In This Together

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MARRIAGE PROBLEMS OFTEN DRIVE PEOPLE TO:


  • Seek counsel from someone who confirms their view. 
  • Form an opinion first and then look to the Bible to support that view.
  • Just ignore the Bible altogether.


For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. - 2 Timothy 4:3 NIV

“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” - Matthew 19:4-6 NIV

1) Marriage is a covenant, not a contract.


2) Healthy marriages occur by choice, not by chance.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV


3) True love isn’t a matter of selfishness, but:

  • Availability - Awareness - Assistance
  • Appreciation - Affection - Assurance