Tony Miltenberger is a husband, father, and follower of Christ. He is currently serving as the lead pastor at Restoration Church Centerville, ohio.

Practice Makes Perfect, but Only if Practice Is Perfect

In high school, one of our sports teams put that on the back of their warm-up shirts. I can still remember what it looked like and how often I debated in my head what that statement really meant. I would often wrestle with the thought of what a perfect practice would be, and how would someone know if it really was perfect?

In this season of my life, I understand that perfect practice is really about trying as hard as you can and leaving nothing on the table. It is making sure that the coach fine-tunes the practice so that everything is maximized for success. It seems as if we practice and prepare for just about everything: sports, music, and, heck, even for church on Sunday.  

As someone who studies relationships, I am often perplexed by how many couples don’t practice good habits in their relationships. So many couples think that if they simply keep doing what they’re doing, they’ll see improvement.  But the reality is that if you don’t do anything differently, it is impossible to improve. 

When is the last time you and your partner practiced good communication?

When is the last time someone coached you on how to be in a relationship?

When did you last do something to strengthen your marriage?

One of the core principles in Unbreakable is commitment. Commitment is more than just the idea of staying married; it is a commitment to perfect practice, and a commitment to doing whatever it takes to enhance your relationship.

In the upcoming weeks, you have the opportunity for practice on what it means to be in a relationship. I would love to see you at one of the following date-night events:

Unbreakable Date Night, September 26 at 6:30
New Vienna United Methodist Church
11576 State Route 28, New Vienna, Ohio 45159


Date Night, October 17 at 6:30pm
Stillwater Church
6911 Frederick Pike, Dayton, Ohio 45414

Email me for further info.

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