It doesn’t mean there aren’t storms or struggles, but this is how we’re able to live well and carry hope in the midst of life holds.
As might be expected, because of the power it can hold, spiritual intimacy is fiercely opposed.
Conditions in the Roman Empire facilitated the spread of new ideas.
In the 11th century, already strained relations between the primarily Greek church in the East, and the Latin church in the West, developed into the East-West Schism, partially due to conflicts over Papal Authority.
The fourth crusade, and the sacking of Constantinople by renegade crusaders proved the final breach.
"And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.
My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places." Isaiah -18 Intimacy in a marriage is created in more ways and to greater depth than we often imagine.
The New Testament records Jesus' activities and teaching, his appointment of the twelve Apostles, and his instructions to them to continue his work.
Catholics hold that Saint Peter was Rome's first bishop and the consecrator of Linus as its next bishop, thus starting the unbroken line which includes the current pontiff, Pope Francis.
We've been getting really busy lately and would like to find time to get closer to God and to each other as it seems we are drifting farther and farther with all of the daily stresses.
A friend of mine recently got married and said even though her relationship was not struggling, her and her FI (at the time) purchased The Love Dare for their devotional.
Each of these is a heart posture before it becomes a reality.
And when, as husband and wife, we stand together in that heart posture, God crafts this reality in our lives.
The history of the Catholic Church begins with the teachings of Jesus Christ (c. AD 30), who lived in the Herodian Tetrarchy (later formed into the Roman province of Judea (Roman province) by the Roman Empire).