915. Dec. 7: “Comfort, give comfort to my people.” (Is 40:1) Elections are over, mostly. This is a comfort to many in the USA. But Dec. 7 is also the commemoration of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Life is often a mixture of comfort, pain, and waiting. Comfort each other when necessary.
916. Dec. 14: “Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks.” (I Thessalonians 5:16) Impossible you say! OK, how about choosing one thing that gives you joy, say one prayer, and be thankful for one thing today. Share.
917. Dec. 21: Dec. 21 is the Winter Solstice. In the northern hemisphere, this is the longest night of the year. Dark nights can be cozy when warmed by love and candlelight, but they can also refer to times our love was challenged or a time of personal depression. If this week finds you blessed with pleasant experiences of darkness, pray for those who aren’t. If you are currently struggling in your marriage, check out Retrouvaille or The Third Option.
918. Dec. 28: What a year 2020 has been! The Pandemic, racial strife, a divided nation… Talk with each other about what helps you heal your relationship and bring you back together after a disagreement. Are there any lessons for our country?
*Marriage Moments go out to individuals on Mondays. For Sunday bulletins use the Sunday immediately before the above date.