Invest in Your Marriage

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Your marriage relationship has a profound impact on your ministry. In the following video, J.D. Greear, author and Lead Pastor of the Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, talks about the importance of investing in your marriage and the impact that has on your ministry and your relationship with God.



J.D. said that the ministry God does through him comes first out of his walk with God. And then second, through his relationship with his wife and kids. What are you doing to keep your personal relationship with God healthy and vibrant?
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How strong is your marriage? Does your spouse know that they are a priority in your life, or would they say that you place your ministry responsibilities above your relationship? What has to change?
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J.D. also said, "Marriage is a laboratory in which the gospel is perfected and played out in your life." How are you growing in how you show grace and forgiveness to your spouse? Do you really see yourself as a sinner first?
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How has God used your marriage to bring you closer to Him and to a deeper understanding of the gospel?
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Many pastors talk about the importance of family. We all know it, intellectually, but how many of us actually take the time to be intentional about making our spouse a priority? Don't fall into the trap of simply agreeing with what J.D. said, but make it your mission to cultivate a healthy relationship with your spouse. Your ministry effectiveness and witness depends on it!



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