It’s Complicated – “The Crazy Cycle”
Romans 12:2 (Message) Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
3 Wrong Assumptions about Marriage:
1. Time will solve our issues
2. Marriage will make me happy
3. A spouse will complete me
Ephesians 3:19 (NLT) May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
Ephesians 5:18…be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 5:21 And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Ephesians 5:33 So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
At the heart of healthy relationships is unconditional love and unconditional respect.
1. Respect his desire for conquest
2. Respect his desire for significance
3. Respect his intentions
1. Love her by getting to know her
2. Love her by accepting her
3. Love her by making her your priority
We can’t do this on our own power.