Marriage has a Purpose
To Serve Gods Purposes.
Agreement is important to God!
John 17:21 I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one.
Agreement empowers us to fulfill our purpose
Psalm 133:1-3 How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down Aaron's beard, down upon the collar of his robes. It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the LORD bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.
Ephesians 5:21-33(Message) Out of respect for Christ, be courteously reverent to one another. Wives, understand and support your husbands in ways that show your support for Christ. The husband provides leadership to his wife the way Christ does to his church, not by domineering but by cherishing. So just as the church submits to Christ as he exercises such leadership, wives should likewise submit to their husbands. Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church—a love marked by giving, not getting. Christ’s love makes the church whole. His words evoke her beauty. Everything he does and says is designed to bring the best out of her, dressing her in dazzling white silk, radiant with holiness. And that is how husbands ought to love their wives. They’re really doing themselves a favor—since they’re already “one” in marriage. No one abuses his own body, does he? No, he feeds and pampers it. That’s how Christ treats us, the church, since we are part of his body. And this is why a man leaves father and mother and cherishes his wife. No longer two, they become “one flesh.” This is a huge mystery, and I don’t pretend to understand it all. What is clearest to me is the way Christ treats the church. And this provides a good picture of how each husband is to treat his wife, loving himself in loving her, and how each wife is to honor her husband.
1. Christ at the Center
“The greatest tension in life occurs when we live in disagreement with God”
2. Celebrate- Have fun together!
“100% - 100% of the time regardless of the chooses of my spouse.”
Competition corrupts the union.
“Equality in marriage has to do less with control and more with understanding one anthers roles.”
6. Conversation & Communication
Genesis 11:6 “Look!" he said. "The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them!
55% of communication is body language, 38% is the tone of voice, and 7% is the actual words spoken.
Husbands: Women desire to feel Loved.
Wives: Men desire wives to honor and to respect them.