Watch out for @laura_and_isaac sneak peek of the October CupidBox tomorrow guys!!! It’s date night ♥️♥️♥️♥️
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“Marrying my wife. She’s the best thing that ever happened to me, the best decision I ever made. We’ve got 4 children and 7 grandchildren. I’m a grumpy old man and she’s made me deliriously happy. Quick, take your photo! I’m on my way to meet her so I gotta go!” .
Day 39: Don, 70, Montreal QC
Read Lauren’s and Wiehan’s love story 🌱
“We both met each other when we completely surrendered to Christ, and we both stopped trying to make relationships work in our own control! And it turns out, our previous relationships ended exactly the same way! God revealed things to us individually about our love story before we met, and the more time we spend with Jesus, the more these things are confirmed! The closer we move to God, the closer we move to each other! ♥️ We love South Africa, and would love to travel and see the world, As we are both so hungry for the things of Christ.”
🕊Heavenly Father we bless this young couple in your name! May your will be upon their life. May they be your vessels and inspire those surrounding them. May the grow strong in you Lord and have a burning desire to serve you God. In your name we pray Jesus,
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You are my latest and greatest inspiration..... This is what six years of Godly growth looks like... Happy Anniversary Baby Cakes!!
I remember the first time that I knew I loved you... I wanted to tell you, but I didn’t want to be first... So I asked you how you felt....
The infinite wisdom that you answered me with in that very moment; solidified the fact that we were destined to be together.... You looked me in my eyes and said.... You grow in love and you grow in love..... I do both everyday! The deeper that I grow in the love of God allows me to grow deeper in love with you!
And so for the past six years l, we have continued to grow in love and we have grown in love.
We have grown in our relationship with God
We have grown in our relationship with man
We have grown in our relationship with one another
We have grown our house into a home
We have grown our dreams into our realities
We have grown our pocket change into positive investments
We have grown individually and collectivity
We have grown our hope, love and most of all our faith
Growth is realizing that who you once were doesn’t determine who or what you will become..... Growth is knowing that what is doesn’t mean that it will always be
Growth is having the faith to believe that every single thing that has happened in our lives thus far is preparing us for the promise
Growth is love and love is the selfless promotion of the growth of each other
We have grown in love and we have grown in love!
After six years, five faith fights, four seasons and three surgeries.... These two hearts still remain one!
You are my admonisher, admirer and my advocate! You are by leader, my helper and my very best friend!
You are my counselor, my protector and my motivator!
You are my latest and greatest inspiration and you are still making all my dreams come true!
I am sooo blessed, thankful and fortunate to spend the rest of my life with you!
Happy anniversary Robert Turner! I love you freely, deeply, passionately and completely! #hope#love#faith#anniversary#wedding#marriagegoals
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Ok, so I will go first... I thoroughly enjoy helping others believe in themselves, find their passions, and learn to achieve goals better. However, I must admit that sometimes it becomes my distraction so that I can delay (delay... avoid... whatever... let's not split hairs here) dealing with things that are blocking me from moving to the next level of my development.
That's right, life coaches have their own challenges and development to deal with on top of other people's barriers. We are not perfect, and if perfection is a requirement for someone to help you, you will be going it alone or listening to someone who isn't genuine.
Whenever I have something I would really rather not face, it is really easy for me to throw all of my energy into helping others. It's my safe place... my comfort zone. It's perfect because I can justify not doing my own personal work by saying I'm too busy helping others. I'm being selfless right? TRUMP CARD! Who can argue with that?
The problem is, the longer I wait to address my own needs, the weaker position I put myself in. Over time I will have less and less to offer others because neglecting myself can lead to elevated stress levels and mental or physical health issues. Not to mention there could be a breakthrough God is guiding me to that will prepare me to serve others in an even greater capacity.
Don't fool yourself into thinking you can use helping others to hide from your own "stuff". Eventually it will catch up to you and put everything you are trying to accomplish at risk.
So what excuse or diversion do you use to avoid addressing your own areas that need healing or attention?
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Who has the courage to go next? Am I alone? .
