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Monday, November 19, 2012

Relationships Love Language ~ Sharing My Money ~ Our Mentality ~ Full Disclosure ~ Whose Money is It? ~ Image: HAPPY THANKSGIVING ~ With Thanksgiving

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Sharing My Money

Dr. Gary D Chapman



Our Mentality

Remember when we were kids and our parents told us to share? Why was that so hard? Well if we thought it was hard to share our toys it's even harder to share our money. When you get married it's time for a change in the mentality of, "Mine!"

When you get married, it is no longer, "your money" and "my money," but rather "our money." Likewise, it is no longer "my debts" and "your debts," but rather "our debts." When you accept each other as a partner, you accept each other's liabilities as well as each other's assets.

Full Disclosure

A full disclosure of assets and liabilities should be made before marriage. It's not wrong to enter marriage with debts, but you ought to know what those debts are and agree on a plan for repayment.

Marriage is two becoming one. Applied to finances, this means that all our resources belong to both of us. One of us may be responsible for paying the bills and balancing the checkbook, but this should never be used as an excuse for hiding financial matters. Full and open discussions should precede any financial decision. Marriage is enhanced by agreement in financial matters.

Whose Money is It?

If you're the "bread-winner" of the family how do you maintain humility and remember that it's not YOUR money? If you have a lot of debt in your name, do you ever feel blamed by your spouse for that? We can lift one another up if we remember that all we have belongs to the Lord anyway.

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Anger

Handling a Powerful Emotion in a Healthy Way

Dr. Gary D Chapman




The Five Love Languages Profile will give you a thorough analysis of your emotional communication preference. It will single out your primary love language, what it means, and how you can use it to connect with your loved one with intimacy and fulfillment.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Relationships Love Language ~ Negative Emotions: Gift From God? ~ Listening to Your Emotions ~ Jesus Had Emotions ~ Fear to Faith ~ Image: Harvest Time Autumn Harvest Basket

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Negative Emotions: Gift From God?

Dr. Gary D Chapman


gary_chapman_smrListening to Your Emotions

Why do we consider our emotions as an enemy? One reason is that we know our feelings change. The lift us up and they let us down. Our highs don't last, and our lows are painful. We conclude, therefore, that emotions are unreliable. Perhaps the chief reason is that negative emotions don't seem to fit with our idea of being a "good Christian."

Anger, fear, disappointment, loneliness, frustration, depression, and sorrow don't fit the stereotype of successful Christian living. The fact is negative and positive emotions are morally neutral. It is what we do in response to our emotions that leads to good or bad. Negative emotions call for positive action. Positive emotions call us to celebrate. Take time to listen to your emotions.

Jesus Had Emotions

Have you ever done a Bible study on emotions? When I wrote The Marriage You've Always Wanted Bible Study, I felt it important to include a chapter on "Becoming Friends with My Feelings" because I think many Christians have a distorted view of emotions. Many people are surprised to discover that Jesus felt depression. Read it for yourself in Matthew 26:36-46.

We have wrongly concluded that negative emotions are from Satan. The Scriptures teach that emotions are a gift from God. They motivate us to take constructive action. Anger motivated Jesus to clear the temple of robbers and thieves. Emotions call us to engage the mind and to make wise decisions on what needs to be done. When we make wise decisions, emotions have served their purpose.

Fear to Faith

Would it surprise you if I told you that Jesus experienced fear? Fear is an emotion that pushes us away from a person, place, or thing. In Matthew 26, Jesus prayed, "Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me." He saw what was ahead and his emotions pleaded for a different way. Jesus did what we should do with our fear - express it to God.

The proper response to fear is to run to God. The Psalmist said, "When I am afraid, I will trust in Thee." 365 times in the Bible God says, "Fear not, for I am with you." Our fear leads us to God and we rest in His strength to protect. Don't put yourself down for feeling fear, just run as quickly as you can to the loving arms of God.

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Anger

Handling a Powerful Emotion in a Healthy Way

Dr. Gary D Chapman

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    Some anger erupts in a flash. It can burn with a passion. It can spread like wildfire. It can simmer for a lifetime. Sometimes it’s justified, and other times it’s completely irrational—but the fact is, the emotion of anger is part of the human experience. It’s essential that we learn to handle anger well and, in some cases, use it productively. Dr. Gary Chapman’s Anger explores the insightful and often surprising reasons behind our anger, as well as helpful techniques for managing this powerful emotion. Learn how to teach anger management to children and resolve longstanding anger from the past. Includes a 13-session discussion guide and questions for reflection throughout.





The Five Love Languages Profile will give you a thorough analysis of your emotional communication preference. It will single out your primary love language, what it means, and how you can use it to connect with your loved one with intimacy and fulfillment.

There are five love languages:

1. Words of Affirmation
2. Gifts
3. Acts of Service
4. Quality Time
5. Physical Touch

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Relationships Love Language ~ 5 "Aha" Marriage Tips You Need to Know: Part 1 ~ 4. ~ Part 1 ~ Number 1 ~ I am responsible for my own attitude. ~ Part 2 ~ Number 2 ~ Attitude affects actions. ~ Part 3 ~ Number 3 ~ I cannot change others, but I can influence others. ~ Part 4 ~ Number 4 ~ My actions need not be controlled by my emotions. ~ Part 5 ~ Number 5 ~ Admitting my own imperfections does not mean that I am a failure. ~ Image: Harvest Time.

