11/12/2006 ~ Focus on the Family

... walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, ...
~ Ephesians 5:15-21

It is said, “So goes the family goes the country.”
So too goes the family goes the church.

We live in a society where we look for things for ourselves,
~ more so than what we can do for others.

We need to submit to one another under the one true God.
We need to love one another enough to fear God together.

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. ... ~ Ephesians 5:22-23

Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some
do not obey the word, ... ~ 1st Peter 3:1-2

Don’t lecture, harp, or brow beat one another.

with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is
very precious in the sight of God.... ~ 1st Peter 3:3-4

Focus on serving God above personal needs.

... in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God
also adorned themselves, ... ~ 1st Peter 3:5

If it doesn’t compromise your service to God,
women need to follow their husbands.

... Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding,
giving honor to the wife, ... ~ 1st Peter 3:6-7

Fear God more than the circumstance.
Strength should feed on strength and not weakness on weakness.
The bottom line is to help one another.

Don’t re-invent your partner but encourage genuine strengths.
Men, learn her needs so as to meet her needs and
In this your needs will be met.

... husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies;
he who loves his wife loves himself. ... ~ Ephesians 5:25-29

Men are the authority so love your wives as yourself
~ and this solves most problems.
If we help her to meet her goals we will benefit ourselves.
A successful family starts at the top and trickles down to all.

Nourish and cherish her.
Tell her she is beautiful and loved everyday!

"... and the two shall become one flesh." ... ~ Ephesians 5:30-31

Marriage is one union apart from parents.
Commitment not just to the self,
but mutually bound for the benefit of the other.
We are in this together.

... let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let
the wife see that she respects her husband. ~ Ephesians 5:32-33

Build each other up as on a staircase to heaven.
Committed in your marriage not only glorifies the wisdom of God,
but it is His will.

... from the beginning of the creation, God 'made them male and female. ...
~ Mark 10:5-9

... "Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce
your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. ..." ~ Matthew 19:4-9

If you both believe in God, divorce is not an option,
except if one commits sexual immorality.

... "For the LORD God of Israel says That He hates divorce, ...
~ Malachi 2:14-16

Tolerance with anything goes marriages is not part of God’s law.
Only Heterosexual Marriage Glorifies God.

You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. ...
~ Leviticus 18:22-23

... They were not at all ashamed; Nor did they know how to blush. ...
~ Jeremiah 6:15

... Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals,
nor sodomites, ... will inherit the kingdom of God. ~ 1st Corinthians 6:9-10

... carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
~ Romans 8:5-6

The greatest pleasure is found in a God fearing family.
One building on mutual love,
Questing to find God.






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