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Tools page updated.

I’ve added When Couples Pray / Cheri FullerCouple in Prayer

We use this book. It has practical examples …1 per chapter..of differing schedules & couple personality mixes that have developed each their own style of using prayer to draw each other close under a yielding purpose in Christ. Try to “let the sun go down on your anger” after you’ve prayed for your spouse openly knowing God is checking your spirit. I’m thankful that dad had family devotions each night at 9 when I was growing up to set an example., Paul

https://i1.wp.com/blackandmarriedwithkids.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/couplepraying.jpgAfter the rice is thrown and the cake is eaten, couples settle into the oft-difficult task of building a life together. Believing that the couple that prays together stays together (and citing statistical divorce rates of less than one percent to prove her point), Cheri Fuller upholds joint prayer as the glue to seal a Christian marriage. In When Couples Pray: The Little Known Secret to Lifelong Happiness in Marriage, she shares many stories of couples who discovered the power of prayer
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Financial Questions Before ‘I Do’

While I prefer to start with Crown.org, and peak at Dave Ramseys site for financial primers, here’s a rare piece of sage from the Wall Street Journal. Why finances ?, not only is it the #1 hot topic for rub between couples, it was also top of the list for Christ’s pieces of wisdom. Have you read Matt 25 ?
Ok, here’s the quip, click thru for more.Wedding ring. (Getty Images)

by Jeff D. Opdyke
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
What couples don’t always grasp is that money is rarely the real culprit. It’s the lack of communication, often stemming from a lack of knowledge about each other’s personal financial quirks and beliefs.

So, some time between “Yes, I will marry you,” and “I do,” you and your partner need to have The Money Talk — the key questions all couples should ask of one another.

PS. For those of you who “live under grace of the New Testament, not the law of the Old Testament, as pastor says about that quote: “That dog don’t hunt !”  Tithing was pre-law in the Old T !, practice and grow wealthy in your closeness with God and each other.
Paul