Presentation on theme: "Journey to Intimacy Couples Ministry January 26, 2015."— Presentation transcript:
Journey to Intimacy Couples Ministry January 26, 2015
Do you know which path your relationship is on? or Does your relationship need more intimacy?
Covenant Marriage- Journey to Intimacy Genesis 2:24 “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh”.
Covenant Marriage- Journey to Intimacy Transformational
The Covenant Marriage Couples Spiritual Journey Transformational (change/metamorphosis in mind, body, and spirit) Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” As Paul mentioned, in Christ our thoughts become brand new. When our thinking is changed, our beliefs are changed, our actions are changed, and our life is changed.
Covenant Marriage- Journey to Intimacy Transcendent
Covenant Marriage- Journey to Intimacy Transcendent (distinct/set apart independent from) Isaiah 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the L ORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” As Christians we must be distinct, set- apart/ independent from others just like the Lord is from us. We are “particular people”.
Covenant Marriage- Journey to Intimacy Transparent
Covenant Marriage- Journey to Intimacy Transparent (authentic, walk/live in truth) 1 John 1:7-9 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.” That is, we live in confession of our sins, we find forgiveness of our sins, and we walk in truth and light with God and with others. Transparent people learn the wisdom of living according to John's plea that we be transparent in our relationship with God, with ourselves, and with other people
Emotional intimacy is as real as the hunger for food, water, shelter, and clothing
Covenant Marriage- Journey to Intimacy Recipe for Intimacy to be established: Triangle of love- intimacy, passion, and commitment There are three important ingredients of intimacy (PHILOS), passion (EROS), and commitment (AGAPE) help us to define the depth of love PHILOS = intimacy: affection, support, concern, caring EROS = passion: ardent love, sexual desire, romance AGAPE = commitment: unconditionally loving someone, being whole heartedly devoted and loyal
Covenant Marriage- Journey to Intimacy Overview January 2015 - August 2015 Spiritual Focus: The Covenant Marriage- Transformational (change/metamorphosis in mind, body and spirit), Transcendent (distinct/set apart/independent from), and Transparent (authentic, walk/live in truth) Theme: Journey to Intimacy between you, your partner, and your family centered on Christ
Covenant Marriage- Journey to Intimacy Monday, January 26, 2015: Journey to Intimacy, Overview of 2015 Couple’s Spiritual Journey- scheduled meeting Monday, February 23, 2015: Dining-in “Candle-light Prayers”- scheduled meeting Monday, March 16, 2015: The Blessing of a Godly Marriage/Relationship- scheduled meeting Saturday, April 18, 2015: Annual Couples Conference- Day of Activities, Speakers, and Fellowship- scheduled meeting Monday, May 18, 2015: Couples Connection- Christian Couples Newlywed Game Saturday, June 13, 2015: Couples BBQ July: Summer break August: Couples Retreat- TBA Truth and Consequences, NM- Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa http://www.sierragrandelodge.com/Home.aspxhttp://www.sierragrandelodge.com/Home.aspx
Covenant Marriage- Journey to Intimacy Outreach Programs this year: Strengthening the Family Unit- Parenting Skills Workshop (will be hosted by Couples Ministry members and a local agency who performs parenting classes) “Dads Developing Dads”- Class in June, date TBA “Moms Mentoring Moms”- Class in May, date TBA Adopting Saints- Giving back to our church family