God's Design for the Family

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Published on February 17, 2009

Author: mikecriswell

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God’s Design for the Family : God’s Design for the Family Part 1: The Sanctity of Marriage God’s Definition of Marriage : God’s Definition of Marriage “One Man and One Woman for Life and if God so chooses then Children” Genesis 1:27-28 “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it” Problem Areas In Marriage : Problem Areas In Marriage Cultural Problems: Divorce Homosexuality Domestic Violence Abortion Alarming Statistics : Alarming Statistics Divorce Rate: 1910 – 10% 1948 – 25% Now – 43%+ Teenage Sexual Activity: 20% of 12 to 14 yr olds US has highest teen pregnancy rate in the industrialized world. 820,000 pregnancies a year Costs US $ 7 Billion annually Common problems: : Common problems: The five “Eyed” monster: I – Intimacy I – Income I – In-laws I – Infants I – Ego The Purpose of Marriage : The Purpose of Marriage Partnership Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” Dissimilar Partners : Dissimilar Partners Women relational intuitive process oriented Men loners, less social need facts task oriented The Purpose of Marriage : The Purpose of Marriage Procreation Genesis 1:27-28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; The Purpose of Marriage : The Purpose of Marriage Pleasure Proverbs 5:15-19 . . . Let your fountain be blessed, And rejoice with the wife of your youth. As a loving deer and a graceful doe . . . always be enraptured with her love. (see also Hebrews 13:4) The Purpose of Marriage : The Purpose of Marriage Purity 1 Corinthians 7:2 Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. 3 Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. 4 The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. 5 Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. The Preparation for Marriage : The Preparation for Marriage Psalms 127: 3-5 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. 4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth. 5 Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate. The Preparation for Marriage : The Preparation for Marriage Like Arrows in a Warrior’s Hand Ready Aim Fire! The Preparation for Marriage : The Preparation for Marriage Lessons from the Old Testament Deuteronomy 7:1-4 1 Kings 11:1-10 The Perpetuity of Marriage : The Perpetuity of Marriage Genesis 2:24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Matthew 19:6 "So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate." The Perpetuity of Marriage : The Perpetuity of Marriage Marriage is more than a Contract. It is a Covenant. Love is a Decision God Woman Man The Perpetuity of Marriage : The Perpetuity of Marriage Malachi 2:13-16 For the LORD God of Israel says That He hates divorce, For it covers one's garment with violence, Says the LORD of hosts. Therefore take heed to your spirit, That you do not deal treacherously. The Perpetuity of Marriage : The Perpetuity of Marriage Marriage Provides what Humans Need: 1. Wings – a man shall leave . . . 2. Roots – a man shall cleave . . .

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