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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Love Language Minute ~ Don't Give Up ~ Desperate Marriages Moving Toward Hope and Healing in Your Relationships ~ Building Relationships Radio ~ Saturday, July 31: "Best of Dear Gary" ~ Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman



 
 Don't Give Up


Desperate Marriages
Moving Toward Hope and Healing in Your Relationships

The 5 Love Languages
The Secrets to Love that Last

Dr. Gary Chapman

Love Language Minute ~ Don't Give Up ~ Desperate Marriages Moving Toward Hope and Healing in Your Relationships ~ Building Relationships Radio ~ Saturday, July 31: "Best of Dear Gary" ~ Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman



  
Don't Give Up
By Dr. Gary Chapman
 

Do you feel like giving up on your marriage? I've been counseling people with marital struggles for over thirty-five years. And, often they have no hope. They are living in very difficult marriages. I am under no illusion that I can give a magic formula to bring healing to all such marriages, but I do believe that in every troubled marriage, steps can be taken by one partner, that have the potential for changing the emotional climate between the two of them. The first step is to make the decision not to give up.

The Problems with Divorce
There are three radical and negative approaches to a troubled marriage: suicide, homicide, and divorce. The first two are considered unthinkable by intelligent, mentally healthy people. On the other hand, divorce is often seen as a humane way of ending the pain of an unhealthy marriage. Some have divorced two, three or more times and are still in search of a happy marriage.

When I did the research for my book: Desperate Marriages, I discovered that divorce does not solve problems; it creates problems. Problems that never go away. The answer is not found in running, but in learning. Learn what is behind your spouse's bad behavior. Then you can ask God for wisdom on how to respond. You can be a part of the solution.

Dr. Judith Wallerstein has studied the topic of divorce for more than 20 years. Here are her conclusions. "People want to believe that divorce will relieve all their stresses - back we go to square one and begin our lives anew. But divorce does not wipe the slate clean...Few adults anticipate accurately what lies ahead when they decide to divorce. Life is almost always more arduous and more complicated than they expect."

Generational Effects
When parents divorce, typically children feel intensely rejected. Children get angry at their parents for violating the basic rule of parenthood - parents are supposed to make sacrifices for children, not the other way around. Because we are creatures of memory, we may carry the pain of broken relationships for a lifetime.

After the divorce, most parents plan to continue good relationships with their children, but parent-child relationships are forever altered by divorce. As adults, they often fear that their own marriage will fail. And in fact, the divorce rate for 'children of divorce' is higher than for those whose parents stay together. By continuing to work on your marriage, you could actually save your children much relational baggage.

From Bad to Worse
Does divorce seem like the best alternative to you? If so, I hope you'll read my book - Desperate Marriages. Divorce, unlike death, does not end contact with the other person, especially if you have children. Nor is divorce a pretty picture financially. Research indicates that 73 % of divorced women experience a decline in standard of living.

One wife said, "Our marriage was bad, but our divorce is even worse. I still have all the responsibilities I had when we were married, but now I have less time and less money." The effects of divorce linger for a lifetime.
Are you in a desperate marriage? If the answer is yes, do yourself a favor...read a book, talk with a counselor or pastor, share with a trusted friend, but refuse give up.
 
Adapted from Desperate Marriages by Gary Chapman.
Find out more at http://www.5lovelanguages.com./




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Saturday, July 31: 2010
"Best of Dear Gary"
 
Building Relationships
with Dr. Gary Chapman
 
Co-host
Chris and Andrea Fabry

 
 
Saturday, July 24, 2010
"Best of Dear Gary"
Building Relationships Radio 


Listeners have come to trust the advice given by author and speaker Dr. Gary Chapman. They've asked some interesting questions in the past few months about parenting, husband-wife interaction, dating, singleness, you name it, we've dealt with it. Coming up on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, it's a best-of broadcast of Dear Gary. One of Gary's favorites because he has a chance to connect with you.
Featured resource for this program: The 5 Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman
 
