“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Matthew 19:4-6
Marriage. What is marriage? In a broad sense, it is a combination or mixture of two or more things. By definition, according to Google dictionary, it is the legally or formally recognized union of two people as partners in a personal relationship. The Bible defines it as a covenant. A formal, solemn, and binding agreement. A covenant before God. So what is Marriage? It is a union of two people before God who mix or combine their individual lives together into one; when one man and one woman unite together to become one flesh.
Easy, right? How hard can it be? Two people meet, fall in love, dedicate their lives to each other before God, and live happily ever after. I’ve seen it on TV a million times. The truth is, we all know real life does not play out this way. We know a true marriage takes practice. It takes time. It takes dedication. It’s hard. It’s fun. It’s exhausting. But it’s completely worth it. It’s worth all of the sweat, all of the tears. It’s worth it.
It would be impossible to do all of the hard work to sustain a loving marriage without tools. Not screwdrivers and hammers and saws, but solid, applicable strategies to enrich and strengthen the marriage.
Announcing Enriching Marriage Groups!
Commonway has recently formed “Enriching Marriage Groups”. Our mission is to strive to equip couples with tools to complement, elevate and enhance their relationship.
To do this, we will form small accountability groups with no more than four couples and one leader couple. The groups will meet monthly or every 6 weeks for fellowship. Topics that will be included during these small group meetings include: improved communication, strategies to resolve conflict, balancing parenting and marriage, learning love languages, and ways to have fun with your spouse!
We are currently in the process of forming these groups. These groups are for couples that are married. If you are an engaged couple, we would love to talk to you about premarital counseling. We would invite you to join an Enriching Marriage group after you’ve married.
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If you are interesting in joining an Enriching Marriage group, click the button below and give us some information. We will be in contact with you soon! If you would like a bit more information before fully committing, please contact Joe and Barbara Williamson, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Derrick and Katy Williams, email@example.com . We’d love to answer any questions you may have.Contact Me!