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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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Saturday, September 25, 2010
 "Dear Gary"
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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






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