Marriage is TOUGH. It is really tough…whoever says it is easy is NOT married….or they are still on their honeymoon. It takes work and if Christ is not at the center of your marriage and He is not at the top of YOUR food chain, you should very well just stop now and call it quits.
It took a long time for me to understand my food chain. First, I placed me on top, Bart next…then we had kids. Kids came to the top, friends came next, then me, then Bart….can you see where I am going with this? The Lord, graciously, took every friend out of my life, He moved family away (this is when you still had to make a long distance call)…there I stood…alone…with “no one.” God replaced those people with an unnatural love for my husband and for Him. He taught me, during these times, to look to Him to fill all the crooks and crannies of my heart and then to look at the GIFT that is my husband.
My daughter is embarking on this winding road and I hope I have instilled in her to love God and solely look to Him to help her through any and everything. Go to the guide book, The Bible, for the daily “how to’s” of living….then look across the table at her GIFT that He gave her, in her future spouse.
Awww…………….if I knew then what I know now………..
About the book:
The Blessings of Unity offers insight and ideas for creating godly unity in our marriages centered around two key concepts:
1) Abiding in the Vine and walking in the Spirit, and
2) Learning and applying the concept of unity.
Unity is achieved when a man and woman strive for agreement with God by processing His Will on every decision and in every issue. Through Biblically-centered discussions of discord, division, unity, discipleship, and prayer, and through exploring Biblical examples of unity, Richard Case offers husbands and wives practical and spiritual advice for working together in unity in the Spirit so that they can more perfectly present themselves to God for his divine approval.
($13.43 on Amazon, paperback)
About the author/ministry:
Before his current role in developing retreats and serving this ministry, All for Jesus, Richard Case worked for many years with Fortune 500 companies in management and consulting roles. He holds a BS in Management and Finance from Bradley University, an MBA from the University of Southern California, and a seminary Masters degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Richard has been a featured speaker at conferences and seminars; he has hosted a radio show and is a published author. Richard and his wife, Linda, answered the call from the Lord to Abide in Him through the Spirit. Together, Richard and Linda have started up several churches that remain strong today, and have served as interim pastors of troubled churches, bringing reconciliation and new vision to these situations. Richard and Linda began conducting marriage retreats in 2001. Richard and Linda currently live in Castle Rock, CO.
Amazon link to this GREAT book
**Added bonus to my giveaway, which the drawing will be on 11/24/16, cause that is my girl’s 21st bday is that you can get this:
Also with this, you will be getting a link to a free ebook, Unshakeable (6 pgs), material that will help and support growth in Christ, from the All for Jesus ministry: http://allforjesusunshakeable.gr8.com