Session 1:  love happens (purpose of marriage)

- God designed marriage and has a great plan in mind.

- The primary purpose of marriage is to reflect God’s glory to a watching world.

- It is important to receive your mate as God’s perfect gift for you.

 

 

Session 2:  love fades (drift to isolation)

- Couples naturally drift toward isolation.

- Our differences and weaknesses push us apart.

- Sin has affected every marriage.

- The gospel brings healing and reconciliation

- Couples must learn to walk by the power of the Holy Spirit in marriage.

 

Session 3:  love dances (roles)

- God designed different responsibilities for men and women in marriage.

- Though their responsibilities are different, men and women are still equal in value.

- God calls men to sacrificially love and lead their wives.

- God calls women to respect and support their husbands.

 

Session 4:  love interrupted (communication)

- Conflict is common to all marriages.

- The goal is not to be conflict-free but to learn to handle conflict correctly when it occurs.

- Healthy conflict resolution occurs when couples are willing to seek and grant forgiveness.

 

Session 5:  love sizzles (romance and sex)

- God created sex and has a wonderful design in mind.

- A satisfying sex life is the result of a satisfying marriage relationship.

- The ultimate purpose of sex is to bring pleasure and glory to God.

 

Session 6: love always (legacy)

- To leave a godly legacy, we must think about the impact of our lives on future generations.

- Our hope for leaving a lasting legacy is through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

- Leaving a godly legacy requires putting a stake in the ground.

The Art of Marriage Series

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