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1 How does God define Family? Start with Genesis 2:18-25

2 These Messages will include: Husband and Wife Parenting Divorce and Remarriage Love, sex and marriage Original design What is marriage –Dating –Romancing –Courting –Covenant vs. Contract What is a Family

3 I. Original design: Husband & Wife (and children) Genesis 2:18-25 Matthew 19:4-6 Ephesians 5:28-31

4 Marriage is Leaving ‑‑ No longer has authority over, Forsake, leave, loose Cleaving—To cling, to cleave, to keep close One flesh—One body, one in the same Openness

5 Marriage & Family is God's Idea Commitment is essential Romance is important in marriage Marriage is best for raising children (godly offspring)

6 God is for Marriage Marriage is to be permanent Unfaithfulness breaks the bonds of trust Death is the only breaker of marriage as God designed Marriage is based on practice of love and not feelings Ephesians 5:21 ‑ 33

7 Marriage is a symbol of Christ and the church For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Ephesians 5:23 ESV This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. Ephesians 5:32 ESV

8 III. Preparation for marriage: Must be made starting back as infants Children learn from parents greatly Preparation for marriage

9 How do you keep the love alive Commitment Being the mate God wants you to be Determine that you will not break that vow

10 4 When you vow a vow to God, do not delay paying it, for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you vow. 5 It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay. 6 Let not your mouth lead you into sin, and do not say before the messenger that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry at your voice and destroy the work of your hands? Ecclesiastes 5:4-6 ESV

11 Know definition of true love For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. JOHN 3:16. (KJV)

12 Know the results of Godly love Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self- seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. … 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13 NIV

13 Concentrate on Responsibility-NOT RIGHTS I am responsible to Spouse I am responsible to – treat her with love –him with respect

14 Dating: Always potential mate Proper maturity Established a standard and determined not to break them Spiritually—Christian and determined to do God's will Know that God owns your body

15 When is a person old enough to date? Know what God says about marriage Willing to follow God's truth Willing to loose dates in order to not break that standard

16 Learn how to stay pure Find out where the other is spiritually Must not be based on the physical If physical becomes the foundation, all else will struggle

17 God's standard of human make up ‑‑ in that order Spiritual Soul Body –satan always reverses God's order

18 Family is God’s Idea God created man and woman When God made marriage, it is best What makes up a family When do you start a family?

19 What picture of Christ and the Church are you portraying?

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