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Marriage by the Book
By Dr. Jack Graham | March 23, 2016

Marriage by the Book

By Jack Graham

 

Marriage is under attack these days, of course in our courts, but more importantly in our homes. Satan is out to steal, kill and destroy any marriage, especially a Christian marriage.  If we want a love that lasts a lifetime, we have to get back to the fundamentals.   

If you know me, you know I love sports, so I’ll talk in sports terminology.  If Satan is coaching against your marriage, he will find your weaknesses and attack them.   That is why having a marriage (game) plan is so important.   What is your marriage game plan?  What are your marriage fundamentals that keep you moving in a positive direction?  Do you make half time adjustments?  Do you need a timeout to discuss your relationship and reignite your romance?  What are you doing to intentionally build your marriage up and grow up together, so you can grow old together?   

Paul tells us in Philippians 2:12 to “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”  I believe what is true concerning our salvation is also true of our marriage.  Marriage is God’s gift to you.  And now, as you work it out by spending the energy and effort that is required to build a strong marriage, that’s your gift back to God.  Let the refining fire of this relationship grow you into the man and women God has called you to be.  This means we have to swim against the tide of our culture.   Put your earplugs in and your blinders on, and get to work with God and your spouse.  

As a pastor, I have observed that most marriages are abandoned for no...

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