Couples Date Nights Support Strong Marriages

    So we are off and running in 2017!  How are you feeling? Are you excited for the new year?  Or, maybe you are experiencing some post-holiday fatigue/letdown?  Either way, let me take a couple of minutes to tell you about a fun way to spend some quality time with your significant other as we start our initial approach toward Valentine’s Day. 

   How important is it to spend time and energy focusing on continually strengthening our marriages? In a word; extremely!  Marriage is the backbone of our families, of our society.  God provided a statement as to why He created a woman to go along with man, “The LORD God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him’ ” (Genesis 2:18).  From the very beginning, God intended for man and woman to support each other in marriage, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). 

   Several popular verses about love, often used at weddings, come from Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, alw ...

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