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5 "Aha" Marriage Tips You Need to Know: Part 1 ~ Part 5

Dr. Gary D Chapman





Relationships Love Language ~ 5 "Aha" Marriage Tips You Need to Know: Part 1 ~ 4 ~ Part 1 ~ Number 1 ~ I am responsible for my own attitude. ~ Part 2 ~ Number 2 ~ Attitude affects actions. ~ Part 3 ~ Number 3 ~ I cannot change others, but I can influence others. ~ Part 4 ~ Number 4 ~ My actions need not be controlled by my emotions. ~ Part 5 ~ Number 5 ~ Admitting my own imperfections does not mean that I am a failure. ~ Image: Harvest Time.

 




5 "Aha" Marriage Tips You Need to Know: Part 1

Number 1 - I am responsible for my own attitude.

Trouble is inevitable, but misery is optional. Attitude has to do with the way I choose to think about things. Two wives have husbands who have lost their jobs. Wendy said, "My husband hasn't had a full-time job in three years. The good part is not being able to afford cable TV. We've done a lot more talking on Monday nights. We've learned a lot. Our philosophy is 'Let's see how many things we can do without that everybody else thinks they have to have.' It's amazing how many things you can do without."
On the other hand, Lou Ann said, "My husband hasn't had a job for ten months. We are down to one car, no phone, and we're getting food from the food bank. Life is miserable at our house." The difference in these two wives was basically a matter of attitude.

We choose to think negatively and curse the darkness, or we choose to look for the silver lining behind the clouds.



5 "Aha" Marriage Tips You Need to Know: Part 2

Number 2 - Attitude affects actions.

The reason attitudes are so important is that they affect my behavior and words. I may not be able to control my environment: sickness, alcoholic spouse, teenager on drugs, aging parents, etc. but I am responsible for what I do within my environment. My attitude will greatly influence my behavior.

If I look for the positive in my marriage, then I'm more likely to talk positively: give my spouse affirming words, and to do something that has the potential for enhancing life for both of us.

On the other hand, if I focus on the negative, I'm more likely to give my spouse critical, condemning words. This type of behavior will often result in one of two actions:

  1. I'll do things to hurt my spouse, or
  2. I'll withdraw and consider leaving my spouse.

Yes, my attitude affects my actions.

 

5 "Aha" Marriage Tips You Need to Know: Part 3

Number 3 - I cannot change others, but I can influence others.

It's true, you cannot change your spouse, but you can and do influence your spouse every day. If you are still trying to change your spouse, then you are probably a master manipulator. You reason, "If I do this, then my spouse will do that." "If I can make him miserable enough, or happy enough, then I'll get what I want." I hate to discourage you, but you're on a dead end road. Even if he changes, he will resent you for manipulating him.

A better approach is to be a positive influence on your spouse. You influence by your words and actions. If you look for something your spouse is doing that you like and give him verbal compliments, you are having a positive influence on him. If you do something for him that you know he will like, your actions influence him in a wholesome way. Your model begins to rub off on him. The reality of the power of positive influence holds tremendous potential for troubled marriages.

 

5 "Aha" Marriage Tips You Need to Know: Part 4

Number 4 - My actions need not be controlled by my emotions.

For the past thirty years in Western Society we have given undue emphasis to emotions. When applied to a troubled marriage, this philosophy advises, "If you don't have love feelings, admit it and get out of the marriage." "If you feel hurt and angry, you would be hypocritical to say or do something kind to your spouse." This philosophy fails to reckon with the reality that man is more than his emotions.

We have feelings, yes, but we also have attitudes, values, and actions. If we jump from emotions to actions and ignore attitudes and values, we will destroy our marriages. Stop, think, look for the positive, affirm it, and then, do something that has positive potential. Actions that are guided by values and positive attitudes are more likely to be productive.

 

5 "Aha" Marriage Tips You Need to Know: Part 5

Number 5 - Admitting my own imperfections does not mean that I am a failure.

Most troubled marriages include a stone wall between husband and wife, built over the years. Each stone represents an event in the past where one of them has failed the other. These are things about which people talk when they sit in the counseling office.

The husband complains, "She has always been critical of everything I do. I've never been able to please her." The wife complains, "He's married to his job. He has no time for me or the children. I feel like a widow." This wall of hurt and disappointment stands as a barrier to marital unity.

Demolishing this emotional wall is essential for rebuilding a troubled marriage. Admitting your part in building this wall, does not make you a failure. It means that you are human and are willing to admit your humanity. Confessing past failures is the first step toward a growing marriage.

 





The Five Love Languages Profile will give you a thorough analysis of your emotional communication preference. It will single out your primary love language, what it means, and how you can use it to connect with your loved one with intimacy and fulfillment.

There are five love languages:

1. Words of Affirmation
2. Gifts
3. Acts of Service
4. Quality Time
5. Physical Touch

Love Languages Personal Profile @ http://www.5lovelanguages.com/assessments/personal-profiles/?profiletype=wives



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Relationships Love Language ~ JESUS Enters Jerusalem ~ Holy Week ~ Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet

Relationships Love Language ~ JESUS Enters Jerusalem ~ Holy Week ~ Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet
Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet ~ Last Supper. The Passover with the Disciples. Institution of the Lord’s Supper. Judas to Betray Jesus. Matthew 26, Mark 14, Luke 22 ESV. Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet. ....12 When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, "Do you understand what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you....John 13:1-20 ESV.Christ Reasoning with Peter, by Giotto di Bondone (Cappella Scrovegni a Padova).

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