Tune in to Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, the weekly radio broadcast brought to you by Moody Radio and Moody Publishers. Listen live online Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. CST at moodyradio.org,check your local radio station, or download free podcasts and get more information.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Love Language Minute ~ Making Marriage Work ~ Building Relationships Radio ~ Saturday, July 24 2010 ~ "What He Must Be" If He Wants to Marry My Daughter by Voddie T. Baucham Jr. ~ Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman

What He Must Be
 If He Wants to Marry My Daughter
by Voddie T. Baucham Jr.

Voddie T Baucham Jr. and wife, Bridget


Dr. Gary Chapman


Love Language Minute ~  Making Marriage Work ~ Building Relationships Radio ~  Saturday, July 24 2010 ~ "What He Must Be" If He Wants to Marry My Daughter by Voddie T. Baucham Jr. ~ Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman



Making Marriage Work
Dr. Gary Chapman




Myth:
Married life is unhappy life.

Fact:
Studies show that married people have better emotional and physical health, longer lives, greater sexual satisfaction, greater incomes, and more accumulated wealth.

Speaking of Love
Your emotional love language and the language of your spouse may be as different as Chinese from English. No matter how hard you try to express love in "English," if your spouse only understands "Chinese," you will never understand how to love each other.

Being sincere is not enough. We must be willing to learn our spouse's primary love language if we are to be effective communicators of love.

My conclusion after thirty-five years of marriage counseling is that there are basically five emotional love languages -- five ways that people speak and understand emotional love. However, there may be numerous dialects. The important thing is to speak the love language of your spouse.

Love is a Choice
Communicating love isn't as easy as feeling "in love," because it's quite a different thing. Falling in love is not an act of the will or conscious choice. It's effortless. One who is "in love" is not genuinely interested in fostering the personal growth of the other person. If the euphoric phrase of being "in love" never ended, we might never experience true love and meaningful communication.

Love is something you do for someone else, not something you do for yourself. Most of us do many things each day that do not come "naturally" for us. For some of us, that is getting out of bed in the morning. We go against our feelings and get out of bed because we believe there is something worthwhile to do that day. And normally, before the day is over, we feel good about having gotten up. Our actions preceded our emotions.

The same is true with love. We discover the primary love language of our spouse, and we choose to speak it whether or not it is natural for us. You might not love the language itself, but speaking it will clearly communicate love to your spouse.

Love is a choice. And either partner can start the process today.


Adapted from The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman.
Find out more at http://www.5lovelanguages.com/.





Building Relationships Radio

Saturday, July 24 2010


What He Must Be
 If He Wants to Marry My Daughter


Building Relationships

with Dr. Gary Chapman


Ministry and Message of
Dr. Voddie Baucham


Co-host
Chris & Andrea Fabry



Saturday, July 24 2010 ~ "What He Must Be"
Building Relationships Radio


On this episode of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, it's a best-of broadcast featuring the ministry and message of Dr. Voddie Baucham (VOE dee BOCK uhm). Dr. Baucham believes western culture has left young women to fend for themselves in a danger filled society of predators and pretenders. Through his ministry in the local church and in his writing, he's calling fathers to become more involved in their daughter's lives. It's a challenging program you won't forget.

                                                                                                      
 Featured resource for this program:
 by Voddie T. Baucham Jr.
Excerpt:
Read Chapter 1 online (pdf)

Voddie Baucham's Bio:


Tune in to Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, the weekly radio broadcast brought to you by Moody Radio and Moody Publishers. Listen live online Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. CST at moodyradio.org,check your local radio station, or download free podcasts and get more information.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Love Language Minute ~ Igniting Intimacy 5 Different Ways (Part 2) ~ Saturday, July 10: "Hidden Joy" Wendy Blight ~ Building Relationships Radio ~ Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman

The Transforming Power of God's Story.
 Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner.
Hidden Joy by Wendy Blight.



