Friday, November 29, 2013

Just Do It!

Working and serving in a ministry setting can be a twenty-four-seven gig, yet many of us take little time off to rest and recharge. The idea of Sabbath is often brought up when speaking about time away, but the importance of this cannot be understated. God laid out a plan of weekly work and rest for us to follow.

And by doing so, we create health in our lives, ministries, and marriages. Rest ultimately yields the fruit of our labor to God by allowing circumstances in our daily lives to proceed without us for a time. This is crucial in understanding our limits and placing our complete trust in God’s faithfulness.

So, when it comes to planning and then taking time away, DO IT!

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

6 Relational Tools

The idea of soul care often seems to have negative connotations attached to it, when really, every person and every marriage needs this kind of attention. Working on your marriage is a good thing, not a signal that something is seriously wrong.

We pastors can, at times, have a hard time admitting when things aren‘t going well and when our marriage is anything less than perfectly healthy. Many of us feel that we’re not supposed to share when things are hard or strained. We see this as a sign of weakness or failure, and we want to appear as if our personal lives fulfill the expectations laid out in 1 Timothy 3— to be above reproach, manage our families well, and have children who respect and obey us. The need to work on our marriages, through soul care or counseling, might mean other people will think we aren’t fit for ministry.

But this mind-set couldn’t be further from the truth!

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Our goal of this blog is to share stories (both good and bad), thoughts and insights about our marriage and we would love for you to jump into the conversation.

The goal is to provide three things:
1) HOPE for struggling couples that they are not alone.
2) GROWTH in our marriages and our understanding of marriage.
3) ENCOURAGEMENT to keep loving your spouse unconditionally.