Hope for Your Marriage

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Dearly Beloved! 

It is with great pleasure that I am writing to you today. I am blessed to be married to a wonderful man.  We work daily (for the most part) to love our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and each other as the fruit of that.  We pray that each of you reading believe that Christ is the solution to sustaining and improving your marriage.

Several years ago my husband and I had a disagreement.  By the grace of our awesome God, this confrontation ended with us both wondering, “How is it that two married people who love each other fail to constantly and consistently live in holy matrimony?”  We came to the conclusion that obviously sin keeps us from the perfect peace we would love to experience daily with one another.  Additionally, we theorized that it all could be better understood by an examination of the Holy Scriptures, namely, the first three chapters of Genesis.  And just like that the “Adam and Eve Syndrome” was born! (Please take this title lightly. The reality is that sin was passed on to each of us through our original parents, Adam and Eve. The title, Adam and Eve Syndrome, is intended to remind us that we inherited marital discord at birth and the only hope to heal it is Christ.)

Unlocking the key to a successful marriage is a great mystery.  In Ephesians 5:31, Paul states, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”  He adds, “This mystery is profound, and I am saying that this refers to Christ and the church” (Ephesians 5:32).   Understanding these verses is pivotal as you work towards establishing or maintaining a successful marriage.

Over the next few weeks, we will humbly take you on a journey through God's word and work to demonstrate what it says about the institution of marriage. We pray that you will not only join us in this study, but that  our God will open your heart to every ounce of truth available to you in His word.  

It is our prayer that this study will deepen your level of intimacy with God.  We hope that the fruit of your heightened intimacy will be demonstrated within your marriages.  Husbands, may your love encourage your wives to be like “a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table” (Psalm 128:3). 

This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief, but I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. -1 Timothy 1:15-16

 

Please watch until the end.It is hilarious!! (This video was previously recorded. Disregard the date of April 10.)

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