Genesis 2:19-25 (Adam and Eve – the first husband and wife)
Ephesians 5:21-33 (Submit to one another)
Matthew 19:3-6 (Jesus refers to God’s design for marriage in Genesis)

God designed marriage to be one His great blessings for human beings. In the book of Ecclesiastes God’s Word says that “two are better than one.” But living in the intimate relationship of husband and wife requires sacrifice and submission to each other. The key to a deep, joy-filled marriage is having Jesus and His Gospel at the center of your life and your marriage!

Verse for the week: “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” Ephesians 5:21

Pastor Paul’s Recommended Reading for Christian Marriage:
The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God, by Tim & Kathy Keller
The Dude’s Guide to Manhood: Finding True Manliness in a World of Counterfeits, by Darrin Patrick
Intended for Pleasure: Sex Technique and Sexual Fulfillment in Christian Marriage, by Ed and Gaye Wheat
His Needs Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage, by Willard Harley
The Mingling of Souls: God’s Design for Love, Marriage, Sex, and Redemption, by Matt Chandler
Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together, by Mark and Grace Driscoll
The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating, by Andy Stanley
From This Day Foreword: Five Commitments to Fail-proof Your Marriage, by Craig and Amy Groeschel

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