In Sickness and in Health

by May 3, 2020Family, Sermon

It’s rare to find a really great marriage. Maybe that’s because it doesn’t take long for marriage to be put to the test by the harsh realities of life. In marriage, we’re together in sickness and in health. God designed marriage as a gift. And it’s easy to lose sight of the real purpose of marriage. Maybe that because it’s way bigger than just husband and wife.

Discussion Questions

What factors contribute to the fairytale assumptions about marriage? What’s wrong with assuming a couple’s problems will improve once they get married?

If you were asked to describe the things that could weaken or destroy a marriage, what would be on your list? If you are married, describe your areas of greatest vulnerability in your marriage relationship.

How would you describe the purpose of marriage? Read Genesis 2:24. Take a look at how this concept is expanded in the New Testament in Ephesians 5:25-33. In what sense is marriage the visible expression of Christ’s love for His church?

It might be easy for single people to feel left out in a discussion on marriage. But what relational skills work beyond marriage to include singles? Singles include: unmarried, no longer married, soon to be married, or never to be married. What can those who are married learn from singles and vice-versa?

How can asking the question, “What can I do to help?” change the course of your marriage and your family?

In what sense are marriage problems really discipleship problems?

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