Daily devotions for young dating couples
He maintains a full time counseling practice in Austin, Texas.To me, one of the saddest scenes in marriage is when a husband and wife retire after dinner to either end of the house—she to watch her television shows, he to watch his.Finding Strength in Submission Verse: Philemon 1:1–25 Therefore, although in Christ I could be bold and order you to do what you ought to do, yet I prefer to appeal to you on the basis of love.— Philemon 1:8–9 During the Reformation, when Martin Luther and Ulrich Zwingli were exchanging strong words about Biblical interpretations and ecclesiastical practices, Zwingli spent a troubled morning walking the mountain trails of his beloved Switzerland.Unable to keep from noticing that one of the things she'd pulled from her purse was a TV remote control, the cashier humorously asked if she always carried one of these with her."No," the woman replied, "but my husband refused to come shopping with me today, and I figured this was the worst thing I could do to him legally." It's easy to let your lives becomes dominated by television. PRAY Pray that nothing—not even acceptable things—will come between you and your spouse's affections and attention. If you are like most dating couples, you are looking for more than just a companion – you want a soul mate!The essence of a true soul mate relationship is that of deep spiritual connection.
Like football, it's 22 players on the field desperately in need of rest, being watched by thousands who are in need of exercise.From a distance he observed two goats making their way toward each other on a path barely stitched to the side of a cliff.It was obvious that these nimble creatures could not pass one another. It allowed two opponents to survive a crisis so both could get on with more important things.Philemon’s slave Onesimus had run away, met Paul in Rome and become a Christian.Now Paul was sending the slave back to his master, urging Philemon to receive Onesimus, not as mere property, but as a brother. Both possibilities and a variety of others enter a marital relationship. Sometimes, like goats poised for battle on a mountain trail, we come close to butting heads. Sometimes we sit together and lovingly hash things out.