4 Things That Will Destroy a Relationship
What makes marriages work and what leads to divorce? Dr. John Gottman has been asking the question for the last 20 years and has uncovered four characteristics that will lead to the end of a relationship if the behaviors aren’t changed. That’s where the Bible comes in. God’s eternal truth offers excellent guidance on avoiding these relationship pitfalls and getting rid of them if they’re already part of your relationship.
When you’re upset, what kind of things do you say to your spouse, partner, boyfriend or girlfriend, or even parents? Do you tend to blast them with criticism? Pastor Greg looks to the Book of Proverbs for insights on how we use our words to honor God and battle against the Love Killer of criticism. (2/1/15)
Do you find yourself focusing on your spouse’s flaws and mistakes more than on the things they do right? If so, this sermon’s for you. Pastor Greg teaches out of Romans 14 that there is an alternative to contempt. Watch and see the difference it can make in your next argument. (2/8/15)
Feeling defensive during an argument is pretty natural. It’s simple self-preservation. But what happens when that instinct to protect oneself leads to attacking the other person? Pastor Greg shares one of Jesus’ more popular word pictures to help us shift away from defensiveness and move towards conversation. (2/15/15)
Withdrawing or shutting down never helps an argument. In fact, it can be pretty disastrous to a relationship. Pastor Greg uses the story of Cain and Abel in Genesis 4 to illustrate the process of stonewalling, it’s destructive nature, and the solution for all of us. (2/22/15)