In this concluding message of our Me And My Real Family, we investigated the mystery of marriage. Marriage is a mystery because at times it’s difficult and hard to understand. Even after decades of marriage, there are still things that confound a married couple.

ME AND MY REAL FAMILY: THE MARRIAGE MYSTERY

Message by Todd Lester – June 25, 2017

Ephesians 5:31-32 As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.” This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one.

 

QUALITIES IN A GOOD MARRIAGE

1. COMMUNICATION

Proverbs 13:17b … a reliable messenger brings healing.

Ephesians 4:29 Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.

2. CONSIDERATION

1 Peter 3:7 In the same way, you husbands must give honour to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.

Romans 15:1-2 We who are strong must be considerate of those who are sensitive about things like this. We must not just please ourselves. We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord.

Colossians 3:13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.

3. COMPROMISE

1 Corinthians 13:5 [Love] does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.

4. CONTACT

1 Corinthians 7:3 The husband should fulfill his wife’s sexual needs, and the wife should fulfill her husband’s needs.

1 Corinthians 6:16 And don’t you realize that if a man joins himself to a prostitute, he becomes one body with her? For the Scriptures say, ‘The two are united into one.’

5. COMMITMENT

Malachi 2:16 “For I hate divorce!’ says the Lord, the God of Israel. “To divorce your wife is to overwhelm her with cruelty,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. “So guard your heart; do not be unfaithful to your wife.”

6. CHRIST

Colossians 2:2-3 I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God’s mysterious plan, which is Christ Himself. In Him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

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