In the second installment of the “Navigating Marriage” series, Pastor Dwayne looks at how marriage is God’s idea and is for His purpose in Genesis chapter 1. He uses the passage to deal with several issues including the different noises of marriage.

Pay Attention to the Noises

Navigating Marriage, Part 02

 Marriage is God’s idea and it is for His purpose.
Genesis 1:27 – So God created man in his own image, in the image

of God he created him; male and female he created them.

God’s Covenant Changes Us

Romans 11:27 – And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins.

John 10:28-29 – I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. 29My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.

 As God clings to us, He changes us from the inside out.

Philippians 1:6 – being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Malachi 2:14 – You ask, “Why?” It is because the Lord is acting as the witness between you & the wife of your youth, because you have broken faith with her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant.

 By faith, as we cling to each other, God changes our marriage. Our Actions Have Consequences

1 Peter 3:7a – Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives,

Gnosis [no’-sis] – considerate, wise, with an intelligent recognition of the nature of the marriage relation

1 Peter 3:7b – …and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life,

 There will be unanswered prayers in your home if you don’t live with each other in a considerate way.

1 Peter 3:7c – …so that nothing will hinder your prayers. The Different Noises in Marriage

 Personality
o DOER: An extrovert who is task-oriented.
o INFLUENCER: An extrovert who is a people person o RELATOR: An introvert who is a people person.
o THINKER: An introvert who is task-oriented.

 Background
 Former relationships  Birth order
 Roles

o Communicate to express emotion, generally oriented toward nurturing.

o Communicate to exchange information, generally oriented toward providing.

 Wrong Responses.

Action Steps

 Discuss your differences.
 Discover what God’s Word has to say about your differences

in opinion that come from your different backgrounds.  Pray together about wrong responses.
 Be patient with change.