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The Impact of Family-Past & Present

Alpha Marriage – Week 4 Recap and Week 5 Look Ahead

Last Week we learned about “The Power of Forgiveness.”

Some Reactions to Hurt

  1. Anger

  2. Retaliation

  3. Fear

  4. Guilt

We learned about Rhinos and Hedgehogs and what happens if hurt and anger are buried:

  1. Physical symptoms

  2. Behavioral symptoms

  3. Emotional symptoms

We also learned about the process for healing hurt

  1. Identifying the hurt

  2. Apologizing

  3. Forgiving

Nick and Mandy working through an exercise from Week 4 'Power of Forgiveness' session.

What did Donnie and Amanda just read?

TNT say, 'Lighten up, guys'. Come join us for yummy dessert and quality time with your spouse.

This Week, Week 5 we will be learning about

“The Impact of Family – Past and Present”

We will study the Stages of Growing Up:

  1. Early years

  2. Teenage years

  3. Coming of Age / Leaving Home

  4. Getting Married

We’ll also look at Building Healthy Family Relationships

  1. Resolving any conflict

  2. Considering their needs

  3. Making our own Decisions

We’ll look at our past & reflect on our upbringing

Wrapping up, we’ll focus on healing childhood pain

  1. Recognizing unmet childhood needs

  2. Grieving with each other

  3. Forgiving

  4. Looking to God and moving on


Romans 12:18 (NASB)

18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.

Exodus 20:12 (NASB)

12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you.

Romans 12:15 (NASB)

15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.

Jeremiah 31:3 (NASB)

3 The Lord appeared to [a]him from afar, saying,“I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.