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Monday, August 16, 2010


Having a GREAT Marriage

For Better: The Science of a Good Marriage
12 Hours to a Great Marriage: A Step-by-Step Guide for Making Love Last Making Marriage Work The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships

There are certain qualities that are part of every great marriage. The first letters of these five qualities spell the word “GREAT.” Let's review these qualities.

“G” Is for Good Communication
Covenant Marriage: Building Communication & Intimacy The Ten Commandments of Marriage Fighting for Your Marriage: Positive Steps for Preventing Divorce and Preserving a Lasting Love (New & Revised)

Communicating well with your spouse is absolutely crucial to having a great marriage. Communication is the way you let your spouse know what you are feeling and what you need from him or her. When you listen carefully, you are showing your spouse how important he or she is to you. When you talk with each other, make sure you give each other your undivided attention, make eye contact, and use good timing. If you and your spouse communicate well, you will be in the best position to fully appreciate each other and solve your differences.

“R” Is for Real Partnership

The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Know to Make Love Work Sacred Marriage Participant's Guide: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?

A marriage is a partnership and takes teamwork. When you are part of a team, the success of the team is always more important than your individual success. Make sure you support each other and avoid blaming each other when things go wrong. Take time to work out your differences together. Remember that it's more important to develop a solution than to prove a point or to win an argument. Your partnership is your first priority.

“E” Is for Effort
The Secrets of Happily Married Men: Eight Ways to Win Your Wife's Heart Forever Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage

Effort is what makes a relationship work. You cannot have a good marriage without putting in the time and energy to make it work. Many people think a good marriage should not take a lot of energy. Nothing is further from the truth! A great relationship is great because both people put in their complete effort to make it work. Make sure to give your marriage the time and energy that it deserves. Investing regularly and consistently in your marriage will be the best investment you will make in your entire life!

“A” Is for Adaptability

The Marriage You've Always Wanted Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs God Bless This Union Marriage Cross

Soul Mates
When things are not going as planned, sit down with your spouse and try to work out a new solution. You will feel closer to each other by trying to make the best of a difficult situation.
Being flexible is so important in a marriage. You know by now that things do not always turn out as you planned. The fuller your life is, the more things can go wrong! Perhaps the restaurant that you had your heart set on going to Saturday night is booked. Or maybe your spouse has no interest in saving money for the car of your dreams. If you figure out ways to make the best of a situation, then you will be a happier, more satisfied person, and you will have a better marriage, too!

“T” Is for Total Commitment
How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It How to Save Your Marriage Alone A Happy Marriage: A Novel

Remember that you need to stay committed to your relationship through good times as well as bad. When you are 100 percent committed to your marriage, it will be much easier to be there for your spouse. If you feel like walking out of your marriage whenever things get tough, you will be undermining your relationship. But if you always stand by your spouse through thick and thin, you will be making it clear that you are completely committed to him or her. When both of you are committed to each other, you will give each other a wonderful sense of security.

I Don't Want a Divorce: A 90 Day Guide to Saving Your Marriage The Marriage Clinic: A Scientifically Based Marital Therapy (Norton Professional Books) The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships

All married couples are wishing for a happy and long lasting marriage but unfortunately a lot of marriages end up in divorce. The increasing divorce rate is a sad reality that you will sometimes wonder why most marriages do not last. What are the reasons why marriages fail?

There are many reasons why marriages fail but here are some of the common reasons:

We Can Work It Out: How to Solve Conflicts, Save Your Marriage (Perigee) 12 Hours to a Great Marriage: A Step-by-Step Guide for Making Love Last

You will normally hear that couples filed for divorce due to irreconcilable differences which is a proof that compatibility is very important if you want a long lasting marriage. Although no two people agree all the time, couples should find themselves compatible most of the time. Disagreement is a normal part of any marriage but constant dispute can get in the way of intimacy. Incompatibility is one of the reasons why marriages fail.

