A Successful Marriage A successful marriage depends greatly upon a proper handling of four danger areas. The degree of success with which a married couple handles these four critical areas will determine the degree of success or failure of their marriage. The Spiritual and Religious Life Do not be unequally yoked together (II Corinthians 6:14-18).
Couples change only when… They hurt enough they have to. They learn enough they want to. They receive enough they are able to. If you always do what you have always done, you will get what you’ve always gotten. Do you want help? Do you want change? Why do you want to change? Why are
Role Concepts Comparison What do you believe about your role in marriage? Print the page and fill it out. Role Concepts Comparison.pdf Answer key: Strongly agree Mildly agree Not sure Mildly agree Strongly disagree
Six Purposes of Marriage Companionship – True companionship grows out of a oneness of spirit. “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3) Enjoyment – The principle behind enjoyment is self-control. “Marriage is honorable (of great worth) in all, and the bed (should be kept) undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.” (Hebrews 13:4) Completeness
Ten Things Every Married Person Should Do With Their Mate Read the Bible and pray with your mate daily. Have daily family altar. “The family that prays together stays together.” (Ephesians 5:25-33) Accept the fact that your mate has weakness- Romans 3:23. Focus on the good qualities in your mate (Phil. 4:8). Make a list
When the Going Gets Tough When the going gets tough, the tough stay right where they are. (Eph. 5:31) Commitment is the very breath of a healthy marriage. The Spanish explorer, Cortez, knew the importance of commitment and insisted on it from his men when they landed in Mexico. The plan was to invade the