How To Prepare For Marriage A 5-Day Challenge
5 Ways To Work On Your Relationship Where It Needs It Most
Alright, welcome back to this final day of our course on getting ready for marriage.
As a quick review, here’s where we’ve been:
The purpose of today’s lesson is to help you apply the insights God has given you on Days 1-4 to your own relationship. If you’re like me, this may be where you struggle most: insight is so much easier than application.
Five Ways To Work On Your Relationship Where It Needs It Most
I’m guessing that much of what we’ve covered isn’t brand new to you. But, that’s how life - and the kingdom - work.
From my experience with couples, the most successful ones aren’t the smartest, or the ones who have brilliant insights into their relationships. The couples who wind up most fulfilled are the ones who consistently do the small, often unglamorous, things that God asks them to. By God’s grace, I hope that you will join me in ‘failing in the right direction.’
Action Steps: Day 5
The list above is basically an action plan for the day, but to boil it down even more, what is the one thing you will do next? When will you do it?
The most successful couples aren’t necessarily the smartest, or the ones who have brilliant insights into their relationship. The couples who wind up most fulfilled are the ones who consistently do the small, often unglamorous, things that God asks them to.
It's been an honor spending (part of) the last few days with you. My heart is that God has given you something that will help get ready for your marriage so that it glorifies him and satisfies you.
Remember that God is with you as you strive for change. You're not alone, and it's not all on you and your fiance(e). As Paul writes, 'It is God who works in you [and your relationship!], both to will and to work for his good pleasure.' (Philippians 2:13a)
Grace to you,
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