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Keeping the Passion Hot

This weekend was the closing ceremony for the Fire Proof Love Dare (Prueba de Fuego) study that has been going on for the past seven weeks in our church.  They asked us to share with all the couples (five of the six are not from our church) a message about commitment in marriage. We mentioned the importance of forgiveness and viewing marriage as a covenant, not a contract as a few of the most important components to an enduring relationship.

After we spoke, the couples were given an opportunity to renew their vows publicly.  Some couples even bought rings to symbolize this new stage. As couples recommitted to each other, some got very emotional.  One couple is trying to survive marital infidelity, another couple is facing the challenges of the empty nest and a few more the stress of having very young children to attend.  We celebrate with them this new chapter and pray God's blessings and strength on them.

After the ceremony, we had a lovely dinner (tables for two) with a romantic love videos playing in the background.
Still in love after all these years...

We are grateful to God for His faithfulness to restore and renew marriages on the verge of separation.  We are well aware that it takes intentional effort to keep the marriage flames burning.   In the midst of ministry, we continually ask the Lord to keep our own passion hot, our laughter plentiful and that we always learn and grow together in this wonderful adventure we share called life. 


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