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Developing the skill of decision making in marriage 2

  1. 1. DEVELOPING THE SKILL OF DECISION- MAKING IN MARRIAGE PRESENTED BY SCOTT ODIGIE TONCCF (NYSC) BATCH ‘C’PASSING OUT CONFERENCE ON 7TH OCTOBER, 2012
  2. 2. REFERENCES: Heb 5:14 & 1 Cor. 13:11 (KJV) 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. 11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
  3. 3. OBJECTIVETo redefine the concept ofmarriage and empowerparticipants to developthe skill of choice-makingin marriage.
  4. 4. INTRODUCTION Marriage is as easy as anything we choose to be a success in. One of our greatest challenge in marriage is in the place of choice-making; we desire to choose, but do not know how. Decision-making in life; marriage inclusive, is a foundational skill every single must develop in other to build a healthy and excellent home.
  5. 5. PRINCIPLE1. Prioritize your ‘relationship with God’ than marriage, money, beauty. This could also be termed your love of God. Pro. 19:14. (Abraham & Lot, Peter & fishing).
  6. 6. PRINCIPLE2. Understand your own ‘personal style’ of communication with God. This answers the question of assurance and conviction in knowing HIS ‘will’. Exo.6:3, John 10:3-5.
  7. 7. PRINCIPLE3. Understand your sexuality differences. Male and female are different in the following: Emotional difference (menstrual cycle every month). Physical differences (muscle, breast). Hormonal difference (testosterone & estrogen).
  8. 8. PRINCIPLE4. Understand what love is not. 1Cor.13:1-8. Sexual feelings do not equate love. Love affairs in romance books, magazines, and movies are not genuine love.
  9. 9. CONT’D Love is not blind. Real love is not infatuation. Love is not having sex before marriage. Courting an unbeliever is not genuine love.
  10. 10. PRINCIPLE5. Learn to define your relationship with the opposite sex. Not anyone you meet can be your spouse. Gen.2:23.
  11. 11. PRINCIPLE6. In your choice-making, let God’s ‘will’ be your most priority rather than materialism, tribalism, intellectualism. 1 peter 3:2-4.
  12. 12. PRINCIPLE7. Choose your friends/associates/partners. It is your choice and by compulsion. Acts 4:13, Pro.13:20, Pro.12:26.
  13. 13. PRINCIPLE8. Learn to make and develop friendship with the opposite sex. Avoid being suspicious and defensive. Pro.14:7.
  14. 14. PRINCIPLE9. Go for knowledge through literatures, seminars, conferences, and audio- visual materials. John 5:39, Pro.11:14.
  15. 15. PRINCIPLE10. Look for a mentor, a spiritual father or mother that you can confide in. example is the relationship between Naomi & Ruth, Mordecai & Esther.
  16. 16. CONCLUSION Decision determines destiny. Thank you for listening.

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