Sermons on Family
Sunday APril 24 2022Loving God, Loving NeighborWhy Neighbor?MATTHEW 22:34-40 NRSVRev Jessica Wright 34 When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, 35 and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36 “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” 37 He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the…
SUNDAY JANUARY 12 2020BETTER TOGETHER AT PLAYMARK 10: 13-16REV MARY BETH HARDESTY-CROUCH
When a marriage has a shared sense of meaning, conflict is much less intense and perpetual problems are less likely to lead to gridlock.
Be completely humble and gentle; Be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace.
According to John Gottman, gridlock occurs when a conflict makes one feel rejected by one’s partner. They keep talking about it but make no headway, become entrenched in their positions and are unwilling to budge.
A love map is that part of one’s brain where one stores all the relevant information about one’s spouse’s life, such as their worries, hopes, and goals in life; their history; and the facts and feelings of their world.