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  • 1.  
  • 2.
    • Lofty Principles:
    • Commitment Communication Consideration
    • Some images had to be removed for copyright purposes.
  • 3. Commitment
    • “ To agree or pledge to do something”
  • 4. Don’t let commitment lead to complacency, but to contentment, as you focus on what you hold in your hearts, not on what you hold in your hands.
  • 5. Communication
    • “ The act of communicating;
    • transmission. The exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, writing, or behavior; interpersonal rapport.”
  • 6.
    • “ Husbands…dwell with them
    • with understanding,
    • giving honor to the wife,
    • as to the weaker vessel,
    • and as being heirs together
    • of the grace of life,
    • that your prayers may not be hindered”
    • (1 Peter 3:7).
  • 7. Terry Northcutt—Family Dynamics Institute:
    • Good communication in marriage:
    is respectful. is quantitative. is a two-way street. probes for more insight. is honest.
  • 8.
    • “ Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one” (Colossians 4:6).
  • 9.
    • “ But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear” (1 Peter 3:15).
  • 10. Consideration
    • “ Thoughtfulness for other people; kindness”
  • 11.
    • In 1 Corinthians 7:1-5,
    • Paul calls for consideration
    • from both the husband and the wife:
    • “… Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. ... Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer …”
  • 12.
    • “ Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife,
    • as also Christ is head of the church;
    • and He is the Savior of the body. Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything”
    • (Ephesians 5:22-24).