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"A Confused Crowd" - 25m:46s

Series: Coffee With Jesus: Coversations With The Savior

Scripture Reading:  John 6:60-69

Giving Grace to our Spouses

It’s hard to believe we are just three weeks away from our Love for a Lifetime Seminar.  In the interest of our upcoming seminar, we’ll be highlighting marriage over the next several weeks in our bulletin articles.  The piece below comes from Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family and author of numerous books on marriage and parenting.

“Do you and your spouse feed each other a steady diet of put-downs? If you do, your marriage could be headed for divorce court.  When psychologists Cliff Nortarius and Howard Markman studied newlyweds over the first decade of marriage, they discovered that couples who stayed together uttered 5 or fewer put-downs in every 100 comments to each other. But couples who inflicted twice as many verbal wounds -- 10 or more putdowns out of every 100 comments -- later split up.  Watch what you say! Little, nit-picking comments are like a cancer in marriage, slowly draining the life out of a committed relationship.”
—Dr. James Dobson's Focus on the Family Bulletin, May, 1994.

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. - Ephesians 4:29


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