“The Four Letter Word”?

Absorbing God’s Word

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25

Applying God’s Word

The divorce rate in the United States is between 40% and 50%; about 10% more for California. Divorce for first time marriages happen within eight years; second marriages are less than that. Sixty percent of the divorcees are age 25 to 39.

I could have been among these statistics. I was 35 when my marriage did not look salvageable. That is when someone told me that the key to marital success was a four letter word. I thought that word was L O V E. The word was then and still is W O R K.

The world is better equipped these days than it was back in the 70’s/80’s. There are workshops, conferences, support groups and a list of other things available to couples, now. One of those things is called “Retrouvaille” which means “Rediscovery”. This workshop is given by couples who were separated or divorced, but are now doing the “WORK” required to build a strong marriage.

The process has an 80% success rate, if the people are willing to give their relationship another chance. Not all make it, but many do. Here is the link for you to share with others. http://www.retrouvaille.org

Accounting of God’s Word

Am I doing the WORK it takes to have meaningful relationships? Am I doing the WORK it takes to have a relationship with God? Am I an encourager to others struggling in their relationships?

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