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1591453860
Hardcover
224 pages
Sep 2006
Integrity Publishers

I Promise: How 5 Essential Commitments Determine the Destiny of Your Marriage

by Gary Smalley

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Excerpt:
I Promise to Conform My Beliefs to Godís Truths

By molding our beliefs to Godís truths, we enable the Holy Spirit to take control and empower us to see our mateís heart and respond in a Godlike, loving way that moves our mate toward security.

I Promise to Be Filled By God

Many of us enter into marriage looking to our mate as the source of power charge to keep us happy, but unless we rely on God for our ultimate power charge, we will never be complete.

I Promise to Find Godís Best in Every Trial

Our mate is not perfect and as much as we try, we can never change our mate. We must not expect perfection but instead use even the irritations as opportunities to see our own blind spots and foster personal growth.

I Promise to Listen and Communicate with Love

By must valuing every word our mate speaks as a window into his or her heart, we will learn to honor the opinions, feelings, needs and beliefs of our mate, creating security in our love to speak free and honestly.

I Promise to Serve You All the Days of My Life

We must fight all tendencies toward selfishness and focus on keeping our mate, his or her needs and his or her goals before us at all times. Using Christ as the perfect example, we must serve our mate willingly and wholeheartedly.