Courage to Love...When Your Marriage Hurts
Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs Marriage and Family: The Quest for Intimacy (7th Edition)

No one is perfect and people commit mistakes including your spouse. If you are unwilling to forgive your spouse, your marriage will eventually fall apart. Growing anger, resentment and blaming are some of the reasons why marriages fail. Harboring negative feelings and lack of forgiveness can totally damage your marriage.

Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage: America's Love Lab Experts Share Their Strategies for Strengthening Your Relationship
Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs

One of the reasons why marriages fail is the avoidance of facing reality. There are couples who pretend that they are still okay and the relationship is flawless to maintain a perfect public image when in fact their marriage is unhappy and troubled. Failure to recognize and accept the issues in your marriage can make the situation worse. The first step in saving a troubled relationship is facing reality and recognizing the problems in your marriage. If couples keep pretending that the marriage is not in trouble, nothing will be solved.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work The Marriage and Family Experience: Intimate Relationships in a Changing Society: Intimate Relationship in a Changing Society Intimate Relationships, Marriages, and Families

People with commitment issues will find it hard to keep a long lasting relationship. Marriage is a lifetime commitment and one of the reasons why marriages fail is the lack of commitment. Devotion or dedication is important if you want to have a successful marriage and if you have commitment issues, it can be very hard to keep the marriage intact.

THINK Marriages and Families

Disagreements do happen and if couples are unwilling to compromise during arguments, the marriage will eventually fall apart. It is important to know how to meet in the middle and compromise.

God, Marriage, and Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation
Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy (4th Edition)

Couples should add spice and excitement in the marriage to avoid boredom. Doing the same thing everyday can make the relationship dull and lifeless. To break the routine, couples need to get away from the norm once in a while. Lack of fun and excitement is one of the reasons why marriages fail.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

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Tab Electronics Guide to Understanding Electricity and Electronics
All New Electronics Self-Teaching Guide (Wiley Self Teaching Guides)
Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, Fourth Edition

How to maintain a successful marriage and family.

Family Life Education: Principles and Practices for Effective Outreach Family Life Education: Working With Families Across the Life Span
FLSERC believe God is the originator of the family. It was established by God in His inaugural act of the marriage between a man and a woman. The Bible further defines the family through God's instruction for married couples to have children, whether by birth or by adoption. The purpose of the family is to glorify and honour God by forming the spiritual, emotional, physical, and economic foundation for individuals, the church, and any society.
It is at home that children see manhood and womanhood modelled. It is at home that moral values are taught by parents and placed into the hearts of their children. It is at home that people see the reality of a relationship with Jesus Christ modelled. It is at home that people learn to live out their convictions. Therefore, FLSERC are committed to upholding the concept of family as God's original and primary means of producing a godly offspring and passing on godly values from generation to generation. (Ephesians 3:14-15; Genesis 1:26-28; Romans 8:15,23; John 1:12; Galatians 3:29; Psalm 78:5-7; Deuteronomy 6:4-9)

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FLSERC believe God, not man, created marriage. The Bible teaches that the covenant of marriage is sacred and lifelong. The Bible makes it clear that marriage is a legally binding public declaration of commitment and a private consummation between one man and one woman, never between the same sex. Therefore, FLSERC believe God gives a wife to a husband and a husband to a wife, and they are to receive one another as God's unique and personal provision to help meet their mutual needs.
We believe God created marriage for the purpose of couples glorifying God as one flesh, parenting godly children, and enjoying sexual pleasure. As iron sharpens iron, we believe God uses marriage to sharpen a man and woman into the image of Jesus Christ. Just as the Trinity reflects equal worth with differing roles, God created a man and a woman with equal worth but with differing roles and responsibilities in marriage.
Finally, we declare the marriage commitment must be upheld in our culture as that sacred institution of God in which men and women can experience the truest sense of spiritual, emotional, and physical intimacy, so that the two can become one. (Genesis 2:18-25; Ephesians 5:30-32; 1 Corinthians 7:3; Matthew 19:4-6; Mark 10:6-9, 12:25; Proverbs 27:17; Romans 1:26-27, 8:29; Hebrews 13:4; Matthew 22:30; Deuteronomy 24:5; Song of Solomon)

