Friday, 24 August 2018

Ephesians 5 - Marriage Quiet Book Page

Ephesians 5 contains some good marriage advice and makes an analogy with marriage and Christ's relationship with His Church - the bride.




Memory Verse: " “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a great mystery, and I am applying it to Christ and the church. Each of you, however, should love his wife as himself, and a wife should respect her husband.” Ephesians 5:31-33.

Materials needed to create the Marriage quiet book page:

  • A4 felt background sheet - I used yellow.
  • ivory satin scraps - mine came from my Mum's wedding dress to my Dad
  • wadding scraps
  • ivory lace edging
  • 5mm ivory ribbon scraps
  • Plastic wedding rings - I got mine from some Christmas bon-bons - bought from Supabarn if you live in Australia!
  • My free template
Using the template, cut out two pieces of satin and four pieces of wadding to size. Arrange the pieces in two piles on your page with two pieces of wadding stacked underneath each piece of satin. Pin each corner and side to the background felt. It may look bunched at this stage, but mine had no bunches when finished. I sewed around the edges twice using stitch no 13 on my sewing machine.




Melt the ends of your lace and ribbon to prevent fraying. Sew the lace to the edge to cover the stitching and turn the edge under at the end to get a nice finish. Don't forget the sew the lace on in the opposite direction on your second pillow in order to get a symmetrical look happening with the lace.

Sew your ribbons to the center of each pillow using a zig zag stitch with stitch length set to 0. Tie on your rings with a bow (then untie them and try them on)!

Finished!


Difficulty Level = Easy.

Just be sure to use plenty of pins to help prevent bunching of the pillows around the edges.


Wadding


Key Learning Areas and Skills

  • Ephesians 5 - marriage is an analogy to the relationship we the church have with Jesus!
  • Imaginative Play - a little girl's dream page
  • Threading - thread the rings onto the ribbons
  • Tie a knot/bow - use a knot and bow to keep the rings secured to the ring pillows
  • Fine Motor Skills - all quiet books encourage fine motor skill development
  • Hand-eye Co-ordination - all quiet books encourage hand-eye co-ordination




Read the Chapter

Ephesians 5


Devotional

I find it so validating that Paul in the Bible wrote about the differing love needs of men and women before modern research discovered them. It is well documented that generally men and women feel loved in different ways. A man needs to get respect to feel loved, a woman needs love.

Apart from "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" by John Gray which I found was great, one of the best books I have read on the topic of men is "Wild At Heart" by John Eldredge. He also has one about the girls which he wrote with his wife called "Captivating" - although I have not read this one.


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