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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Love Language Minute ~ Seeking Reconciliation ~ Building Relationships Radio ~ Saturday, September 25, 2010 ~ "Dear Gary" ~ Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman




Dr. Gary Chapman

Love Language Minute ~ Seeking Reconciliation ~ Building Relationships Radio ~ Saturday, September 25, 2010 ~ "Dear Gary" ~ Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman



Seeking Reconciliation
Dr. Gary Chapman


Marital intensive care
Separation does not equal divorce. Sometimes, because of physical or verbal abuse, a spouse will choose to move out as an act of tough love. On the other hand, sometimes a husband or wife will have an affair and move out. This physical separation does not mean that divorce is inevitable. It does mean that the marriage is in trouble.

If it were a physical problem, you would be hospitalized and placed in the intensive care unit. That is what your marriage needs - intensive care. I believe that many marriages could be saved if they had the proper help.

Breaking the silence
Bob and Janice have been separated for three months. The only contact they have had is when they met briefly with a lawyer to discuss the terms of legal separation. Is there hope for their marriage? Not until someone seeks to penetrate the silence. But let me remind you that one person can break the silence. It takes both to communicate, but only one to initiate the process.

Have you been standing off, refusing to give in and call, waiting for your spouse to make the first move? Jesus said, that if your brother sins, you are to confront him in private and seek to be reconciled. You can't make him reconcile, but you can seek reconciliation. If your spouse refuses, you have lost nothing. It is worth the effort.

Who's to blame
In all of my counseling, I have never met a perfect husband or a perfect wife. Yet, when there is a problem, we tend to blame the other person. I have often given individuals a sheet of paper and asked them to list the faults of their spouse. They make long and impressive lists. Then I ask them to list their own faults. Seldom has anyone come back with more than four.

What does this tell us? That the spouse really is the problem? Hardly, for each spouse has a grand list of the other's faults. It tells us that we have become accustomed to our faults, and they don't seem so big. Remember the words of Jesus, before you try to get the speck out of your mate's eye - behold the beam in your own eye. Personal confession is the first step in improving a marriage.

Begin to do what's right
I've never met a couple who entered marriage hoping to fail. We had dreams of making each other supremely happy. It reminds me of the words of Paul in Romans chapter 7 when he says, "I want to do what is good, but I end up doing what is wrong." So, in marriage, we fail to do what we know we should do. Our spouse does the same and then we blame each other for our poor marriage. However, there can be no reconciliation without repentance.

Paul's answer was that only the power of Christ could deliver him from his selfish living. The same is true for us. It all begins with confessing our failures in the past - both to God and to our spouse. Often, if we are willing to deal with our own failures, our spouse will do the same. Then, in the power of Christ, we begin to look out for the interest of our spouse - to do the things we know we should do. And, the marriage begins to flourish.


Adapted from Hope for the Separated by Gary Chapman.

 

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Saturday, September 25, 2010  


 "Dear Gary"


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Chris and Andrea Fabry



Saturday, September 25, 2010
 "Dear Gary"
Building Relationships Radio  




You won't want to miss our next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. That's because it's time for another Dear Gary broadcast, and we have some great questions for Gary to tackle. It could be a couple in a desperate marriage, parents at their wits end with their adult children, or a single struggling with their station in life. You'll be encouraged and given some solid biblical advice. The featured resources for this broadcast is The 5 Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman.






Featured resource: 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.


 
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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Love Language Minute ~ Tidbits I Wish I'd Known Part 2 ~ Building Relationships Radio ~ Saturday, Sept. 18, "Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married: Part 2" by Gary Chapman



Dr. Gary Chapman


Love Language Minute ~ Tidbits I Wish I'd Known Part 2 ~ Building Relationships Radio ~ Saturday, Sept. 18, "Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married: Part 2" by Gary Chapman


Tidbits I Wish I'd Known: Part 2


With the release of Gary's new book Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married, we the publisher would like to share with you part two of the insightful excerpts from each chapter. These tidbits of wisdom have been gained over a lifetime of Gary's professional, as well as personal experience. We hope you enjoy this sneak peak into the book. Visit thingsiwishbook.com for more information, videos, and while your there go ahead and download chapter 1! Publisher"


 Chapter 7:  Toilets are not self-cleaning
  •  "In the home in which I grew up, the toilet was never dirty. It never crossed my mind that someone was cleaning it."
  • "Confusion over roles is one of the most stressful aspects of contemporary marriages."

Chapter 8:  We needed a plan for handling our money  
  • "We had very different ideas about what to purchase and when. With no plan in place, finances became what it becomes for many couples-a battlefield."
  • "The plan I share in the rest of this chapter is a simple one of money management that has helped thousands of couples avoid financial warfare."

