Alpha Marriage – Week 6 Recap and Week 7 Look Ahead
Last Week we learned about how “Good Sex” is important to our marriages
We learned that how we view sex makes all the difference:
1. Our consumer society
2. A way of developing intimacy
3. A vital part of a strong and healthy marriage
4. Problems can be work through
We learned the six qualities of great lovers:
1. The importance of communication
2. The importance of tenderness
3. The importance of responsiveness
4. The importance of romance
5. The importance of anticipation
6. The importance of variety
Wrapping up last week, we studied how to protect our marriage:
1. Build each other up
2. Set boundaries
3. Talk to someone about the feelings
4. Keep sex alive
And we had a lot of scripture from The Song of Solomon - what an incredible book of The Bible for marriages!
This week all of our sessions culminate in the final session, “Love in Action”
We will study 5 ways to express love:
1. Loving words
2. Thoughtful presents
3. Physical affection
4. Quality time
5. Kind actions
We will learn that Jesus Christ showed love in all five ways:
“To touch my body is to touch me. To withdraw from my body is to distance yourself from me emotionally”
Gary Chapman, Author of the “The Five Love Languages”
“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction”
Antoine de St. Exupery
Proverbs 16:24 (AMP)
Pleasant words are like a honeycomb,
Sweet and delightful to the soul and healing to the body.
Luke 6:3 (AMP)
Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.
John 15:12 (AMP)
“This is My commandment, that you love and unselfishly seek the best for one another, just as I have loved you."
We hope that everyone that attended Alpha Marriage learned more about each other, and took a lot of useful tools away from the class. At times, it has caused us to search our inner beings, to share details that were at the most intimate level, but to invite our partner into our personal world, perhaps in ways that they’ve not been invited before.
Use what we’ve learned to draw closer to your spouse, and to keep your marriage dynamic, exciting and growing stronger and closer every day that you’re blessed to be together.
We have really enjoyed being facilitators for this class, and hope that if you thought it was worthwhile, you’ll tell some of your friends about it, so that they might participate in the future.