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Passionate Love is a must read for all couples who desire to create and maintain a lasting love and passion filled marriage. In Passionate Love, Pastor George Mwansa outlines how husbands ought to love their wives by systematically drawing lessons from Christ's love for the church. He also gives wives guidelines on how to submit to their husbands – God's way.

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Chapter LOVE THAT'S INCARNATIONAL 44 IN APPLICATION In order to show His need to be among His wondering children, God asked Moses to tell the people to “make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them” [Exodus 25:8]. The sanctuary was thus a symbol of God's presence among His children. However, the birth of Christ into the world, replaced that symbol: “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Emmanuel – which means, God with us” [Matthew 1:23]. The idea of God being born as man in order to live like man and serve him in that capacity is known in theological circles as incarnational ministry. Jesus Christ, “Who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness” [Philippians 2:6, 7]. Christ left the glories of heaven and the adoration of angels and came to dwell with us, His bride. He did this in order to understand and to feel our aches and pains and thus be able to identify with us. “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet without sin” [Hebrews 4:15].

82 Passionate Love other people rather than an impersonal rule or law.” Or to put it another way women's “sensitivity to the needs of others and the way they assume responsibility for taking care of others often lead women to listen to voices other than their own and to include other points of view when making moral judgments.” At one place where I worked, I remember one day sitting with two female colleagues as one of them narrated the problems she had been going through with her husband for many years. “Things never seem to change,” the lady observed, “My husband suffers from the male disease of cheating.” I asked her why she chose to live in such a relationship. Her response, frankly speaking, puzzled me: “I think of the impact it will tell upon my children and also feel that my mother-in-law would be crushed.” Then she went on to narrate a story of a woman she knew who endured a terrible marriage and only moved out and on after all her children finished college.

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