GOD’S DESIGN FOR MARRIAGE

MARK 10:1-12

1. For the men only! Read Ephesians 5:22-24 and write down what that means to you.

A wife is to submit herself or line herself up under the leadership of the husband, the way it was before the fall. It is not that the man is better than the woman, but that is how God has set this relationship up. And when done correctly, it is a beautiful relationship, as it was in the Garden of Eden.

2. For the women only! Read Ephesians 5:25-29 and write down what that means to you.

I think the men have it a lot harder. They are to love their wives as Christ loved the church. How does He love the church? He was willing to die for it, sacrificial love is what is being spoken of here. Don’t do something to get something in return, but do it because you love your wife and you want to do it. Love her, protect her, watch over her, meet her needs.

GOD’S DESIGN FOR MARRIAGE

MARK 10:1-12

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3. What point is Peter making in I Peter 3:7?

Get to know your wife, care for her, love her, meet her needs, if you don’t your prayer life will be hindered. Your prayers won’t get through.

4. In Speaking of a woman who got saved after she was married, and her husband is still an unbeliever, how is she suppose to respond to him according to I Peter 3:1? (This is also true for men who have a unbelieving wife).

They are to love them and not beat them with their Bibles. You don’t put Bible tracks on their beer cans. You don’t put all the stations in their car to the Christian radio station. You don’t beat them up, you love them. Let them see the love of Christ in you, and by the way you live, the way you treat them, they might come to Christ!