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 and in associational leadership at the national level. John served as national representative of the Regular Baptist Churches from 1996 to 2018, with Daria serving as his executive assistant. Together they developed the BuildUP approach to church discipleship ministry.
John Greening (DMin, Baptist Bible Seminary) served as national representative of the Regular Baptist Churches from 1996 to 2018. Previously, he ministered in youth and senior pastorates for over 20 years. Now retired, John continues ministering to churches through speaking, teaching, and writing.