Stewardship Challenge 2016- Growing as a married couple or as a single person
It is so important to grow in the Lord if you are single or married, you just might go about it differently. Below are some ideas for both of you to consider.
For a couple, you might consider approaching a younger couple or a single person to mentor. There are many out there who are just waiting for someone just like you to help them. Take them out to lunch or dinner or have them over to your home and encourage them in the Lord.
If you are single, plan a potluck and invite a couple whom you respect to speak to the group. Finish off the evening with communion.
With summer fast approaching, plan an outdoor activity just for yourselves or with a couples group to enjoy together.
One of the important things that I think is essential for a strong marriage is to pray together. Make it a habit to pray together several times a day.
Another thing that I see as necessary is taking communion together, weather you are single or married. I will share a story about myself in taking communion. I had some nerve damage done to the back of my head and the doctor gave me some medicine for it. I took it faithfully … After several days, I felt like I had dementia…I couldn’t type or remember things. I took time off work to spend time with the Lord. I was on the back patio praying and I felt led to go in and take communion which I did. While I was taking communion, I felt impressed by the Lord that my problem was the meds I was talking. I immediately called the doctor and told him I could no longer take the meds. Within a few days ALL of the symptoms left. It is important to spend the time necessary to hear from the Lord. Communion is very important to me personally and as a married couple.
A good book I can recommend is, Communion with Jesus by Steve and JoAnne Rupp.
Take long walks and really communicate with each other.
Take in a festival or concert in the park close to you home. There are several that will be coming up in the summer. Do an internet search for festivals in your area, enjoy as a couple or as a group.
Never take each other for granted as a couple and never take your friends for granted. Life is too previous to waste it.
“Let no one seek his own, but each one the other’s well-being” 1 Corinthians 10:24
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