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The King … had John beheaded … John’s disciples came and took his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus. When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had...

Bear – endure – carry each other’s burdens and troublesome moral faults and in this way fulfil and observe perfectly the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 (Amplified Bible) Jesus said “And now I give you a new commandment: LOVE one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34 Comment We forget what love looks...

Scripture: Love does not give up. Love is kind. Love is not jealous. Love does not put itself up as being important. Love has no pride. Love does not do the wrong thing. Love never thinks of itself. Love does not get angry. Love does not remember the suffering that comes from being hurt by someone. Love is not happy...

In the Lord, however, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.  1 Corinthians 11:11 Comment People talk a lot these days about life being a journey and of course this is true for marriage. When I look back over the years I realise that for the first seven years it was more like we were...

Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Ephesians 5:21 Comment Jack and Jill are married and they work together. Jack was called last week and invited to be part of a church team to go to Tunisia for a week to help serve the refugees crossing from Libya. Jack likes a bit of adventure and wanted to go. He...

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3:12 Comment It was a...

(Jesus said…) “at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.” Matthew 19:4-6 Comment Our culture...

Finally, all ‘two’ of you, live in harmony with one another, be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 1 Peter 3:8 Comment Pentatonix are 5 voice vocal group who sing a cappella. They make...

‘Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory.’ Romans 15:7 NLT Comment Marriage is a lifelong process of learning to live together. We do this by accepting one another. I find it easy to accept some aspects of my partner’s character and behavior – the ‘good’ bits …. However, I must...

Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1 NLT Comment About 10 years into our marriage my “Ph.D. in psychopharmacology research” husband set up his own building company with all the attendant risk and stress. I did ask myself if I had signed up for that! But I...