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  • Biblical Communication: A Marriage Survival Art Session 7 Notes

    Biblical Communication: A Marriage Survival ArtSession 7Principles of Interpersonal RelationshipsEphesians 4:25-32Feedback Ask students to share their home application experience this week:Getting up to date.The first major subject was that communication in marriage is difficult. We teased this out under seven reasons why this is true. I hope that we have learned some keys to communicating effectively and we have learned the importance implementing those keys.   Read More...

  • Biblical Communication: A Marriage Survival Art Session 6 Notes

    Biblical Communication: A Marriage Survival ArtSession 6Conflicts in Marriage Must be Handled Well Feedback Ask students to share their home application experience this week:Refer to the Good Listener column of the “Good Listening Chart”. Each spouse should privately rate both herself/himself and her/his spouse in each of the 19 statements.  Ratings scale: Most of the time = 4;  About 50/50 = 3; Some of the time = 2; Almost never = 1.Then, both spouses c...  Read More...

  • Biblical Communication: A Marriage Survival Art Session 5 Notes

    Biblical Communication: A Marriage Survival ArtSession 5Communication in Marriage is Difficult (part 4)Feedback: Ask students to share their at home application experiences (getting to Level 1 communication and/or obstructions to communication).A reminder: in marriage, communication is a tool we can use for deepening oneness. Now we come to the seventh reason why communication is difficult in marriage:7. We do not practice good listening skills that can enhance effective communication1.Be f...  Read More...

  • Biblical Communication: A Marriage Survival Art Session 4 Notes

    Biblical Communication: A Marriage Survival ArtSession 4Communication in Marriage is Difficult (part 3)Now we continue the first major topic - Communication in Marriage is Difficult. We discovered that the first reason why communication is difficult is that “communication in marriage takes place between two fundamentally different people - a man and a woman.” Now for the second of seven reasons. 2. Mixed messages are sent when two people communicate. The Dilemma: “I k...  Read More...

  • biblical Communication: A Marriage Survival Art Session 3 Notes

    Biblical Communication: A Marriage Survival ArtSession 3Communication in Marriage is Difficult (part 2)For pre-class for fun viewing: show the two charts below from “His Brain, Her Brain p 42-43 Walt and Barb Lorimore. Previous…      Communication in marriage is difficult = first of three major topicsReasons why communication in marriage is difficult…Communication in marriage takes place between two fundamentally different people – a man and a woman (fi...  Read More...

  • Biblical Communication: A Marriage Survival Art Session 2 Notes

    Biblical Communication: A Marriage Survival Art Session 2Communication in Marriage is DifficultPersonal working assumptions - Judy and I attempt to live out our marriage on the basis of at least three primary notions:We are fully and happily committed to each other and to our marriage for life.We made these promises to one another from day one (even though we really didn’t know what we were doing and were not adequately prepared).We both embrace the notion that personal godliness can not e...  Read More...

  • Biblical Communication: A Marriage Survival Art Session 1 Notes

    Biblical Communication: A Marriage Survival ArtSession 1Introductory ConsiderationsHousekeepingNot exegesis of texts but focus on applications and implications of several textsNot exhaustive - we won’t cover all aspects of marriage and communication or every biblical textParticipatoryNo homework - but perhaps some optional opportunitiesStart on time…end on timeWhy are you taking this class? Perhaps…You liked the title of the classYou flipped a coinYour spouse insisted on itYo...  Read More...