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Friday, June 25, 2010

Love Language Minute ~ Is There Hope for the Separated? ~ Building Relationships Radio ~ Saturday, June 26: "Dear Gary" ~ Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman


Hope For the Separated 
Wounded Marriages Can Be Healed
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Is There Hope for the Separated?
Dr. Gary Chapman


Reality Check

You dreamed of a marriage where each made the other supremely happy. Now one of you has walked out. Separation is not the time to capitulate. In a very real sense, separation calls for intensive care, much like that given to one in grave physical danger. The condition of your marriage is 'critical'. Things can go either way at any moment. What happens will be determined by what you and your spouse say and do in the next few weeks and months.
Marital separation sometimes brings a temporary sense of 'peace'. One husband said, "This is the first week of peace I've had for years." Of course he felt peace; he had left the battlefield. However, retreat is not the road to victory. You must come from that retreat with a renewed determination to defeat the enemy of your marriage. Your dream can live again. But not without work ... work that will demand listening, understanding, discipline and change.

New Day, New Choices
I do not wish to minimize the hurt, pain, frustration, anger, resentment, loneliness, and disappointment you may feel. Nor do I take lightly your past efforts at marital adjustment. But this is a new day and calls for new choices.

When marriages fall apart, where do we go for help? The Christian turns to God because we know that He cares. The Bible is God's clearest voice for guidance. And the Bible calls us to repentance and reconciliation. Notice I said repentance. There can be no reconciliation without repentance. In marriage, this calls for mutual repentance, for almost always the failure has involved both parties.

If you are separated, use this time to examine the biblical principles for building a marriage. Discover where you went wrong and how to correct it. Deal with your own failures and ask God to help you do something positive today. I wrote Hope for the Separated to help you do this.

Hope and Help
Sometimes things have to get worse before they get better. I know that you cannot make your spouse reconcile. But you can reach out for help. Call a pastor, a counselor, a friend; read a book.

Separation does not equal divorce, and is not necessarily the end. It may be the beginning of rediscovering the dream you shared when you were first married. Discover your options and don't forget that God is the God of miracles. There is hope for the separated.

Adapted from Hope for the Separated by Gary Chapman.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Love Language Minute ~ "Help! I'm Being Controlled!" ~ Building Relationships Radio ~ Saturday, June 19: Father's Day ~ It Starts at Home by Kurt Bruner and Steve Stroope ~ Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman


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It Starts At Home
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"Help! I'm Being Controlled!"
Dr. Gary Chapman

 
One of my books is called Desperate Marriages. What is a 'desperate marriage'? A desperate marriage is one in which one of the individuals is involved in a lifestyle that is extremely detrimental to the relationship - such as, alcohol or drug abuse, verbal or physical abuse. Today I want to talk about "The Controlling Spouse."

Attributes of a Controlling Spouse
Controllers have a dominant personality and therefore seek to dominate their spouses. They are not mean spirited, but they are determined. The positive side of a controlling personality is that these people get things done. They take charge, solve problems, and make decisions.
The controller will rarely ask for the advice of their spouse. And, if they do, they seldom take it seriously. They know what is best and if you will listen. They will explain it to you "one more time," and say things like "any sane person will agree with me." It is not a far stretch to see why the spouse of a controller often feels like a child ... that their thoughts, ideas, and feelings are unimportant or illogical.

If your spouse has a strongly controlling personality, my guess is that you do not have an intimate marriage. Controllers often 'steam roll' their spouses in order to get things done. The spouse ends up with resentment and either fights back or withdraws in silent suffering. Neither of these approaches improves the situation.

Agree to Disagree
So, what are you to do if you are married to a controller? Some people capitulate. They give up and find their fulfillment in the children, or their work, and simply accept a poor marriage. However, I think it is far more rewarding to 'stand up'. I don't mean to argue, I mean you agree with the controllers intentions, but don't yield to their demands. Your attitude is, "I love you too much to let you treat me like a child."

I want to suggest that you try influencing your spouse by agreement. By which I mean you agree with their arguments, but don't accept their conclusions. A wife might say, "Honey, I know that we are saving money by not using the dryer, but I don't have time to hang the clothes in the basement. If you want to do that, fine, but I'm going to use the dryer."

