A few comments from Chinese believers who attended East Gates' most recent Marriage Enrichment seminars in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Shandong Province from
March 25-April 11, 2011.
First of all, I want to thank God for sending His disciples and teachers to teach us how to have a better marriage and family relationship. This was a very rare opportunity for us. In just these few days, we learned how to embrace one another, hold hands, look into each others’ eyes and pray together etc. We’ve never done this before. It enhanced and warmed up our already cold and indifferent husband and wife relationship and enabled us to go back to our first love that we once had. It made us deeply recognize how God wants the marriage and family relationship to truly be.
From the bottom of our hearts, we deeply thank Teacher Kuo and Teacher Liu. They traveled thousands of miles and endured much hardship to come teach us. How can we not respect and express our deepest gratitude.
From this day forward, we’re determined to practice daily what I learned today, according to God’s intention. We want to manage our marriage and family relationships His way, thus making our marriage and family life even better.
We thank God. We thank Teacher Kuo and Teacher Liu for this wonderful opportunity. May God bless these two teachers.
Huo shui Church
I’ve never truly considered my wife’s feelings. I’ve never given her any confirmation. I just liked her. After this learning experience in the past few days, I will correct myself. From now on, I will shower her with double affection. We have both received God’s love and blessing.
I think a good solid marriage is the best gift God gives us so I know God will help us nurture our marriage. I can claim that our marriage will be a winner.
I thank God that in these few days, I now know how to deal with various family issues. I now know how to communicate with my wife whenever we are in conflict and how to calmly resolve it. I’ve learned how to forgive others as well as myself. We thank God He has given us such love.
God’s prodigal son.
In this Marriage Enrichment seminar, I learned about God’s love. His love is so broad and deep, especially in the relationship between husband and wife which I’ve never felt before. In these few days, I’ve learned that marriage is sweet. It’s a blessing from God. Let us enjoy it.
Before, I only lived for myself. I never appreciated or realized how a good marriage could bring so much joy in our lives to enjoy. As the years went by, I thought, why was it necessary to talk about the affection that the husband and wife should have for each other? Typically in China, people think that when you’re old, why do you need to think about getting closer or more intimate with your spouse? We’ve never really, truly enjoyed the marriage bliss that God intended. The main thing is, we should be steadfast in keeping the fire burning which will keep us looking and feeling younger – young at heart forever. Before, I would get mad at my wife often. I didn’t really know how to truly love her and sometimes I would say things that would really hurt her feelings. Of course, I cannot undo what I’ve done. But from now on, I’m going to use God’s love to love my wife and not to hurt her feelings anymore. I want to live by Ephesians 5:28 where it talks about how a husband should love his wife as he loves his own body and as he loves himself. Amen.
First of all, I want to thank Jesus Christ who enabled me to come to this Marriage Enrichment Seminar. After these few days, I’ve totally changed my attitude and outlook on life. Also, I’ve adjusted my unstable emotions and feelings. Before, I was always self-centered, always thinking of myself, hardly ever thinking about how the other party feels. Also, I never paid attention to the other party’s feelings. I didn’t know how to communicate, let alone, how to view an issue objectively or how to try to understand another party’s point of view. Whenever a crisis arose, I wouldn’t even talk to my wife, let alone say, “sorry” or “excuse me.” I would just be indifferent with no response.
I really thank Jesus Christ for what He’s given me in these past few days. I can’t say “thank you” enough for all I’ve learned. Our relationship has improved and I also have learned how to consider the other party’s’ feelings and how to objectively solve unsolvable issues.
I’m deeply grateful to Jesus Christ for this opportunity and also for the relationship changes between my wife and I. Thank God and thank you teachers. Thank you for coming. You saved my marriage. Thanks for all your effort.
Hallelujah. May God bless you. May His holy light shine upon you. Safe arrival wherever you travel.