Leaving and Cleaving : Cementing the Marital Bond

Becoming One with your mate is God’s mandate for a marital relationship, and it’s a process.  Genesis 2:24 KJV, “therefore a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife, and they shall become one flesh”.  So What does it mean to “leave and cleave”?  It is a unique joining of two people into one entity.  This is the picture of marital intimacy.  Other translations: “leave and be united”, leave and be joined”.  God himself ordained that a couple be joined in Holy matrimony.

Why is cleaving important?

  • Recognize that your marriage created a new family, and your new family must be a higher priority than your previous family.  If the spouses neglect to cleave to each other the results are a lack of intimacy and unity.

  • Leaving your parents does not mean ignoring them or never spending time with them. You are creating a new family culture for your family.  Although you love your parents you have to do things your own way, loving them all the same.  His will is for you to discover commitment and security.

  • Cleaving is key to building a marriage that will endure hard times and be the beautiful relationship God intends it to be.

  • Ultimately we cleave to God as we read his word and submit to his authority over us.

 How to Cleave

Pray together and pray over your marriage.

Keep God first place by which you measure every situation

Intimacy, romance, and quality time spent together must be constantly renewed over time.

A commitment means you don’t quit when things get hard.

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Fall Date Ideas 2017

Looking for a little fall adventure in your datesAs an alternative to the classic dinner and a movie?  I love dinner and a movie.  However, with a change of seasons comes change in activities. Active being the operative word!  Some couples enjoy active dates as do I.  Active dates are a reminder that dates are supposed to be fun!  Time to leave the worries behind and enjoy the company of someone special.  Each couple sets their pace of what is comfortable for them.  So ask questions, find out what they enjoy doing and do it together.  Laughter and fun keeps you young, and decreases stress!

Hot air balloon ride. Take your date to new heights with a balloon ride. The view of fall foliage is stunning.

Indoor Flying. I’m so excited about getting to do this, haven’t done it yet but it’s on the list.  It’s a very safe environment with trained instructors and a whole lot of fun! Soar!

Dinner cruise. Not just dinner, but dinner in motion on the water with a view.

Hiking. For all of you hiking buffs, it’s always better when you have someone to share it with. Take plenty of pictures to document your journey.  Even better make a scrapbook!

Fall County fair. County fairs are great fun, great food, and awesome rides.  Don’t forget to play a game or two and win your date a stuffed animal.

Picnic amidst  a fall backdrop  in the park. The trees have changed colors and the leaves have fallen. Get out your blanket and enjoy the fall scenery.

Get dressed to the nines and go dancing.  Shake it off!

A simple hayride through the country.  Perhaps a hayride is more your speed. Whatever the activity two is better than one.

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Fall Style 2017

It’s that time of year again where the mornings are crisp and the nights a little cooler.  Time to step out in style for the fall 2017 season!

 

  • Classic Black and white never goes out of style.

  • The Color red is red-hot for the fall season

  • Casual shades of Grey

 

  • Build your wardrobe one piece at a time with neutral colors that can be worn with various pieces

  • Nice high boot and chic bag are always on trend for fall.  The long suede boot is a must have for fashionistas

 

  • From office to evening casual


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Coming up in October :

Fall Style 2017

Fall Date Nights

Leave and Cleave

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