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Happy Valentine’s Day 2010. Today. Jay and Ashley Byars share Finish our “So, You Want a Healthy Marriage?” “What’s Love Got to do with It?” Arts and Crafts. Next Week, Feb 21st. “Stalling-out, Hitting a Plateau, Stuck in a Rut” Eric and Katy Lute share Feb 28th “I Just Hope We……”.

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Today
Today

Jay and Ashley Byars share

Finish our “So, You Want a Healthy Marriage?”

“What’s Love Got to do with It?”

Arts and Crafts


Next week feb 21st
Next Week, Feb 21st

“Stalling-out, Hitting a Plateau, Stuck in a Rut”

Eric and Katy Lute share

Feb 28th

“I Just Hope We……”


Happy valentine s day 2010

“Two for the Road”

Strengthening our Partnership

with the Lord and Each Other

Mark Shupe Teaching

Janet Mayhew Choyce Music

2 nights, meals, activities

Friday 7 PM-Sunday Noon

www.rsmarriage.org to register

$200


At your tables what are some indicators of poor marriage health new couples
At your tables, what are some indicators of poor marriage health?New Couples

  • Escalation ---lack of control, touchy, defensive, quick temper, spiral out of control---making things bigger than they really are. Prov 20:3; 29:11

  • Invalidation ---pattern of put-downs, from indifference to contempt, lack of total acceptance, critical, judgmental

  • Negative Interpretations ---seeing the motives of the other more negatively than reality and jumping to defensiveness then conflict

  • Withdrawal and avoidance ---sweeping, running, hiding, burying


Again at you tables
Again, at you tables

  • What couple have you seen with a healthy marriage?

  • What are the marks of a healthy marriage?


Some ideas to consider when deciding what you want the character of your marriage to be
Some ideas to consider when deciding what you want the character of your marriage to be

  • Common purpose and aim

  • Conflict without dishonor and/or avoidance

  • A few, important joint agreements

  • Know each other through and through

  • Total acceptance, ‘all in’ attitude

  • Stress oneness, with respect and privacy, together and with others

  • Recreate; passion; friendship; dignity; uplifting atmosphere

  • Air of forgiveness and resolution

  • Dedication to renewal and restoration

  • Grace and mercy attitude, reflecting Christ’s grace and mercy

  • Best interest of the other at heart

  • Intimacy -intellectual, emotional, recreational, spiritual, physical---doing the best to connect, everyday.



At your tables pick a spokesperson whose wedding date is closest to valentine s
At Your Tables, pick a spokesperson whose character of your wedding date is closest to Valentine’s

What does it mean to fall in and out of love?

Are there different kinds of love? What are they?

What kind of love does it take to keep a marriage going everyday?

What kind of love does it take to make a marriage last a lifetime?


This week
This Week character of your

What is the depth of love you have for your spouse?

Have you made up your mind to love them, or are you awaiting their behavior to earn it?