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Intimacy in Marriage (Session 8)

Session Eight: Intimacy in Marriage How should couples develop intimacy in marriage? Marriage should be the most intimate relationship anybody experiences in life. It should be more intimate than a friendship, a mother-daughter relationship, a father-son relationship, a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship, etc. But sadly, many couples often feel distant and alone in marriage. Because man is body, soul, and spirit (cf. 1 Thess 5:23, Heb 4:12), married couples must cultivate each aspect of their being in order to develop intimacy. They must cultivate their friendship (soul), their sexuality (body), and their spirituality (spirit) in marriage. If one aspect of this tri-unity is missing, couples w

Financial Faithfulness in Marriage (Session 7)

Session Seven: Financial Faithfulness in Marriage How can couples practice financially faithfulness in marriage? Many Christian couples give their tithe and offering to God but act like the rest is theirs; however, this is an incorrect use of finances. Psalm 24:1 says, “The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it”. Crucial to financial faithfulness is recognizing that God is the owner, and we are simply stewards, who will one day give an account (cf. Lk 19:15, Matt 25:1 9-20). When God created the earth, his intention was for humanity to rule over it under him. To use his resources as though they were ours alone will always lead to unfaithfulness. Because

Raising Godly Children in Marriage (Session 6)

Session Six: Raising Godly Children in Marriage How do we raise godly children in marriage? One of the reasons that God brings two people together in marriage is for the purpose of raising godly children, children that look like him. Malachi 2:15 says, Has not the LORD made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth. But how is this accomplished? Obviously, the only perfect model of parenting is God the Father, and therefore, as we look at him and his Word, we can discern principles about raising godly children. In Order to Raise Godly Children, Parents M

Conflict Resolution in Marriage (Session 5)

Session Five: Conflict Resolution in Marriage How should couples resolve conflict in marriage? Conflict is, essentially, part of human nature. After Adam sinned in the Garden, conflict ensued. When God asked him if he had eaten of the forbidden tree, he did not simply say, “Yes”. He said, “The woman you gave me, gave me the fruit and I did eat.” He indirectly blamed God and directly blamed the woman. The woman then blamed the serpent. When sin entered the world, so did conflict. In fact, God said that one of the results of sin would be conflict between the man and the woman. The wife would desire to control the husband and the husband would try to dominate the woman by force (Gen 3:16). As w

Communication in Marriage (Session 4)

Session Four: Communication in Marriage At the core of every healthy marriage is the ability of a couple to successfully communicate with one another. Communication can be difficult because each individual has a different background, experiences and sometimes even culture, which all affect communication. In addition, 60 to 90% of all communication consists of things outside of what has been said, such as body language, eye contact, facial expressions, and tone. Communication is a skill that must be learned and practiced in order to have a successful marriage. The Bible teaches us a great deal about communication, since God, the author of the Bible, is a communicator. When he created the heav

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