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In this week’s Marriage Matters, Andy B and Jo do some straight talking about sex in marriage – ‘Let’s get physical’ – focusing on the good stuff and the benefits! Andy and Jo affirm the importance of sex, discuss some of the pitfalls and share their ups and downs in their own marriage, pun intended!

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In our next episode of Marriage Matters Andy and Jo will be looking at the issues of affairs, pornography and whether we should be trying to affair proof our marriages. Saturday 2nd April 2022, from 4pm - check it out! On the BerryBunch.family website and all our socials.

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It's been a while since we last filmed, or published an Episode of Marriage Matters. Well, we're back! This week we look at "In Sickness and Health", and share a couple of times that sickness part has been put to the test! Andy and Jo

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Andy and Jo are thinking about how 2 become one, 2 halves make a whole, 2 become one flesh, 1 + 1 = 1, or is it 2 + 1 = 5? You will just have to join Andy and Jo to find out what this maths is all about! To put it more simply, when making a marriage commitment, you go from being just you and from this Day Forward, as they say, you are a couple, a pair, married persons. What does this mean for us as individuals?

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Our very first Episode of Marriage Matters goes Live this Saturday, from 4pm (UK time). We thought we'd start with something low key, so we 're starting start our brand New Podcast by discussing Staying Married, and Getting Divorced. Nice and easy topics to warm us up! You'll find each Episode right here - on the BerryBunch.family website. And you can chose to Listen to the Podcast, Watch the video, or Read the Transcript.

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https://youtu.be/JVcALUNDk_E Our very first Episode of Marriage Matters goes Live this Saturday, from 4pm (UK time). We thought we’d start […]

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Is reverence something we need, as Christians, in the current world? Is reverence a bygone requirement for believers, surpassed by the death and resurrection of Jesus? Is reverence something we should be bothered about in our churches and families? Andy B takes a look at something that he has been thinking through, and about, for more than 2 and a half years; pondering and chewing what he saw as a lack of reverence in so many churches, it seems normal.

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https://youtu.be/R5ww7o5C-FM We’ve been talking about our brand new project – Marriage Matters -for some time now. Jo and Andy have […]

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The bible clearly teaches us that we should expect to find people in positions of authority in our churches, and church communities, who exist simply to destroy. Jesus dealt with it and so did Paul, so we shouldn’t be surprised. We shouldn’t accept it either! But how can we work out who is for Jesus, and who is not?

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This post is mostly about me asking for your recommendations and suggestions for your favourite podcasts and Bible reading plans or study books. We’re taking a couple of weeks from creating our usual output, and it’s giving us an opportunity as a family to catch up on all sorts of things, rethink things and rest as a family in a different way. We’ve washed the car, dumped a broken sofa at the tip, rearranged some furniture and taken a look at our lives to see where we have been wasting time, or where God might be calling us to do other things. Busy can be great, but being too busy – for too long – is never something to cultivate, because it means we probably think we know more than God (never a good place to let ourselves arrive at)!

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With discussion around Fish and Chips, Sweet and Sour Sauce and Gloves hands, Andy B does his usual and takes ordinary, every day objects and situations, and helps us dig deeper into the basics of how Faith and Prayer work together. With a very strong reminder, and warning - from the book of James - about why we need both Faith and Prayer, Andy B encourages us to all to get on our knees more, to learn to know Jesus better.

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Starting out the real basics of Prayer, Andy B takes a good look at what Prayer is. He also looks at when we should pray, how we should pray. He also answers the question of what we can pray! Returning to the most simplest forms of prayer – conversation – Andy B seeks to show us how prayer is a gift from God, that God desires us to use, because God uses our words to change situations around the world.

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With discussion around Fish and Chips, Sweet and Sour Sauce and Gloves hands, Andy B does his usual and takes ordinary, every day objects and situations, and helps us dig deeper into the basics of how Faith and Prayer work together. With a very strong reminder, and warning – from the book of James – about why we need both Faith and Prayer, Andy B encourages us to all to get on our knees more, to learn to know Jesus better. And, just like Fish and Chips or Sweet and Sour Sauce, Faith and Prayer complement each other perfectly.

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Andy loves the kitchen! And he was inspired, a while ago, about how saucepans can teach us much about pressure in our lives, and letting that pressure go with God. Today, he has a saucepan and a colander…both are great at straining, but with each the BerryBunch either lose rice – if they’re a bit too energetic pouring the wet rice in, or slipping the saucepan lid – and losing all the veg. Even with a strainer, they are only as good as the size of the hole and the size of what you’re trying to strain through! In life, there will always be things we’re trying to add in or take out, and we use filters and strainers every day to do that.

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I was remembering a home we lived in a few years ago. Because it was on a mountain, and because it was our favourite place to live – ever. From the front window of that house you could easily see a good chunk of the mountain, and we were always blown away by what we saw, the magnificence of nature, changing vistas, circling birds of prey…