Marriage is important to GOD. TSHICC celebrated its first annual marriage retreat with couples in attendance from around the DC-MD-VA area. The theme, How to Have Effective Communication In Your Marriage focused on teaching couples to have safe and healthy marriages while honoring each other.
Communication is a tool God has given us to knit our hearts and minds together. Nonetheless, sometimes communication in marriage is not simple. If so, couples would be communicating successfully and glorifying God while reflecting His image in marriage. Inevitably, every couple will experience at some point in their marriage moments of pain and dissatisfaction. Reaching a level of meaningful communication is not easy, but the rewards far outweigh the cost. We’ve all been called to God-honoring communication. Remember, marriage is God’s creation. He is the designer. So, let us choose to love as He loves- sacrificially and unconditionally. Let us choose to live as a copy of Him mirroring forgiveness and grace. His rules are not to confine us, but to bring us liberation. This retreat intentionally had long breaks between sessions so that couples could enjoy quality time with each other and maximize every opportunity to appreciate the beautiful and fabulous resort. Pastor Kevin and First Lady Malissa’s prayer was for every couple to leave the weekend with a deeper understanding and revelation of the GODLINESS of effective communication.