Sunday Aug 31st, 2014 – So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.

We need to give people hope about marriage,the sense that they are going to make it. Marriage is an investment and you want to know it has a future to invest in. – Dwayne Terry

Marriage Works!

Marriage By The Numbers, Part 01

Matthew 19:6 – So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.

God Created Marriage to be Successful
1 Timothy 4:3 – They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God

created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.

Shaunti Feldhahn, (2014-05-06). The Good News About Marriage

  •   Half of all marriages today are not ending in divorce; the overall prevalence of divorce is nowhere close to 50% and never has been.
  •   The divorce rate has been declining overall for years; it has declined substantially since its peak around 1980.
  •   Even the good-news averages don’t tell the whole positive story. Several actions and patterns dramatically lower couples’ chances of divorce even more:

o How old are the individuals when they get married? o Do the individuals have a college education?
o Is it a first marriage?
o How long has the couple been married?

Understand God’s Solutions for a Successful Marriage

Ephesians 5:1-3 – Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children 2 and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. 3 But do not let immorality or any impurity or greed even be named among you, as is proper among saints;