Marriage Course - September 12, 2012

Day 26 - The Importance of Shared Faith

When we expect our partner to meet all our needs, We inevitably fail each other and get hurt, causing our marriage to spiral downward.

When we look to God to meet our needs for significance, security, and self-esteem, we are better able to give to each other.

Praying Together

• helps us connect with each other in a meaningful way
• ensure prayers are vertical, not horizontal and manipulative
• five to ten minutes a dad is better than one hour every month
• ask each other, What can I pray for you today?"
• accept the same requests day after day
• draw on God's promises from the Bible and start with thankfulness
• don't give up even if you have young children
• the closer each of us is individually in our relationship with God, the closer we are to each other as husband and wife
• if one has upset the other, say sorry before praying
• be deliberate and plan it into your schedule
• if you're not comfortable praying, find other ways to connect and support each other on a daily basis

Question:Ask your husband or wife if there's one thinq they’re concerned about at the moment. Then if you are comfortable prayinq, pray for each other. Otherwise, express your support in some other way.

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The aim of The Marriage Course is to help couples grow closer through:

  • choosing commitment to each other and to their marriage
  • spending time looking at relevant issues together
  • increasing their understanding of each other
  • developing good habits

Tell each other your strongest memory of the first time you met and what first attracted you to one other.


5 Comments

  1. admin
    November 8, 2012

    Welcome to the first day of the Marriage Course!

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  2. admin
    November 8, 2012

    Welcome again!

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  3. Ryan Sim
    November 13, 2012

    Welcome to the first day of the Marriage Course! Why has no one else commented? Because we’ve just launched, and you’re one of the first to enjoy our new app and web site. Please feel free to comment and ask questions in this space, but make sure you discuss anything specific to your marriage with your spouse only.

    Enjoy the course!

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  4. Sisireia
    January 31, 2013

    I am excited about this course. This was a phenomenal novel idea.

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  5. Leovino
    July 12, 2018

    Thank you for sharing this course…continue to be a blessing, God bless

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