Friday, January 16, 2015

Love that Flows

Most couples experience several stages in their marriage before they reach the ability to commit to   truly loving a real and admittedly imperfect person. It takes time, patience and true love (the kind of love that flows from the heart; instead of the mouth) ... One more thing, stop trying to change one another, instead choose to accept, one another and here's an excellent example of teamwork, too  ... 
Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NCV) - Two people are better than one, because they get more done by working together.
Thus, keep this in mind: before, during and after you two love birds start a project at home or outside ...
God Bless Your Marriage,
Written by Pastor Nancy Advincola (C)Copy Right 2011 All Rights Reserved

Friday, January 9, 2015

A Healthy Calibration

Good Morning Everyone:

Here's a bible verse that will help you through this freezing cold Friday morning  ...

Amos 3:3 (HCSB) - Can two walk together without agreeing to meet?

Now, Amos was one of the Twelve Minor Prophets, who lived in the kingdom of Judah; but he preached in the northern kingdom of Israel and his major themes were of social justice. Perhaps, your saying what does social justice have to do with marriage. Well, allow us to explain? You see, society nowadays tends to disregard the value of the institution of marriage and Amos is referring to walking in unity in every sense of the word ...

The Prophet Amos is asking the past generations and present generations too, how can a couple, friends and/or people who work in the same ministry work together if their isn't any kind of healthy calibration? For instance, if a couple is at odds while their preparing dinner, then something that used to taste great, might lose it's flavor. Or if the couple is expecting company on a certain night and the husband & wife had a BIG verbal argument before the guests arrived, without them saying a word, the atmosphere will definitely feel strange. That being said, if you two love birds are upset, reconcile; so that evening will end in a harmonious way. Remember, memories take time to create; but if your not careful, then old or new wounds will erase them from your mind and heart ... 
God Bless Your Marriage,
Written by Pastor Nancy Advincola (C)Copy Right 2011 All Rights Reserved

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Embrace, Small Gestures

In what ways can you demonstrate your unconditional love for your spouse? 
  1. If you to had a misunderstanding last night, then don't start your Thursday with yesterday mess. Say I'm sorry from the heart, not the mouth ... 
  2. Whoever waits up first and has a little extra time before they leave for school or work, make a loving attempt to prepare a hot cup of coffee, tea or hot coco for your spouse ... 
  3.  Send a surprise e-mail from your job, leave a love note in a special place at home and/or stop by at lunch time with something delicious to eat for your spouse ... 
These are only a few helpful tips that can turn your marriage into a second honeymoon. Or have you forgotten this?
Colossians 3:13 (ESV) - Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
God Bless Your Marriage,
Written by Pastor Nancy Advincola (C)Copy Right 2011 All Rights Reserved

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Don't Go Cuckoo Cuckoo

Here's a few bumps in the road of a couple that's only been married for one year ...

A. The squeezing of the toothpaste, especially in the middle of the tube.

B. Leaving dirty clothes lying around, instead of putting it in the hamper.
C. Wearing unattractive lingerie to bed.

 If you and your spouse can see past these issues, then that's the foundation to a strong marriage. However, don't forget that both of you should discuss what these concerns are doing to your relationship; because it you don't, it can drive you "cuckoo cuckoo" ...

Oh yea, add this to the mix too ...
Colossians 3:14 (ESV) - And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
Then you'll see how easy it is to deal with each others tendencies ... #Food4Thought,
God Bless Your Marriage,
Written by Pastor Nancy Advincola (C)Copy Right 2011 All Rights Reserved