More on Devotionals

January 27, 2011

in the generous life

I heard from one gal who uses podcasts (OnePlace.com) instead of a written devotional and another who uses chapters of the Bible. Theoretically you could use any book if you broke it down into small daily readable bits. I think the point is that you want to regularly interact with your husband over challenging ideas.  If you can bring your marriage relationship into the discussion that’s a plus.  (If you have other devotional ideas, please add them as a comment to this tip.  Thanks.)

Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.  Edmund Burke

Be generous!  Lori <><

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Linda January 27, 2011 at 6:48 am

Love Dare – great devotional particularly for couples who are struggling in their marriage.

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Tammy January 27, 2011 at 9:01 am

We did this as a family, but it can be done as a couple too. I have a booklet called Wise Words for Moms (and Dads too), and it is filled with scenarios in which we need to direct our children’s behavior away from sin and toward Godly behavior. Adults can use this continual direction as well. We have memorized several of the verses together, so that we can all be on the same page when we direct our children’s (and our own) behavior away from sin and toward Godliness. It has been helpful when approaching our children to have the verses memorized, so they know that we’re speaking God’s words, and disciplining based on God’s commands. It has been helpful to us as well to keep us unified in the parenting area of our marriage, and the verses remind us of what our behavior should be toward eachother and others as well.

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Lori Ferguson January 27, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Reading a book called “Stories of Faith and Courage from the Home Front” by Jocelyn Green and Katen Whiting.

It’s 365 stories, historical diary entries and real-life letters which document all the wars that the USA has been a part of. The book is in (or to) honor of all the military families and couples who have lived with faith and courage while their spouses, sons and daughters were away.

These writers created a PDF of questions for couples to consider. That’s what drew Robert and me to the idea. We’re not a “military” family, yet can see that defending a cause has shaped the culture of the USA.

Examples of questions for the first week from the PDF are:

–What have you done to feel safe in your home?
—How does this letter compare to the plea of a poor widow in Luke 18:1-8?
— Unfair treatment led to Indian aggressions. When have you seen unfair treatment cause anger and escalating problems? How do you resolve disputes between yourselves to prevent escalating problems?

It’s created interesting conversations for Robert and me about history and faith.

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