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6 Essentials to a Great Marriage
Teach less for more is the teaching strategy at Horizons Community Church. As a Church, we believe that if we devote our attention to fewer things, in the end you truly will learn more. Married Life has applied this principle by narrowing our teaching focus to six essentials of a healthy marriage. We believe that if couples will apply these six essentials to their marriage, not only will their marriages survive, but they will flourish.
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Trust GodChanges that Healby Henry Cloud
Nurture RomanceThe Pursuit of Intimacyby David Ferguson
Hurry HomeChoosing to Cheatby Andy Stanley
Celebrate DifferencesIncompatibility, still groundsfor a Great Marriageby Chuck and Barb Snyder
CultivateCommunicationThe Five Love Languagesby Gary Chapman
Finish TogetherChanges that Healby Henry Cloud
Trust God - Marriage is tough! Trials, as well as joys come and go... often you feel... worried... out of control. So the real question is not, are you giving me control? But am I letting God have control of my life? If having a healthy marriage seems impossible, it's because it is. But, we have a loving Heavenly Father who wants to make it possible. We believe the number one essential of a healthy marriage is to allow God to control our lives. Our number one goal is for you to... Trust God!Hurry Home - There is not enough time to get it all done. Somebody is going to feel left out... neglected... cheated. So the real question is not, are you cheating? But, who are you cheating? More to the point, who feels cheated? It is essential to a healthy marriage that your time together be a priority. For marriages to thrive, schedules must reflect the huge priority at home. In other words, cheat at work if you must, but do not cheat at home. In fact, we pray for you to... Hurry Home!Cultivate Communication - I feel misunderstood. He won't listen to me. She doesn't get me. Are you asking the question, how can I feel understood? Or are you asking the question, how can I understand? Perhaps there is nothing worse than feeling misunderstood. And perhaps, there is nothing better than feeling understood... being known. Good communication is paramount to a good marriage. We want you to have great communication with your spouse. We believe it is essential for you to... Cultivate Communication!Nurture Romance - I want her to desire me... I need more intimacy... he just seems to want sex... we just can't seem to get on the same page romantically... and especially sexually. The power of romance, sex, and intimacy can be marriage's biggest ally, or its biggest enemy. We greatly desire our spouses to remember that we have certain needs. Married Go Round believes the goal should be to remember first that your spouses have certain needs. We feel this is the best way to... Nurture Romance!
Celebrate Differences - We are just so different I can't believe he really feels that way. I can't believe she really acts that way. How can we draw near when we are so different? By God's design, men and women are very different. As couples we can use those differences to complement and serve each other, or they can be used to drive us apart. Often we try to change our spouses in the name of love. We believe a better option is to love our spouses, even if they never change. We feel it is crucial for couples to seek to understand and accept each other's differences. We want you to... Celebrate Differences!Finish Together - Divorce rates are skyrocketing. I don't really know where we stand long term. She threatens to leave me. Although divorce is tough, it may be our only option. More and more people are putting divorce on the table as an option. One essential thing every healthy marriage needs is security. People need to know that together as a couple, they can work out anything. We want couples to... Finish Together!