Entries by Pastor Jesse and Brenda McNeil

                                                                                             

The Difference Between and A Spirit-filled Spouse and A Carnal Spouse (As It Relates to Love and Respect-Ephesians 5:33) Love and Respect are two of the greatest needs for the husband and wife. The husband is energized by respect, coupled with love, and the wife is energized by love, coupled with respect. Marriage is a […]

The Give and Take Marital Love Test

A successful marriage is a give and take relationship, with each person doing as follows: 90% giving and 10% taking = 100% success   Here are ten questions to ask yourself when testing your ability to give and take.   (1) Are you willing to give silence when your spouse needs a little quiet time […]

How to Listen so My Spouse Will Talk!

CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN MARRIAGE The premise of productive listening is with our hearts. It is imperative that we grow in equanimity (having soundness of mind with spiritual discernment). Listen, any marriage that is successful values emotional connectivity as a jewel of understanding.     During the conversation exchange, if you don’t hear the words, “I […]

CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN MARRIAGE

How to TALK So My Spouse Will Listen It is very important to seek God in prayer for wisdom. Proper timing and direction before engaging in conversation is essential. Notice this scripture, Psalms 16:11-“I will show you the path(s) of life. In my presence is fullness of joy; at my right hand there are pleasures […]

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TWELVE WAYS TO RELATE TO YOUR HUSBAND

(To identify with or to make him feel special) Don’t interrupt or correct him when he is telling a story. Compliment him in front of his children, your parents, his parents and friends. Let him have some time to relax when he arrives home from work. Develop a genuine interest in his work and hobbies. […]

TWELVE WAYS TO RELATE TO YOUR WIFE

(To identify with or to make her feel special) 1. Have good conversation when you’d rather read the paper or watch tv. 2. Give her a back rub with no expectation of physical intimacy. 3. Keep your home repaired and in good order. *** 4. Make sure the car has good tires and is in […]

Money Personalities

Financial stress in a relationship is one of the major causes of divorce. There are five main money personalities. Each personality has strengths and weaknesses, with the need for temperance. 1. The Spenders can be generous with gifts on self or the people they love; however, unmanaged spending can lead to much debt. 2. The […]

Conflict Resolution in Relationships

Improper communication could lead to conflict, however, you cannot resolve conflict without proper communication (Eph. 4:29) Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. What is Conflict: A state of opposition between ideas or interests; a […]

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EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION for GREAT RELATIONSHIPS

(Developing Message Discipline) 1. What is effective communication? It is sending and receiving information with understanding. It involves talking and listening with one purpose and one pleasure. It is the gift of yourself. A great marriage results from great communication. 2. Three forms of communication: A. Verbal – Spoken words/language B. Non-verbal – Posture, body […]

Married Couples Confession

The Word of God says in 2 Thes. 5:18, In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Rom. 4:17 says even God calls those things that be not as though they were. You may not be there yet; however, you must be determined to grow. In Job […]

A Spirit-filled Spouse or A Carnal Spouse

The Difference Between! (As It Relates to Love and Respect-Ephesians 5:33) Love and Respect are two of the greatest needs for the husband and wife. The husband is energized by respect, coupled with love, and the wife is energized by love, coupled with respect. Marriage is a wonderful plan from God, and it should never […]

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How to Love Your Wife

Loving Your Wife – Positive Insights 1. The husband who loves his wife will not abuse headship. He will not try to rule her, but learn to love her like Christ loves the church (Ephesians 5:25). 2. The husband who loves his wife will comfort and listen to his wife (I Thess. 5:11,14). 3. The […]