– Leave loving answering machine messages when you know she’s not going to be there.
Or are you single but wondering if marriage is part of God’s plan for you?
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ve got two short new devotions dedicated to helping you (and your significant other, if you have one) think through the exciting (and maybe intimidating) topic of marriage!
It’s never too early or too late in a relationship to think about where it’s heading, and how you can cultivate a relationship that honors God!
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Relationship experts Ben Young and Samuel Adams, authors of The Ten Commandments of Dating and The One, give user-friendly tips for nurturing your personal walk with God and enhancing your spiritual connection as a couple.
As you read through the devotions each day, you will: Become a great lover by learning to love God first Develop the essential disciplines of a lasting relationship Focus on the important things in life Discover a sense of spiritual purpose and meaning Understand that grace is not just for "beginners" – it is for you, every day Whether you are dating seriously or engaged to be married, these daily personal devotions and weekly couple's devotions will help you discover the way to lifelong love.On Saturdays, suggest the authors (The Ten Commandments of Dating), couples should spend the day together and discuss their thoughts about the week's theme; Sundays they ought to attend church.The Monday-to-Friday anecdotes, which often use the prosaic to illustrate the profound (the shame of a messy dorm room, for instance, teaches the importance of "healthy self-talk"), can feel a bit judgmental and preachy.– What books did she read last year/is she reading now? Even if she does know, hearing it from you will spark the fire. Here are some tips: – Slip a card or love note into her purse at the beginning of the day.-Where would she like to go if you had a three-day weekend? – Figure out obscure anniversaries (first date, engagement day, the day we moved into our first house etc.) and then make a big deal of celebrating together. If you are like most dating couples, you are looking for more than just a companion – you want a soul mate!