Making the Most of Marriage- Understanding What Keeps a Marriage Standing part 2
Making the Most of Marriage
Understanding What Keeps A Marriage Standing
I. The marriage design.
A. Marriage is not a matter of dependence or independence, but interdependence.
- Partnership (Gen. 2:18)
- Procrastination (Gen. 1:18, Mal. 2:15)
- Purity (I Cor. 7:2, Heb. 13.4)
- Pleasure ( Gen. 2:23, Prov. 5:15-20)
- Perfecting (Gen 2:26)
- Picture (Eph 5:32)
B. For every one wedding there needs to be two funerals.
II. The marriage dynamics.
- Equal but different.
- Two but one.
- Fixed but flexible.
- Grown but growing.
III. The marriage demand.
A. Communication. (Eph 5:26)
- FreedomB. Commonality. (1 Pet. 3:7)
C. Compromise. (Eph. 5:33)
D. Community. (Heb. 11:25)
E. Commitment. (Gen. 2:25)