Let’s revisit the story of the woman at the well in John 4:16-18
God didn’t just figure it out, He invented marriage!
Almost all problems in marriage are user error. The plan isn’t broken and the top 5 reasons for divorce are the proof.
GOD MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE
LEAVE BEHIND – Commitment
Marriage is not about you! It is not about standing up for your rights. It is about your spouse. Marriage is about serving!
There are greater goals in life than happiness! Fulfillment, peace, security, even friendship is better than happiness. Happiness is situational!
“The problem is that society bought into the lie that marriage is supposed to be a fairy tale and that anything that falls short of magic is a reasonable excuse to end it. Real life with someone is never going to be a fairy tale. But when you take vows and you commit to growing together, your love matures into something much stronger and more valuable than that initial ‘spark.‘ “– Ben Shapiro
God warned us of the danger in following our emotions over our commitments in Jeremiah 17:9, Habakkuk 2:4, Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11, Hebrews 10:38
Sex joins two people on a very deep level. We become one flesh in God’s eyes. God designed it that way. This is why having an affair is the one reason Jesus gives for divorce and remarriage. Matthew 19:9
LET NO ONE SEPARATE – Monogamy
“Marriage is not about you. Divorce is all about you.”– J. D. Greear
Choose monogamy for your family. Determine to NOT sow divorce into your family! Leave a legacy of marital fidelity and commitment! Marriage is not a time commitment. It’s an everything commitment!