The Transforming Power of God's Story.
Hidden Joy by Wendy Blight.



Dr. Gary Chapman


Love Language Minute ~ Igniting Intimacy 5 Different Ways (Part 2) ~ Saturday, July 10 "Hidden Joy" By Wendy Blight ~ Building Relationships Radio ~ Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman



Igniting Intimacy 5 Different Ways (Part 2)
Dr. Gary Chapman



Most of us did not get married in order to find a convenient way to cook meals, wash dishes, do laundry and rear children. We married out of a deep desire to know and to be known; to love and to be loved. To have a genuinely intimate relationship. How does this lofty goal become experiential? It helps to look at the five essential components of an intimate relationship. In Part 2, we will examine the final three ways of igniting intimacy. If you missed Part 1, you can view it online at by clicking here.  http://thebiblicalinspirational.blogspot.com/

Sharing My ExperiencesMuch of life centers around encounters that happen throughout the day - things people say or do, situations that develop. When I share these with my spouse we feel that we are a part of what each other is doing. We sense that we are a social unit. What happens in the other persons' life is important to me.

Another aspect of social intimacy involves the two of us doing things together. Attending a movie or athletic event, shopping or washing the car together,or a picnic in the park are all ways of building social intimacy. Much of life involves doing. When we do things together, we are not only developing a sense of teamwork, but we are also enhancing our sense of intimacy.
The things we do together often form our most vivid memories. Will we ever forget climbing Mount Mitchell together? Or, giving the dog a haircut? Social intimacy is an important part of a growing marriage.

Sharing My BeliefsThe fourth essential component of an intimate relationship is spiritual intimacy. We are spiritual creatures. Anthropologists have discovered that around the world people are religious. We all have a spiritual dimension. The question is, are we willing to share this part of our lives with our spouses? When we do, we experience spiritual intimacy.

It may be as simple as sharing something you read in the Bible this morning and what it meant to you. Spiritual intimacy is also fostered by shared experience. After attending worship with her husband, one wife said: "There is something about hearing him sing that gives me a sense of closeness to him." Praying together is another way of building spiritual intimacy. If you can't pray aloud, then pray silently while holding hands. No words are uttered, but your hearts move closer to each other. You have experienced a moment of spiritual intimacy.

Sharing My Body
Because men and women are sexually different, we often come at sexual intimacy in different ways. The husband's emphasis is most often on the physical aspects. The seeing, the touching, the feeling, the experience of foreplay and climax are the focus of his attention. The wife, on the other hand, comes to sexual intimacy with an emphasis on the emotional aspect. To feel loved, cared for, appreciated, and treated tenderly brings her great pleasure. In short, if she truly feels loved, then the sexual experience is but an extension of this emotional pleasure. Sexual intimacy requires understanding and responding to these differences.
It should be obvious that we cannot separate sexual intimacy from emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual intimacy. We cannot attain sexual intimacy without intimacy in the other areas of life. The goal is not just to have sex, but to experience closeness, to find a sense of mutual satisfaction.

Adapted from The Family You've Always Wanted by Gary Chapman.
Find out more at http://www.5lovelanguages.com/.




Building Relationships Radio
Saturday, July 10: "Hidden Joy"

Building Relationships
with Dr. Gary Chapman

 Hear About The Freedom Wendy Found In Jesus Christ

"Hidden Joy"
author
Wendy Blight


Co-host
 
Chris & Andrea Fabry


Saturday, July 10: "Hidden Joy"
Building Relationships Radio


One week after her college graduation, Wendy was viciously attacked by a masked man. Her sexual assault left her scarred for life. She lived for years cocooned in a prison of fear, despair, and hopelessness. On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, hear about the freedom she found in Jesus Christ. Don't miss special rebroadcast with Wendy Blight. Resource: Hidden Joy.                           