Husband and Wife: A Novel What a Husband Needs from His Wife: *Physically *Emotionally *Spiritually
God has charged each husband to fulfil the responsibility of being the "head" (servant leader) of his wife. A husband will give account before God for how he has loved, served, and provided for his wife. We reject the notion that a husband is to dominate his wife. Likewise, we reject the notion that a husband is to abdicate his responsibilities to lead his wife. Rather, we believe his responsibility is to love his wife. This love is characterized by taking the initiative to serve her, care for her, and honour her as a gift from God. We believe his responsibility is to protect his wife and help provide for her physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

We also believe a husband is to seek after and highly regard his wife's opinion and counsel and treat her as the equal partner she is in Christ. Therefore, FLSERC are committed to exhort and implore men not to abuse their God-given responsibilities as husbands, but rather to initiate a sacrificial love for their wives, in the same way Jesus Christ initiated sacrificial love and demonstrated it fully on the cross. (Genesis 2:18-25; Ephesians 5:22-33; Colossians 3:19; 1 Peter 3:7; 1 Timothy 5:8)

How to Be the Almost Perfect Husband: By Wives Who Know The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands
We believe God has charged each wife to fulfil the responsibility of being her husband's "helper." A wife will give account to God for how she has loved, respected, and given support to her husband. We uphold the biblical truth that she is of equal value with her husband before God. We reject the notion that a wife should assume the leadership responsibilities of her husband. Likewise, We reject the notion that a wife should passively defer to the dominance of her husband. We believe that her responsibility is to willingly and intelligently affirm, respect, and submit to her husband as the leader in the relationship and in his vocational calling. Therefore, FLSERC are committed to exhorting a wife to be in support of her husband by accepting and excelling in her responsibility as his helper. (Genesis 2:18-25; Ephesians 5:22-33; Colossians 3:18; 1 Peter 3:1-6; Proverbs 31:10-12)

Sexual Union
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The Bible clearly states that marriage is the only context for sexual intimacy. We believe contemporary culture is pressing single people to engage prematurely in acts that are intended only for the context of marriage. Our culture has rejected God's plan for intimacy by promoting sexual promiscuity of various kinds and, as a consequence, has brought upon itself sexual diseases and relational dysfunctions. FLSERC believe in sexual purity and fidelity.
Therefore, FLSERC are committed to training parents to teach their children at an early age to respect their sexuality and to preserve their virginity and purity until marriage. FLSERC are committed to communicating the message to teenagers, single adults, and married couples that sexual intimacy is available only in the context of marriage. (Genesis 2:24-25; Romans 1:24-27; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8)

Father Knows Best: Season One Father Knows Best: The Expectant Father, Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be; The New Father, A Dad's Guide to the First Year; Fathering your Toddler (2nd and 3rd years)
God has charged a father to execute the responsibilities of a family leader. He is accountable before God to lead his family by sacrificially loving his wife and children and by providing for their physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. The greatest way a father can love his children is to love their mother. Children gain much of their concept of God from their fathers.
We believe a father should teach his children, by instruction and example, truth from the Bible and how to apply it practically in daily life. Therefore, a father should spend a quantity of time, as well as quality time, with each child. A father should demonstrate godly character revealed in humility, tenderness, and patience toward his children. A father should demonstrate love by practicing consistent discipline with each child. Therefore, FLSERC are committed to turning the hearts of fathers back to their children by emphasizing the importance of their role as "father." FLSERC are committed to exhorting every father to model a love for God and His Word, to model love for his wife, and to love his children. (Malachi 4:6; Ephesians 6:4; Colossians 3:20-21; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; 1 Timothy 3:4-5, 5:8)

