😍😍😍 7 years ago yesterday, Crisis Proof Your Family (CPYF) started with a mission to help families stand! What an awesome journey it has been. Thanks be to God for the grace to stay committed and for the resources, projects (@biblematchmedia, @valueaddingwoman) and testimonies that have been birthed through this Kingdom agenda. I also thank God for grace to apply what I ‘preach’! There’s no faking it here. Marriage is good, marriage is honorable. I enjoy the goodness of a BEAUTIFUL (not perfect) marriage because our marriage/family goals, our standard comes strictly from God’s Word. The anchor scripture for CPYF remains Matthew 7:24-27, which showcases the wise and foolish builders. Read up on it. What you and I do determines whether our homes are indeed crisis proof when challenges come. NO home is immune to challenges but thanks be to God who has given us the sword of the Spirit, that is His word, to overcome. No matter the negative experiences of others, please know it can NEVER change God’s intentions about marriage from the beginning of creation. If the winds and storms are beating against your home at this moment, please don’t give up. God is as committed today as He has ever been. Seek godly counsel if you need it for your case and apply what you receive. I trust Him to send you answers of peace. If you desire marriage, prepare to be a good spouse. I’ll keep saying it - The quality of the individuals determine the quality of the marriage. It’s not about just marrying, but marrying well. I’ll keep saying it - Who you join yourself to determines the direction of your life. It’s not just about praying, fasting or gathering knowledge. I’ll keep saying it - Your home is what you make it to be. It’s about APPLYING what you know, sometimes despite how you feel. God is the builder of everything but you must be ready to build as He helps you. I pray you find rest and refreshing in your home. I look forward to the future of CPYF
There’s a serious question I want you to think about: Why did you get married if you want to be selfish and all about yourself? I mean, seriously, think about it. Is your spouse your partner and best friend and the person you would do anything for and anything with.... OR do you see your spouse as someone who is supposed to magically make you happy all the time and isn’t ever supposed to need you or have a bad day because it gets in the way of you needing them to take care of you? 🤔 I want you to really ask yourself: “WHY did I get married and WHAT do I believe marriage is really about”? It might look different for each of you, but I can promise you that the answer is NOT “so my spouse can meet my every need and make me happy forever”. 🤔. You’re important, but it’s not all about you. So, how can you be SELFLESS in your marriage? What does your SPOUSE need from you? How can you meet their need? #marriage365#ichooselove . *DISCLAIMER: This post is not for those in abusive or affair riddled marriages. If you’re being abused please get somewhere safe and get professional help ASAP. ** 📸 by @searchingphoto
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I have a challenge for you today: Don’t take your spouse for granted today. Not even once! Instead, tag them in this post and tell them what you love about them. Choose to resolve to cherish them and appreciate who they are! Spend the entire day really considering they amazing person they are and see how you feel at the end of the day! #marriage365#ichooselove
Yep... These sort of traditions are so messed up! Rather spend the money on feeding the homeless than on a load of people who will just backchat and gossip when they return from a free lunch 🤔 #marriage#wedding#halfdeen
Connecting with each other can't always be a full on date night. And it doesn't have to be. Here's a few ideas of how you connect with your babe in 2 minutes or less. ⠀ ⠀ How do YOU connect with your partner in 2 minutes or less? Let us know your ideas in the comments below!
So I’ve been married 26 years today to the same man! Who’d have thunk it?! Not always us, that’s for sure. Marriage is hard, hard work and when it’s not hard work it can be boring, repetitive, stressful (hello money/finance talks 🥺) and, well, a bit of a compromise that can leave you feeling thoroughly ripped off. But through all the times when I forgot why we even got together in the first place or held onto grudges for days and weeks and, ahem, years, I’ve got to say Stuart Fraser you’ve never, not once, made me feel like you don’t love me. And it’s the best feeling in the world to know you’re my safe place. Thank you for that. And for our girl ❤️ I’m sorry I’ve deteriorated at a fast rate of knots but here’s your gift: a pic of me in the foliage. Welcome. *EDITED TO ADD: Um, we also laugh a LOT and have always been on the same page regarding our daughter and (mostly) accepted change and growth and celebrated each other. Realised I might’ve made the whole 26 years sound like REALLY hard work 🤭😂👍🏽