Welcome to episode 86 of the REAL Family Podcast. This podcast offers real help and hope for every family. In today’s episode, we will discuss the secret to a happy marriage.
Timothy Keller authored a book that I highly recommend. “The Meaning of Marriage” is my favorite marriage book. I go back to this book often. In chapter two of this book, Keller makes a statement I’ve held tightly to ever since I read it. I believe the secret to a happy marriage is found in this single quote. Tune in as I describe the Keller quote and why I’m certain it’s the secret to a happy marriage.
I have read your blog for at least a year now. I’ve always appreciated your advice, however I disagree with your obvious view of a family. You clearly believe in the very narrow definition of a family as being a man and woman that is married. My husband and I (yes, we are a married gay couple) follow similar advice and feel it benefits our relationship. Do you think we should follow your marriage advice or do you think we are wasting our time and should stop reading your blog?
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This podcast episode is sponsored by the Call to Me Prayer Journal by Jeannine Moffitt.
How can Christians transform the daily call to prayer, with all of its challenges, into a purposeful, organized, and enjoyable routine?
Call To Me provides an easy to use prayer journal that helps keep individuals on track and allows them to see their entire week of prayer at a glance. They can organize prayer requests, concerns, and praises into labeled columns across a spacious two-page spread. With plenty of room to journal, they can reflect on answered prayers, continuing requests, or even the impact of certain verses, all in one convenient location.
Along the bottom of each spread, Call To Me includes scriptures speaking to everyday topics that help spark prayer life. The journal’s creator, Jeannine Moffitt, has provided example spreads to nudge hesitant individuals past the starting line until they settle into their own rhythm.
With its beautifully laid out design, many find Call to Me a user-friendly tool for combined journaling and prayer. By taking care of the organization, it allows Christians to focus on the prayer itself and truly enjoy an enriched prayer life.
Jeannine is a wife, a mother, sister, mother-in-law, grandmother, friend, recent cancer survivor, speaker and author. Her husband is a pastor, so she can relate to other women who are also pastor’s wives and all that that brings! She is a woman with a lot of life experiences! She’s worked in the corporate world and legal field as a certified paralegal. She’s worked in the Christian realm and non-profit arena. She (and her husband) homeschooled for 12 years. She is a recent cancer survivor and understands the difficulties and challenges of dealing with cancer. She can identify with women from varied backgrounds, various ages, and all stages of life. She likes to use her sense of humor and quick wit to drive home truths that may be difficult to hear and even more difficult to apply! She enjoys speaking to women and encouraging them to reach their God-given potential and become all God intended for them to be.
No matter where you’ve been—fatherless, abused, abandoned, or divorced—or where you are presently—sick, a single parent, addicted, in financial trouble—you can become the person God intended for you to be. Jeannine will tell you that our past does not dictate our future. God has a plan for our lives regardless of our circumstances. We have a choice in what we do, and that first, critical choice is to trust God with our lives. He promises when we give our life to Him, He will show us how to live victoriously each and every day.
Jeannine has a passion for prayer and created this journal with that in mind, to help others have a deeper prayer walk with Jesus.