December 2021

The word “advent” means an arrival or a coming. It is the season when the Church celebrates the arrival of the Messiah at his birth. The Church also looks with longing to his coming at the end of the present age, when “the day of the LORD” will be fully realized.
 
That the King is coming is very good news for us as well. The King is here. And he is coming again in all of his glory and splendor—to set the world right, to defeat death, to restore creation.

Have a blessed Advent and Christmas season!

Praying with the Bible as a Couple: Marriage in the Bible will return in January 2022.

At that time, we will return to our meditation on the themes of reconciliation, forgiveness, tenderness, new creation, a new heaven and new earth, a mother’s love, God as our husband, and ourselves as the bride.
Through the generous support of many of you, we have raised $18,000 toward our goal of $50,000. Thank you!

All of our resources—including the many meditation series offered to alumni—have required many hours of creating, writing, editing, training, and administration.
We rely on your financial support to continue our mission.

Would you be willing to financially support our mission with a one-time gift or a recurring monthly donation?

"The 'Praying with the Bible as a Couple: Marriage in the Bible' study flows naturally out of our time in prayer and Scripture reading. We started this dedicated time of prayer and Scripture because of the Marriage in Christ program. It is an essential part of our day, which we rarely miss." John
 
"The Marriage in Christ seminar is a wonderful program. I wish I would have had the opportunity to attend this years ago. It has strengthened our marriage, which I thought was already great.” Theresa

Please help us raise $32,000 to continue offering Marriage in Christ seminars and produce Matrimonio en Cristo by contributing electronically on our website at www.marriageinchrist.com/supportus or by sending a check to Marriage in Christ, 601 River Ridge Parkway, Eagan, MN 55121.

Thank you for your prayers and for considering a partnership with us to carry out His work in strengthening marriages and changing our world.
Coming Soon!
We will be sponsoring a Host Couple training seminar on Saturday, January 15 from 9:00 am to noon. To sign up or ask questions, please email Fran at franwillard@marriageinchrist.com

We will be sponsoring a weekly in-person Marriage in Christ seminar beginning on Thursday, January 20, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. To sign up or ask questions, please email Fran at franwillard@marriageinchrist.com

Both events will be held at the Marriage in Christ offices,
601 River Ridge Parkway, Eagan, MN 55121.
Participants in a Marriage in Christ seminar at Christ the King parish in Indiana.
October 2021
Conversation Starters and Loving Actions

How do you stand vigilant so that your heart does not become drowsy?

What is your favorite Christmas carol?

Describe a dinner party where a wolf is the guest of a lamb.

What is a favorite food that is a part of your Christmas traditions?

How have you seen God's protection this year?

How do you prepare the way for Jesus?

How has your spouse helped you to open your eyes to see the Lord?

What would it be like to travel only by observing the stars?
Go caroling together.

Make a gingerbread house together.

Try wassail or another Christmas beverage.

Watch a classic Christmas movie together.

Wear matching Christmas socks to a party.

Go for a drive together to look at Christmas light displays.

Go to a live nativity scene.

Hide love notes in unsuspecting locations for your spouse to find.
Follow Marriage in Christ
Come, Holy Spirit, inspire our hearts; inspire couples to desire your presence in their life, marriage, & family. Draw them to you. May we be a vehicle to reveal you to them.