Better Together is a two-part marriage series featuring pastor couples Glenn and Angie Barteau and Roger and Julie Barrier. They discuss key relational values expressed in the Song of Solomon. Each couple speaks to issues relevant to husbands and wives seeking to bring excitement and joy back into their marriages.
Scripture: Isaiah 62:5, Philippians 1:3-5, Proverbs 5:18-19, Song of Solomon 1:3, Song of Solomon 4:1-4
The beautiful love poem of Solomon to his bride teaches much about the passion, permanence, power and procreative purpose of marriage. Marriage is a holy covenant based on sacrifice and cherishing one's spouse. Preached at Chase Oaks Church. Used by permission
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: Song of Solomon 8:4-7, Song of Solomon 8:13-14, Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:4-6, 1 Corinthians 13:7-8
In the series "So Worth It," describing life lessons learned from the bride and groom in the book of Song of Solomon, we discover that there is trouble in paradise. Like many marriages, the honeymoon phase disappears and is replaced with disillusionment. What are some of the "little foxes" that can destroy relationships? Unresolved conflict, criticism and contempt and creeping...
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: Song of Solomon 2:15, Song of Solomon 5:2-8, Song of Solomon 5:9 - 6:3
Singleness and marriage are both gifts from God. Intimacy is indispensable to marriage. When we deny sexual intimacy, we are cheating the marriage.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7:1-9, Song of Solomon 4 - 8, Proverbs 5:15-23, Hebrews 13:4, Genesis 1:27-31
Topic: Sexual Immorality
In life and in love, timing is everything. Beauty and bliss can occur in every stage of the marriage relationship because God intends each day to be sweeter. As we cultivate our marriages, we develop sensitivity to our partners that brings joy and fulfillment.
Speaker: Roger Barrier, Julie Barrier
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 2:8-9, Ecclesiastes 3:1, Ecclesiastes 7:28, Ecclesiastes 9:9, Song of Solomon 4:1-8
Celebrate the unique differences in personality which define us as married couples. For instance, introverts and extroverts can bring balance to a relationship. To understand our partners is to value and cherish them spiritually, emotionally and physically. God wants joy to be part of marriage.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Song of Solomon 4:1-8, Isaiah 62:5, Philippians 1:3-5, Proverbs 5:18-19
Dating and sex are fulfilling only when we adhere to God's plan for our lives. As we surrender to Him, God brings the right person to bless and complete us. Respect, trust and purity deepen relationships.
Speaker: Seth Kreimeyer-Kelly
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, Song of Solomon 1:6-7, Song of Solomon 8:8-9
King Solomon teaches many valuable lessons about love and romance in the marriage relationship. We learn from him that love is pure, love protects and love is passionate. In the marriage relationship, God portrays the intimacy that He wants to have with us. The divine romance is Christ laying down His life for His bride, the church.
Speaker: Julie Barrier, Roger Barrier
Scripture: Song of Solomon 4:1-7, Song of Solomon 5:10-16, Song of Solomon 8:5-12, Ephesians 5:25-29, Ruth 3:10-12
Sex can be really beautiful or really dangerous because it brings the body and soul into a kind of wholeness not otherwise known. It is a good gift of God which should point us back to Him. Preached at Village Church . Used by permission.
Speaker: Matt Chandler
Scripture: Genesis 1:28-28, Song of Solomon 5:1-1