Featured resource for this program:
Hidden Joy by Wendy Blight
 
Tune in to Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, the weekly radio broadcast brought to you by Moody Radio and Moody Publishers. Listen live online Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. CST at moodyradio.org,check your local radio station, or download free podcasts and get more information.




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Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner by Wendy Blight

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CHAPTER SEVEN

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity
but of power, love, and self-discipline.

                                         —2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT)


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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Love Language Minute ~ Igniting Intimacy 5 Different Ways (Part 1) ~ Building Relationships Radio ~ Saturday, July 3: "Close Calls" ~ author and speaker Dave Carder ~ Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman


Close Calls
What Adulterers Want You to Know About Protecting Your Marriage
By Author and Speaker Dave Carder


Dave and Ronnie Carder 
  have four children and four grandchildren


Dr. Gary Chapman

Love Language Minute ~ Igniting Intimacy 5 Different Ways (Part 1) ~ Building Relationships Radio ~ Saturday, July 3: "Close Calls" ~ Author and Speaker Dave Carder ~ Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman


Igniting Intimacy 5 Different Ways (Part 1)
Dr. Gary Chapman


Most of us did not get married in order to find a convenient way to cook meals, wash dishes, do laundry and rear children. We married out of a deep desire to know and to be known; to love and to be loved. To have a genuinely intimate relationship. How does this lofty goal become experiential? It helps to look at the five essential components of an intimate relationship. This week, we will discuss the first two.

Sharing My Thoughts
First, there is intellectual intimacy. So much of life is lived in the world of the mind. Throughout the day we have hundreds of thoughts about life as we encounter it. We also have desires, things we would like to experience or obtain. Intellectual intimacy comes in sharing some of these thoughts and desires with your spouse. These may focus on finances, food, health, crime, music, or church. These thoughts and desires reveal something about what has gone on in your mind throughout the day. In marriage, we have the pleasure of learning some of the inner movements of the spouse's mind. That is the essence of intellectual intimacy.

Sharing My Emotions
Emotional intimacy is another component of an intimate relationship. Feelings are our spontaneous, emotional responses to what we encounter through the five senses. I hear that the neighbor's dog died and I feel sad. I see the fire truck racing down the road and I feel troubled. You touch my hand and I feel loved. I see you smile and I feel encouraged.

Your inner life is filled with emotions, but no one sees them. It is the sharing of feelings that builds emotional intimacy. Allowing your spouse into your inner world: being willing to say, "I'm feeling a lot of fear right now" or, "I am really happy tonight." These are statements of self-revelation.

Learning to talk about emotions can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life. Such sharing requires an atmosphere of acceptance. If I am assured that my spouse will not condemn my feelings or try to change my feelings, then I am far more likely to talk about them.

Next Week: Igniting Intimacy 5 Different Ways (Part 2)
Adapted from The Family You've Always Wanted by Gary Chapman.
Find out more at .http://www.5lovelanguages.com/  

 
 
Building Relationships Radio
 
Saturday, July 3 "Close Calls"
 
Close Calls-Marriages That Have Come Back From The Brink
 
 
Building Relationships
with
Dr. Gary Chapman
 
"Close Calls" 
 author
Dave Carder
 
 
Co-host
Chris & Andrea Fabry



Saturday, July 3: "Close Calls"
Building Relationships Radio


The pain of infidelity runs rampant in our society. And Christians are not immune to the problem. Affairs can kill a marriage. On the next edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, it's a summer best-of broadcast with author and speaker Dave Carder. He'll talk about Close Calls-marriages that have come back from the brink, and people who will give warning about how to avoid infidelity.


Featured resource for this program:

Close Calls by Dave Carder.

Tune in to Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, the weekly radio broadcast brought to you by Moody Radio and Moody Publishers. Listen live online Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. CST at moodyradio.org,check your local radio station, or download free podcasts and get more information.
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