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Are You Listening?

The Power of Active Listening in Marriage & Family

EP 4 | Marriage + Parenting 511

 


 

Review:


1st Thessalonians 5:9-11

For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing.

  • God didn’t make us for wrath

  • God has given us salvation through Jesus

  • What are we to do with this gift??

  • Encourage. Build up.



 


Active Listening Teaching


Proverbs 2:1-2, 5

1 My child, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, 2 listening closely to wisdom and directing your heart to understanding; 5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord and discover the knowledge of God.

  • Accept the word of God as being authoritative

  • Store up knowledge

  • Listen to wisdom

  • Focus on understanding

Result: Fear of God, Knowledge of God


  1. We must daily accept God’s word as more valuable than our own

  2. Read/Listen to scripture

  3. LISTEN!! To whom? 1st God, 2nd your spouse, 3rd your kids, 4th everyone else

  4. Seek to understand

  • What is she/he saying?

  • What does she/he see that I don’t?

  • Think through the facts first, emotions second



 

Practicum:

  • Family meetup

  • 2 takeaways (with marriage meetup, and family meetup)

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