Struggle Bus – “I’m Struggling with my Relationship!”
The way we live displays the voice we value.
It’s not natural to follow Jesus in a selfie centered world!
3 missteps that lead to a failed marriage:
- Stop investing in your marriage
- Start connecting with someone else
- Make yourself look like the victim
rationalize = rational lies.
How to prepare for a healthy marriage:
- Go to extreme measures to reduce risk
Proverbs 5:8 (The Voice) Stay away from her, far away from her path; don’t even go near her door…
Matthew 5:28 (NIV) “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
- Be intentional in your investment
Proverbs 5:18-20 …may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. A loving doe, a graceful deer – may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love. Why, my son, be intoxicated with another man’s wife?
- Picture the potential pain of straying
Proverbs 5:3-5 For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave.
Good news: God is faithful even when we are unfaithful.
Remember: Adultery is biblical grounds for forgiveness.