Two parts in this episode: 1) Your money management often reveals how you have applied other Biblical principles in marriage, such as your practice of headship/submission and communication and 2) What is the foundational principle that couples should use when determining how to manage their money?
Though aimed at married couples, the Biblical principles in this podcast can apply to any relationship. May you be blessed and challenged by the truth of God's Word!
Six reflections on a challenging year.
Just like husbands, wives need to also work on speech transformation.
This episode covers one of the reasons why speech transformation is critically important for wives, as well as two Biblical commands that will aid wives in speaking in a God-honoring manner.
Remember, whether you think your husband deserves "nice" speech or not, your speech must always be pleasing to Christ first!
Men, we are leaders in our speech whether we realize it or not (and whether we like it or not!)
Our wives and our children are learning from our speech patterns - therefore, we must be diligent to cultivate godly and god-honoring speech habits.
This episode will focus specifically on three areas where you can become more Christlike in your speech with your wives.
Our speech says much about us - and God has much to say about our speech!
A quick survey of the NT reveals that "speech acts" - whether sinful or godly - are a common topic in the Epistles. The NT authors focus on changing our speech, from that which is wicked to that which is righteous.
Today's episode examines Ephesians 4:24-30 and two specific ways that we can be more Christ-like in our speech.
Key Question: Do you realize that your speech patterns and speech acts are a window to your inner person? Jesus points this out in Matthew 15:15-20
Next question: How humble are you willing to be to transform from sinful speech habits to godly speech habits?
Continuing the discussion on what makes a good listener and good listening habits.
Deals specifically with how to come to agreement upon subjects that you don't agree.
Answers the question: What if the body language/tone doesn't match the words that are spoken? Should I trust the words or the body language?
Can you hear me now? A ubiquitous phrase brought to national consciousness due to clever marketing. But do you ever say that to your spouse and wonder if they're really listening to what you have to say?
I discuss a definition of true listening and then describe various responses to listening, ending with James' admonition to be "quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to become angry".
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Continuing the discussion on marriage would not be possible without discussing communication between the sexes. We must consider several important Biblical truths in regards to communication. The following questions are answered in this episode:
What makes human communication different than the communication that occurs in the animal kingdom?
What are the two main types of communication are we able to perform
Why is it important that our verbal and non-verbal communications communicate the same (or similar) messages?