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Saturday, 28 February 2009

Spiritual Sundays


Hello friends and welcome to Spiritual Sundays.



My hubby and I just finished watching "Fireproof," a wonderful movie about a young couple who was going through a rough marriage. We highly recommend it to every married couple; especially those who are going through a troubled marriage.


In this day and age when marriages are breaking down all around us, I am so very thankful for my own. Hubby and I have been best friends since we were seventeen years old and we're closer now than we ever were. We are blessed! That's not to say we haven't had our share of problems; we just chose to work through them instead of giving up, and we laugh a lot. Of course, the Lord has always been in the center of our marriage and with His help, we have always been able to overcome whatever came our way.

I believe one problem couples face today is they don't marry with 'forever' in their hearts nor do they seem to marry 'for better or for worse' any more.
Marriage today is almost akin to what we used to call 'going steady.' If it doesn't work out, then you call it quits and move on to the next romance.
That is not God's way!

A marriage is a covenant agreement between two people in the sight of God, and I believe with all my heart that a marriage can survive, indeed be a happy one, if both parties will do their best to make it work and trust God for a miracle.

In our years of ministry, we have counseled many couples who were having marital problems. We have witnessed in our own family how bad a marriage can get and we saw how God turned it around. It takes godly determination, patience, trust, but most of all love; God's kind of love to make it work.

The Bible clearly states that a woman is supposed to look after the needs of her family, that's including those of her husband. The Bible also states that a husband is supposed to love his wife as Christ loved the Church. Now that's a lot of loving! Read 1 Corinthians 13:4-13.

The movie "Fireproof" is all about loving in the midst of the storm. Give it a watch, you'll be glad you did!

PUT CHRIST FIRST IF YOU WANT YOUR MARRIAGE TO LAST.

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14 comments:

  1. I recently saw this film; it's amazing. All couples could benefit from viewing it. Thanks for sharing. Happy Spiritual Sunday.

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  2. This is a great movie. I wish all couples could see it. I pray that all couples could have the Lord in their marriage also.
    Blessings,
    Ginger

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  3. I have heard many good things about this movie. Your words just add to the value of what I have heard. Charlotte and I have been married 50 years but we need to see the movie. I'm sure we would like it. Thanks for the post.

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  4. We recently saw this movie at our church right before Valentines Day.
    It really touched my husband and I....in many ways.
    My husband and I really started looking at the little things that we have... kinda take advantage of...I recommend this movie for all couples..even if you have the best marriage....Thanks for sharing..Julie

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  5. Hi Sandi,
    We saw the movie and enjoyed it so much.Thank you for all these thoughts today!!!! Great insight,to me marriage relationships are just like our relationship with God.... daily !!!!
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  6. We also enjoyed this movie and I,too would recommend it for all couples.
    Take care,
    Carolyn

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  7. I look forward to seeing this movie with my honey of 37 years.

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  8. What wonderful advice you have given in this post. I agree wholeheartedly. We have not seen the film yet but plan to. We have heard so many good things about it.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  9. Sandi:
    Your statment about a marriage being a Covenant Agreement is one of the strongest Revelations one can know. When one gets that down into their spirit it can affect for life. Thank you for the comments of today's 'Spiritual Sundays'. Auntie

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  10. My hubby and I just watched this movie on Valentine's weekend. Then we played it at our church for a Sunday service. It was VERY good I thought.

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  11. Sandi,

    What a beautiful post. I so enjoyed reading it. Every word rings true. You need to give everything over to God and trust that he will show you through the hard times so you can appreciate the good times that much more.

    Have a wonderful Monday.

    xo Cathy

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  12. Hello Sandi! It's so nice to meet you. I'm glad you left a trail from my blog to yours so I could come for a visit. It's wonderful here!

    Such truth regarding marriage. My husband and I have been best friends since 18/17 and though our life hasn't been perfect it's been perfectly wonderful. We're approaching 25 years and delighted to still be in love with the love of our youth. : D

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  13. I'm a little late with my replies. I enjoyed reading your SS post. I want to see that movie.

    Katherine

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I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi

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