Building a Strong Marriage Takes Sweat Equity
As with any building or remodeling job, constructing a sound marriage
takes hard work and effort. You may have to demolish some shoddy
construction before you can build the marriage right. At times you’ll
feel like you’ve hit your thumb with a hammer and want to give up. Angry
words will be spoken. You may wonder if the relationship can really
work. Don’t quit! Christlike marriages can be built. The New Testament
book of Ephesians shows how. So, roll up your sleeves; it’s time to get
to work on learning how to love your spouse. Your marriage is worth the
Daria Greening (MEd, Wright State University) has a wealth of teaching and administration experience in schools and church-education ministries. She and her husband, John, have served churches in youth and pastoral ministry; John is now national representative of the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches, and Daria is his assistant. In their ministry, they participate in church training conferences across the country. Together they have developed the BuildUP approach to church ministry.
John Greening (DMin, Baptist Bible Seminary) is the national representative of the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches. Prior to assuming this role, John ministered in youth and senior pastorates for over 20 years. In addition to representing the GARBC in churches across the country and around the world, John has an extensive education and writing ministry.