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“What Makes a Successful Marriage?” by Keith Niager LCSW

A couple of months ago I had the honor and privilege of conducting my daughter’s wedding.

Once I got over the daddy-daughter “reveal”, (who knew there was such a thing) it was one of the highlights of my life. Being a marriage therapist for the last three decades, I was able to share with them what makes a successful marriage.

I shared a passage of scripture from James 1:5-8  that says,  “ If you need wisdom – if you want to know what God wants you to do – ask Him and He will gladly tell you. He will not resent your asking. But when you ask Him, be sure that you really expect Him to answer, for a doubtful mind is as unsettled as a wave

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As Iron Sharpens Iron: Building Support In Our Lives to Help Us Grow

Regardless of the stage of life that you are in ideally, we are all having the same desire to grow. This means emotionally, intellectually, and hopefully spiritually. Who are the ‘one another’s’ in your life? You know, love one another, bear one another’s burdens, forgive one another… The ones that can challenge you, encourage you, and build you up? Al, o do you have anyone that can hold you accountable?

Those of you who are Christians have always heard the phrase “the body of Christ”. I know for me it wasn’t until I was in my adult years before I fully understood the meaning. One of the ways God can speak to us is through these one another’s. The Bible talks about each of us having spiritual gifts.

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