Photo by Photos by Lanty God institutes marriage Now the LORD God said, “ It is not good (sufficient, satisfactory) that the man should be alone: I will make him a helper meet( suitable, adapted, complementary) for him. Genesis 2:18 AMPC This is the first time we see the idea of marriage. God puts a … Continue reading 7 RELATIONSHIP PRINCIPLES IN GENESIS
Photo by Mike Meyers Communication can be a complicated affair in any relationship. We can love each other and still find ourselves going around the same mountain on end. We can hit the same stumbling blocks over and over. This can be very frustrating. We can also assume that just because we can talk, we … Continue reading 10 Ways to Foster Effective Communication in a Relationship
Photo by Ekrulila Meeting someone on a first date can be daunting. It can be a fun experience or it can be traumatic. You never know what you are getting. The essence of a first date is to test whether there is a possibility of something more. Sometimes, you can tell right off the bat … Continue reading 8 Conversation Starters for a First Date
Photo by Shea Rouda Disclaimer! I wrote this post for the single woman who isn't married but is considering marriage in the future. If you are a believer and you are married to an unbeliever ( you have to work out your situation with God). This isn't a one shoe fits all kind of … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Marry an Unbeliever
Photo by Chris Murray. Relationships can be frustrating when we come in expecting the other person to be just like us. But when we know we are different, we can build relationships on the foundation of mutual understanding, tolerance, compromise, and empathy for the differences we see in each other. There are four personalities and … Continue reading Different Personalities [ How they show up in Relationships].
Photo by Kelly Sikkema Relationships often consist of two broken people. Any relationship no matter how great will have a level of brokenness, some more than others. Most people give up on relationships when they begin to see the brokenness. Not every relationship needs to be thrown away. However, there has to be specific things … Continue reading Restoring a Broken Relationship
Today we call it dating, but, I want to use the word courtship because dating has been so misused. What is courtship? It is a defined period where two people in a relationship decide to spend time getting to know each other with the intention of getting married in the foreseeable future. Courtship has a … Continue reading COURTSHIP: Why It Is Important.
Photo by Natalia Sobolivska What happens when two people get together and don’t know what the heck they are supposed to do?... Mess, confusion, and brokenness ensue. Whenever a man and woman get into a relationship and don’t know their designed role; they will steward that relationship in error. As women, what exactly is our … Continue reading God’s Design for Women in Relationships
Photo by Sandy Millar At the onset, emotions and feelings are usually what drive the relationship. We choose someone because we are attracted to them first. We go on a couple of dates, and begin to develop an emotional attachment to each other. However, we can be fooled to believe that emotions are a solid … Continue reading Before The Vow
Photo by Khadeeja Yasser I wasn’t going to let the month of ‘love’ go by without slipping in a relationship post. Today I want to talk about a few things that define a good relationship. I say good because even great ones have room for improvement. For most people, it's not that we don't want … Continue reading 7 Dynamics of a Good Relationship