December is a great time to look back on the year. A time of reflection, remembering the lessons we learned the blessings we received. During the month of December, we are sharing the most popular posts of the past year. We started this blog as a way to be a blessing and help to couples, both strong and struggling. But over this year we’ve learned the joy that comes from hearing your stories and triumphs. So as we share these posts this December. Feel free to share on our Facebook or in the comments below. Thank you for a wonderful 2015 and Merry Christmas!
Wisdom From the World
“There is no greater test of love than marriage.” – Gary Thomas
“Love must be learned and learned again; there is no end to it. Hate needs no instruction, but only wants to be provoked.” – Katherine Anne Porter
“Sometimes what is hard to take in the first years of marriage is not what we find out about our partner, but what we find out about ourselves.” – Kathleen and Thomas Hart
Wisdom From the Word
“When you are kind to others, you help yourself; when you’re cruel to others, you hurt yourself.” – Proverbs 11:17 (The Message)
“Do you want to be counted wise, to build a reputation for wisdom? Here’s what you do; Live well, live wisely, live humbly. It’s the way you live not the way you talk that counts…Real wisdom, God’s wisdom, begins with a holy life and is characterized by getting along with others. It is gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy and blessings, not hot one day and cold the next, not two faced.” – James 3:13,17 (The Message)
Keep Me Real, Lord!
“Lord, marriage has left me ashamed and aware of my inadequacies and anti-love tendencies. At those times, Lord, help me to focus on your unconditional love. Your love is not surprised by my immaturities, my insecurities, and my need for growth. Your love does not demand that I shape up before I am worthy of being loved. Instead, you, the Great Lover of the Universe, offer me a transformative love especially when I am aware of my worst tendencies. Help me to choose your love so that I choose growth and not denial and blame in my relationship with my mate. Help me to love my LifeMate as you love me.”