Building oneness in a marriage
–There are some things your car – and marriage – can’t run without.
1. Fuel of commitment
-Commitment is a lifelong choice of unconditional love
-Love = giving another person what they need the most when they deserve it the least at great
-Jesus on the Cross
-Hebrews 13:5 – God shows the kind of commitment we need.
-Every time you do something for your mate when you don’t want to, the commitment grows and it
communicates that to them and fuels your marriage.
2. Oil of communication
-Keep communicating or it melts down.
3. Tune-up of caring
-Have fun, go on dates, enjoy one another, and goof off together.
-Time alone as a couple to have fun together.
-Where and how can you build in the fun and joy of friendship back into your relationship?
4. Navigational system of commission
-Where are you going as a couple?
-Common mission pulls people together.
-What do you do together as husband and wife that matters more than both of you individually?
-These would be the things you pray about.
-Things you work on together.
(much of this wisdom in one form or another I have learned from Chip Ingram)