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Seven Causes of Marital Conflicts, Part 3

balance-of-marrriageV. SURRENDER OF THE INITIATIVE

A. Now things are starting to get a little more complex. Now we're dealing here with authority and leadership in the marriage. Now things could become heated very quickly. Divine order is always hotly contested by Satan.

ILLUSTRATION

I know of no way to illustrate this better than for you to think of a STEERING WHEEL. The question is:

"WHO'S DOING THE DRIVING?"

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Seven Causes of Marriage Conflicts, Part 2

walk-with-meII. DIFFERENT LIFE PHILOSOPHY

Now the second cause of marriage conflict relates to a different PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE. This is critical! The center-of-life philosophy will always boil down to two choices – GOD or MAN. Either God is the source of all wisdom and meaning in life, or man is the source of all wisdom and meaning in life. In short, you will either have a God-centered philosophy of life, or you will have a man-centered philosophy of life. In this sense we are all philosophers and philosophical whether we want to admit it or not.

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Seven Causes of Marriage Conflicts, Part 1

being-the-right-mateWe're going to deal with PROBLEMS IN THE MARRIAGE RELATIONSHIP. And what we are going to talk about is FOUNDATIONAL, and therefore MANDATORY for all. None of this is OPTIONAL or to be dealt with later or lightly. It is first things first, right from the beginning issues. It all stands or falls right here.

In fact, we're going to spend most of our time IDENTIFYING problems, because I've discovered you can't RESOLVE marital conflicts until you can first see that a problem EXISTS, and what it is.

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Eros Marriages - Fatal

erosI recall vividly the couple that I was pre-marriage counseling, and of whom I asked a standard question among many other standard questions, and that question was:

ARE YOU HAVING SEXUAL INTERCOURSE TOGETHER?”

It was obvious by their uneasy facial expressions and body twitching that the question was a very uncomfortable rhetorical one in the affirmative. No answer needed! There was for them an eternal pause of silence, and then the young woman finally braved the answer and said with great embarrassment,Yes we do.”

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The Spouse Seducer's Strategies Pt. 1

infidelity-two.jpgYour eager and positive response to Wayne Benson’s “The Passion of the Vanguard” was so strong, that again with his blessing I bring you what I am calling  "The Spouse Seducer's Strategies" taken from his powerful series “Restoring Spiritual PassionA Passion for Holiness.” Wayne’s heart has always strongly reached out to the needs of marriage and family, and I was blessed for 12 years to be Pastor of Marriage and Family at First Assembly of God in Grand Rapids Michigan where Wayne was Senior Pastor for 25 plus years. This teaching is one of the most incredibly insightful and on target teachings I have ever received on how “Hell’s Seducer of Spouses” invades marriages. [My comments will be in brackets as we go along.]

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The Spouse Seducer's Strategies Pt. 2

infidelity-three.jpg5. THE NEED TO DEFINE THE RELATIONSHIP  

The next thing that happens is that there is a sense of a “Need To Define The Relationship.” A need to describe it! And maybe you will begin to articulate it, maybe to that person, but maybe not. But in any case, the question will be asked:“WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO MEAN TO EACH OTHER?”

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Home Is Where They Love You

My husband and I are proud parents of three foster children and four children of our own. We became foster parents after the foster home that our first foster child came from lost their license due to lack of proper judgment on raising a teenage girl. She was our daughter’s best friend and she was really excelling in the school system that we live in. Generally foster kids move to many homes in their life and if they can at least stay in the same community where they seem to be doing well, we were happy to be a part of that. She now lives on her own and goes to Grand Rapids Community College here in Michigan.

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Agape - I Do Unconditionally

A young man spied a beautiful young woman walking along the road and followed her for about a mile. The young woman knowing that she was being followed, finally turned, looked straight at the young man and asked him demanding, “Why are you dogging my footsteps?” He answered, “Because you are the loveliest, the most beautiful, the most breathtaking thing I have ever seen.” He paused and then went on to say, “I have fallen madly in love with you. It happened the moment I laid my eyes on you. It was love at first sight.”

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