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The Real Stuff Week 6_Intimacy in Marriage

Session 1

Barry Ford

on 1 March 2013

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Transcript of The Real Stuff Week 6_Intimacy in Marriage

Week Six Effective Communication =
Increased Intimacy Icebreaker What was communication like in the home where you grew up? Interview

Robert and Karina
D'Andrea In The Beginning... 25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not

Genesis 2:25 discussion. homework. Review and discuss the 5 ways that affairs begin:

1.Undisciplined focus
2.Unmet needs or unrealistic expectations
3.Unprotected lifestyle or unguarded boundaries
4.Unbridled temptation
5.Unconfessed Sin

Are there any areas that you need to guard, strengthen or discuss in your marriage? 1. What is your
LOVE LANGUAGE? 23 therefore the Lord God sent him out from the
garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from
which he was taken.
24 So He drove the man out; and at the east of the
garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and
the flaming sword which turned every direction
to guard the way to the tree of life.
Genesis 3:23-24 Adam and Eve were created for INTIMACY INTIMACY with God

INTIMACY with One Another True Intimacy = Total Transparency 3. Unbridled temptations. Sin Destroyed Man's Perfect Intimacy With God Intimacy Is About Relationship 23 ....true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and
truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His

24 God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship
in spirit and truth.”
John 4:23-24 6 He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you
hypocrites; as it is written:

“‘These people honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.
7 They worship me in vain;
their teachings are merely human rules.’[a]

8 You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to
human traditions.”
Mark 7: 6-8 You Cannot Be Intimate With Someone You Do Not Have A Relationship With Religion Is Not Relationship You Cannot Relate TO God Unless You Communicate WITH God Communication That Leads To Intimacy Communicating Romance 1. Making Time To Talk 2. Be Truthful & Honest 3. Fight Fair 4. Don't Go To Bed Angry 5. Learn To Compromise 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to
become in every respect the mature body of him
who is the head, that is, Christ
Ephesians 4:15 26 “In your anger do not sin...”
Eph 4:26 (a) 26....Do not let the sun go down while you are still
Ephesians 4: 26 (b) 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value
others above yourselves,
4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the
Phil 2: 3-4 GROUP DISCUSSION Homework 27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created
him; male and female He created them.
28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and
Genesis 1: 27-28 God Recognized It Was Not Good For Man To Be Alone 18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be
alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.”
Genesis 2: 18 6. Practice Forgiveness 7. Communicate Romance Effective Marital Communication 35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark,
Jesus withdrew to a solitary place to be alone
with God and pray. ''
Mark 1: 35 13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive
anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord
forgave you, so you must forgive others.
Ephesians 4:13 Know Your Spouse's LOVE LANGUAGE ADD A LITTLE SPARK BE YOUR SPOUSE'S OASIS 2. Quality Time 3. Receiving Gifts 4. Acts Of Service 5. Physical Touch THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES 1. Words Of Affirmation 15 Drink water from your own cistern
And fresh water from your own well.

18 Let your fountain be blessed,
And rejoice in the wife of your youth.

Proverbs 5: 15-18 Husbands: What could you do this week to ensure you put the same or more effort into romancing your wife as you put into work?

Wives: How can you make sure you are striving to make your husband feel as important and needed as your closest friends? How can you "Add A Little Spark" to your marriage? Share creative ideas for creating romance in your relationship. GOD WOMAN MAN IN-TO-ME-SEE Real Marital Intimacy is more than Sex 27 and do not give the devil an opportunity.
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