Marriage on purpose: pursue passion

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So much of life is driven by our desire to have purpose. To make a difference. To be noticed. To do or say something meaningful. Something that would be remembered. Or embraced. Something that would leave us feeling deeply loved, needed, and wanted. Valued.

I push for purpose in my work. In my writing. In teaching Bible study. But I am a bit saddened to say I haven’t pursued much purpose in my marriage. And maybe you haven’t either.

It hadn’t occurred to me that the most important relationship in my life next to my relationship with Jesus beckoned more than a haphazard showing up…

If I want my marriage to be meaningful. Enjoyable. If I want it to thrive, I must also pursue purpose here…in my marriage!

Would you like to join me on this marriage purpose pursuing journey?

I am going to dedicate one post each week to living married, on purpose!

I can’t wait to see what God does in our marriage relationships as we choose to invest time, energy, and resources in our spouse.

Our challenge this week?

Pursue passion on purpose!

Your relationship with your husband doesn’t have to be boring. Do something this week out of the norm. Be it something cute at bedtime instead of sweats and a t-shirt or even a full on date night, whatever you can work into the schedule…

Decide to do at least one thing this week, on purpose, to pursue passion, and let’s look forward to some happy husbands 🙂

“…It’s good for a man to have a wife, and for a woman to have a husband. Sexual drives are strong, but marriage is strong enough to contain them and provide for a balanced and fulfilling Certainly—but only within a certain context. It’s good for a man to have a wife, and for a woman to have a husband. Sexual drives are strong, but marriage is strong enough to contain them and provide for a balanced and fulfilling sexual life in a world of sexual disorder. The marriage bed must be a place of mutuality—the husband seeking to satisfy his wife, the wife seeking to satisfy her husband. Marriage is not a place to “stand up for your rights.” Marriage is a decision to serve the other, whether in bed or out.” 1 Corinthians 7:2-5 MSG

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  1. Evelyn says

    Marriage on purpose comes at a great time for me. God has bringing to my attention, that I need to take care of my marriage/spouse. Thanks for offering this. I’m up for the challenge!

  2. Brenda says

    I’m totally up for this challenge! Our hubby’s deserve the best of us, not just what’s left of the rest of us @ days end. Encouraged to pursue him on purpose !

  3. Tracy says

    So hard to love your husband well when he sleeps in his recliner. Married 30 years and in Jan 2014 I hurt my back and we in 2 different beds and rooms. We are more like roomates. We are iin God’s hands. I pray he will fcome to Jesus. I’m encouraged and go forth.

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