Communication, THE Problem in Marriage
If you were asked the question of what is the most commonly found and frequent problem in any relationship, what would you say?
The answer is poor, or nonexistent, communication. It takes time and effort to build a strong and vibrant relationship; and most, if not all, is best spent in building open and strong paths of communication. The only way for you to truly accomplish this is always be there and “plugged-in.”
But I’m always texting and communicating. Well, you may be passing information, but you are not communicating. You need to hear the other person’s voice and see his, or her, body language. You need to be present in the same space for the meaning of what is being said is not found just in the words alone
Just keep in mind that being present and “plugged-in” is how Jesus communicated. Don’t you think that the other party in your communication deserves the same?
Scripture: 2 Peter 3:1-12
For The Men
One of the shortest books of the New Testament is Titus – a book that you should take time to read for it speaks to how we live our lives.
Titus is a “how to” book as opposed to many of the New Testament books that address issues of doctrine. An example of this idea is the second verse of the 2nd chapter: “Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.” Titus is telling we older men how we should conduct ourselves in our later years.
By this time in our lives, our faith should be deep and strong; and our love of God, family, and friends should reflect this.
A marvelous thing happens when we get to this point, and demonstrate these attributes: In so doing we teach the younger men who will someday replace us.
A One Minute Devotional for the week of August 5th
For The Ladies
Who taught you to be the woman that you are today – perhaps you are a wife, a mother, a grandmother, an aunt, or a friend? Chances are that it was another, older woman. Perhaps it was your mother, or an aunt, or a friend, or perhaps a teacher. Whoever it was, it was someone who took an interest in you because she cared about you, loved you. Whoever it was, you owe her a lot for she taught you lessons of life that can only be passed-on in this manner.
Hopefully, that woman, or those women, taught you another lesson amidst the more obvious ones. Hopefully, she was able to be model for you, thus teaching you what it means to be a Christian woman.
Scripture: Titus 2:3-5