It’s been ages since Timothy and I spent some serious quality time together— no phones, no kids, no distractions. I remember our life before kids in fleeting moments like this one— stumbling across a photo from a spontaneous trip to LA to do weekend photo shoots by the ocean in Montecito and Vasquez Rocks, because: why not? 🤷🏼♀️ Life looks a lot different now, but I love little reminders like this about our “BK” life because we definitely took that abundant time together for granted. 😂
Soooooo... this mom and dad are treating themselves to a night away staycation as a reminder to us that marriage comes first. (Plus we want our son to know that he has two parents that are crazy in love, as much as he’ll probably hate us for it while he’s young. 😍😜)
✔️Fancy, unhurried dinner
✔️Sipping coffee vs. gulping coffee... 🤣
I know not everyone has the ability to leave their kiddos overnight, and we certainly had to get creative to find a way to make it happen. We saved for a babysitter and we scheduled this way in advance. Friends: Even if you hire a sitter to put your kids to bed so you can shut your door and have takeout on your bedroom floor while you talk and spend quality time together... be intentional with your marriage before alllllllll the demands of raising kids takes a toll on the most important relationship in your life. ❤️ #beating50percent
When the boys are away the girls will play. Chop Chop!
3 32an hour ago
I’ve had SO much fun with this special handsome guy this week💜 a few days without the kids and time to focus on each other is good for the soul💑
3 36an hour ago
How cute are my parents on their weekend away in Grand Rapids?❤️ Of course they are at the ArtPrize festival🎨They are ALWAYS showing so much appreciation towards creative work, and they have passed that down to all of us kids in many ways!! This is the reason my goals in life include attending all the music & art festivals I can, just like they do 😂🎵🎨💕
I’m super excited for the opportunity to share with the @graceriverva family in Virginia Beach Virginia tomorrow at both 9a and 11a services!
Pastors John @mccloud3813 and Cory @bethelyp08 are doing a phenomenal job in the #Tidewater area of leading and growing a diverse community of believers to reach their full potential in Christ!
I’m honored to be a part of that process!
Invite a friend, hope to see your face in the place. #WeAllNeedSomeHelp
Don't get attention and genuine interest confused. When people are vulnerable or seeking, it's easy to persuade them by giving attention.
A lot of the time people have plenty of free time and giving attention is just something to do.
Genuine interest on the other hand is an investment of time, it's deliberate, focused and means something.
That's why it's important to know someone's true intentions before you invest your interest in them.
This comes thru observation not simply asking "what are you intentions?" people will say anything based on your energy behind that question.
Make sure you're following @relationshipsandchill
4 1321 hours ago
Something I have to remind myself everyday... gentle with oneself, gentle with others.
1 91 hours ago
Couples often think that their conflict around money has to do with “not having enough money”.
When we really start digging beneath the surface, though, we find that the real conflict exists because the two of them hold different values around money, and they’re really not aware of their own values, let alone their spouse’s values.
Our family of origin tends to shape our money values and we bring those “norms” with us into our marriage.
Do you value money as security? Money as status? Money as enjoyment? Money as control?
Talk openly with your spouse about these values. It’s okay if one of you has more organization or skills with paying the bills, but both of you need to be discussing your short-term and long-term financial goals.
Talk about your bill paying, weekly spending, and investments often. How do your decisions in these areas support your short-term and long-term goals?
And above all, pay your tithes and offerings first! ☝🏽 #dearyoungmarriedcouple
✨ QUALITY TIME! ....WHAT THE HECK IS THAT? ... .
For couples with children, you get me! I can not explain the IMPORTANCE of putting time aside for YOU and your SPOUSE! We can get soooo wrapped up in work, school, the kids, ourselves, etc.. that we forget to put our relationship FIRST! This is not healthy for any relationship. For the past year before moving down to the States from Canada, we went over an ENTIRE YEAR without any dates!!! It took a toll on our marriage....long work hours and no family or friends near us to offer to sit with the kids....it was PAINFUL and I wish it on nobody! ...HALLELUJAH.. since moving down south, we now have family who offer to keep the kids so that Ethan and I can go spend quality time together! Even though we are both tired from the long night with a teething baby boy, we can still sing HALLELUJAH for the several hours we have to just do nothing and spend time talking and loving each other without interruptions! Even now, with my hubby in school, and starting an early morning job, we WILL be setting time aside EVERY week to spend at least 3hrs together without the kiddos! Making our marriage number 1 next to our relationship with God! ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ .
Yesterday we went to the lakefront and walked around , hand in hand....remembering what brought us together in the first place...God. 💕 .