The Promise Church

The Promise Church is a place where people from every walk of life can find hope and love. Join us Sundays 11AM and Wednesday evenings at 6:30.

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08/29/2021

Promise Church Gathering 8/29

Join us for service today!

08/28/2021

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!! This Sunday only. We will be meeting at 9am for a time of fellowship and a continental breakfast then worship service at 9:30. Immediately following the AM service we will work on the Iris Rose Prayer Garden and then share a meal at 12:30. Wear your work clothes and gloves, God will not be offended.

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!! This Sunday only. We will be meeting at 9am for a time of fellowship and a continental breakfast then worship service at 9:30. Immediately following the AM service we will work on the Iris Rose Prayer Garden and then share a meal at 12:30. Wear your work clothes and gloves, God will not be offended.

08/25/2021

Family Work Night at The Church tonight. Bring some gloves, yard tool or two as we prep for Sunday's Prayer Garden
festivities (work). We will meet from 6pm to 8pm. Join the fun!

Family Work Night at The Church tonight. Bring some gloves, yard tool or two as we prep for Sunday's Prayer Garden
festivities (work). We will meet from 6pm to 8pm. Join the fun!

08/22/2021

The Promise Church Gathering Aug 22

08/22/2021

The Promise Church Gathering Aug 22

Join us for gathering this Sunday!

08/20/2021

We invite you to join with us at 11am this Sunday as Pastor Mark brings a message titled: "What's Up With The Law?". Join our kids in person for their own special time together with Pastor Conna. 2050 North Westmoreland Rd. DeSoto, TX. For times and info go to: churchisgreat.com or to watch live on FB: @churchisgr8

We invite you to join with us at 11am this Sunday as Pastor Mark brings a message titled: "What's Up With The Law?". Join our kids in person for their own special time together with Pastor Conna. 2050 North Westmoreland Rd. DeSoto, TX. For times and info go to: churchisgreat.com or to watch live on FB: @churchisgr8

08/20/2021

We all have stories of struggle at points in our marriage. But we have a choice of whether those stories will hold us in bo***ge with division and bitterness, or whether they will set us free and help us to grow closer as a couple. Both options are equally in your reach.

Which will you choose?

#radiantmarriage #marriageshouldbeawesome #strivingtobeathreat #together #husbandandwife #strivetobeathreat #relationshipgoals #couplegoals

Two Individuals— Complete in Christ— Making Each Other Better - Fierce Marriage 08/19/2021

Two Individuals— Complete in Christ— Making Each Other Better - Fierce Marriage

Two Individuals— Complete in Christ— Making Each Other Better - Fierce Marriage Remember the movie Jerry Maguire with Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger? The line that got the most attention and was probably repeated most often was, “You complete me.” It’s hard for me to even type that line without rolling my eyes. While that might be a sweet line for a sappy country song, it...

The Promise Church updated their business hours. 08/19/2021

The Promise Church updated their business hours.

The Promise Church updated their business hours.

08/13/2021

All kids in attendance will receive a button for their BGMC lanyard in the kids church area, and get to take home a South African flag!

All kids in attendance will receive a button for their BGMC lanyard in the kids church area, and get to take home a South African flag!

Fierce Marriage - Build a healthy, Christ-centered marriage 08/12/2021

Fierce Marriage - Build a healthy, Christ-centered marriage

Fierce Marriage - Build a healthy, Christ-centered marriage Build a healthy, Christ-centered marriage

08/12/2021

It's funny, but sometimes in marriage we can find it hard to communicate exactly what we're feeling or thinking. If you've felt that way, you're not alone.

Communication is a skill we must learn, especially in marriage. When we communicate well, we clear our relationship of debris that builds up as we go about life. This "debris" could be hurts, frustrations, and anything else that makes us feel disconnected from each other.

It may sound simple, but real communication takes intentionality and determination. Here are a few ways to keep communicating well.

1) Less screen time.
Screens fill our worlds with "noise" that, most of the time, adds little real value to life. Turn them off and have a conversation instead.

2) Ask open ended questions about meaningful topics.
Take a real interest in what your spouse thinks by asking them. Don't be surprised if you learn something new.

3) Respond thoughtfully.
Too many times we respond to questions with knee-jerk reactions. Take time to process and articulate what you really think; don't settle for the easier response. This will enliven and enrich your communication.

Of course, this list is far from exhaustive. The key thing to remember is to keep the conversation going.

If you feel like your communication is lacking, be patient! It takes time to learn these skills together.

Stay fierce,
Ryan & Selena

#marriage #fiercemarriage #love

08/11/2021

Every married person has expectations of their spouse. The question is, what are those expectations and are they warranted? For example, it's healthy and right for a wife to expect her husband to remain faithful (and the same is true for husbands of wives). And it's reasonable to expect to have a marriage marked by actions and words of love.

