Author: <span class="vcard">Tom Schmidt</span>

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My friend Dan Tsouloufis wrote some helpful principles for handling conflict in marriage. Here it is:

Many years ago, back in 2012, I put together some “guiding principles” for couples to think about as they attempt to communicate better and resolve conflict better. Sometimes couples establish poor habits of communicating and they don’t truly resolve conflict, since they find it too difficult or too painful. Thus, their unresolved conflict gradually builds layers of resentment and mistrust over the years, becoming much harder to break these patterns and achieve true intimacy.

Listed below are ten guiding principles for handling conflict within marriage. I actually came up with these principles when I was counseling a particular married couple at our church at the time. I believe the key Scripture passage we should use when counseling couples (whether married or considering marriage) is Ephesians 5:21-33, since it emphasizes the servant-leadership role required of the husband, especially verses 25 through 27. Also, 1 Peter 3:7 is helpful for husbands to honor and respect their wives.

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Psalm 77:14 “The Wonder of Christ’s Resurrection” (Easter 2020 Sermon) “You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the peoples.” (Psalm 77:14) Intro: Today…

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Here’s a really insightful quote from Dane Ortlund’s book “Gentle and Lowly” “The Christian life, from one angle, is the long journey of letting our natural assumption about who God…

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I’ve been a Christian for half of my life. I remember the early days of being a Christian: the thrill of knowing of God; the eagerness to read the Bible;…

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I am preaching this Sunday (over ZOOM) on Daniel 12:5-13. This is our final sermon in the book of Daniel. The title at this moment is “Working While We Wait.” …

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Spiritual Warfare (Daniel 10) God’s Word is always timely and relevant. As I worked on today’s sermon I wondered if I should change texts and try to directly address what…

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