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How to Do Marriage Right | Sunday Message

A New Beginning

Christian talk radio with Greg Laurie

October 2, 2022

Hear what Pastor Greg Laurie has to say about doing marriage God’s way! Husbands, this one’s especially for you! Notes A successful marriage is a total commitment. Wedlock should be a padlock.  1. God created marriage. Before God created the church, before God created the state, before God created the school, God created marriage. As marriage goes, so goes the family. As the family goes, so goes the nation. Satan hates what God loves. And the man said, “This is now bones of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman, for she was taken out of man. ” —Genesis 2: 23 The Garden of Eden was perfection. Some are called to singleness, and for them, friendship can fill this gap. Neither Jesus nor Paul the apostle were married. 2. To have a marriage that works, requires you to do two essential things: leave and cleave. The Hebrew word for leave is often translated as “abandon. ” The Hebrew word for cleave means, “to glue, to cling. ” Companion: One you are united with in thoughts, goals, plans, and efforts. To dwell means, “to be aligned to or give maintenance to. ”  Keep working on, maintaining, cultivating, and strengthening your marriage, because the moment you stop progressing, you potentially start regressing. 3. Men hold the key to a happy and working marriage.  Note: Paul takes more time and gives more space to what he says to the husband than he does the wife. A successful marriage is not about finding the right person; it is being the right person. 4. Doing marriage right requires constant communication. “A good marriage consists of two good forgivers. ” —Ruth Graham “Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. ” —Proverbs 31: 28 5. Doing marriage right comes back to a commitment you reaffirm every day. Marriage is tough. Dating reveals the best of you. Marriage reveals the worst of you. 6. We need the power of the Spirit to be a good spouse.  The filling of the Holy Spirit will empower you to be a Godly spouse. The wife cannot submit to her husband without the filling of the Holy Spirit. If you are a Spirit-filled person, you will be a submitting person. If you are a Spirit-filled person, you will think of others over yourself. Wives are called to submit to the loving leadership of their husbands. Husbands are to bow to the needs of their wives. It’s not about you; it’s about your mate. Most marriages fail because of selfishness. Note: God uses marriage as a picture of His love for us. Jesus came to the earth and died for your sins; He will forgive you. Scripture Referenced Malachi 2: 14 1 Peter 3: 7

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