I’ve been privileged to counsel couples for more than thirty years, and in that time I’ve seen my share of marital struggles. But what I’ve also seen, time and time again, is the power of God to transform relationships.
When two people commit to each other—and especially when they commit to communicating love to each other through the five love languages—positive change occurs.
Because my background is in marriage counseling, I tend to use the language of marriage when I write. Some of the issues I address are marriage specific.
However, if you’re a dating or engaged couple, I hope you will read this book too. There is plenty of helpful information for you as well. The building blocks of marriage—such as good communication, respect, unconditional love, and forgiveness—are foundational to any romantic relationship.
And learning to identify and speak your loved one’s love language will benefit a couple at any stage. You can use this devotional individually, or sit down together as a couple to read it each day.
Use the prayer at the end of each devotion as a starting point for your own prayer—whether you pray silently together or aloud, one at a time. In just a minute or two every day, you can discover encouraging biblical insights.
Whether your relationship is strong or struggling, stable or challenging, my prayer is that this devotional will encourage you and give you renewed joy in each other. May your relationship be strengthened this year as you focus on loving and growing together.