LYH114: How to Build a Healing Home

How to Build a Healing Home

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Faith in Focus: “The Healing Home”

(James 5:16)
16 Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.

Featured Presentation: How to Build a Healing Home

Just as Jesus posed the question to the lame man, he asks the same from us, “Do you want to be made whole?”
The seven elements of a healing home and marriage:
  1. H –  Healing is Holistic
    • The concept that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts
  2. E – Expect more from yourself and your marriage
    • We place more expectations on our favorite sports team than we expect for our marriage
    • We encourage that which we expect
  3. A – Apologize more / Accept more from your spouse
  4. L – Listen More
    • Theologian Paul Tillich – “The first duty of love is to listen”
  5. I – Invest More
    • Matthew 6:21 – “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
    • How much do you invest annually the development of your marriage
  6. N – Notice more
    • Look for incremental change rather than wholesale change
  7. G – Gather more
    • Hebrews 10:25 – “And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.”
    • Healing is Holistic – It is done in the context of community
    • With what 5 couples do you spend the most time? Do they fill or drain your purpose?

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