Chestnut Ridge Church
Family Matters - Part 3: Marriage
There are a lot of opinions these days about marriage, family and singleness—opinions that are often contradictory and unhelpful. In this series, Family Matters, we will be looking at various Bible passages to help us understand God’s design and plan for some of the most significant relationships we will ever have.
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    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
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Family Matters - Part : Marriage [April 22, 2018] Tim Haring

Problem: People don't realize that marriage is illustrated through Christ and the church.

Solution: Model your marriage after Christ and His church

“Before we can hope to be good husbands or wives, we must learn to be good Christians. We must all become self-sacrificial and submissive.”
– Anne Atkins (Split Image)

Paul said "Be filled with the Spirit." When we do that:

• Our hearts will be filled with joyfulness and singing
• Our relationship with God will be marked by thankfulness and…
• Our relationships with others would be characterized by submissiveness

Model your marriage after Christ and the Church
Model your marriage after Christ and the Church
• A husband is to lovingly sacrifice himself for his wife.
• A husband is to provide for his wife's spiritual, physical and emotional
• A wife should acknowledge her husband's leadership in the home.
• A wife should respect her husband.
“Several surveys indicate that power struggles between spouses is the leading cause of divorce.”
– Patrick Morley

When there is a disagreement, the husband needs to ask himself:
If I love this woman what should I do?
The wife should ask herself:
If I view my husband properly, what should I do?
Model your marriage after Christ and the Church

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