Arguing and fighting with a controlling spouse won't get you very far. You'll never win an argument with a controller; you'll only prolong the battle. A much more positive result will emerge from a kind, but firm refusal to be controlled. Take responsibility for your own attitude. Remember, you can't change a controlling spouse, but you can influence them through your responses to their behavior.


Adapted from Desperate Marriages by Gary Chapman. Find out more at http://www.5lovelanguages.com/.




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On this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, we'll celebrate Father's Day with four fathers .. all who want to pass their faith onto their children. Our guests include authors Kurt Bruner and Steve Stroope, who want to help dads speak into the lives of their children in a meaningful way.

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It Starts at Home by Kurt Bruner and Steve Stroope.



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Friday, June 11, 2010

Love Language Minute ~ Daily Sharing Life Together ~ Building Relationships Radio ~ Saturday, June 12 ~ Love and Respect ~ The Love She Most Desires ~ The Respect He Desperately Needs By Dr. Emerson Eggerichs ~ Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman



Love and Respect ~ The Love She Most Desires ~ The Respect He Desperately Needs By Dr. Emerson Eggerichs ~ Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman


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Love Language Minute ~ Daily Sharing Life Together ~ Building Relationships Radio ~  Saturday, June 12 ~ Love and Respect ~ The Love She Most Desires ~ The Respect He Desperately Needs By  Dr. Emerson Eggerichs ~ Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman


Daily Sharing Life Together
by Gary Chapman


All of us know couples who seem to have a genuine sense of "oneness". Unfortunately, most of us know couples who seem unable to "get it together." The major difference between those two types of couples is that one has developed positive patterns of communication while the other has not. One makes time for conversation, while the other, simply 'lets things happen'.

Share Life Together
Verbal conversation is the primary process by which we share life. You will never know what I'm thinking unless I tell you and you choose to listen. What's so hard about that? The hardest part is making time to talk and listen. Typically, we do what we plan to do.

The scriptures indicate that in marriage the 'two become one'. This does not mean that we loose our individuality, but it does mean that we share our lives with each other. The typical husband and wife spend many hours each day geographically separated from each other. Simply coming into the same house at the end of the day does not bring them together.

"Becoming one" is the result of many shared thoughts, feelings, activities, dreams, frustrations, joys, and sorrows. In short, it is the result of sharing life. Establishing a 'daily sharing time' is the best way I know to make this happen. It is as vital to the marriage as food is to the body.

Communication 101
Do you listen when your spouse is talking? There is an ancient Hebrew proverb that says, "He who answers before listening - that is his folly and his shame." So many times we are re-loading our guns while our spouse is talking. We can't wait until they finish so we can make our points. Are you trying to win an argument or build a marriage? You will never have a healthy marriage until you learn to listen.

Listening means that you ask questions to make sure you heard correctly...
  • "What I hear you saying is that you wish we could get a weekend away this month. Am I hearing you correctly?" ... "Well, it doesn't have to be this month, but yes, I'd really like for us to get away."
Listening encourages conversation. Conversation fosters good communication. Good communication strengthens marriages.

Put it into Action
Today, why not schedule a daily conversation time, just as you schedule time for lunch? If you do, you might just find yourself that much closer to the marriage you've always wanted.


Adapted from The Marriage You've Always Wanted by Gary Chapman.
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You've probably heard that many marriages are in trouble because wives don't feel loved and husbands don't feel respected. On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs joins Dr. Chapman to talk about what can happen when husbands and wives give to each other. What are the steps you can take to enhance your own marriage? Find out this weekend on Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.

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Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs.

