As we enter the month of November each year it serves as a time of personal reflection. I look forward to Thanksgiving; spending time with the family and thanking God for the blessings of life. I also use this time of reflection to both look back and look forward. I look at where I have been and what I would like to accomplish in the future.
Reflecting on our Grace Point Care Ministry, we now have a Marriage, Family and Relationships ministry. We had 37 couples attend the Great Date Night. Looking forward we will continue to build the care ministry. Please consider joining us for one of the three dates in November for our next class.
On each of the following dates, November 13, 20, and 27, we will be looking at the subject: Building Healthy Marriages
In considering this topic, I see three foundational principles to explore.
- Marriage is not about your happiness or getting your needs met through another person. Practicing self-denial and self-sacrifice, patience, understanding, and forgiveness are the fundamentals of a great marriage.
- During courtship, opposites attract. After marriage, opposites can repel each other. Differences are God’s gift to you to create new capacities in your life. Different isn’t wrong. It’s just different.
- Love isn’t a feeling. Love is a commitment. You can’t begin a marriage without a commitment. You can’t sustain one without it either. A marriage that goes the distance is hard work. If you want something easy and has immediate gratification, then go shopping or play a video game.
Come join us at 9:00AM on November 13th, 20th, or 27th in rooms A1-2.
Please share your thoughts on the following question: What does Thanksgiving mean to you?