Resources on Marriage
How can you have a rock-solid marriage that lasts a lifetime?
By Dr. Jack Graham | May 5, 2019
We live in a culture that’s quick to run to the divorce court when a marriage isn’t “working.” But God invented marriage and family, and He can help you and me build a marriage that will last.
God wants to bless your marriage and help you succeed. But as a husband or wife, you must be willing to make the necessary effort for you to experience all of His blessings.
As a pastor, I’ve observed that most marriages that end in divorce are abandoned for no good, biblical reason. They didn’t have to end that way. Most divorces come about because people give up… they’re just not willing to work at it anymore.
I believe the primary culprit in the demise and destruction of marriages today is neglect. Your marriage and mine is like a beautiful garden that must be tended. It must be cultivated. It must be worked on. A great marriage doesn’t just happen!
I always chuckle when I hear someone say, “Well, we just fell in love.” You don’t fall in love; you grow in love. And if you’re going to grow in love for your spouse, then you need to nurture and care for your marriage like a beautiful garden. You must uproot the weeds and build some fences. And you must realize that it takes both sunshine and rain.
God wants to help you tend your marriage and see it flourish. But again, it’s going to take work. That’s why He’s given us clear principles in His Word for loving, accepting, and respecting each other. He wants to show us how to build the kind of marriage that will last a lifetime.
So determine today to work on your marriage relationship...
How to breathe life into your marriage
By Dr. Jack Graham | November 1, 2018
Several years ago, the Lord really impressed upon me that I was too consumed with ministry. Like any job, ministry can become such a part of your life that it starts to become and idol. And chief among the things that were being sacrificed to that idol was my marriage.
Battle of the Sexes
By Dr. Jack Graham | October 11, 2018
I suppose there are some today who would love just to take their scissors and cut this verse right out of the Bible, but it's important for us to remember that submission is not merely for wives. Submission is for Christians, and the principle of reciprocal submission is introduced in this passage. Paul is dealing with the spirit-filled life.
A Covenant to Marriage and Family
By Dr. Jack Graham | June 12, 2018
Marriage God's Way Eph
By | June 1, 2018
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...