Following the July Theme on ‘Family Spirituality’, Dr.Kedrace Turyagenda shared on the Topic “Growing Together as Husband and Wife” and drawing her references from Ephesians 4:2-3 & John 8:31-38. She highlighted that a Family/ Marriage Bond is God’s doing and it was part of His Original Divine Plan for Mankind (Gen 2:18-24). The Preacher entirely focused on four aspects namely;
How then can the above be done?
The benefits that arise from growing together include enhanced growth in mutual love and appreciation for one another, being a couple admired by others, bearing fruit of the spirit (Gal 5: 22-23); as well as being role Models to your Children. That done, the Lord dwells in your Residence and blesses you with a gift of long life (Isaiah 40:31); and
The reverse consequences of the above may include: lack of focus in the family, Children lack confidence, possibility of separation and divorce and the entire marriage becomes a a struggle.
Dr. Kedrace testified that together with her husband and by God’s grace they have lived for 30yrs and these have been years of learning, dying to self, repentance and looking to God daily. She emphasized that for growth to occur in the life of Christians, Christ has to be invited in their personal lives and homes.
Guiding Questions and Prayer Items
1) Compare the growth of a seed and what it takes to germinate to the growth of a Christian (Believer)? (John 12:23-25)
2) Allow some couples to share testimonies of their growth in being a Husband and a Wife. (Matt: 19:4-6)
3) Spend time to prayerfully reflect on the above message concerning growing together in all aspects at Home, Work. Church and Nation.
Revd. Canon Erisa Grace Sentongo
[Priest in Charge: Home Cells and Pastoral Care]
Tel. Nos. +256 414 342128, +256 77 2503180/702 503180