the day to day relationship, they’re far from present.

Other dads are great at spending quantity time with their kids.

They’re sure to be with their kids as much as possible. But all those days together, dad is busy checking his email or on business calls.

But the best time with your kids happens when quality and quantity meet! This means making the most of each and every day with your kids.

Share with us in a comment below how you can spend quality and quantity time with your children this week!


Posted on: April 27, 2016

 

Trusting God with Your Time

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We all want to be in control.

We want to be in control of our marriage, our kids, our job, our finances, our time, and everything else you can think of!

But would that really be best?

If you were to take control of your entire life and everything in it, do you think you could do it better than God? Do you think that you would be wise enough to take care of everything perfectly?

In Jeremiah 29:11, God says, “For I know the plans I have for you…plans to prosper you and not to harm you.” If we believe this, that means that God’s plans for you are GOOD! God’s plan for your marriage, your kids, your job, your finances…and even your time.

So stop trying to take control and start trusting God!


Posted on: April 27, 2016

 

How to Be Honest and Kind

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We all know that being honest is a great characteristic.

But how can we balance between these two famous sayings on honesty: “Honesty is the best policy!” and “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” ?

Early on in marriage, there will many times when you’ll struggle between honesty and kindness. Your spouse will ask for an honest answer, but your honest answer may be hurtful. So how can you choose honesty and kindness?

Well when you consistently work to put your spouse’s needs and feelings above your own, your honest thoughts will develop into kind thoughts. Instead of working against each other, your honesty and kindness will begin to work together!

Because when you love your spouse with Christ-like love, even your most honest thoughts about your spouse and your marriage will become kind thoughts!

How can you show honesty and kindness to your spouse today? Comment below with your idea!


Posted on: April 19, 2016

 

God’s Plan for Your Life

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Life is full of surprises.

Some surprises are good, while others are not so good.

But here’s the great news: when you trust in God, you don’t have to worry about surprises! Because you know that no matter what happens in life, God’s plan for you is always in motion.

So be sure to check out some of our favorite bible verses on God’s sovereign plan!

  • “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” Jeremiah 29:11
  • “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
  • “‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the LORD.” Isaiah 55:8
  • “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9
  • “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5

What’s your favorite bible verse about God’s plan for your life? We’d love for you to share it in a comment below!


Posted on: April 19, 2016

 

Your Source of Grace and Strength

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We look for grace and strength in many different places.

We look to our careers, our abilities, our families, our friends, and even our bank accounts. And while we may find grace and strength from time to time in these places, this is not always the case.

We live in a broken world. That means that even the best things in this world will disappoint us at times. The only one who will never disappoint us? God. 

God can be trusted to keep His promises. God can be trusted to encourage you through difficult times. And God can be trusted to be your unending source of grace and strength.

So what are you waiting for? Turn to Him today and find all the grace and strength you need.


Posted on: April 14, 2016

 

How Common Interests Lead to an Uncommon Marriage

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Time is a funny thing.

Time has the ability to strengthen or weaken us, to grow us or guard us, to heal us or harm us. But when it comes to marriage, we believe that time can definitely be on our side. It’s all about learning how to use time for our good!

One way to do this is to keep common interests in common. No matter how much time goes by, connecting with your spouse is vital to a successful marriage.

So take a bit of time today to think through some of those common interests that first brought you together: sports, music, movies…the list goes on and on! Then surprise your spouse by reworking those common interests back into your daily lives together. This is a sure way to make your marriage an uncommon marriage!

What are some of you and your spouse’s common interests? We’d love for you to comment with your answer!


Posted on: April 14, 2016

 

How to Trust God Through the Trials

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We all face trials.

We face disappointments from friends, lost jobs, financial instabilities, sick children, emotionally distant spouses, deaths of family members…the list goes on and on. And when these trials arise, we often keep our eyes on the situation at hand and allow ourselves to become overwhelmed by the difficulties.

But instead of looking down at your awful circumstances, we want to encourage you to look up! In Hebrews 13:5, God promises, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” This means that God is by your side through thick and thin. He walks with you through the mountaintops as well as the valleys.

So don’t lose hope! Be sure to look up and keep your eyes on God.

What are you struggling through right now? Feel free to share your story with us below.


Posted on: April 06, 2016

 

Meaning of Commitment in Marriage

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We’ve all heard that marriage is a “50/50” commitment. We’ve all heard that spouses need to each do their part. We’ve all heard that marriage is about what you can get and how you can be made happy.

But we want to let you in on a little secret: none of that is true.

Instead, marriage is a “100/100” commitment. It requires us to give all of ourselves to our spouse each and every day. We’re called to give our love, our time, and our energy to serve our spouse well. Why? Because that’s what God does for us.

God doesn’t call you into a “50/50” relationship with Him. He gives you all of Himself. In the same way, He wants you to experience the gift of giving someone your all and doing what’s best for them.

So what are some ways that you can start serving your spouse well? Comment below with your ideas!


Posted on: April 06, 2016

 

First Comes Love…

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Our culture puts a huge emphasis on the wedding day. We focus on the venue, the date, the dress, the cake, and every little detail in between. But once the wedding day is over, many couples find themselves at a loss of what to do.

Here’s the problem: we spend too much time preparing for the wedding and too little time preparing for the marriage. When we put all our time and energy into the wedding celebration, we fail to put time and energy into getting ready for a commitment.

So as your friends or older children begin contemplating marriage, be sure to encourage them to prepare for the wedding AND the marriage. Help them learn and understand what a lifetime journey of commitment truly means!


Posted on: March 29, 2016

 

Keeping Christ at the Center

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We believe that strong marriages come down to one thing: Christ. When Christ is at the center of your relationship, all other good things will flow naturally. So today, let’s take a look at how a Christ-centered marriage will bring love, grace, forgiveness, and perseverance to you and your spouse!

Love: When you understand God’s everlasting love for you, you’re better able to love your spouse. You learn to love them for all their wonderful qualities and all their not-so-wonderful qualities. You learn to love them in the good times and in the bad times.

Grace: When you know that God is the only one who can truly fulfill you, you’ll stop expecting perfection from your spouse. This will free you to offer grace to your spouse when they disappoint you or let you down!

Forgiveness: When you experience the forgiveness of Christ for all of your sins, your life will change. With this joy and humility, you become equipped to forgive your spouse no matter what the circumstances. Why? Because Christ always forgives you.

Perseverance: When you keep your eyes focused on Christ, perseverance is inevitable. You have your eyes on the prize: an eternity in Heaven worshipping the one you love! This allows you to persevere with your spouse through whatever trials life may throw at you.

 

What are some other benefits of a Christ-centered relationship? Share your thoughts with us below!


Posted on: March 29, 2016

 

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