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‘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...

We even boast of our troubles, because we know that trouble produces endurance, endurance brings God’s approval, and his approval creates hope.  This hope does not disappoint us, for God has poured out his love into our hearts by means of the Holy Spirit, who is God’s gift to us. Romans 5:3-5 GNT Comment: All couples go through difficulties and...

I believe in Jesus I believe he is the Son of God I believe he died and rose again I believe He paid for us all Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. John 14 v 11 Comment The disciples...

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’....

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...

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.  Deuteronomy 24 v 5 Comment This verse is SO encouraging – God is saying ‘Stop, take some time...