Pertinent Words in Marriage

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WORDS destroy us or make us full of life, happiness, and health. Our WORDS; the WORDS we spoke yesterday, made life what it is today. With your words, you set into motion the direction your life will go.

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PERTINENT WORDS IN MARRIAGE:

PERTINENT WORDS IN MARRIAGE Always seek to find and use words that touch the heart of your spouse. Words have power. Words have incredible power. Learn to be soft with your words and never rush to use words that you will regret having used them. Kigume Karuri Tuesday, September 19, 2017 1

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  WORDS do three things to you and for you: The WORDS you speak identify you. The WORDS you speak set the boundaries of your life. The WORDS you speak affect your spirit (your inward man). If you want to locate yourself, just listen to the WORDS you speak. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Kigume Karuri 2

The A-Z Words Pertinent in Marriage:

The A-Z Words Pertinent in Marriage A ppreciate each bother B onding with each other C ommunicate with each other D ependable spouse is a big gain E steem each other F orgive each other G ratitude is key to the couple Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Kigume Karuri 3

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H onesty is key in marriage I nitiate anything to excite the marriage J oy among the couple is mandatory K indness is a prerequisite in the marriage institution. L ove each other M aturity in handling each other N urturing the abilities and talents both have Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Kigume Karuri 4

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O pen-mindedness to each other P rioritize each other Q uietness and not rushing to condemn each other R eliability is key in smooth running of the home S upporting each other in all circumstances T rustworthy: key to building each other’s capacity Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Kigume Karuri 5

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U nderstanding each other’s strengths and weaknesses V aluing each other W armth in the family is a key ingredient X -words must be avoided Y ielding to each other Z ealous to do more than expected Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Kigume Karuri 6

PERTINENT WORDS IN MARRIAGE:

PERTINENT WORDS IN MARRIAGE 1. LOVE .   Without love, there is no marriage. And, that’s why we must keep the spark alive. Set aside more time to date your spouse. Col. 3:14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. NLT Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Kigume Karuri 7

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The most i mportant words should be automatic in your daily speech and must be regularly said are : “ I LOVE YOU.” No doubt, they are important. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Kigume Karuri 8

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2. FORGIVE . Don’t hold onto things. You only harm yourself. Let it go. Forgive them and move on. Col. 3:12-13 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other's faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. NLT Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Kigume Karuri 9

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‘I WAS WRONG’ are words that bring brokenness and healing in the marriage and if we want our marriages to thrive we have to be willing to say them when necessary. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Kigume Karuri 10

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3. INITIATE HARMONY Each couple must INITIATE harmony in their marriage.   Make an effort to woo your spouse all over again. So many marriages fall apart because people just stop trying. “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it ” (Proverbs 3:27). Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Kigume Karuri 11

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“I FORGIVE YOU.” These are linked so closely to “I was wrong.” And when they are combined they are probably the six most powerful words we will ever use in our marriage. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Kigume Karuri 12

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Those six words, “I was wrong” & “I forgive you” when combined in our marriages are six of the most powerful words to bring harmony in marriage. They can heal a mountain of hurt or pain that has accumulated. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Kigume Karuri 13

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4. COMMUNICATE.   In a successful marriage, you have to fight the urge to sweep things under the rug. Keep an open line of communication to resolve situations or improve your relationship. Pro.16:23 From a wise mind comes wise speech; the words of the wise are persuasive . NLT Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Kigume Karuri 14

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5. LISTEN. The most important part of communicating doesn’t involve speaking; it’s listening. Your spouse wants to be heard. Jam 1:19 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. NLT Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Kigume Karuri 15

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6. PRIORITIZE.   What is your top priority? It’s where you devote the majority of your time or energy. PHIL. 2: 3 “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves ”. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Kigume Karuri 16

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7. SACRIFICE.   B e willing to sacrifice for your spouse and family. Learn the art of denying yourself for the sake of your spouse. This is called OPPORTUNITY COST- forfeiting what you want because of someone that you love. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Kigume Karuri 17

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8 . ATTITUDE CHANGE Don’t know the same things the same way all the times. Change . Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Kigume Karuri 18

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9. INTIMACY Never allow intimacy to decrease.  Added affection and intimacy reinforces ones admiration and love for his/her spouse unconditionally. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Kigume Karuri 19

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10. PRAY. It has been said that a successful marriage consists of three people: husband, wife and God. Involve Him more, even in the so-called “little things.” 1 Chron. 16: 11 “Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!”  Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Kigume Karuri 20

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WORDS are more important than a lot of couples realize. WORDS make us or break us. WORDS heal us or make us sick. WORDS bless us or curse us. The WORDS that I hear in the morning will linger with me all through the day . Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Kigume Karuri 21

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WORDS destroy us or make us full of life, happiness, and health. Our WORDS ; the WORDS we spoke yesterday, made life what it is today. With your WORDS, you set into motion the direction your marriage will go. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Kigume Karuri 22

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