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A ministry of Dr. S.M. Davis that strengthens family relationships by helping families prevent or solve problems.
A ministry of Dr. S.M. Davis that strengthens family relationships by helping families prevent or solve problems.
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What Impatience Does

The servant who owed a tremendous debt said to his Lord, “Have patience with me and I will pay thee all.” But when forgiven he did not want to express that same patience to a fellow servant. Instead, with anger he cast him into prison. So all of us want God to be patient with us, but we don’t always want to give that same patience to others. Impatience and anger are like sister sins, with one leading quickly to the other. If you develop patience, you are far more likely to not sin by getting angry. The biggest problem parents have in raising children is not the children. It is the parents’ own impatience & anger. Impatience produces anger, bitterness, and unforgiveness. It demonstrates a lack of true love. Impatience cuts you off from the blessings of patience, while increasing the number of your trials. This message also gives seven steps to develop patience.

Running time: 63 minutes

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How to Help Rebellious Adopted or Stepchildren

Children want to give their hearts to their parents. But there is a frightening exception to that truth. Children who are not living with biological parents may feel a sense of “rootlessness” and confusion that hinders parents from being able to deal with their rebellion. Moses, Samuel, Esther, Daniel, Jesus, and Joseph were separated from their parents and raised by someone other than their biological parents.
The key thing for adoptive, step parents and their children to do is to properly ask the question, “Why did God let this happen in my life?” Once this question is asked and then answered from God’s point of view, negative situations can be viewed in a positive light.
This message may also be a help to pastors’ & missionaries’ children, as well as people who have experienced divorce, disease, death, etc.

This message answers the question, “Why God Lets Things Happen?”

Running time: 60 minutes
Repairing Really Rotten Relationships

Rotten relationships do not always have to remain that way! Certainly there are times when all you can do is make sure that your heart is right with the other person because their heart is never going to be right with you. But that is not always the case. The most strained relationship of your life may have the potential of developing into the most special relationship of your life if you would be willing to work on it. In Ruth and Naomi's case, Naomi should have been the one to take the initiative. But the opposite had to happen. The daughter-in-law had to be the one to reach out to the mother-in-law! Ruth didn't rebuke her mother-in-law. She simply gave love and loyalty to her no matter how Naomi responded. This DVD gives 3 ways to repair rotten relationships.

Running time: 55 minutes
When Forgiveness Won't Work

There is confusion among many Christians about the matter of forgiveness because they do not realize that forgiveness has two sides. The first side is the side of the “forgiver.” Christians must forgive fully, freely, and forever. The second side is the side of the one being forgiven. To be offered forgiveness is one thing. To be able to receive the forgiveness offered is something else. Even though forgiveness is offered, FORGIVENESS WON’T WORK unless the one who has done the wrong is truly repentant. In the parable of the prodigal son, both sons were forgiven. But only one of them received forgiveness because only one of them was truly repentant! Those who encourage acceptance without repentance are really encouraging indulgence and enslavement. With repentance comes cleansing, restoration, and forgiveness.

Running time: 57 minutes
How to Tell True Repentance

A common response when a person is first confronted with sin is defensiveness and lying. One of the worst things that can happen at that point is for him to find someone who will give him sympathy. Only true repentance provides a foundation upon which a life can be rebuilt after there have been broken dreams, hopes, and lives. Repentance does not stop all of sin’s consequences, but it can cut down on the reaping of some of them. Jesus gave us a picture of the proper attitude of repentance when He told the story of the Pharisee and the Publican. Though both were sinners, one was proud and the other humble. One was defensive, and the other offered no defense. Paul expounded further on true repentance by showing that the difference in true and false repentance relates to the difference between worldly sorrow and Godly sorrow.

Running time: 55 minutes
How to Rebuild Broken Trust

No matter what I do, my parents will never trust me again!” “Pastor, I want to forgive my husband, but how can I ever trust him again?” “Isn’t trust the foundation of a relationship? How can we let our runaway daughter come back home if we can’t trust her?” Trust is like a beautiful vase that has been shattered into a thousand pieces. How do you get it back together? YOU DON’T TRY! Instead, you do the things you need to do, pay the price of TIME and TRUE REPENTANCE, and God Himself will perform a miracle and restore the vase in such a way that it will be as beautiful as a brand new vase! What broke the trust? Lies, deceitfulness, disloyalty, rebellion, unfaithfulness, irresponsibility, etc. What should you do? Be honest, open, truthful, sincere, accountable, loyal, humble, submissive, etc. This video also tells the story of how Dr. Davis’ daughter broke and then rebuilt her parents’ trust.

Running time: 59 minutes
God's Directions to Avoid Pitfalls in Misunderstandings

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Many people are angry and bitter because they know for sure that somebody did something . . . that in reality never happened!

Some of the heaviest consequences in the Bible and in history have come because of misunderstandings. The Apostle Paul was accused of being frivolous, carnal, double-tongued and dishonest by people who simply misunderstood. In Joshua 22 the Children of Israel almost had a civil war because some of them saw with their own eyes an altar and just knew that God’s law was being violated. They were wrong.

Marriages have been destroyed, children’s lives have been devastated and churches have been split because of misunderstandings.

What can be done?

  • Ask questions.
  • Don’t make accusations based on your own presuppositions.
  • Realize it is possible to misunderstand even what you see and hear with your own eyes and ears.
  • Believe what your brother or sister in Christ says to you.

Running time: 63 minutes

Avoiding Defrauding in Relationships

God apparently takes very seriously His command in I Thessalonians 4:6 against defrauding. It may be the only command where God promises to carry out vengeance on His own children who do such a thing! Part of the message God is trying to communicate to us is that we must understand the three phases of human life as God Who created them views them. Those phases are "Single" or "Not Betrothed," "Betrothed" or "Espoused," and "Married." Each of these phases has a specific purpose. Phase one serves as a foundation for phase two. Then the first two phases serve as a foundation for phase three. Since most people have not understood God's clear and unique purposes for phase two, they have "despised" Betrothal and tried to keep it out of their lives. This in turn has perverted the "love" that belongs in Betrothal and turned it into "lust" among those who are single. God's method to stop defrauding is to put to death inordinate affections by stabbing or starving them and to establish betrothals, not with courting, but with questions.

Running Time: 80 minutes
The ABC's of a Happy Marriage

  • Always keep your mate as your #1 relationship.
  • Be humble to love your wife like Christ loved the church.
  • Communicate submission & reverence to your husband.

Running time: 55 minutes

Foreseeing the Problems that Could Wreck a Marriage

Important message for those planning marriage or those trying to solve current marriage problems.

Running time: 59 minutes