17 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

If Anything Is Worth Remembering, Remember It!

Romance and Roses is, simply put, a celebration of marriage. We held our 12th one last weekend at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Murfreesboro. Close to 600 people attended, all there to celebrate their marriage. As always, tons of laughter coupled with some incredibly encouraging stories from real live couples about their marriages. Engaged couples came along with a couple who danced for us who had been married 60 – yes SIXTY – years!

Incidentally, thank-you to all the many, many workers on our Marriage Planning Team who came through once again. You are jewels. You are a clear portrayal of the Body of Christ, each using their God-blessed talents to make this event come together for His name.

And me? I get to get up and preside at R&R each year, pretending that I know even half of what it takes to put this thing together!

Let’s take a moment to review a principle we shared at R and R this year. Here is the “revised/marriage-applied” version of Philippians 4:8 as our quote for this week. It is certainly a powerful marriage verse as it urges us to think on the good things – of our marriages as well as the rest of our lives.

Finally brothers…

whatever is true about your marriage,

whatever is noble about your marriage,

whatever is right about your marriage,

whatever is pure about your marriage,

whatever is lovely about your marriage,

whatever is admirable about your marriage

- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy about your marriage – think about such things.

If there is anything – ANYTHING – worth remembering about your marriage, remember it with your mate. From time to time, remember it, laugh about it, celebrate the good memories you have had together.

It might just give your relationship the momentum it needs to keep moving in a healthy direction.

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