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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Learn to develop greater marital intimacy

User Review  - DiscipleMom Laura - Christianbook.com

Gary Chapman's book Now You're Speaking My Language focuses on communication, which he claims is the most fundamental for building marital intimacy. Filled with practical principles and loads of ... Read full review

Love Language

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Author does a nice job of truthfully letting you know what a marriage needs to survive honest open and effective communication. Brings attention to the words you choose to say what you want to say ... 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. He also made The New York Times Best Seller List with The Five Love Languages of Children in 2015.

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