<ul><li>Lofty Principles: </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment Communication Consideration </li></ul><ul><li>Some images had to be...
Commitment <ul><li>“ To agree or pledge to do something” </li></ul>
Don’t let commitment  lead to complacency,  but to contentment,  as you focus on what you  hold in your  hearts,  not on w...
Communication <ul><li>“ The act of communicating;  </li></ul><ul><li>transmission. The exchange of thoughts, messages, or ...
<ul><li>“ Husbands…dwell with them  </li></ul><ul><li>with understanding,  </li></ul><ul><li>giving honor to the wife,  </...
Terry Northcutt—Family Dynamics Institute: <ul><li>Good communication in marriage: </li></ul>is respectful. is quantitativ...
<ul><li>“ Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one” (C...
<ul><li>“ But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reaso...
Consideration <ul><li>“ Thoughtfulness for other people; kindness” </li></ul>
<ul><li>In 1 Corinthians 7:1-5,  </li></ul><ul><li>Paul calls for consideration  </li></ul><ul><li>from both the husband a...
<ul><li>“ Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.  For the husband is head of the wife,  </li></ul><ul><li>as ...
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Smoky Mountain Marriage Retreat: Lofty principles commitment, communication, consideration

  1. 2. <ul><li>Lofty Principles: </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment Communication Consideration </li></ul><ul><li>Some images had to be removed for copyright purposes. </li></ul>
  2. 3. Commitment <ul><li>“ To agree or pledge to do something” </li></ul>
  3. 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.
  4. 5. Communication <ul><li>“ The act of communicating; </li></ul><ul><li>transmission. The exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, writing, or behavior; interpersonal rapport.” </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>“ Husbands…dwell with them </li></ul><ul><li>with understanding, </li></ul><ul><li>giving honor to the wife, </li></ul><ul><li>as to the weaker vessel, </li></ul><ul><li>and as being heirs together </li></ul><ul><li>of the grace of life, </li></ul><ul><li>that your prayers may not be hindered” </li></ul><ul><li>(1 Peter 3:7). </li></ul>
  6. 7. Terry Northcutt—Family Dynamics Institute: <ul><li>Good communication in marriage: </li></ul>is respectful. is quantitative. is a two-way street. probes for more insight. is honest.
  7. 8. <ul><li>“ Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one” (Colossians 4:6). </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>“ 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). </li></ul>
  9. 10. Consideration <ul><li>“ Thoughtfulness for other people; kindness” </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>In 1 Corinthians 7:1-5, </li></ul><ul><li>Paul calls for consideration </li></ul><ul><li>from both the husband and the wife: </li></ul><ul><li>“… 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 …” </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>“ Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, </li></ul><ul><li>as also Christ is head of the church; </li></ul><ul><li>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” </li></ul><ul><li>(Ephesians 5:22-24). </li></ul>

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