Tuesday, May 10, 2011

05/10/11 - Marriage

Our church is going through a marriage/family series from Mother's Day till Father's Day. Our pastor is using 1 Corinthians 7 through the entire series and yesterday he talked about walking into marriage without illusions.

He said the bible is clear to walk into marriage without illusions and I agree. We must understand what we are getting ourselves into.

So what is marriage without illusions? (note: these are my ideas and thoughts)

1) You are a sinner. You are selfish

2) Your mate is a sinner. Your mate is selfish.

3) What is the sources of conflicts: your wrong motives and selfishness! (James 4:1-5)

4) Marriage should cause us to become more like Christ as you spur each other towards Christ-likeness. Marriage should cause us to lay aside selfishness and become more self-controlled.

What are your thoughts about marriage without illusions? What are some illusions we bring into marriage?


Peter said...

Have you read "Sacred Marriage" by Gary Thomas? If so, I'd be curious to know what you think of it.

Heather Patenaude said...

I have no read it Peter, but I'll look into it.