Covenant Marriage: Building Communication & Intimacy

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B&H Publishing Group, 2003 - Family & Relationships - 215 pages
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The Covenant Marriage movement encourages Christians to exercise the promises and expectations of God's covenant love in marriage. Practicing Covenant Marriage means couples must offer each other steadfast loyalty, forgiveness, empathy, and commitment to resolving conflict so as to encourage each other in spiritual growth. In this new book, Dr. Chapman shows how communication and intimacy are two of the most important aspects to developing a successful Covenant Marriage. At the heart of it all are the principles that lasting answers to martial growth are found in the Bible, your relationship with God enhances your marriage relationship, communication is the primary vehicle by which two persons become one in the marriage relationship, and the idea of biblical oneness involves not only sex, but intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and social oneness.
  

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Review: Covenant Marriage: Building Communication and Intimacy

User Review  - Robert Murphy - Goodreads

Useful layout of the fact. Short, easy chapters. VERY Christians-only. Not enough to be a reference, not narratival enough to be used in groups or (premarital) counseling. Worth the read, but get it from the library. Read full review

Review: Covenant Marriage: Building Communication and Intimacy

User Review  - Ryan Atwood - Goodreads

outstanding 1st chapter. the rest of the book was ok. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Covenant Marriages
11
Covenant Marriages Dream or Reality?
25
Whats So Important about Intimacy?
33
Unhealthy Patterns of Communication
43
Five Levels of Communication
51
Getting to KnowYourself
61
Getting to KnowYourself
68
Making Time for the Important
98
Identifying Our Differences
108
Why Do I Get So Defensive?
127
IntimacyNaked and Unashamed
147
Emotional Intimacy
161
Sexual Intimacy
179
Spiritual Intimacy
194
Why Didnt Someone Tell Me?
211

Learning the Art of SelfRevelation
80
Getting Ready to Grow
90

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About the author (2003)

Relationship counselor, pastor, and author Gary Chapman graduated from Moody Bible Institute, received a B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University respectively, completed graduate work in education at Duke University and the University of North Carolina, and earned his Ph.D. in Adult Education and Master's of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chapman has discussed his five love language theory in numerous books and video programs, and he has also written many works of guidance on the topics of marriage, parenting, and in-law relationships. The director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc., Chapman has also been the senior associate pastor at Winston-Salem, North Carolina's Calvary Baptist Church since 1971. He has spoken internationally and domestically on relationships and received the Platinum Book Award from the Evangelical Publishers Association for The Five Love Languages.

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