Godly Marriage Recipe

Godly Marriage Recipe

God wants to give us the recipe for an incredible marriage.

Genesis 2:24-25
24 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. 25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.

  • Marriage Recipe
  • Take Inventory
    • Assess your inventory
    • Question: “What is one thing you were missing when you got married?”
      • What are the most common things you see missing?
        • God?
        • Patience?
        • Mercy?
        • Courage?
        • Teachability?
        • Surrendering control – letting people do things a different way than what you were used to
      • “Where did you go to get it?”

Proverbs 15:28
28 The mind of the righteous person thinks before answering,
but the mouth of the wicked blurts out evil things

  • Gather And Prepare Key Ingredients
    • The Holy Trinity
    • Parallel – What Ingredients Identify A Godly Marriage?
      • The Sacred Circle – Marriage Comes First
      • The Bible Must Be The Final Authority In Decisions, Directions And Corrections
      • The Yoke

2 Corinthians 6:14
14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?

        • “Be yoked together” – harnesses the power of two
        • Even when don’t agree the yoke keeps them together
        • Controls their direction
        • Requires submission – surrendering control to the driver
    • Keep Stirring — There Are No Shortcuts
      • “Love Endures All Things”
      • The consequences of quitting
    • The Result Is Worth It
      • To taste the fruit of the labor. To see happy faces as a result of the sacrifice
      • It sounds complicated
      • You might be tempted to believe “you can’t”
  • What Do You Want To Happen Next?