When your marriage is losing altitude, your relationship devolves from fascination to boredom to contempt. When your marriage is gaining altitude, your relationship goes from intimacy to connectedness to fascination. Mutual submission is engagement which leads to connectedness.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Ephesians 5:19-21, Genesis 2:24-25, Genesis 4:1
God made both men and women in His image with equal worth and value. He also made them distinctive-equally different, and gave them the responsibility of ruling over creation. Gender differences are a Divine Gift to enhance our lives. The unique differences between a husband and wife can either push them apart or draw them together in their marriage. God intended them to...
Scripture: Genesis 1:26-28, Genesis 2:18-24, Matthew 19:1-6
Staying married is not about staying in love. It is about keeping covenant. "Till death do us part," or, "As long as we both shall live" is sacred covenant promise: the same kind Jesus made with his bride when he died for her. Therefore, what makes divorce and remarriage so horrific in God's eyes is not merely that it involves covenant breaking to the spouse, but that it...
Speaker: John Piper
Scripture: Matthew 9:10-12, Genesis 2:18-25, Luke 24:44, Matthew 19:4-5, Ephesians 5:31-32