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God has uniquely designed women to be mothers. The greatest way a mother can love her children is to love their father. God has created a woman with an innate and special ability to nurture and care for her children.
Therefore, FLSERC believe mothers are the primary people who execute the vital responsibilities of loving, nurturing, and mentoring children. These responsibilities should be met before a mother contemplates any other duties. Our culture has devalued the role of a mother by placing greater significance on activities outside the home than on those inside the home.
FLSERC realize there are cases where a mother will find it necessary to work outside the home (e.g. financial distress, single parenthood); however, we also believe some couples have made career and lifestyle choices that result in de-emphasizing the mother's role as nurturer. Therefore, FLSERC are committed to presenting a biblical framework through which couples can rightly evaluate their priorities in light of a mother's role. FLSERC are committed to elevating motherhood by rightly assessing its exalted value in God's economy of the family. FLSERC are committed to exhorting mothers to model love for God and His Word, to model love for her husband, and to love her children. (Titus 2:4-5; 1 Thessalonians 2:7; Proverbs 14:1, 31:1-31; Deuteronomy 6:6, 11:19; Ezekiel 16:44-45)

The Beginner's Bible: Timeless Children's Stories Children's Everyday Bible
Children are the gifts of God and should be received and treated as such. Children have a special responsibility to God in obeying and honouring their parents. A child's identity and spiritual growth is either helped or hindered by his parents' devotion to God, to one another, and to him. Parents should see themselves as God's ambassadors, working to build strong character in the lives of their children through consistent godly living, nurturing, discipline, and teaching them right from wrong. FLSERC are committed to God's plan for passing His love down through the ages by encouraging parents to love their children "so the generations to come might know" the love and forgiveness of Christ. (Ephesians 6:1-3; Colossians 3:20; Psalms 78:5-8, 127:3-5, 139:13-16; Proverbs 4:1, 6:20)

Childless Couples
Two Is Enough: A Couple's Guide to Living Childless by Choice Childless by Choice: A Feminist Anthology
God has allowed some couples to be without biological children according to His sovereign plan in their lives. Couples without children are of no less value before God than those with children. FLSERC are committed to encouraging childless couples to pass on a godly legacy through involvement with children in their immediate families, churches, and communities. (Luke 1:6-7; Romans 8:28-29)

The Gifts of Being Grand So You're Expecting to be a Grandparent!: More than 50 Things You Should Know About Grandparenting
Grandparents are to be honoured as valued family members. Their wisdom in living should be sought and passed on to their children and their children's children. we also believe that grandparents have the responsibility of teaching and modelling to their grandchildren how to know Jesus Christ and grow in a relationship with Him as well as passing along biblical principles for godly living. The Old Testament is filled with examples of grandfathers and grandmothers who excelled in their roles of grand parenting.
Therefore, FLSERC are committed to giving honour to grandparents by encouraging their children and grandchildren to listen to their voices of wisdom. (1 Timothy 5:4; Genesis 18:18-19; Proverbs 17:6; Psalm 78)

Church History in Plain Language, 3rd Edition Christian History Made Easy: 13 Weeks to a Better Understanding of Church History
The family and the church are interdependent. A primary responsibility of the church is to help build godly families, and godly families also help build the church. The family supplies the relational rudiments of the local church. The local church is the spiritual home where families should corporately worship God. It is the place where the knowledge and love of God may be communicated to fathers, mothers, and children.
Therefore, FLSERC are committed to exhorting families to support the local church through their involvement. We are also committed to exhorting the local church to uphold the priority of helping build godly marriages and families. (1 Timothy 3:15; Ephesians 5:22-33; Philemon 1:2; Colossians 4:15)

Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce The Divorce Organizer & Planner
God's plan for marriage is that it be a lifelong commitment between one man and one woman. God hates divorce. Divorce brings harm to every person involved. Therefore, reconciliation of a marriage should be encouraged and divorce discouraged. I also believe that God allows for divorce in certain situations, not because He wills it, but because of the hardness of people's hearts. The Bible teaches that God allows for divorce in the case of adultery and in the case where an unbelieving spouse has chosen to abandon the commitment of marriage.
We believe, however, that it is God's priority that marital oneness be restored and that, through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ, forgiveness and reconciliation be experienced. That in the unfortunate cases of abuse and abandonment, God has provided protection for an abused spouse and provision for child support through the church, civil law, godly counsellors, prayer, and other practical measures. God can restore broken people and broken marriages by His grace, by the power of His Spirit, and by His practical truths found in the Bible. (Malachi 2:16; Matthew 5:31-32, 19:3-9; Mark 10:6-12; Luke 16:18; Romans 7:1-3; Romans 13:1-5; 1 Corinthians 7:15)

