Love Your Spouse Well

Love Your Spouse Well

The most intimate of all human relationships is the bond between a husband and wife. That makes marriage the most fulfilling, and potentially, damaging of all relationships. When God created man in His image, He said it was not good for him to be alone. So, God instituted the marriage relationship. But from Adam and Eve, throughout the ages, to the couple that just said “I do”, marriage continues to be the source of a lot of human pain. Join us for part two of Love Well, as we explore what the Bible says about marriage, divorce, and being single.

The Great Commandment:

Love God; Love People – Matthew 22:37-40

Marriage Myths:

Myth # 1: A perfect match

Myth #2: Marriage is about my happiness

Myth #3: Marriage will fix me (or my problems) or Marriage will fix him/her

Myth #4: Marriage is outdated and increasingly unnecessary

The Secret of Marriage:

Secret #1: Mutual Submission

Secret #2: The gospel and marriage explain each other

This Week’s Memory Verse:

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” – Matthew 22:37-40 (NIV)

Suggested Reading:

The Meaning of Marriage, Tim Keller
The Mingling of Souls, Matt Chandler