“…There is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24 KJV).
Great relationships don’t just happen by accident or coincidence. They happen on purpose. That means they take time, effort, and investment.
Everyone’s life gets busy. If we’re not careful, some of our most valuable relationships can fall by the wayside. Families living under the same roof can become strangers because everyone is going in a different direction. The husband’s job constantly pulls on him. The wife is busy trying to maintain the household duties, the kids, and all their activities. The kids are busy with schoolwork, sports practice, cheerleading practice, piano lessons, and on the weekends there are birthday parties and sleepovers with friends.
Learn more about taking time to dream with your spouse.
In such a busy world, it’s easy to miss out on spending quality time with the people who are the most important in our lives. In Proverbs 18:24 the Bible talks about a friend who sticks closer than a brother. That is someone who’s taken the time to develop a strong relationship. We have to make time for the people we value. We need to build relationships on purpose.
THE TAKE AWAY
Take time to plan get-togethers with friends. Go out for dinner or coffee. Do something where you can talk and catch up with what’s going on in their lives. Plan family times where everyone is present, maybe a game night, a bowling night, or a movie night. Get your kids involved in helping to plan family activities.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR SPOUSE THINKS ABOUT MONEY
This month on Fighting for Families Radio with Joe we’re talking about money. Laugh-and-learn as Joe shares about spouses and money.
It’s a hot button issue, but it will bring a lot of peace to your relationship to learn what they think about money.
Take this one step further and start your own Marriage Building 101 small group. This six-session laugh-and-learn DVD message (+workbook) will help you learn about more than just finances, including: communication, raising children and what God says about sex.
Share your favorite photo showing how you use the “Telling Yourself the Truth About Money” scripture cards and let us know how you like to use them, so we can share your ideas! Winners will be randomly drawn on Jan. 25th. Learn more!