On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave and Steve Hoppe talk about the importance of open and honest communication in marriage, friendship in marriage, some of the best ways to resolve conflict in marriage, along with his devotional, Marriage Conflict Talking As Teammates (P&R, 2020).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • The importance of bringing your marriage into the local church and how to do that in a biblical, safe, and helpful way.
  • Why open and honest communication is so vital in marriage.
  • Some of the best ways to resolve conflict in marriage.
  • The role of keeping short accounts with the Lord plays in keeping short accounts with our spouse.
  • The importance of friendship in marriage and advice for couples in growing in friendship with one another.
  • The role the local church has in helping spouses handle conflict well in their marriage.
  • The importance of building trust in a marriage and how to go about that in your marriage.
  • Advice for pastors and ministry leaders on helping cultivate healthy marriages and equip married couples in our local churches.

About the Guest

Steve Hoppe (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Advanced Counseling Certificate, Christian Counseling and Education Foundation) is executive director of Crosstown Counseling LLC in New York. Previously, Steve served as the pastor of counseling at Park Community Church of Chicago.

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