Marriage Is Hard

Marriage Is Hard

If the model for marriage is so simple, why is marriage so hard?

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.

  • The Model Is Simple
    • Leave Others Out Of It
      • Father And Mother
      • You can’t carry other relationships into marriage
    • The Sacred Circle – The Two Shall Become One
      • Division Is Dangerous
      • Division Leads To Feelings Of Isolation And Loneliness
    • Naked Was Good
      • What God creates man corrupts
  • Why Is Marriage So Hard?
    • Men And Women Are Different
    • Family History Is Different
    • Personality Types Are Different
    • Sin Issues Are Different
  • The Result Is Difference
    • What you see is different
    • What you hear is different
    • What it means to you isn’t what it means to them
      • Holidays
      • Birthdays – celebrate the day of or when you convenient
      • Money – save for rainy day or spend while you got it “we’re making memories”
      • When you say, I will be home at 7pm for dinner
      • Should everyone be seated at the table for dinner to start
      • Vacations
      • When you say I love you
      • How you love isn’t how they love, and how you receive love isn’t how they receive love
    • Now, Once You Get This Completely Dialed In
      • It Will Change
      • Could Be In Decade, A Year, A Week, By The Hour, By The Phrase
      • Have you ever made a joke on one day that wasn’t funny on another day?
  • The Motive Must Be Love
    • No other motive will work
    • Love is the supreme ethic espoused by God, because God is love (1 John 4:8)
    • Greater love lays down his life
    • Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her