Retreat 2015 | r o l e s

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Husbands   • Provide and protect (Genesis 2:15, 1 Timothy 5:8, Deuteronomy 20:5-8, Nehemiah 4:13-14, Ephesians 5:25) • Treat her as a weaker vessel: special, more valuable • Serve and sacrifice for her (Luke 22:26) • Use your authority and … Continued

Retreat 2015 | t o n g u e

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The Tongue   • Failures in tongue management. —- Pointing fingers, she started it —- Self pity —- Trying to prove yourself —- Speaking out of fear —- Losing your temper —- Gossip, a defense mechanism to make us look … Continued

Retreat 2015 | b a g g a g e

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Getting over the baggage in your life (Hebrews 12:15)   • Learn the Bible truth. —- Everything has been forgiven (2 Corinthians 6:9-11). • Obey Biblical truth, take Biblical steps. —- Forget what is behind and move forward (Philippians 3:12-14). … Continued

Retreat 2015 | m e n

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• God created men to be leaders in the family.   • Your daughters need you to be a man because one day, they’re going to be looking for a man and will only have you to compare them to. … Continued

Retreat 2015 | f i g h t i n g

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• Decide that there is a covenant and a promise between you two   • Learn to tell the truth, but lovingly — Code talk doesn’t work — Hiding your feelings isn’t transparent and doesn’t work   • Use only … Continued

Retreat 2015 | b i t t e r n e s s

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When something happens that makes you want to get bitter, ask God, “What lesson am I supposed to learn from this situation?”   You Might Be Bitter If… • You find that you always have to throw a jab. • … Continued

Retreat 2015 | f o r g i v e n e s s

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• I need to know who I really am (Romans 5:6-8), then I can better understand my wife.   • I need to first accept my forgiveness from the Lord. — God separates the sin from the person (Psalm 103:12), … Continued

Retreat 2015 | f u l f i l l m e n t

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• You cannot find fulfillment in your mate • We are needy people wanting someone to fulfill our needs • Two selfish people will never have a happy marriage • Your spouse is just as much a mess as you … Continued