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November 28, 2016 • Deb Koster Do you struggle to find time to spend alone with God?
Sometimes at night before we fall asleep, we pray out loud.
In the darkness, I can listen to Dan’s prayers and get a glimpse into the things he’s grateful for as well as the issues that are troubling him.
If you are like most dating couples, you are looking for more than just a companion – you want a soul mate!
Continue Reading • 3 minute read October 12, 2015 • Kim Sullivan Fire has characteristics which benefit our faith.Discover how the imagery of fire can transform how we live as people who are fueled by the Holy Spirit.Continue Reading • 4 minute read October 5, 2015 • Deb Koster Romance is fueled by everyday acts of investing in one another's lives.Realizing that practical steps matter, most often they want tips or steps they can take to build their relationship in Christ. (Protip: this last one is definitely not a winning approach.) At that point, one of the first things I usually tell them is that there's really no “biblical theology” of dating tucked away the book of 4:5-20. This can actually become a problem, especially because you're not actually married.There are some rather obvious tips like praying for each other in your daily devotions, encouraging each other to read the Scriptures, setting appropriate boundaries (emotional, spiritual, and so on), and pursuing sexual holiness. These devotions together can develop into a couple-centered spirituality that begins to replace the church-centered relationship with God that the New Testament actually prescribes.A heart that doesn't submit to listening to the law will be hardened against any call to repentance—that’s the death-knell of any godly relationship. Unless regularly reminded of the grace of Christ, the heart will begin to sink into sin, go into hiding, and find its deepest affirmation in things other than Christ—like an idolatrous focus on your relationship, for instance. ) into an idol, you want them weekly pouring out their hearts in praise to their true Redeemer and Savior.