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Meeting the Needs of Others

I am sending a portion of the article below every couple of weeks. I pray that you find the suggestions to be beneficial in your own marriage. My comments are in red. In Christ, Pastor Burger

Practical Tips for Marriage Enrichment Steve and Vickie Hall

http://www.aboundingjoy.com/marriagetips.htm

Steve and Vickie say that “there is nothing we love more than being alone together. We genuinely enjoy each other’s company.” What follows is a list of the specific perspectives and behaviors they choose that deepen their loving relationship, reminding us that love is much more an act of will than it is feeling, and that loving actions lead to deeper loving feelings.

We have learned that the best way for our own needs to be met is to meet the other’s needs.

If I concentrate on meeting my spouse’s needs, I get great joy from that kind of living. If I concentrate on meeting my needs, I get ugly and selfish and miserable. Too many marriages have two people who are each trying desperately to get the other to meet his or her needs. This selfish approach to marriage never brings real joy to a marriage.

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Our Spouse is a Great Treasure

I am sending a portion of an article by Steve and Vicki Hall each week or two. I hope and pray that you find the practices worthwhile and put them into practice yourself!   Remember that loving actions lead to deeper loving feelings.  My comments are in red.  In Christ’s love, Pastor Burger

Practical Tips for Marriage Enrichment  Steve and Vickie Hall  

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We remind ourselves often of what a great treasure our spouse is to us.

Each of us believes that there are many men and women in the world who would dearly love to have a spouse like our spouse. So even though we obviously have many faults and see each other’s faults, the faults seem so small in comparison to the great treasure we have in each other. And we do this with humility. I don’t see myself as such a great treasure, but I certainly see my spouse as a great treasure!

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Practical Tips for Marriage Enrichment

I ran across this website when I was looking for marriage enrichment material to share with you all.  I have added some of my remarks in blue print.  I will send one of Steve and Vickie’s practical tips for marriage enrichment each week or two.  I hope and pray that you find their practices beneficial and put them into practice yourself!   In Christ,  Pastor Burger

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A Father’s Example of Grace

A clothes pole and a new lawn mower set the scene for a lesson on forgiveness and love.

By Dan Nommensen

It’s Father’s Day! It’s that time of year where men everywhere get new ties and gift cards to their favorite local hardware store! Along with the time spent with family and special gifts, on Father’s Day, I can’t help but remember my own father who has now been in heaven for nearly 20 years.

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