by Fred Lowery

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Understanding Temperaments (9 of 10)
Series: Covenant Marriage
Dr. Fred Lowry
April 26,1998 AM

Misunderstanding is at the bottom of most marriage problems. We are all unique and complex human beings. I think we all realize that. That is why the Bible says understand your mate. Get to know the real person that you married. Make it a lifetime study. Study men in general and your husband in particular. Study women in general and your wife in particular. Take the time to get to know the person with whom you are going to spend your life and never stop learning because we are always changing. There was a song that was popular back in the late 50's or 60's. To know, know, know you is to love, love, love you and I do, and I do, and I do. You know. That is so important. To know someone. We are talking about building a covenant relationship, one that will go the distance, long term marriage. One that is fulfilling both for the man and the woman and such a relationship requires mutual understanding. If we are going to build that kind of relationship we have to understand one another. You need to know this. Understanding personalities is the key to understanding each other. If we are going to have a great marriage we have to understand one another. And in order to understand one another we must understand personalities. Because each person is unique and different. We need to build a relationship that goes the distance you have to learn to accept and appreciate those differences. You have to see the other person as unique rather than as wrong. We different and we celebrate those differences. Rom. 12: 10 Remember the key to a happy marriage is unselfishness. Honor one another above yourselves. Rom. 15:7. We are to understand each other and we are to accept each other just as Christ accepted us. He did not say if you will change this or if you will change that. If you will have a different personality, then I will accept you. Jesus accepted us just as you are. And we ...

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