FOUNDATIONAL TRUTHS
ABOUT MARRIAGE

 

 

 

PURPOSE

 

In this study, we will explore some foundational truths about marriage. 

 

OPENER

 

What is a marriage?  How would you define it?  

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LESSON

 

1.      WHO ORIGINATED THE IDEA OF MARRIAGE (GENESIS 2:24)?

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2.      WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF MARRIAGE?

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3.      WHAT DOES (PROVERBS 18:22) TEACH US ABOUT MARRIAGE?

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4.      FROM (MALACHI 2:14), WHAT KIND OF RELATIONSHIP IS MARRIAGE?

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5.      HOW LONG SHOULD A MARRIAGE LAST?

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6.      COMPARING (GENESIS 3:6-7 AND MATTHEW 19:6-8), WHAT HAPPENED TO GOD'S ORIGINAL PLAN FOR MARRIAGE?

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Although marriage should be a life-long commitment, why do you think at least half of all marriages end in divorce?

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1.      Divorces occur because people don't understand that all marriages have problems.  They split rather than solve their problems.  Running away does not solve any problems; it only creates a new set of problems.  This is why statistically more second marriages end in divorce (and third marriages, etc.) than first marriages because some people take their problems to their new mate rather than solve them with their current mate.

 

2.      Divorces occur because people don’t know that love is something you create, not something that just happens.

 

3.      Divorces occur because jobs or other commitments receive more attention than the marriage. Then the marriage relationship grows weak and dies.

 

4.      Divorces occur because one or both stop trying.

 

5.      Divorces occur because of physical abuse, adultery, and alcoholism.

 

How does God view divorce (Malachi 2:16)?

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How does divorce affect the family?

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What can we do to lesson the likelihood of ever getting divorced?

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7.      WHAT ARE SOME PRACTICAL BENEFITS OF MARRIAGE?

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How do you show your love for your spouse?

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CONCLUSION:

 

1.      Marriage is a great blessing from God that we must always honor.

 

2.      I pray that your marriage continues to get stronger and better each day. 

 

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