Problems arise when we expect something from each other that we weren't designed or called to give. Your spouse isn't called to give you ultimate meaning. Your spouse isn't equipped to give you deep emotional security (though they are responsible for providing emotional nurturing to a degree). Your husband or wife isn't meant to provide your life with purpose, identity, peace, or even soul-deep joy.

On some level, husbands and wives are called to be reminders and reflections of peace, joy, hope, and love. But the ultimate PROVIDER of those things can only be God himself.

Spouses make horrible saviors and tyrannical gods. There is only one worthy and able to give our souls the lasting peace and purpose we deeply desire, and his name is Jesus.

That's where the beauty of marriage is made even more clear! While you cannot be your spouse's savior and you cannot be their god, you both are called to be constant reminders of all God has done in Christ!

When you love your spouse when they're unloveable, you show Christ's unconditional love. When your spouse feels hopeless, you can remind him/her of the hope that was purchased on the cross. And when he/she feels lost, you can point them down the path toward the cross, where their redemption was secured for all eternity.

Don't make the mistake of looking to your spouse to fill your tank or trying to be the one who fills theirs. Instead, understand that it's only God who fills tanks and it's your job to remind each other where to go when you're lost, wandering, and running on empty.

Stay fierce,
Ryan & Selena

#fiercemarriage #31daypursuit #40prayers

08/11/2021

Healthy boundaries will protect you from overextending yourself in life. They will also protect the health of your marriage when they're clearly defined. Here are a few ways you can tangibly create boundaries that protect your marriage, whilst also making sure you're BOTH on the same side of lines drawn:
1) Time.
A lack of connected, quality time is the #1 issue couple's face today. It's ironic, since the world is more "connected" than ever. You must understand that your time is finite... you have a very limited amount. This means you must draw boundaries to block out wasteful or frivolous uses of it. Do this by turning off devices and spending quality time together. In 20 years, you won't remember what you read on social media but you will absolutely remember the moments you spend together.

2) Reconciliation.
You will have arguments and fights, which means you will need to reconcile. Draw boundaries around the reconciliation process by agreeing not to bad-talk each other to friends or coworkers in ways that are destructive. It's good to seek counsel and advice, but venting anger to those outside your marriage is never helpful. Then, WITHIN the boundary of reconciliation, work together to resolve conflict in a biblical way. Talk, repent, forgive, make-up, and move on.

3) Integrity and transparency.
Those without transparency live by themselves in a boundary they've created. They do this by engaging in wrong behavior and then hiding it (think: explicit websites, spending habits, emotional and physical affairs, eating habits). The first step toward living with integrity in your marriage is being transparent with each other. Open up the unhealthy boundaries and let your spouse in. If you have a secret other than a surprise gift, etc., then something is wrong.

There are many boundaries we could discuss, but hopefully this will get you thinking. What are some other boundaries you have/shouldn't have in your life/marriage?

Stay fierce,
Ryan & Selena

#fiercemarriage #love

08/09/2021

Living as one in marriage starts with well ordered priorities. Many understand what good priorities are (God first, then spouse, then kids, then everything else), but we can live contrary to that understanding. How we live reflects true priorities. This quote is as relevant today as the day it was written; let's walk through it.

1) "Prefer the person before money." How is your work/family balance? If you or your spouse is working so much that it takes away from family time, adjustment is needed. Take a look at your lifestyle, your expenses, and your buying habits. Are the extra hours necessary? Is the money worth it? Only you can answer these questions honestly and use wisdom to live in a way that keeps your marriage as a priority.

2) "Virtue before beauty." We live in a very externally focused culture. Character is often sacrificed for external appearances, and sometimes we can let those appearances affect how we love our spouses. Beauty is good and should be appreciated! But real beauty is far deeper than what you see with your eyes. Beauty starts with your identity in Christ: who God says you are and who your spouse is. Let that "virtue" – your spouse's identity in Christ – be the focus of your affections for one another.

3) "Mind before body." Your spouse's mind – their personality, ideas, and ways of expressing them – will only grow better with time. Your deepest affections for each other will go far beyond your bodies (though we hope you grow in your physical attractions too!). Your deepest connections happen between your hearts and minds - your beliefs, intellect, and intuition. Prefer your spouse's mind; prefer their soul. When you do, you prefer the deepest parts of them.

We pray that you and your spouse grow deeper together as you learn to live as one. Most of all, we pray that you see each other as God sees you: lovely, cherished, and full of value in Christ.

Love fiercely,
Ryan & Selena

#marriage #fiercemarriage #love

08/08/2021

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Join us this Sunday for time of fellowship, worship, and a message titled, "Don't Walk Away Angry", a message of the passion for the Bride of Christ. 11am at 2050 N. Westmoreland Rd. In DeSoto. Churchisgreat.com

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08/04/2021

Your perspective on what makes a good marriage (in general) will impact your real-life marriage in profound ways.

If you believe you can "find" the ideal marriage, you will grow hopeless if/when you realize that yours isn't perfect. Instead of looking for ways forward, you'll look for ways out.

