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Marriage Devotion Day 1 – We Are One in Communication

Day 1 - We Are One In Communication

One of the more common complaints I hear from spouses is when one of the partners in the marriage talks about being alone—in their union. These lonely spouses perceive a seemingly invisible barrier between the spouses. It’s a level of communication they cannot change. Listen… Continue Reading …

Marriage Devotion Day 2 – Who Pays for Your Spouse’s Sins?

Who Pays for Your Spouse's Sins

When your spouse sins, who pays for it? Do you make your spouse pay for what they did wrong, or do you take your spouse to Jesus and show them how His death is enough punishment to remove the transgression? Too often, the offended spouse… Continue Reading …

Marriage Devotion Day 3 – Are You for Your Spouse?

Marriage Devotion Day 3 – Are You For Your Spouse

If you are going to imitate the Lord in your marriage (Ephesians 5:1), being “for your spouse” must be near the top of your list of things you want to do. Being for someone is a sound and loving gospel-motivated practice. Are you for your… Continue Reading …

Marriage Devotion Day 4 – No More Condemnation

Marriage Devotion Day 4 – No More Condemnation

How honest can you be with your spouse? Is your marriage vulnerable and safe enough to communicate honestly? Are you free from critique and condemnation, which releases you to talk transparently? Your answers to these questions provide you with an excellent diagnosis of how you… Continue Reading …

Marriage Devotion Day 5 – Strengths and Weaknesses in Marriage

Marriage Devotion Day 5 – Strengths and Weaknesses in Marriage

One of the most potent ways to imitate Jesus in your marriage is by having an other-worldly lack of self-interest (Philippians 2:5-11). One of the statements that connect so well into this concept is that if the gospel truly anchors you, you have nothing to… Continue Reading …

Marriage Devotion Day 6 – His Problems, Her Problems: One Problem

Marriage Devotion Day 6 – His Problems, Her Problems_ One Problem

I watched my wife go through three miscarriages. They happened to her; it was her pain, her disappointment, and her fear. But they were “my miscarriages” too. I did not feel and hurt the way she did. I have no idea of the physical, mental,… Continue Reading …

Marriage Devotion Day 7 – Sex and Marriage

Marriage Devotion Day 7 – Sex and Marriage

Physical intimacy with your spouse requires more from you. Intimacy demands more from two people. You can do many things as a married couple and even pretend to get along, but their intimate life is the litmus test. It is not unusual for a couple… Continue Reading …

Marriage Devotion Day 8 – The Most Effective Thing You Can Do

Marriage Devotion Day 8 – The Most Effective Thing You Can Do

The modeling and practicing of repentance in your home are at the top of the list of what you all should be doing as a couple. If you’re not doing this well, your marriage can only limp along with a Bandaid approach while accelerating the… Continue Reading …

Marriage Devotion Day 9 – Dating to Divorce and How We Got There

Marriage Devotion Day 9 – Dating to Divorce and How We Got There

If you put two sinners in a room (home) for an extended period with no plan for escape, you can expect problems. There may be a lot of love along the way, but there will also be problems. It’s unavoidable. If the lovers aren’t careful,… Continue Reading …

Marriage Devotion Day 10 – Something Must Come Between You Two

Marriage Devotion Day 10 – Something Must Come Between Us

I met with a couple who seemed pretty convinced that the other person in the marriage was the marriage’s biggest problem. Both of them were clear about how the other person was sabotaging their relationship. They had their facts straight and, for the most part,… Continue Reading …