Rock Your Marriage in 2016
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want our marriage to be dry, old, and boring. I want our marriage to rock-and-roll with health, vigor and vitality. I want our marriage to be adventurous and fun. I want our marriage to have the sizzle of great sex and the passion of being fully alive, and the comfort and closeness of being at home with my best friend.
It’s Time to Do a Marriage-Check up
Is your marriage the strongest it’s ever been? Or has your marriage become a bit flabby and out of shape? Are you communicating clearly with love and respect, or is there an undercurrent of grumbling and complaining?
Are you chasing each other around the bedroom with love, laughter and passion flowing freely, or does there seem to be something needed to spice up your love life. Take time to focus on the 9 traits of a life-giving marriage that will help you strengthen and deepen your marriage.
Week 1 – 9 Traits of a Life-Giving Marriage Study Introduction
Kim Stewart, and along with Jana Kennedy-Spicer, will be hosting Sue’s study over the next 5 weeks. We’ll be here on the blog on Mondays and Wednesdays. In addition, we’ll be facilitating daily discussion and a Live Weekly Chat in our private study Facebook group on Thursday evenings at 9:00 p.m. CST. You can head over to the Facebook group right now and see my welcome video (You need to sign up first – you can do that here).
This week, we are reading the Introduction and Chapter 1.
Let these opening words encourage you:
“God is with you. With His help, you can improve your relationship with your spouse by being transformed into the person God created you to be. You are not alone in your desire to trade a boring or painful marriage into one that is full of joy, passion, and love; God wants all that and more for your relationship!
If your relationship is good, honing the nine traits of a life-giving marriage can make it even better. And if it’s not, please know that, with God, there is hope for a happier life together, when you develop the traits that reflect His likeness and character.”
We’d love for you to journal along in our study. If you signed up, you will receive a free download today in email that you can use. You will also receive an invite to join us Thursday night in our private Facebook group to chat LIVE about this week’s study.
Let’s discuss the Introduction of #MarriageRocks:
- Here are the 9 Life-Giving Traits to live out in our marriages: Acceptance. Friendship. Safety. Honesty. Intimacy. Passion. Endurance. Restoration. Expectancy. Which one(s) do you most want to focus on?
- Let’s invite Jesus into the intimate issues of our hearts and marriages by personalizing God’s Word in John 15:4-5:
Remain in me, __________ and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you, __________, cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. “Yes, I am the vine; you __________ are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you, __________ can do nothing. (NLT)
- In the Introduction, I talked about meeting my husband, Wayne. What’s one word you would use to describe the “zing of attraction” when you first met your spouse?
We’ll see you back here on Wednesday to discuss Chapter 1. Have a great day!
Invite Your Friends:
There’s still time to also invite your friends to join you for this Study: