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Don’t ever stop thinking about what is truly worthwhile and worthy of praise. Philippians 4:8 (CEV) Comment As a couple we are very different. There are many things my husband is not! DIY is not his strong suit and whereas I adore anything to do with the sea, he feels unwell just driving across the Thames on Waterloo Bridge. And I...

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16.24 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4.29 Comment Words of affirmation are one of the ‘5 love languages’....

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and prayers shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the centre of your life. Philippians 4:6-7 MSG Comment In...

‘If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married.’ Comment On the day after Valentine’s Day it seems appropriate to consider physical intimacy and in particular –...

How many ways to say ‘I love you’? Kind words are like honey – sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. Proverbs 16.24 Comment In last week’s ePrayer we talked about different ways of expressing our love.  This week we thought we’d look at speaking out our love. Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s love poem is one of the most...

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgement, because in this world we are like him. 1 John 4:16-17 Comment In a programme about Paris the other evening, the presenter commented on how many...

And in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Ephesians 6:18 Comment One of the reasons praying together can be a challenge is that we can be motivated by different things. Which is the way that you are most motivated...

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 Comment Over Christmas we ‘binge’ watched our way through both seasons of the Netflix blockbuster The Crown.  Whether the facts are correct or not, there is no doubt that over the years the Queen and Prince Philip have endured tough pressures in a...

He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:10,11 Comment Lost month marked the 70th anniversary of the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights. Not that many generations back, a wife, along with her possessions,...

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thes 5:11 Comment In last week’s ePrayer we talked about new years resolution and inviting God into those.  This week we wanted to get a bit more specific and look at new years resolutions for our relationship as a couple. Perhaps as a...