Coupled With Christ Ministry

Helping husbands and wives learn to do marriage God’s way.  Brother Michael and Sister Theresa McCabe will lead you through what the Bible has to say about marriage and how to do marriage God’s way.


   As a society, we have lost our way when it comes to marriage. I believe our culture—Christian culture and American culture—needs to understand better why God created marriage. God makes these purposes clear in Genesis 1.

  “Let us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the cattle, over all the earth and over all the creeping things that creep on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (Genesis 1:26-28)

These verses show us God’s four purposes of marriage.

1. To replicate God’s nature and image on the earth.

2. To extend God’s Kingdom authority on the earth.

3. To generationally perpetuate the nature of God and the values of His Kingdom.

4. To multiply God’s human family with righteous offspring.

All of these four reasons reveal why we must fight for this institution that God loves. Marriage is not just another relationship, but a key part of God’s plan. It is the foundation of society and a holy institution that reflects our Creator.

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Couples Corner

April  2024
Monthly Devotional for a Great Marriage
     As a direct result of our business I am on the road frequently. In order to combat the boredom of the traffic, I check out the cars and trucks traveling with me. there are numerous brand new vehicles with paper tags. You can tell they are pampered, washed and waxed, buffed dry, sporting spotless windows and chrome. It is obvious how much their owners love them. Then there are older vehicles with their door dings and dents. These vehicles are still running and used every day but they just don’t get the love and attention their newer counterparts do.
However, I guess the thing that amazes me the most is the number of Junkers still on the road- those cars with bailing wire holding up the mufflers or bumper, rusted fenders, broken windows and light covers, broken or missing side mirrors, smoke trailing out of the exhaust, and a rattle which makes you think it is gong to expire any second. And then every once in a while you get the pleasure of checking out a totally tricked our, remodeled, vintage, classic car. Since I once owned a ’65 Mustang that I was restoring, I understand the time, money, work and love that goes into restoring a dilapidated pile of metal. 
   Recently, as i pondered these issues, I was given the revelation of the correlation between these vehicles and marriage. Just like the brand new vehicles, when our marriages are fresh and new, we spend as much time as we possible can on our relationships. We pamper our new mates and glow with pride as we travel down life’s highway. 
   Then life sets in and the dings and dents slowly appear. There always seems to be something that gets in the way of our time together – work, kids, relatives, other obligations, etc. The marriage still exists, and still travels down the road, functioning, but the shine is gone. 
   Due to the loss of time spent on the relationship, communication diminishes, closeness erodes, and there is no longer any common interest. Personal satisfaction wants and desires, overshadows what was once a blossoming, vibrant marriage. This is when emotional relationships that occur outside the home, either at the office or other social gatherings, sneak up or become affairs, resulting in the demise of the marriage.
   But God has a different plan. He wants to restore, remodel, reinvigorate, and re-energize your marriage relationship. Lines of communication that are lost can be reopened. Lost desire can be reignited. Time together can be fun again. Theresa and I have always said the problems with most marriages are threat the things they did to catch each other stops when they say “I Do”. So no matter what stage of life ;your marriage is currently in, check out the Bible and learn how to maintain or restore that “New Car” image your marriage once had.
Written by:
Michael and Theresa McCabe


May 2024
Monthly Devotional for a Great Marriage
    Years ago on a tropical island in the South Pacific there lived a tribe of natives with some interesting customs for young men who wanted to marry. The young man would have to bring gifts to the father of the bride. Normal gifts included a horse, a cow, a mule, some pigs, chickens or some combination of gifts. The more desirable a young girl was the more gifts would be brought, and should she have more than one suitor, it almost became a bidding war.
   Well, there comes a story from this tropical island that rings true for us today. It seems there was a young man who wanted to marry the girl on the island that everyone considered to be the least desirable. She was mousy, shy, and unattractive to the point of being homely. The story goes that the young man brought 3 horses, 3 cows, 2 pigs, along with a mule and chickens, to the father of the young lady. There had never been a young girl that had commanded this large  a pre-marriage gift and the island was in an uproar over the gifts this young man was willing to offer for this totally undesirable woman. The more the young lady in question was talked about the more of an effect it had on her. Suddenly, she walked a little taller, talked a little more self-assured, and she began to dress nicer and take better care of herself. She no longer was the ugly duckling people had come to believe she was. She started believing that she was worth what the young man was willing to offer for her hand in marriage. She went from being the least desirable woman on the island to the most desirable, and the young man who became her husband walked beside her with his head held high. 
   The same is true for us today. The more value we place on our spouses the more beautiful they think they are, the more likely they work to project that in their attitudes and appearance. So, if you want a queen, treat her like one. And, ladies, the same thing works for your husbands; if you ant a leader treat him like one,
Written by:
Michael and Theresa McCabe

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