Unformatted text preview: Cannot love without risk. risk = commitment. Recommends: we need level with people that “open, caring” relationships without commitment will hurt people in long run. “Reconcilable difference” – Robert and Elizabeth Roberts (CT June 12, 1987) 3 Levels of Commitment: 1) Self-realization – fulfillment and happiness is purpose of marriage. Being loved and affirmed. Even Christians are influenced by this model. Cannot be self-realized by pleasing self-realization. “Deny yourself” – I Cor. 13, “I must decrease” contradicts with “until death do us part.” Vacation in same place, but doing different things. Separate vacations? 2) Contract – still committed even if spouse blocks personal growth. More than business contract (not just partners for what can get out of contract). But it is a contract -–Vows. “Marital duties”...
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- Fall '10
- person, little time, William Willimon, blocks personal growth