Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cultivating a Close Knit Marriage: Series Introduction

Photo by Josh Ruud
 In honor of Valentine's Day, this month I thought I would focus my posts on making the most of your marriage. God has called all married couples to become "one flesh," and unity and togetherness aren't instantaneous, nor do they come without great work and effort. If we are to have God glorifying marriages that magnify Christ's relationship to His Church, we must daily center our marriages on obedience to His Word.

I am no marriage expert, and God only knows what a long way Niall and I have to go in this department. By God's grace this will be a life long endeavor. And by His grace already at work in our lives we have seen much growth and fruit in our three and a half years. With that growth has come the sweetest delight and joy. My desire is to share the things we have learned and are currently learning and working on with you. ALL married women, please share your words of wisdom in the comments, there is so much we can learn from one another!

How can we cultivate close-knit marriages in a world that hates God, His Church, and the family? You don't have to look hard to see the havoc being wrecked by the enemy on marriages. Sadly, even and especially Christian marriages. That's what we will be looking at in this series! Come along with me as I explore ways the Christian couple can grow in grace together.

Up tomorrow: The Close-Knit Couple is Joined to their Local Church Body!

Linked Up With: Women Living Well, Raising Homemakers, Wifey Wednesday, Encourage One Another and Wise Woman 

Other posts in this series:
The Close Knit Couple is Joined to Their Local Church
The Close Knit Couple Reads Together
The Close Knit Couple Prays Together
The Close Knit Couple Communicates
The Close Knit Couple Fills Their Roles
The Close Knit Couple Has Fun

6 comments:

  1. I love that picture. I'm very thankful for the marriage God has give you and the son He's given me.
    When 2 rivers meet there lots of white water. In a good marriage you've got to learn to shoot the rapids. Godly communication provides a most helpful raft. Attack the problem NOT the person. Consider the intrest of others. And work at soft answers...not something I'm particularly skilled at but I am working on it. In 29 years of marriage (one marriage, one man) I have grown to understand how difficult and complicated communication is but I keep working at it, learning to listen better as I go...I hope.

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    1. Thanks Mama, I like your white water rafting analogy :). Marriage is always a work in progress, Amen? :)

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  2. Tim and I have always said that a commitment to Christ, the Scriptures, and a desire to live rightly towards each other has been the overarching goal for our relationship. These principles saved our dating relationship, caused us to choose marriage, and has helped us to grow greatly in our marriage over our 3.5 years too. :) I'm so excited to read more!

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    1. That is an excellent goal! Thank you for sharing it. :)

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  3. Yes! We have to fight for our marriages ~ the world, the flesh, and the evil one! "With God all things are possible!"

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