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The Family => Marriage => Topic started by: Richard OFfill on January 14, 2016, 04:08:07 PM

Title: How love is nourished
Post by: Richard OFfill on January 14, 2016, 04:08:07 PM

In marriage, love is nourished and protected by commitment.

These days people want to have a relationship, but they don't want to make a commitment. Marriages are falling apart not because of the lack of love, but lack of commitment.
Title: Re: How love is nourished
Post by: newbie on January 15, 2016, 01:01:35 PM
Title: Re: How love is nourished
Post by: Ed Sutton on January 29, 2016, 04:27:20 AM
What are the principles contained in Matthew chapters 5,6,7; and 1st Corinthians chapters 12 & 13; and Ephesians ch 3; Ephesians ch 5 also notice verse 29; and Colossians 3:12-19; and 2nd Peter chapter 1; and book of James > that applied initially to church relationships, but also apply to marriage and family ?

What do these passages say to obtaining and developing godly love and commitment, and applying it to myself and between fellow family members at home, spouses, church members ?

Godly love is built out of joining what parts ? 

righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ ( without God's righteousness inside we can not and will not obey anything )

grace and peace

 (knowing God ) knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord

using the God's power that gives all things that pertain unto life and godliness, that comes through knowing God

God's promises to take into one's character God's offered divine nature, and escaping a carnal heart/mind

obtaining and using diligence, adding to faith, virtue; and to virtue knowing God and putting to use what is learned between family members and in marriage

adding to knowledge temperance in all 8 laws not just one; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

Doing what is needful for each other, physically, mentally, spiritually.  Living the love from above not talking theory.

Commitment is built by using these parts first in ourselves, then between our family members at home, and us and our spouse, that's what gets took to church and used there, for better or worse.

When the argument comes, it could have been only a dispute, if patience had had her perfect work and tempers never thought evil to then render it unto........

Dispute long enough using God's boundaries upon the heart and the dispute, to get to the real bottom of the problem and learn to settle it, staying heart connected to the other person.................or it will be coming around again, ....... and this time it carries bags of resentment with it ..................... and that's heavier to deal with and easier to run away from. 

It's not a merry go round when it returns ...................... it's just a going round and round ... till it's fighting for the sake of fighting, and minds / hearts alienate little bit by little bit, till not just commitment left, but so did remembering what brought you together in the first place , too.   

Then things get really rough, and the family suffers because spouses are alienated in heart toward each other.

For better or worse, what was born in the mirror, exercised in marriage, learns to crawl in the family, sooner or later walks into the Church. 

(behold hate one another = 18 SOP hits)
   But how often do professed Christians, by their lack of self-control, open the door to the adversary of souls! Divisions, and even bitter dissensions which would disgrace any worldly community, are common in the churches, because there is so little effort to control wrong feelings, and to repress every word that Satan can take advantage of. As soon as an alienation of feeling arises, the matter is spread before Satan for his inspection, and the opportunity given for him to use his serpentlike wisdom and skill in dividing and destroying the church. There is great loss in every dissension. Personal friends of both parties take sides with their respective favorites, and thus the breach is widened. A house divided against itself cannot stand. Criminations and recriminations are engendered and multiplied. Satan and his angels are actively at work to secure a harvest from seed thus sown.  {1SM 123.1} 
     Worldlings look on, and jeeringly exclaim, "Behold how these Christians hate one another! If this is religion, we do not want it." And they look upon themselves and their irreligious characters with great satisfaction. Thus they are confirmed in their impenitence, and Satan exults at his success.  {1SM 123.2}     

If I do not nourish and put to use what God sends ( use SOP to unpack the Bible passages & verses RE relationships between me & God, me & spouse, & me and family, & me & church members, & me and those I am to witness to and am living in their view of me - good or bad ), why do I think I am prepared to use Christ's power and reflect Christ's character and pass the test that is NSL & be commended by Christ during the concluding of my I-J,  and receive my part of Christ's inheritance ?  Talents got removed and also added - due to using or loosing . No different here.