"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me." - Galatians 2:20

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Friday, November 16, 2012


Two or One? --That is THE Marriage Question 

Sadly, many marriages represent two individuals operating independently of the other without any regard to physical, emotional or spiritual oneness. Couples resemble roommates instead of teammates. A united whole is God’s design as He announced in Genesis 2:24 “ . . . and they will become one flesh.” 

Behind the bouquets, lace and fruit punch is a myriad of two backgrounds and ideals coming together as one; it takes more than just ‘wishing’ for a good marriage. A godly thriving marriage takes work. Here is some W.O.R.K. we can implement: Read More

Join me for today's devotion as a guest blogger at Bold Living with Diane Markins.  Please comment and share other ways that work to keep your marriage thriving.

Tune in tomorrow, November 17, 2012, at 11:30 am (PST) where I will also be a guest on her radio show.  The topic:   Being Bold in Marriage.  Listen live at KPXQ 1360.  Click here:  For podcast info.                        


  1. You're bold sister! :)
    Marriage sometimes leaves me feeling a little overwhelmed with the complexity of daily bringing these two lives together. And then I remember, God has so much promised if we surrender in unity! I think God has designed marriage to be a power house! And I am still learning what that really looks like. Thank you Hester! ~ Love from Maine, Amy :)

    1. Amy!

      Thank you for your comment today. You've made a good point when you share the importance of "surrender in unity." How important this is to better reflect Him through our marriages. :)

      God bless you, Hester ;)

  2. Hester,
    I agree with your insights. If only we would put as much work into the marriage as we do the preparations, marriages would thrive. The enemy does all he can to destroy what God has brought together. We must ever be on the lookout for his attempts to burn down our homes and families.
    Good posting!

    1. Thank you Megan for your comment and kind remarks. I appreciate your feedback very much. True indeed: we must be on our guard!

      God bless you, Hester ;)