Presentation on theme: "#7 – Why Christians Divorce"— Presentation transcript:
1 #7 – Why Christians Divorce In Love for LifeBuilding or Rebuilding a Great MarriageMike Mazzalongo#7 – Why Christians Divorce
2 Understand what divorce is. Avoiding Divorce…Understand what divorce is.
3 Gen. 2:24-2524 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. 25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.
4 Matt. 19:99 And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”
7 Glued to - Another Person - Work, Hobbies - Self (Independence) Divorce Problem:Glued to - Another Person- Work, Hobbies- Self (Independence)
8 Divorce Problem:Unglued by - Sin- Family- Ambition
9 Avoiding Divorce…Understand what divorce is.Know what God thinks.
10 Mal. 2:1616 For I hate divorce,” says the LORD, the God of Israel, “and him who covers his garment with wrong,” says the LORD of hosts. “So take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously.”
11 Matt. 19:66 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”
12 Heb. 13:44 Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
13 Matt. 19:99 And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”
14 I Cor. 7:1515 Yet if the unbelieving one leaves, let him leave; the brother or the sister is not under bondage in such cases, but God has called us to peace.
15 Know how to keep the bond strong. Avoiding Divorce…Understand what divorce is.Know what God thinks.Know how to keep the bond strong.
16 Strengthening the bond requires: Complete Honesty
17 Strengthening the bond requires: Complete HonestyComplete Fidelity
18 Strengthening the bond requires: Complete HonestyComplete FidelityComplete Submission
19 Prov. 31:3030 Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
20 Prov. 12:44 An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.
21 Josh. 24:1515 If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”
22 Eph. 5:2525 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her,
23 Strengthening the bond requires: Complete HonestyComplete FidelityComplete SubmissionDevelop Spiritual Intimacy