How to Deal with Arguments in Your Marriage featuring Chip Ingram

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Arguments in marriage? Really? See where it all began...

I wish this training session could stay in the "light and funny" genre, but the truth is that too many marriages are destroyed by allowing a root of bitterness from arguing to take hold. Take a moment and pray for your marriage and all of the marriages in your group. Ask God to give you wisdom to know how to help people gain the necessary skills to diffuse the arguments in their marriages.

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Watch this story about Doug and Miranda and the problem they have of arguing too much in their marriage. Pay careful attention to the hurt that can build from even the smallest arguments.

What are some things that Doug and Miranda could have done differently?
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What are they doing right?
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I love the last line of this video, "We are going to make this work, we have to figure out what God has in store for our marriage." While conflict is inevitable in almost every marriage, part of the solution is having the resolve to work it out, no matter what.

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Chip Ingram has 25 plus years of pastoral experience and in this clip he is going to walk through the acronym DIFFUSE to help us understand how to deal with arguments in marriages.

Chip said that the symptom is usually not the real problem. What does it take to get at the root problem? See if you can repeat his system, using the acronym DIFFUSE. If you miss a step, watch the video again.
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I have found that many marriages struggle, because couples never learn to communicate with each other, especially when it comes to understanding how and why they argue and how to work through the arguments. Take a moment to think about your own marriage. How might you use what you've learned today with your spouse? How can this training session impact others in your small group?

This teaching video is an excerpt from the Marriage: Built to Last Bible study series. You can find the entire series exclusively in the RightNow Media Bible Study Library. Direct link:

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