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1 Strengthening your Marriage 1 Corinthians 7:1-16

2 2 Steps to Strengthen your Marriage 1.Prioritize great sex Make it a REGULAR part of marriage Talk about your expectations Expect to make a compromise Don’t let other good things crowd it out

3 2 Steps to Strengthen your Marriage 1.Prioritize great sex Make it a REGULAR part of marriage Make it a SATISFYING part of marriage

4 2 Steps to Strengthen your Marriage Proverbs 5:18–19 …rejoice in the wife of your youth. As a loving hind and a graceful doe, let her breasts satisfy you at all times. Be exhilarated always with her love.

5 2 Steps to Strengthen your Marriage Song of Solomon 1:16, 2:6 Oh, how handsome you are, my lover! Oh, how delightful you are!... His left hand caresses my head, and his right hand embraces me.

6 The Secret to Better Sex Selflessness Philippians 2:3–4 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

7 The Secret to Better Sex Selflessness Become a student of your spouse Talk openly together about sex

8 Resources on Intimacy Song of Songs college sermon series The Book of Romance by Tommy Nelson Intimacy Ignited by Joseph & Linda Dillow Intimate Issues by Linda Dillow Intended for Pleasure by Ed & Gaye Wheat

9 2 Steps to Strengthen your Marriage 1.Prioritize great sex 2.Recommit for life

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11 2 Steps to Strengthen your Marriage 1.Prioritize great sex 2.Recommit for life Christians must not divorce one another Don’t initiate divorce w/ a non-believing spouse But if they divorce you, you’re free to remarry

12 2 Steps to Strengthen your Marriage 1.Prioritize great sex 2.Recommit for life Apply step #1! Take “divorce” off the table Surround yourself with good marriages Learn how to communicate

13 Resource on Communication A Lasting Promise: A Christian Guide to Fighting for Your Marriage by Stanley, Trathen, McCain, Bryan

14 2 Steps to Strengthen your Marriage 1.Prioritize great sex 2.Recommit for life Apply step #1! Take “divorce” off the table Surround yourself with good marriages Learn how to communicate Date your spouse

15 @GraceBibleBlake Blake Jennings Grace Bible Texas App Next Week: 1 Corinthians 7 – part 2


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