True Love

Often people wonder what the Bible can really tell us about love and marriage. They view it as a bit outdated and old fashioned and considering the modern portrayal of love and romance, the Bible certainly doesn’t match up.

Expectations of Love

A few years ago we were asked to speak about relationships in Budapest. It was the day before Valentine’s Day, and I guess there was some pressure to make sure that we met the expectations that couples had. I was convinced that the women would really like us to give their husbands a nudge and remind them to be romantic.

Often when we think about what the Bible has to say about romance we end up revisiting the Song of Songs and the ‘flocks of goats’ or ‘twin fawns’ type of complements that Solomon uses. While verbal praise is great (using modern-day terms), it didn’t really resonate with us that this was what we should share.

Expectations of Romance

I started to think about what women expect on Valentine’s Day, usually a card for starters. A card, of course, is great, but husbands can certainly score brownie points if they also buy some roses and a gift. It was then that it struck me there is a huge difference between what God has to say about romance and what modern society has to say because we simply don’t understand real love.God is our designer, which means He knows a thing or two about romance! Click To Tweet

True Love

We give cards, which we may or may not have put a lot of thought into, however, God loved us enough to give us His Word. He did this not only to help us navigate life but also to express his love for us. We give roses as a symbol of our love; Jesus wore a crown of thorns as a demonstration of His love. We give gifts, but even an expensive gift cannot compare to the gift Jesus gave us, self-sacrificial love in the deepest sense of the term. I still have a deep sense of awe when I think about it. I also have a lot to learn about how to truly love my spouse!

Bringing Worlds Together Book

Many couples struggle to get on the same page in marriage. Whether you are newlyweds or have been married for years Bringing Worlds Together will help you blend together. Expect to learn more about your spouse, gain insight and be challenged.

Are you ready to move closer rather than drift apart?

Available in print and ebook formats.

Adjusting Expectations Book

No-one enters marriage expectation free. Adjusting Expectations helps identify how expectations were formed and whether or not they were realistic. Most expectations need some adjustment; they are often too high but can also be set too low. The good news is expectations can be reset!

Find out what you should expect and what God expects from you.

Available in print and ebook formats.

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