Devotions for dating or engaged couples
We've been getting really busy lately and would like to find time to get closer to God and to each other as it seems we are drifting farther and farther with all of the daily stresses. A friend of mine recently got married and said even though her relationship was not struggling, her and her FI (at the time) purchased The Love Dare for their devotional. On Saturdays, suggest the authors (The Ten Commandments of Dating), couples should spend the day together and discuss their thoughts about the week's theme; Sundays they ought to attend church.The Monday-to-Friday anecdotes, which often use the prosaic to illustrate the profound (the shame of a messy dorm room, for instance, teaches the importance of "healthy self-talk"), can feel a bit judgmental and preachy.
Encouraged by the words of Ahijah the prophet that he would one day be king, Jeroboam rebelled against Solomon, resulting in his exile to Egypt (see 1 Kings –40).
But, along the way, power corrupted Jeroboam; he did things to ensure his tenacious leadership while minimizing God’s influence. So the king began weaving a web of deception, enlisting his wife to dress like someone else and feign piety before Ahijah to manipulate him into giving a good report on their son.
Rather than seeking God’s guidance, the couple tried to use the prophet like a good-luck charm. Marriage binds husband and wife into a unity that changes both of them.
Everyday we see the word "love," one of the most abused words in the dictionary.
People tell us how much they love this, or love that, or even love each other...