“This very day the Persian and Median women of the nobility who have heard about the queen’s conduct will respond to all the king’s nobles in the same way. His army managed to get around the Spartan forces at Thermopylae but went down outside Athens when the Persian fleet was sunk in the bay of Salamis.There will be no end of disrespect and discord.” — Esther King Xerxes, the military leader of the Medes and Persians, tried to fulfill his father’s failed plan to conquer Greece. Esther 1 records what may have been Xerxes’ planning meeting for the military campaigns of 482–479 B. During this lengthy meeting (lasting 180 days), the men feasted and drank extensively. They proposed deposing Vashti as queen and banishing her from the presence of the king.When the Lord answers the dating couple’s prayer, there is a greater sense of confidence in approaching God together.Every day there are opportunities for the faith of couples to falter.People tell us how much they love this, or love that, or even love each other...but what does love really mean, or should we say, what is love?
True love isn’t a selfish act—rather it’s the unconditional love that flows from the Spirit of God into their relationship.
Respecting each other’s boundaries, thoughts, and personalities gives a couple the ability to humble themselves individually.
By doing so there’s opportunity for the relationship to mature past mere emotions and feelings.
Any relationship that is built on the foundation of God’s word offers a great opportunity for growth.
Many Christian couples struggle in their relationships because they forget the core principles of godliness, purity, and unconditional love that is modeled in scripture.