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Scripture For God chose to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ, not to pour out his anger on us. Christ died for us so that, whether we are dead or alive when he returns, we can live with him forever. So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. 1 Thes 5:9-11 (NLT) Comment Continuing...

Scripture “This is how I want you to conduct yourself in these matters. If you enter your place of worship and, about to make an offering, you suddenly remember a grudge a friend has against you, abandon your offering, leave immediately, go to this friend and make things right. Then and only then, come back and work things out with...

Scripture “Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God,...

We work together as partners who belong to God. 1 Corinthians 3.9a (NLT) Comment These days we tend to associate the word Partner with co-habitating couples.  However, partner is a lovely word describing working together/sharing responsibilities each with a ‘part’ to play.  (Personally I like it much better than spouse!). In business, often partners are formed when two people come...

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 (win a prize). 1 Peter 3:8 (winds in bracket mine) Comment I have seen marriage likened to a three...

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 Submit to one another out of reference for Christ. Ephesians 5.21 Comment “Men can’t see dust” according to one author. If I’m in any way typical that might be related to lack of motivation to do...

“A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.” Proverbs 25:11 NIV Comment When some people compliment me I often ignore it. I think – ‘well they would say that’. However when a closer friend says the same I might pay more attention. When my partner eyeballs me and affirms and encourages me it goes deep....

A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.  Proverbs 15:1 Comment How would you rate your communication? Excellent/Poor/Could do better? One thing we are not good at is passing on messages to each other.  Last night I forgot to tell my husband to pick up our daughter 15 minutes earlier than usual.  She wasn’t very happy and...

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,” 2 Timothy 3:16 NIV Comment I read with interest an article in the Times titled ‘Marriage Masterclass’ written by a journalist (who states he’s an atheist) about the Marriage Course which he attended. It was clearly a good and life changing experience. He writes “I can...

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Jesus said ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’. Mark 12:31 Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 Comment I have been unwell this week but my husband gets full marks for sympathy and practical caring. He sits and talks to me, gives me paracetamol, tea and interesting reading material. He cooks and reassures...