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How to Get Your Spouse to Listen to You

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How do you get your spouse to listen to you? What's the best way to navigate through conflict with your husband or wife? You can take any area that you need to talk about and follow these seven steps to get your spouse to listen to you. 1. CHOOSE THE RIGHT TIME Eccl. 8:6 (MSG) "There's a right time and way for everything." Timing is everything in communication. We can...

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Want a Better Marriage? Learn to Fight Fair

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Even the healthiest marriages have disagreements. We can disagree without being disagreeable. We can argue without assassinating. When we are in a conflict situation, we need to establish ground rules. There are certain verbal phrases that are off limits, no matter how upset and angry we are. Here are 7 rules for a fair fight: 1) Never compare. When we are in the middle ...

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3 Ways to Be More Considerate in Your Marriage

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What does consideration look like within a marriage? Consideration means you start thinking of "we" instead of "me." It means paying attention to what your spouse says. It means showing common courtesy. It means respecting and treating them with respect and with care. One of the primary purposes of marriage is to teach us how to be considerate. Why? Because Jesus is cons...

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How to be Angry Without Sinning

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We all have hard-to-love or hard-to-deal-with types in our life. People who drive us crazy. One of the amazing things about these "crazy makers" in your life is how quickly they can flip you from being happy to angry in a split second. They know how to push your buttons. Let me give you some facts about anger that I found out. The average woman loses her temper three time...

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The Right Way to Disarm People Who Push Your Buttons

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How do you disarm the person who uses these against you? How do you deal with the "crazy makers" who push your buttons? HOW TO DISARM YOUR BUTTON PUSHERS The Bible talks about this in the book of Proverbs. The first way is this: 1. I calculate the cost of anger. Before you allow yourself to get mad back, you calculate what you're going to lose. Calculate the cost of ...

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Seeing What God Wants Me to See

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I often hear people say that phrase: "Pastor Jerry, I just don't see." "I just don't see how I'm going to make it through this problem" "I just don't see how I'll ever be able to change" "I just don't see that my marriage is ever going to get any better" "I just don't see any hope for the future" "I just don't see the situation working out" When people say "I just don't se...

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3 Barriers that Cloud Our Vision

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What is it that keeps me from seeing clearly? Why is it that sometimes I can't see the root of them problem in my life? (Mark 8:13) So he got back into the boat and left them, and he crossed to the other side of the lake. 14But the disciples had forgotten to bring any food. They had only one loaf of bread with them in the boat. 15As they were crossing the lake, Jesus w...

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3 Conditions for a Miracle

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Do you believe in miracles? Perhaps you need a miracle in your life right now. What conditions need to be in place in order for a miracle to happen? When you need a miracle in your life there are three conditions. Let's look at an example from scripture: Mark 8:22-23 When they arrived at Bethsaida, some people brought a blind man to Jesus, and they begged him to touch t...

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Delayed by Design

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One of the most perplexing questions I'm asked as a pastor is, Why does God wait to answer prayers? If He hears it immediately and has the power to do it, why the delay? There's always a waiting period. Dreams are never fulfilled immediately. Abraham had the dream of being the father of a great nation. He waited until he was 75 years old before he was even told he was go...

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When God Says, "Wait."

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Have you ever waited for God to answer a prayer? What did you do in your time of waiting? When you're going through the delays in life, waiting for an answer to prayer, what should you do? Don't Fret Fret means worry. We do that when we get into Delays. We worry, get uptight, get stressed out and we start to complain. Num 21:4-5 (NLT) "...But the people grew impatient ...

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