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- Covenant Marriage: Building Communication and Intimacy
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Covenant Marriage by Gary Chapman. The Covenant Marriage program encourages Christians to exercise the promises and expectations of God's covenant love in marriage. Practicing Covenant Marriage means couples must offer each other steadfast loyalty, forgiveness, empathy, and commitment to resolving conflict so as to encourage each other in spiritual growth.
In this new book, Dr. Chapman shows how communicatio The Covenant Marriage program encourages Christians to exercise the promises and expectations of God's covenant love in marriage. Chapman shows how communication and intimacy are two of the most important aspects in developing a successful Covenant Marriage. At the heart of it all are the principles that lasting answers to marital growth are found in the Bible, your relationship with God enhances your marriage relationship, communication is the primary vehicle by which two persons become one in the marriage relationship, and the idea of biblical oneness involves not only sex, but intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and social oneness.
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Sort order. Aug 21, Mardee is currently reading it. This Book talks about the different ways we communicate which leads to greater intimacy. My husband and i are reading it together and we have had some great talks about something we read. Highly recommend May 05, Daniel rated it really liked it. Mar 29, CJ Bowen rated it liked it. Solid if not spectacular, focusing especially on communication within marriage.
Edifying and worthwhile. Aug 09, Paul rated it it was amazing. And though I've read many marriage books, this one has given me lots of fresh ideas to discuss with my spouse. Dec 07, Brian Whited rated it liked it Shelves: marriage. The book begins with the differences between a contract and covenant marriage.
The contract marriage is built upon the notion of self-satisfaction. In other words, the reason a person gets married is to satisfy their own desires, whether they be physical, emotional, or spiritual. Chapman declares that this type of marriage is not the ideal that God purposed for man.
Instead, Chapman argues that covenant marriage is the goal that Christians should desire. A covenant marriage is one that is initia The book begins with the differences between a contract and covenant marriage. A covenant marriage is one that is initiated for the benefit of another person and based in steadfast love. The prime example being, God's own covenants that He made with Israel. In these covenants, God reaches out to Israel in love.
God promised Abraham that his descendants would be many and so it came to be. Some argue that God is perfect and that people are sinners, therefore it is unreasonable for God to expect the covenant marriage ideal. It is true that sinners cannot perfectly commit to a covenant marriage by themselves.
But that does not mean covenant marriages cannot be a true reality. Christians can enter into a covenant marriage because Christ has enabled His sheep to do so. With Christ, covenant marriage is a reality because Christ is the perfect covenant keeper and imparts his righteousness upon His sheep. Intimacy and communication within the marriage are then discussed. Intimacy is a key part of marriage and it can only be gained through healthy patterns of communication.
Chapman admits that communication is not easy. But, it is necessary and can be achieved when both partners desire it. Jun 16, Charmin rated it really liked it Shelves: relationship. Give them the freedom to be an individual. It takes two good listeners to make one intimate marriage. Disrespect often grows out of emotional insecurity. He does not remove our freedom even when we make choices contrary to his Word.
However, he does hold us accountable, allowing us to suffer the consequences of our poor decisions. Emotional Intimacy: the heart of the marriage is diseased.
Feeling secure and excited about our lives together. Love always looks out for the interest of the other person; selfishness places me at the center of the universe, and my desires as more important than anything else.
The number-one barrier in failing to have time to reach our goals is over-commitment to activities that do not help us accomplish our goals. We do our children a great disservice when we do everything for them and make no requirements for them. Attitude of servanthood. How can I make your life easier? Learning the art of service. Conversational prayer involves praying about one subject at a time, each sharing a sentence or two about that particular need, and then moving to the next need.
Conversational prayer flows from topic to topic, much like a conversation with a friend. Praying together enhances not only our relationship with God but our sense of spiritual intimacy. Jun 25, Carly rated it liked it Shelves: christian , non-fiction. Finished this one for a Young Marrieds Bible study sometime last month, and forgot to take it off my list!
Some great advice is buried in this book, and some great reminders I could have been reading too much into the text, though. I'll try to go back through sometime and pick out those sections to let others draw their own conclusion Finished this one for a Young Marrieds Bible study sometime last month, and forgot to take it off my list!
I'll try to go back through sometime and pick out those sections to let others draw their own conclusions, but for now will leave this. Overlooking those things, I thought the intentions in Mr.
View all 3 comments. Jan 01, Carol rated it it was amazing. I actually had started this book when I first got married and gave up because I thought I knew everything. A few years later I noticed my relationship with my husband was stagnant and I had grown deeply lonely. I knew the fault largely was mine, but I couldn't figure out what to do. So, I returned to this book. I read it all the way through in a week and took notes and shared my insights with my husband.
Basically, before I read the book I felt like I had balled up emotionally and psychologicall I actually had started this book when I first got married and gave up because I thought I knew everything.
Basically, before I read the book I felt like I had balled up emotionally and psychologically. I read through the book and analyzed myself as I went through the chapters to figure out my unhealthy patterns of communication, underlying fears, and defense mechanisms and triggers.
The book gave me a place to start the unrolling process and steps to proceed from there.
UNDERSTANDING THE FOUNDATION AND PURPOSE OF MARRIAGE FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE
This dilution of the word has caused confusion on what the action of love actually resembles. Showing love is vastly different than saying love. I tell Selena I love her at least a few times each day — but the phrase has very little bearing on whether or not she feels loved. I also show Selena I love her by kissing her. Nothing fills her love-bucket like a devoted day together — free from distraction and diversion. If I give her a kiss or tell her I love her after a day together, she knows it and she feels it.
It outlines the purpose and organization of the family and contains information on how to teach the gospel in the family, how to fulfill family responsibilities, how the family can be a Church unit, and how to perform priesthood ordinances and blessings. This course was developed to help spouses develop and maintain an enriching relationship with each other. This course was developed to help Church members understand the principles of effective parenting and improve parenting skills. This manual contains 16 lessons. Eight lessons are on strengthening marriage and eight are on becoming better parents. The lessons may be taught individually in other settings.
Norman Wright. Why did you marry? Can you remember back to that time when your life was filled with dreams, expectations and hopes for the future? What part did marriage play in those dreams and hopes? What did you expect from marriage?
Covenant Marriage: Building Communication and Intimacy
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