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1 Making Your Marriage Great

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4 Doctor to patient’s wife: “Mam, I don’t like the way your husband looks’.

5 Woman: “Neither do I, but he is really good to the kids”.

6 Making Your Marriage Great

7 Marriage Report Card Over all A +Over all A + HusbandHusband WifeWife

8 How Being a Strong Christian Will Help You Have A Happy Marriage How Being a Strong Christian Will Help You Have A Happy Marriage Christians are concerned about others.Christians are concerned about others. Christians practice love.Christians practice love. Christians want the best for others.Christians want the best for others. Christians have a positive sexual ethic.Christians have a positive sexual ethic. Christians can forgive.Christians can forgive.

9 How Being a Strong Christian Will Help You Have A Happy Marriage Christians make good fathers and mothers.Christians make good fathers and mothers. Christians provide for their own.Christians provide for their own. Christians are kind.Christians are kind. Christians are unselfish.Christians are unselfish.

10 Make A Commitment “Till death do us part.” “Till death do us part.” The Case for Marriage The Case for Marriage 86% of the people who said that they were unhappy were happy five years later. 86% of the people who said that they were unhappy were happy five years later. Commitment lets us work through problems. Commitment lets us work through problems.

11 Make it a Priority Continue to work at marriage. Continue to work at marriage. If you do not love each other, when the kids leave,--- you will be lost. If you do not love each other, when the kids leave,--- you will be lost. The greatest thing you can do for your children is to love your spouse. The greatest thing you can do for your children is to love your spouse.

12 Make Marriage Fun! Some middle age crisis are because all the fun has gone out of marriage. It is all work and no play! Some middle age crisis are because all the fun has gone out of marriage. It is all work and no play! Enjoy each other. Enjoy each other. Ecclesiastes 9:9: “Enjoy life with the wife of your youth.” Ecclesiastes 9:9: “Enjoy life with the wife of your youth.” Enjoy sex: Song of Solomon. Enjoy sex: Song of Solomon. Learn to have fun with little money. Learn to have fun with little money.

13 Learn to Communicate, Talk, and Fight! Learn to listen. Learn to listen. Learn to talk. Learn to talk. Be friends first! Be friends first! Learn to fight fair. Learn to fight fair.

14 My wife & I never fight... “But sometimes you can hear us reasoning things out for several blocks.”

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16 Deal with your Demons! Find out what you are doing to harm your marriage and heal it. Find out what you are doing to harm your marriage and heal it. Financial irresponsibility Financial irresponsibility Temper Temper Pornography Pornography Substance Abuse Substance Abuse You name it! You name it!

17 Have God at the center of your life From God we learn the marriage skills of: –Kindness –Forgiveness –Unconditional Love –Faithfulness God will help us!God will help us!

18 The love of Christ and the church is the model for us! 25 “ Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.”

19 The love of Christ and the church is the model for us! 28 “ In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church— 30 for we are members of his body.” 28 “ In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church— 30 for we are members of his body.”

20 It is worth the effort to have a better marriage!


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