As we begin a new year, many people are heading to health clubs to begin the hard work of reshaping their bodies in hopes of shedding holiday pounds.
Our marriage relationships also need ongoing reshaping to remain healthy. It is easy to become a relational "couch potato".
In order to reshape our physical bodies, and exercise correctly, we might need a personal trainer or fitness instructor to help and encourage us. The same is true for relationship reshaping. We can't do it alone.
For marriages to thrive, grace must be the foundation of the relationship. Reshaping begins to happen when couples commit to get off the "couch", seek help, learn and apply the principles of God's grace. Here an example of just such a couple...
"Before marriage mentoring, there was chaos. We would argue about little things we now know are silly, like my side of the closet being unorganized and full of clutter. Or, how my wife would leave her clothes piled up in a corner. There were days of storming out of the house in anger, declaring divorce was coming soon.
Since being mentored, we have discovered a hidden secret called grace. One word, grace, a concept that has been around for centuries, but we never applied it to our marriage. So now, having a grace-filled marriage, my wife no longer gripes about my side of the closet. We have learned to negotiate. I pick up her clothes without complaining about it."
Stay tuned, more grace truths and stories to come.
Vic and Monique
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