Single Parents
Raising Great Kids on Your Own: A Guide and Companion for Every Single Parent Single Moms Raising Sons: Preparing Boys to Be Men When There's No Man Around
FLSERC believe that, ideally, a child needs the influence of both a father and mother for healthy development in life and relationships. At the same time, we recognize that God's grace is sufficient and that He is a father to the fatherless and a husband to the husbandless. We also believe He is a guardian to children without a mother and a friend to a husband who has lost his wife.

We believe God, by His grace, can use the void left from a missing parent to accomplish His eternal purposes of building Christ like character in single parents and their children. We believe a single parent and his or her children are a family and that the Bible contains principles for them to grow as a family. The local church should be a home for single parents, providing their children with godly people who serve as role models in place of the missing parent.
Therefore, FLSERC are committed to exhorting Christians within the local church to creatively help meet the needs associated with single-parent homes. FLSERC are committed to comforting and encouraging single-parent families by providing resources and developing biblical principles to assist those who struggle in the role of a single parent. (Psalm 68:5-6; 1 Corinthians 7:32; James 1:27; 1 Timothy 5:3-16; Romans 8:28-29; Luke 18:3-5)

Broken and Blended Families
Contemplating Divorce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay or Go Spiritual Divorce: Divorce as a Catalyst for an Extraordinary Life
God has allowed men and women, either by circumstance or by choice, to endure difficult and painful consequences in their marriages and family relationships. We also believe God gives abundant grace to the broken, blended, and single-parent families.
Therefore, FLSERC believe He can and does enable them to carry out His functions and principles for healthy family life. FLSERC are committed to comforting, encouraging, and teaching these families God's principles of marriage and family life. (James 1:27; 1 Timothy 5:16; Philippians 4:13)

Work and the Family
Work and Family - Allies or Enemies?: What Happens When Business Professionals Confront Life Choices How Your Church Family Works: Understanding Congregations as Emotional Systems
Work is an important and necessary aspect of one's service to God and one's responsibility to provide for the needs of the family. Security and significance cannot be found through pursuing career goals or financial achievement apart from one's responsibility to God and one's spouse and family. Instead, those needs are best met in the warmth of a home where parents and children are experiencing harmony in their relationships with each other and with Jesus Christ. Therefore, FLSERC are committed to challenging any person or couple to rearrange their priorities so that over the course of a lifetime they can be successful at home and not merely successful in their careers. (Revelation 3:14-22; Ephesians 6:7-8; Matthew 6:33; 1 Timothy 5:8; 1 Thessalonians 4:10-12)

Marriage Education
A Parent's Guide to Special Education: Insider Advice on How to Navigate the System and Help Your Child Succeed Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage To Make Us Holy More Than To Make Us Happy?
We believe single adults who choose to marry should be taught the biblical principles of marriage. We also believe the education of a married couple does not end after the wedding ceremony is over, but continues throughout life. Therefore, FLSERC believe that both premarital and post-marital education is helpful and essential in a couple's growth toward and in oneness. FLSERC are committed to elevating, establishing, and teaching the precepts of marriage by which single adults can rightly evaluate their relationships and equip themselves for marriage. FLSERC are committed to providing the teaching and training necessary to equip married couples to live a lifetime together as one. (Titus 2; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Acts 16:31-34; John 4:53)

Holy Spirit
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God the Holy Spirit is the agent and teacher of a godly marriage and family. We believe when Christian couples and their children consistently yield to His control and power, they will experience harmony in their marriages and families. Therefore, FLSERC are committed to sharing the ministry of the Holy Spirit with people so they may know God better, make Him known to others, and appropriate His power in fulfilling their duties in marriage and family relationships. (John 14:26, 15:26, 16:5-15; Ephesians 5:18-21)


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