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This series has been very edifying for me to work on and also our church has been really blessed when I went over it in various contexts (couple’s meeting, counseling and mid-week fellowship).

Below is the table of contents of this series.  I have also included as a PDF below as well.

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Handling Criticism in Marriage Part 3: Assessing Criticism

Selected Scripture

 

Review:

First session we saw that according to the Bible you shouldn’t defend yourself too quickly in order to help us handle criticism biblically in our marriage.

Second session we want to look at three imperatives in terms of your goal with how you are to handle criticism.

 

Purpose: In this session we want to look at how to respond to three possible outcome when we assess our spouse’s criticism about us.

  1. How do we respond when we are wrong?
  2. How do we respond when we are not sure if we are wrong?
  3. How do we respond when we are right?

 

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Handling Criticism in Marriage Part 2: The Goal

Selected Scripture

Review: Last session we saw that according to the Bible you shouldn’t defend yourself too quickly in order to help us handle criticism biblically in our marriage.  This session we will consider what our goal should be when we hear criticism about us.

Establish the Need: When your spouse criticize you, do you know what’s your goal should be?  If you don’t you won’t know what’s the God-honoring way to respond.  This message is important for you

 

Purpose: In this session we want to look at three imperatives in terms of your goal with how you are to handle criticism.

  • Make it your goal to find out if you have sinned
  • Beware of the symptoms of avoiding criticism
  • You must pray about the criticism

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In the past I’ve listened to Joel Beeke’s message on Coping With Criticism on Sermon Audio.  Apparently someone has also loaded it up on Youtube.

Enjoy.

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