Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Better Marriage Part 2 - Building oneness in a marriage

A collection of thoughts and ideas. Check out Part 1 and Part 3 as well.

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
personal cost.
            -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)

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