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Do you ever find yourself annoyed with your husband because of something he did–or didn’t–do? In today’s episode of the Christian Habits Podcast, I’ll explain how to use option charts to improve your chances of having a happy Christian marriage.
I first started using option charts 17 years ago when I was in a difficult stage of my marriage. God used them to help me see life and marriage from a biblical perspective and enjoy my husband.
Here’s a sample of an option chart I did a couple of weeks ago after we finished putting Christmas lights on the outside of the house (listen to podcast for full explanation and disclaimer on second to last option!):
After doing the option chart, I was perfectly happy again and we had a wonderful night together–but if I hadn’t taken the time to go to God to see life from His perspective, the night wouldn’t have been as wonderful.
Option charts can help us have a happy Christian marriage because they help us see marriage and life from a biblical perspective.
And life always looks better from a biblical perspective!
- Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas
- Freedom from Emotional Eating
- Blank Option Charts
- Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
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Virginia Duckworth says
Thanks for the great podcast, Barb! Being an audio learner, your explaining the options chart was very helpful. It was also great to have a picture of it. I am not married, however, this podcast is helpful in dealing with others in my life. I am so blessed by your work and grateful for you! God bless you!
Barb Raveling says
God bless you too, Virginia! I’m glad it was helpful to explain the chart. I wasn’t sure if it would work without the visual but I didn’t think of the audio learner aspect of it! Thanks for bringing that up. Also, I’ve been sick the last few days and my hubby has been very nice and helpful. :) Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
Sharon Booth says
Barb Raveling says
Glad you enjoyed it, Sharon!