(III.9) A long-term relationship brings tensions as well as fulfilment. If your relationship with your partner is under strain, seek help in understanding the other's point of view and in exploring your own feelings, which may be powerful and destructive. Consider the wishes and feelings of any children involved, and remember their enduring need for love and security. Seek God's guidance. If you undergo the distress of separation or divorce, try to maintain some compassionate communication so that arrangements can be made with the minimum of bitterness. [src/txt]
(III.6) In looking forward to the lifelong comradeship of marriage, remember that happiness depends on an understanding and imaginative love on both sides. Seek to be joined in a common discipleship of Jesus Christ, desiring that your union may be owned and blessed by him. Consider together the responsibilities of parenthood. Remember the help which you may draw from older and more experienced people, including your parents. Ask God's guidance continually ; and when difficulties arise remind yourselves of the value of prayer, of perseverance, and of a sense of humour.

(Q.16) Do you regard your possessions as given to you in trust and do you part with them freely for the needs of others? Do you give a right proportion of your money to support the work of the Society?
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0. We depend for our lives upon the sun, the rain, the wind and the diversity of living things around us. Notice the changing patterns of the day, from dawn to dusk, and the wonder of the night sky. Take heed of the changing seasons, from winter to spring, to summer and to autumn. Each has its particular beauty. Mountains, lakes, rivers and forests can all inspire us and provide places of peace and opportunities for worship. The natural world also presents us with challenges, to which we should be ready to respond. Take time to recognise, respect, appreciate and enjoy the whole miracle of the universe. [src/txt]

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