Mingling of Souls
Intimacy: to know and to be known by God and another. Intimacy in human relationships requires dialogue, transparency, vulnerability and mutuality. For my husband, Mark, and I, it is in the relationship of marriage that we have most experienced God’s refining and transformative fire in the crucible of intimacy and faith.
What comes to mind when you hear the phrase Mingling of Souls? Last Saturday evening, 34 people began the journey to discover what Mingling of Souls means for them and their coupled relationship. Mark and I shared part of our 34 year journey of marriage and where God has stretched us and grown us towards intimate love, a mingling of souls. God continues to call us daily to complete surrender and trust in our relationship with God. God has been present and pursuing us through the life transitions,challenges,and obstacles of our marriage admidst the brokenness and woundedness of ourselves. God has deepened our understanding and experience of love for one another since we first said “I love you” and “I do” to the other. Most significantly God has gifted us with insight and experience into the the expansive love Christ has for each one us and for each one of God’s children.
The second of our series Mingling of Souls will be happening in the Emmaus auditorium next Friday, October 13, 2017 from 7-9pm. The session title is called “Dipping Our Toes”. We will hear from another couple, listen to video clips about courtship, engagement and the big day (the wedding!) along with discussion and exploration of ideas in small group discussion. We would love to have you join us. Come and check it out. Invest in your marriage relationship. Please email or call to let us know you are coming (or sign up on the church bulletin board) so we can plan dessert (yum!).
In Christ’s love, Pastor Susan