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How Two Become One (2 of 10)
Series: Who's In Your Fave 5?
Dr. Larry Osborne
Genesis 2:22-25/ Matthew 19:3-6/ Malachi 2:13-17
1. Who we marry isn't as important as how we do marriage
2. Opposites attract - then they attack
3. The three keys to success (or survival): Leave, Cleave and Weave
1) Some things have to be left behind
2) Staying connected has to become a priority
PRACTICAL ADVICE FROM AN OLD MARRIED GUY
1. If you don't learn to celebrate your differences -
you'll fight over your differences
2. If you expect your mate to meet all of your needs -
you'll be bitterly disappointed
3. If you don't share the little stuff each day -
it will become big stuff over time
4. If you're stuck - get help
5. If you want someone to feel loved -
you have to learn their language of love
TAKING IT HOME
1. Which of the five points of practical advice from this week's sermon are most important for you to remember in your marriage or relationships?
2. Regardless of your marital status, research shows that each of us has primary "love languages" (something that tells us, "I'm thinking of you and I care about you"). Below is a list of some of the most common "love languages." After reading them, answer the questions that follow.
1) Words of Affirmation
3) Time Together
4) Physical Touch
5) Helping Out
6) Public Loyalty (being on the same side)
7) Connecting Emotionally
8) Meeting Material Needs
9) Supporting Dreams and Goals
10) Sharing Interests and Hobbies (entering my world)
Which of the love languages is easiest for you to express? Which is most challenging?
If you are married, which of these do you think your spouse will identify as his or her top three love languages? If single, apply t ...
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