Improving Your Teamwork
Book 6 of Marriage by the Book
Interactive, Bible-based Christian marriage help. Advice for individuals, couples, small groups, cell groups and adult Sunday school classes
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Most Christians know the Bible defines different roles for husband and wife, and that it uses terms such as head, submit and submission. Yet few people take the time to really study what God says about this sensitive subject.
Some say, "Itís easy. The husband is the head (leader) and makes the decisions. His wife must submit to what he says." It doesn't take much Bible study to realize this simplistic idea of headship does not capture Godís big picture.
Others go the opposite direction, looking for ways to discount Scriptures that define the husbandís and wifeís roles. They, too, miss Godís plan.
God designed marriage to be a partnership, with husband and wife experiencing an intimate unity. Although there are differences in roles, neither is "the boss" in the way so many dread. Rather, each seeks to please the other, while gladly acknowledging the leadership of Godís Holy Spirit.
In Improving Your Teamwork, you will discover:
God sees you as a team and he expects teamwork
God is the owner and coach of your Christian team
The importance of mutual submission
The roles of husbands and wives
The difference between dictatorship and servant leadership
What "submission" meansand what it doesn't
Steps to follow when making a decision
Ways to practice teamwork in your daily lives
The importance of mutual love
How to troubleshoot glitches in your teamwork
These pages will challenge youwhether you already have a grasp of basic biblical principles, don't know what Godís Word says about this subject or are struggling to break free from misconceptions, .
Study with your spouse. Yet if your mate doesn't want to study, don't be discouraged. Study by yourself. You will learn insights about your role and steps to take that can make a big difference in your marriage.
This book is perfect for a six-week study by an individual, a couple, a small group or a church class. It can be studied alone, or as part of an ongoing study using all eight books in Marriage by the Book. If you study in a group, the Group Leaders' Guide is a helpful resource.
Each chapter is interactive, with personal application questions scattered throughout to help you put its biblical advice into practice. The book is comprehensive and detailed, yet easy to use and practical.
May God bless you with understanding and insight as you read, and may your marriage grow more light-filled and tenderhearted as you apply his Word in your lives.
"I highly recommend these books. They are unique and unmistakably anointed by God. You will be stronger in your faith, and better in your approach to life, when you study them. They will make a tremendous difference in your ministry to individuals and families in your church."
(By Doug Britton, biblical marriage and family counselor. LifeTree Books. Paperback: 5Ĺ x 8Ĺ. Spiral-bound. 196 pages. $12.99)
-- Rev. Glen D. Cole, Sacramento, CA
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-- Steve Brown, District Administrator. NCN HonorBound Men's Ministries
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