Elevate Your Marriage: 7 Practices of Highly Intimate Couples

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A better relationship with your spouse, starts with a better relationship with Christ.

Are you and your spouse "connected" the way you both want to be? Is your marriage all that God designed it to be? Is your marriage in need of being reconnected in areas that matter to you? If you are not satisfied with the answers to those questions, then this book is for you. 

Through personal reflection and the wisdom of marriages captured in the Bible, Elevate Your Marriage, will help husbands and wives remove what keeps their marriage separated and enables them to join together intimately — spiritually and completely.
What if your financial stresses became financial intimacy? 

What if how you communicated in your marriage became an entrance to deep emotional connection? 

What if your marriage’s sexual relationship was a consistent place of knowing and experiencing each other without reservation?

What if you connected to the vision, mission and goals of God, for your marriage?

What if your marriage moved from the 98% that doesn’t pray, to intimate time together with God in ways that worked for your specific relationship. 
Where your marriage is connected to God is where your marriage connects to each other the best. But, where a marriage lacks spiritual intimacy any idea of “other” intimacy from sexual to financial to emotional, will only be a downward spiral of learned behaviors and a program of activities or to-do items. In this book, Edward will share 7 practical, easy to implement practices that will elevate your relationship with Christ as they, Elevate Your Marriage.

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Edward C. Lee, (Rev.), M.A., is an ordained minister, Bible teacher, blogger and the author of Husbands, Wives, God and the companion devotional of the same name. Edward has a unique  gift of sharing the truths of the Bible in practical, relatable ways that help couples regain or maintain their “footing” with each other through a strengthened relationship with Christ. His books and marriage resources are taught at churches throughout the United States. He is also a Senior Fellow with LEAPforGhana.org, empowering and sharing the gift of literacy throughout Ghana and globally. Edward currently resides in Baltimore, Md. with his wife and young son. For more information about Edward, his conferences and writing, please visit his blog elevateyourmarriage.com.

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... “So, while men may be from one planet and women from another, God is a bi-lingual God that speaks the language of them both.”

This practice of focusing on the real need - Christ and your spouse - in your marriage drives intimate points of connection into your marriage. It drives the spouse on their way to the top rung on the corporate ladder to grab their spouse’s hand on the way, realizing they need their spouse to be great. The marriage only looking outwardly for solutions, connects when they realize God has placed someone by their side, as a gift from God. The couple, placing priority on money and sex above relationship with Christ realizes intimate closeness in a Christ like mindset. In sexless marriages, or marriages challenged by alcoholism, substance abuse, or gambling vices, or marriages bound by deep weekly and monthly financial shortfalls, significant parenting choices, personality differences, in all of the real needs that grip a marriage the way out and into intimacy is Christ and the specific spouse that He gave you...
...The idea of financial intimacy comes alive when we can take the negatives of financial matters that typically create emotional chasms in relationships and turn them into bridges that bring us closer together.

... The challenge to every marriage is that, we don’t always know what our relationship really needs. The world is full of both counterfeit needs that really don’t strengthen our marriage and also over inflated value on the things that we really do need. See, in our marriage we really do need to have trust in each other, we also need a roof over our head, money and sex ― those are all real needs. But what if you don’t have them? What if emergency or calamity or time and circumstance removes and/or challenges what we consider to be an essential need in our marriage ― what then? ... Does God still supply all needs, according to His riches in glory, if the supposed fundamental needs, like sex, aren’t being met?

... The practice of Connecting the Dots of your marriage, with God’s bigger purpose encourages your marriage to sit together, talk together, reason together, dream together, plan together, and pray together. With each step you are leaving anxieties and darkness behind, and finding comfort in where you are and where God is taking your marriage. 

... By specifying goals...We remove feelings of just kind of floating or wandering through life together aimlessly, to nailing down specific benchmarks to measure where we are going. The marriage takes on more of an “us” feel than an individual, you and me feel. More importantly, when we do so, our hearts, minds and plans get connected to each other and centered on Christ.

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