What you think about God can affect your marriage. In this video in our Change Your Mind, Change Your Marriage Series, we explore how changing your thinking about God can change your marriage.
Talk About It:
What is one thing Mark and Jill talked about in the video that stuck out to you?
Are your thoughts about God based on your earthly father? Is that an accurate picture of who God is?
Think About It:
What am I thinking about God? Is that an accurate picture of who God is?
What’s a next step I need to take to get to know God better?
Notes and Quotes:
How do we intentionally move from where we are in our thinking to a healthier place?
1-Consider the lens you see God through.
2- Start reading the Bible.
3- Start talking to God.
Common False beliefs– God is not powerful. God is distant. God is uncaring or angry. God is a liar. God is unloving. God doesn’t have my best interest at heart. God doesn’t have time for me.
Transforming Truth– God really does want to protect us from more hurt. God calls us to a covenant relationship.
Jill: “The closer each of us gets to God, the closer we get to each other.”
Romans 12: 9-21 9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.[a] Do not be conceited. v17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[b] says the Lord. 20 On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”[c]21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.