Most will acknowledge that marriage takes work. However, when it's time to do the work we can be so quick to give up... because real work is hard. It's when things get difficult that you're true beliefs show.

Here's the thing: every marriage gets challenging at some point. Every. Single. One.

The contrary perspective is this: you can't find a good marriage, you make one. You enter your union with clear eyes, knowing that your spouse can't be perfect... that you won't be perfect yourself. This starting point acknowledges that you need plentiful grace, forgiveness, and... work, to create a healthy, Christ-centered marriage.

This is why we will relentlessly point couples to Christ. How can you forgive when it's hardest, if you've never experienced radical grace yourself? How can you love when your spouse is unlovable if you've never encountered God in His awesome holiness (perfect, set-apart)... and received His love despite your imperfection?

How can you stand strong in your identity if your identity relies on anything that can fail?

Only Jesus can give you an unshakeable identity through his love, forgiveness, and grace. That's why we will keep pointing couples to Christ.

May you and your spouse make your marriage incredible by standing firm on Christ through every season.
Stay fierce,
Ryan & Selena

#fiercemarriage #twoasone #love

07/29/2021

So much of marriage is learning to move ahead as one... learning how to move through hardship, hurt, and frustration.

Many couples, unfortunately, expect that their marriage will just naturally progress toward health and oneness. That's not usually the case. In fact, usually the opposite is true: you more naturally move toward unhealthiness and division.

A big part of moving ahead together is learning to grow in your faith alongside one another. In fact, the healthiest couples never (yes, never) stop growing! But few couples proactively look for ways to grow. Life gets busy, time runs short, kids are crazy, and Netflix is just so, so easy.

What if you spent just 10 minutes each day on your growth as a couple?

What if you set aside just a few minutes each morning to pray with each other, to look at God's Word, and to consider how He's working in your lives?

What if...? Everything would change. And I don't believe that's an exaggeration. Your growth in Christ as individuals AND as a couple is paramount to the health of your marriage.

Couples begin growing apart the moment they stop growing together. Make time for your marriage—to work ON your relationship for your good and God's glory. You'll never regret investing in your marriage, and the return on your investment is always exponential!

Stay fierce,
Ryan

07/27/2021

Do your actions tell your spouse that they are important and that you care about them more than anyone else? Don't take your spouse for granted and give them the absolute best of who you are. 💜

#radiantmarriage #marriageshouldbeawesome #together #husbandandwife #relationshipgoals #strivetobeathreat #couplegoals #christianmarriage

07/21/2021

The true beauty of a wedding isn't in its floral arrangements, extravagant attire, trendy venue, photogenic perfection, or fine cuisine. What makes a wedding beautiful is the love it represents and the promises it celebrates.

Vows matter. Commitments matter. And covenant matters.

The vows said at the altar during a wedding ceremony aren't just said as a formality, they serve a purpose. They serve as concrete reminders when love feels hard—they're landmarks in marriage's deserts, pointing us down a life-giving, love-sustaining path of covenantal love.

We've realized that one key to sustaining love is to remember our vows of love and take them seriously.

Ask yourself: What does it mean to "have and to hold, through sickness and health, for richer and for poorer, for better and for worse, until death do us part?" What do those words truly mean?

It's for the sick, poor, and worst times that wedding vows are written because it's during those times when they're needed most. And that's what makes marriage such a beautiful, sanctifying gift from God.

It's in the middle of our sickness, our poverty, and our worst that we need love most. And here's the thing, receiving love during those times is when we're most transformed. That's the essence of the Gospel, and that's one way your marriage can reflect it.

Remember your vows. Live by them—especially when it feels hard. That's why they exist!

Remember that your vows should mean something; they exist to sustain you when love feels hard and carry you to the other side, and in that, they exist for your ultimate good and God's supreme glory.

Stay fierce,
Ryan & Selena

#fiercemarriage

07/19/2021

It's easy to take each other for granted in marriage. Time, familiarity, and human nature are all contributors. It's vital to never forget that your spouse is perhaps God's most obvious blessing in your life! Maybe you agree, maybe you don't. Consider the following.

If we REALLY believe in the gospel, our greatest treasure must be Christ. As his followers, we are called to be molded, refined, and remade into Christ-like people. This truth remains whether your marriage is great or going through a rough patch.

In times of joy and hardship, your marriage is a reminder of the selfless love and grace needed by you and supplied by Christ on the cross. In marriage, you GIVE grace and love, then you RECEIVE grace and love—both in portions and ways only available in covenantal marriage.

Whatever season you're going through, your spouse is one of God's most obvious blessings. The beauty of a lifelong covenant is that it gives love enough time and room to mature into something truly lasting.

Your marriage is a gift and a blessing from God himself. Hold tight to that truth!

Always remember what a blessing your spouse is—and tell him/her that you appreciate them regularly.

In fact, start by tagging him/her in the comments with a kind word or two!

Stay fierce,
Ryan & Selena

#31daypursuit #40prayers #fiercemarriagebook #fiercemarriage
#gospelcenteredmarriage

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