Happily Ever After?
Sure, all the fairy tales say once you and your beloved are together, you'll live happily ever after. However, all across our nation we are seeing this simply isn't true. Half of all marriages end in divorce. Those who stick together often live with troubled marriages. Even in good marriages, there's no such thing as perpetual bliss. The reality is, most of the work needed to create a “happily ever after” marriage takes place after the wedding. God created marriage and has a lot to say about how to operate it. Marriage can truly be a slice of heaven on earth if we apply God’s Word to how we manage it. Join us as we dig into God's Word. It could revolutionize your marriage. If you're not married yet but hope to be someday, this will prepare you for the biggest commitment of your life.
3. After the Honeymoon
AUGUST 1--Great marriages are not the ones where couples somehow avoid getting angry with each other and never have conflicts. Conflict is sure to happen in any marriage. Great marriages are those in which both spouses have learned how to handle conflict well. Divorce courts are full of couples with unresolved conflicts and anger toward each other. Come and learn what God, the inventor of marriage, has to say about dealing with anger and conflict in your marriage.
2. Now That's what I'm Talkin' About!
JULY 25--Everyone has needs; that's the way we are. Men have certain needs. Women different needs. Marriage can get rough when our needs aren't met. We tend to think that demanding that our spouse meet our needs is the way to be happy in marriage. In reality, the opposite is true. Happiness in marriage doesn't come from demanding what we want but from meeting our spouse's needs. Find out how you can meet your spouse's needs in this message.
1. The Jewish Wedding
JULY 18--Today, many people are asking, "Why get married?" Sure, the statistics show that married people live longer and tend to be happier in the long run, but why not just live together? Why get married in the first place? Patti and I know that God created marriage, so it's more than just a good idea. But after nearly 40 years of marriage, we've come to realize that God gave marriage to more clearly reveal Himself and His character, and to come to understand His ultimate desire for each of us throughout eternity.