Daily Devotionals

The Relationship Playbook: Week 5 - Monday

This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one. Genesis 2:24 Try as I might, I will never be able to use chopsticks well. As much as I wish I could accomplish this task well, I know that I will never be as proficient with...

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The Relationship Playbook: Week 4 - Saturday

This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one. Ephesians 5:32 With God, nothing is purposeless. Everything He does, everything He creates, and all of His plans have a purpose. This is true with marriage. Marriage is not something God designed...

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The Relationship Playbook: Week 4 - Friday

Gentle words are a tree of life; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit. Proverbs 15:4 Did you know that research shows that for every negative comment someone receives, a person needs three positive comments to balance out the negative one? We may live our lives believing that our words do not...

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The Relationship Playbook: Week 4 - Thursday

So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. Ephesians 5:33 One of the markers of followers of Jesus should be the respect and kindness that they show others. This is particularly true in marriage. In a world constantly giving the...

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The Relationship Playbook: Week 4 - Wednesday

For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord. Ephesians 5:22 The healthiest marriages consist of husbands and wives looking out for each other's needs constantly. In these marriages, both husbands and wives understand that they are one team. When their spouse is doing well...

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The Relationship Playbook: Week 4 - Tuesday

And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Ephesians 5:21 I will never forget my first time playing basketball as a kid. I remember playing the sport and wanting to make as many points as possible so that everyone watching would know that I was a good basketball player. I...

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The Relationship Playbook: Week 4 - Monday

So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 When followers of Christ give their lives to Him, our lives are no longer ours. Everything that we are, everything we hope to be, and everything that we have belong to Christ. The decisions we make are made...

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The Relationship Playbook: Week 3 - Saturday

Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 Love is such an overused word today. We flip from saying we love our spouse and family members to saying we love a certain tool or item of clothing. As a result, we do not...

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The Relationship Playbook: Week 3 - Friday

And we are members of His body. Ephesians 5:30 Years and years ago, my sister broke her pinky. We were both in elementary school. I remember thinking about how her broken pinky would not affect her greatly. After all, it was just her pinky. It was not as if she broke her arm or leg. Imagine our...

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The Relationship Playbook: Week 3 - Thursday

No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church. Ephesians 5:29 Because we are concerned for ourselves and our well being, you and I take measures to care for ourselves and to make sure that we are healthy. It's true, isn't it? We go to the doctor. We...

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