Your relationship is precious, a treasure from heaven, and you should handle it carefully, always looking for ways to build bridges to each other’s hearts.
The apostle Paul prayed that our love would abound and grow in knowledge and depth of insight, and that applies especially to our love as a couple. That tells us that we cannot put our love on autopilot. If we assume our spouse will “know” that we love them, our relationship will not grow or be as fruitful as it is intended to be.
That’s why it’s so important to make every effort to keep strong connections.
Several years ago when we assumed leadership at the ministry, our lives became fuller and more complicated. Oftentimes, we found ourselves moving in different directions, so we had to make an extra effort to connect with each other.
We decided to acknowledge each other every time we pass. Sometimes we high-five, sometimes it’s a quick “I love you” or a kiss on the lips. Leaving sweet notes around the house is another easy way to keep connections. It’s not so important how we connect, but it is important that we connect.
It takes time and effort to maintain the connections in your relationship.
Take the time to regularly put everything else on hold for moments while you connect with loving words and touches. Keep your connection strong and you’ll keep your hearts moving in the same direction.
Do You Want to Enjoy Your Marriage Like Never Before?
Whether you’ve been married a few months or decades, couples need regular, quiet moments together to renew their love and commitment to each other and to God.
In OUR BEST LIFE TOGETHER, Joel and Victoria Osteen want to encourage you in your marriage and remind you that God brought you together to help each other succeed and to become all He created you to be. There’s no better way to experience the fulfilling marriage God intends for you than to set aside a devotional time together each day and set your minds in the right direction for a positive, happy, faith-filled marriage. When you live together in unity, you honor God and open the door for His blessings to flow into every area of your life. If you will do your part, God will do His part, and you can live in love!
JOEL OSTEEN is the author of eight New York Times bestsellers and is the senior pastor of America’s largest congregation, Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. His televised messages are seen by more than 10 million viewers each week in the United States, and millions more in 100 nations around the world.
VICTORIA OSTEEN is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Love Your Life, and together with her husband Joel, writes a devotional, Today’s Word, that is sent each day to over 2 million online subscribers.
Ya sea que hayan estado casados unos meses o décadas, las parejas necesitan momentos tranquilos regularmente para renovar su amor y compromiso mutuo y con Dios.
En NUESTRA MEJOR VIDA JUNTOS, Joel y Victoria Osteen quieren alentarles en su matrimonio y recordarles que Dios los unió para ayudarse mutuamente a tener éxito y convertirse en todo lo que Él diseñó que fueran. No hay mejor manera de experimentar el matrimonio realizado que Dios se propuso para ustedes que reservar un tiempo de devoción juntos cada día, y enfocarse en la dirección correcta para tener un matrimonio positivo, feliz y lleno de fe. Cuando viven juntos en unidad, honran a Dios y abren la puerta para que sus bendiciones fluyan en cada área de sus vidas. ¡Si ustedes hacen su parte, Dios hará la que le corresponde a Él y podrán vivir en amor!