I recently began featuring inspiring couples on the Relationships-411 Facebook page in hopes of encouraging others who may be struggling or experiencing a low-point in their own marriage or relationship. My motivating reason for doing this is that I believe we can all learn from each other – no one person knows everything there is to know regarding successful relationship building – everything is not for everybody. Therefore, profiling couples from different backgrounds who are at varying stages of marriage gives a different perspective and flavor to marriage advice and best practices. Below is a re-cap of the couples who were profiled in March:
Sedgwick & Lykiska
Married July 13, 2014
Advice to newly married couples: be certain your marriage is a move of God and not a move of emotions; marriage consists of 3 people: God, husband and wife – anyone else should be divorced; both spouses must be deeply rooted in Christ to have a successful marriage; and we tend to prepare for the engagement and wedding but fail to prepare for the marriage.
Minister Steve & Karen
Married March 19, 1985
Steve and Karen, recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. The couple has been together since they were Freshmen in high school. Their advice to couples: keep God first, work as a team in all matters, keep the communication flowing and keep the bedroom hot!!!
Pastor Mark & Twila
Married June 18, 1988
Mark and Twila’s advice to other couples: find mature Godly couples to gleen from in good and difficult times; friends that have a marriage with evidence of spiritual fruit, not a perfect marriage, but a marriage that reflects the characteristics of our Father – patience, love, peace, etc…
Sharing with those you trust and who genuinely care for you and your spouse is one of the greatest blessings to aide in building a strong and long lasting marriage.
“Without advice plans go wrong, but with many advisers they succeed.” Proverbs 15:22 GOD’S WORD® Translation
Blair and Breanna
Married July 5, 2014
Advice to other couples: always be accountable for the part that you play in the relationship, and support and assist one another in being the best you can be.
If you would like to be featured as one of our Couples of the Week, please email a photo of you, your spouse and 2-3 sentences with a statement of advice that you would give to another couple on how to make their marriage last, firstname.lastname@example.org.