At our XO Marriage Conference this past year, we had sessions that dealt with the baggage we bring into the marriage. Often it is this baggage - unresolved issues, anger, fear, and shame - that brings destruction to couples and leaves spouses hurt and deeply wounded. This is the major obstacle that hinders couples from handling conflict well.
On Wednesday, January 29th here at Life Church, from 7-8:30p, we will be providing a Marriage Intensive - Handling Conflict. To have a safe marriage requires two safe individuals. We will show you what it means to be spiritually mature and emotionally healthy so that you can enjoy the marriage God has for you - even in times of stress. You will learn how to handle conflict in ways that will cause your marriage to grow in intimacy and togetherness. Practical ways to improve the handling of conflict will be provided.
Help is here. We are offering the following breakouts to bring your marriage to a new level:
Finances can become a major conflict for couples to deal with. It is one of the major causes of divorce. We will have an elective that deals directly with how to handle financial conflict in marriage
Blended Families: There are specific challenges that are unique to and greatly threaten blended families. About 40 percent of first marriages -- and 60 percent of second marriages -- end in divorce. In a blended family - when both spouses have children from a previous marriage, the divorce rate is 70 percent! Help is coming. We are providing an elective to strengthen those who have a blended marriage.
Practice Fighting: Conflict comes to every couple, yet the couples who handle it the best have the fullest and most fulfilling marriages. You will have opportunity to rehearse the ways to handle conflict that glorify God, validate your spouse, and bring resolution.
Childcare will be provided. (Nursery: up to 4 years old. Kids: Life groups for 5 years old up to 10 years old)