Chapter 9:  Mutual sexual fulfillment is not automatic  
  • "I was fully male; she was fully female and we had a high level of sexual attraction for each other.  What more could we need?"
  • "Communication is the key that unlocks sexual fulfillment. In a culture saturated with explicit sex talk, I am amazed at the couples who enter my counseling office who have never learned to talk about this part of their marriage."

Chapter 10:  I was marrying into a family  
  • "When you marry, you become part of an extended family. Your relationship may be distant or close, positive or negative, but you will have a relationship because you are marrying into a family."
  • "One of the first issues that will likely demand your attention is holidays.  At the top of the list will be Christmas."

Chapter 11: Spirituality is not to be equated with "going to church"
  • " . . . mankind is incurably religious. There are no cultures that have not developed a system of beliefs about the non-material world.   . . . these religious beliefs greatly influence the behavior of those who believe them."

  • "When couples contemplate marriage, religion needs to be near the top of the list in matters that need to be discussed."

Chapter 12:  Personality profoundly influences behavior
  • "If Karolyn and I had known that I was a morning person and she was a night person, and if we had used our dating time to discuss this personality difference, we would have saved ourselves a lot of emotional pain."
  • "Few things will better prepare you for the inevitable conflicts in marriage like understanding each other's personality patterns."

    Adapted from Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married by Gary Chapman.




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    September, Saturday 18, 2010
    "Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married: Part 2"

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    September, Saturday 18, 2010
    "Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married: Part 2"
    Building Relationships Radio



    If you're engaged, dating, newly married, or know someone who is, you won't want to miss this episode of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Gary's new book that's just out is titled Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married. Most people spend more time on the wedding ceremony than preparing for their marriage. However, your wedding is just the beginning! This encouraging broadcast will help you commit for a life-long love.



    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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    Tuesday, September 14, 2010

    Love Language Minute ~ Tidbits I Wish I'd Known: Part 1 ~ Adapted from Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married by Gary Chapman


    Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married by Gary Chapman


    Dr. Gary Chapman

    Love Language Minute ~ Tidbits I Wish I'd Known: Part 1 ~ Adapted from Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married by Gary Chapman



     
    Tidbits I Wish I'd Known: Part 1

    "With the release of Gary's new book Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married, we the publisher would like to share with you some insightful excerpts from each chapter. These tidbits of wisdom have been gained over a lifetime of Gary's professional, as well as personal experience. We hope you enjoy this sneak peak into the book. Visit thingsiwishbook.com for more information, videos, and while your there go ahead and download chapter 1!" "The Publisher"


    Chapter 1: Being in love is not adequate for building a successful marriage

    • "Being in love is an emotional and obsessive experience. However, emotions change and obsessions fade. Research shows that the average lifespan of the 'in love' obsession is two years."
    • "If the obsessive nature of the in-love euphoria extended for the next 20 years, few of us would accomplish our educational and vocational potential. When we are in love, the rest of the world doesn't matter."
    Chapter 2: Romantic love has two stages

    • "The second stage of romantic love is much more intentional than the first stage. And yes, it requires work to keep romantic love alive."
    • "Seldom do a husband and wife have the same love language. Whatever makes us feel loved is what we do for the other person. But if it is not his/her language, it will not mean to them what it means to us."
    Chapter 3: "Like mother like daughter" and "Like father like son" are not myths
    • "I encourage couples to have enough exposure to each other's parents to know their personalities, communication patterns, values, and especially how they relate to each other This model greatly influenced the person you are dating."
    • "If a girl's mother is alcoholic, we know that statistically she is more likely to become an alcoholic. However, she is not destined to alcoholism. If she takes positive action . . . she can break the alcoholic chain."
    Chapter 4: How to solve disagreements without arguing
    • "Conflicts are not a sign that you have married the wrong person. They simply affirm that you are human."
    • "The key, of course, is creating a friendly atmosphere by listening to and affirming each other's perspective rather than accusations of illogical thinking."
    Chapter 5: Apologizing is a sign of strength
    • "After spending a lifetime counseling other couples, I am convinced that there are no healthy marriages without apology and forgiveness."
    • "What one person considers an apology is not what another person considers apology. Thus couples often miss each other in their efforts to apologize."
    Chapter 6: Forgiveness is not a feeling
    • "One evening, about six weeks after our wedding, Karolyn and I were engaged in a full-fledged argument. In the midst, she went to a closet, got her raincoat, slammed the front door and walked out into the pouring rain. My first thought was, "Why doesn't she stay and fight like a man?"
    • "When one of you speaks or behaves unkindly to the other, it calls for an apology and forgiveness if the relationship is to be restored."

    Adapted from Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married by Gary Chapman.