Marriage

Mawwiage

8 February, 2013

 

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Two love birds <3
“Mawwiage is what bwings us togethaw today.”
*Name that movie!*
First person to guess correctly is my new best friend, because it’s only one of the most amazing movies evah!

 
Seriously…
I might cry if no one guesses it.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner (less than one week people), I’ve been thinking about how I can show my sweet hubby how thankful I am for him and how much I adore him.  As I was coming up with some fun ideas, I was having difficulty choosing just one for this holiday.
Then, cupid kicked me in the head (he ran out of arrows) and reminded me that as a married couple, we should be celebrating our love every single day.
Duh.
Don’t get me wrong…
We tell each other we love each other a million times a day, but really, we all know this is not enough.
We both are still growing in this marriage and I know that it will be a continuous process…as in “till death do us part”.
So who did I turn to to question on how I can be a better wife and how can I better my marriage?
God.
The hubs and I pray together…but I’m sure not enough.  Can you ever really get enough prayer in?
We’ve decided to start a Christian based devotional specified toward marriage.
With our busy lives (mine not so much anymore…more on that later) we have found ourselves distancing from the real reasoning behind this life.
This is no bueno and must be nipped in the bud!

Now…the challenge is finding the best devotional to guide us along on this journey…along with our trusty Bible.  I did what any normal person would do and googled it.
The following 5 books were the top recommended devotionals.  I am sharing this with my married readers in hopes to encourage you to begin your own journey to grow your marriage around Christ’s love.
I have included a link to purchase and a brief book review(original link provided) of each…
just in case you are interested.

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Realizing how hard it is to maintain a faith-based marriage in today’s fast-paced culture, this encouraging book delivers “timeless truth in 10 minutes or less.” This six-month devotional is divided into 26 themes – a different one for each week – that help couples come together each evening and stay connected to each other and their Lord.

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Closer shows wives and husbands how to grow that love together. Introduced with Scripture verses and engaging stories, these 52 devotionals will inspire couples to draw closer through faith conversations–those quiet talks so vital for emotional and spiritual intimacy in a marriage. Guided, practical action steps round out each reading. Closer, with its flexible weekly format, is an appealing alternative to a daily devotional.

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What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy? By popular demand, the author of Sacred Marriage returns to the topic of how God uses marriage to expand our souls and make us holy. With all new material, Devotions for a Sacred Marriage explores how God can reveal himself to you through your marriage and help you grow closer to him as well as to your spouse. Fifty-two devotions encourage you to build your marriage around God’s priorities. From learning to live with a fellow sinner, to the process of two becoming one, to sharing our lives as brothers and sisters in Christ, Devotions for a Sacred Marriage challenges couples to embrace the profound and soul-stretching reality of Christian marriage.

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Marriages have a better opportunity of thriving when couples spend time together with God. In Just Us, David and Jan Stoop provide just what couples need to make the most of the precious time they spend together seeking God. Each week’s devotions revolve around a specific theme. In just a few minutes each day, couples will focus on God’s view of marriage, how God blesses marriage, how to grow in love and intimacy, faithfulness, improving communication, resolving conflicts, the roles of husband and wife, building trust, forgiveness, the importance of prayer and how to have an intentional marriage. At the end of each devotion, couples will enjoy the “Talking Together” section with thought-provoking questions for the couple to discuss and further develop the theme or strengthen it in their marriage. By setting aside short daily times together each week, every couple has the opportunity to plant these themes deeper into their lives.

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Inspired by the heartwarming movie No Greater Love, executive producer Russ Rice and co-writer and director Brad Silverman have created this 90-day devotional for couples to help husbands and wives dig deeper into the mystery of marriage, addressing what it means to truly love your spouse in the sacrificial and unconditional way God loves us. Each devotion invites couples to keep God at the center of their relationship, to improve their communication skills, and to strengthen their commitment to each other. Topics include commitment, trust, truth, forgiveness, reconciliation, and more.  Each devotion offers a real-life snapshot from marriage, questions for discussion, and action points. A couple’s marriage will not be the same after these ninety days. Why? Because there is no greater love between two people than a love grounded in and empowered by God’s love.

I really am not sure which one to choose!  The hubs is leaning toward Night Light. 
Have you read any of these?
Do you have a different devotional you would recommend?
Your input would be greatly appreciated.
Take care!
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Comments

Jessi
02/09/2013 8:52am

Closer is a good one. You will have to let us know which one u get. Josh and i are always looking for a good devotional! :) Love ur blog!!

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Luisa
02/10/2013 5:18pm

Thank you for your input Jessi! And thanks for the comment! :-)

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Todd
02/09/2013 9:09am

Princess Bride!! I win, I win!!

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Luisa
02/10/2013 5:18pm

You are the wiener!!

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