Marriage: Man & Woman Genesis 2:18-24 “’This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.’ Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh..” (ESV)
The Key to a Great Marriage Choose the right one!!
A “Proper” Marriage Elements of a marriage that’s “right” in the sight of God. • Man-Woman. Husband is the head, wife is submissive • Ephesians 5:23-25 • Husband is a good provider; wife takes care of the home • I Timothy 5:8; Titus 2:5 • Husband and wife understand their responsibilities • I Cor. 7:3-5. Heb. 13:4
Why settle for “proper” when you can have a great marriage? • The husband is a leader, not just figurehead. • Clarity, Competence, Courage, Coaching, Character • The husband really loves (agape) his wife. • Ephesians 5:25-33 • Wives really love (phileo) their husbands • Titus 2:4
Why settle for “proper” when you can have a great marriage? • Husbands and wives are humble toward each other. • I Peter 5:5 • Husbands and wives appreciate what they have and appreciate each other. • Proverbs 31:10; 12:4a • Husbands and wives are “best friends.” • Proverbs 31?