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Friday, June 4, 2010

Love Language Minute ~ 4 Surefire Steps to Destroy Your Marriage Through Anger ~ Handling a Powerful Emotion in a Healthy Way ~ Building Relationships Radio ~ Saturday, June 5: Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild by Mary Kassian ~ Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman


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Love Language Minute ~ 4 Surefire Steps to Destroy Your Marriage Through Anger ~ Handling a Powerful Emotion in a Healthy Way ~ Building Relationships Radio ~ Saturday, June 5: Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild by  Mary Kassian ~ Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman




4 Surefire Steps to Destroy Your Marriage Through Anger
by Gary Chapman


Anger is a powerful emotion. If not handled correctly, it can easily destroy a marriage. Carefully follow each of the following 4 steps below to quickly ensure the destruction of your marriage:


1. Hide Your Anger

All of us experience anger. Your spouse treats you unfairly, or they fail to do something that you expected them to do, so you feel angry. However, if your spouse doesn't know when you are angry, then you can easily avoid dealing with it and thus destroy the marriage. Being honest about anger will help you begin to process it in a healthy way ... forcing you to deal with it out in the open ... and that is something you will want to avoid if your desire is to destroy your marriage.


Destructive Hint: If you can't hide your anger completely, just disguise it with a different name like "hurt" or "disappointed" to make it less obvious that you are trying to destroy the marriage.


2. Explode Often

When you are angry with someone it means that, in your mind, they have wronged you. When someone has wronged you, the emotion of anger pushes you to fight back and fighting back almost always makes the situation worse.


One fundamental principle in anger management is to make a covenant with yourself, that you will not attack another person when you are angry. Definitely do not follow this principle if you are trying to destroy your marriage. Verbal and physical explosions are always an effective way in trying to quickly destroy a marriage.


3. Never Ask Clarification

When you are angry, always assume that you have all the information, or that you know exactly what the person meant by what they said. Make sure you do not ask for clarification. If you don't give them an opportunity to explain, or to apologize, then you can jump to all the conclusions you want and believe the worst. So if you want to destroy your marriage, never ask clarifying questions before jumping to judgments when you're angry.


4. Avoid Resolution

If you want to destroy your marriage you must never find a resolution to the situation that stimulated the anger in the first place. All of us say and do things at times that are not loving. These failures stimulate hurt and anger. Anger doesn't simply melt away with time, and hurt does not evaporate. They exist to motivate us to seek understanding and resolution, so if you avoid resolving the root cause of your anger, then you will be well on your way to a destroyed marriage.


Note from Editor: This article is obviously not intended to help destroy marriages, but rather strengthen them by exposing the kinds of behavior that do, in fact, destroy marriages. Our hope is that you will do the opposite of these destructive actions and thereby learn to deal with anger in a positive and effective way.

Adapted from Anger: Handling a Powerful Emotion in a Healthy Way by Gary Chapman.

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Saturday, June 5: Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild

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How can a Christian family instill godly values to young women in a world gone wild? That's the topic on this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Mary Kassian will join us to discuss the ways our culture has sought to mold young women and how Christian families have to fight the pressure to conform. The featured resources for this broadcast is Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild by Mary Kassian.



Proverbs 7 NIV
Warning Against the Adulteress

1 My son, keep my words and store up my commands within you.
2 Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.
3 Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call understanding your kinsman;
5 they will keep you from the adulteress, from the wayward wife with her seductive words.
6 At the window of my house I looked out through the lattice.
7 I saw among the simple, I noticed among the young men, a youth who lacked judgment.
8 He was going down the street near her corner, walking along in the direction of her house
9 at twilight, as the day was fading, as the dark of night set in.
10 Then out came a woman to meet him, dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent.
11 (She is loud and defiant, her feet never stay at home;
12 now in the street, now in the squares, at every corner she lurks.)
13 She took hold of him and kissed him and with a brazen face she said:
14 "I have fellowship offerings [a] at home; today I fulfilled my vows.
15 So I came out to meet you; I looked for you and have found you!
16 I have covered my bed with colored linens from Egypt.
17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.
18 Come, let's drink deep of love till morning; let's enjoy ourselves with love!
19 My husband is not at home; he has gone on a long journey.
20 He took his purse filled with money and will not be home till full moon."
21 With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk.
22 All at once he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer [b] stepping into a noose [c]
23 till an arrow pierces his liver, like a bird darting into a snare, little knowing it will cost him his life.
24 Now then, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say.
25 Do not let your heart turn to her ways or stray into her paths.
26 Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng.
27 Her house is a highway to the grave, [d] leading down to the chambers of death.



Featured resource for this program:

Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild by Mary Kassian.


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