What are the top causes of martial strife and martial fights leading to divorce in a marriage? Lack of connection; lack of commitment; lack of communication. Don’t let your marriage become lacking – make it fulfilling! Join us as we learn how to better communicate with our spouses during the Love & Respect Small Group Study based on materials produced by Emerson (Ph.D.) and Sarah Eggerichs. This material is based off of Ephesians 5:33:
However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
The Crazy Cycle
|4/6||Session 1:||The Secret to a Better Marriage|
|4/13||Session 2:||To Communicate, Decipher the Code|
|4/20||Session 3:||Why She Won't Respect Him; Why He Won't Love Her
What Men Fear Most Can Keep the Crazy Cycle Spinning
|4/27||Session 4:||She Fears Being a Doormat; He's Tired of "Just Not Getting It"
She Worries About Being a Hypocrite; He Complains, "I Get No Respect!"
She Thinks She Can't Forgive Him; He Says, "Nobody Can Love That Woman!"
The Energizing Cycle
Especially For Husbands
|5/4||Session 5:||How to Spell Love to Your Wife (C-O-U-P-L-E)
C - Closeness: She Wants You to Be Close
|5/11||Session 6:||O - Openness: She Wants You to "Open Up" to Her
U - Understanding: Don't Try to "Fix" Her, Just Listen
|5/18||Session 7:||P - Peacemaking: She Wants You to Say, "I'm Sorry"|
|5/25||Session 8:||L - Loyalty: She Needs to Know You're Committed
E - Esteem: She Wants You to Honor and Cherish Her
Especially For Wives
|6/1||Session 9:||How to Spell Respect to Your Husband (C-H-A-I-R-S)
C - Conquest: Appreciate His Desire to Work and Achieve
|6/8||Session 10:||H - Hierarchy: Appreciate His Desire to Protect and Provide
A - Authority: Appreciate His Desire to Serve and to Lead
|6/15||Session 11:||I - Insight: Appreciate His Desire to Analyze and Counsel|
|6/22||Session 12:||R - Relationship: Appreciate His Desire for Shoulder-to-Shoulder Friendship
S - Sex: Appreciate His Desire for Sexual Intimacy
The Energizing Cycle Will Work If You Do
The Rewarded Cycle
|6/29||Session 13:||The Real Reason to Love and Respect|
|7/6||Session 14:||The Truth Can Make You Free, Indeed
Conclusion: Pink and Blue Can Make God's Purple