Our Recent Marriage Seminar
Session 1 (Ryan and Tracy Sharp)
"He Said, She Said"
Have you ever felt your spouse just doesn't understand you? Do you ever have trouble understanding your spouse? According to mental health professionals, the number one reason for divorce is "poor communication". It makes sense, doesn't it? We'll never have a healthy relationship with someone we don't know and understand. The good new is that we can all become better communicators, learning why we communicate and how to do so more effectively.
Scripture References: Mark 7:14-23; James 3:2-11; Ephesians 4:29; Colossians 4:6.
Session 2 (Terry and Lori Ficklin)
Resolving conflict in a healthy manner based on God's principles was critical to the restoration of our marriage and to our reconciliation. Since our reconciliation we've continued to use the principles God has taught us to not allow ourselves to regress to old habits and destructive ways of dealing with conflict. The enemy wants to use conflict to divide us and bring destruction to our marriage. Reconciliation is God's business. He wants nothing more for our marriage than for us to be united in dealing with conflict that is sure to happen.
Scripture References: John 14:27; Philippians 2:3-4; Proverbs 15:1; Ephesians 4:15-16; Ephesians 4:29; James 1:19; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; Matthew 7:5; Ephesians 6:12
Session 3 (Cameron and Jessica Stevens)
"Love and Honor"
Some go together like peas and carrots. We on the other hand, more like chocolate and peanut butter. From the world's perspective, our marriage was not meant to be. God decided to bring us together in His unique, sovereign way. What we had to figure out, by God's grace, was how to bring our two different worlds together with all the baggage in hand, to form one love. Implementing and living in the various forms of love in marriage is not an easy task, but one we are called to do.
Scripture References: 1 John 4:7-21; 1 Corinthians 13:4-7; Ephesians 5:25, 32-33; 1 Peter 3:7; Philippians 2:4