God s Blueprint for Marriage

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Society's Changing Marriage Definitions

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1. “God’s Blueprint for Marriage” Genesis 2:18-25

2. Society’s Changing Marriage Definitions… Webster's in 1828: "A civil and religious contract, instituted by God, binding a man and woman in marital fidelity until death. It is honorable and the bed undefiled (Hebrews 13)."

3. Society’s Changing Marriage Definitions… Webster's in 1975: "The state of being married; wedlock; the institution whereby men and women are joined in a special kind of social and legal dependence; the wedding ceremony and attendant ceremonies."

4. Society’s Changing Marriage Definitions… Webster's in 1991- the following is added: "An intimate living arrangement without legal sanction; Any intimate association or union."

5. Marriage “Context”

6. Marriage “Context” Creation Account (Gen. 1:1 ff.)

7. Marriage “Context” Creation Account (Gen. 1:1 ff.) “Let us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness” (Gen. 1:26)

8. Marriage “Context” Creation Account (Gen. 1:1 ff.) “Let us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness” (Gen. 1:26) Problem- “It is not good for man to be alone” (Gen. 2:18)

9. Marriage “Context” Creation Account (Gen. 1:1 ff.) “Let us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness” (Gen. 1:26) Problem- “It is not good for man to be alone” (Gen. 2:18) Solution- “she shall be called woman” (Gen. 2:23)

10. “she was taken out of man” (Gen. 2:23) Ish- “man” Ishah- “woman”

11. “she was taken out of man” (Gen. 2:23) Ish- “man” Isha- “woman” 1. Helper- term of honor

12. “she was taken out of man” (Gen. 2:23) Ish- “man” Isha- “woman” 1. Helper- term of honor 2. Suitable- corresponding to

17. Four Steps to Marital Oneness…

18. Big Idea… God’s plan for marriage is oneness; Satan’s deception is isolation.

19. Four Steps to Marital Oneness… 1) Independence- from parents

20. Leave “to abandon; to leave behind; complete separation of all former ties to form a new relationship”

21. Four Steps to Marital Oneness… 1) Independence- from parents 2) Commitment- to each other

22. Cleave (bakar) “cling to; be united to; keep close to” “a figurative expression of loyalty and affection in a close, physical proximity” Other usages: skin to bone; hand to sword, scales to fish

23. Four Steps to Marital Oneness… 1) Independence- from parents 2) Commitment- to each other 3) Intimacy- with each other

24. One Flesh (bashar) “complete unity; complete identification in community of interests and pursuits”

25. One man + one woman = marriage partnership

26. One Flesh (bashar) PROGRESSION…

27. One Flesh (bashar) PROGRESSION… 1) Spiritual

28. One Flesh (bashar) PROGRESSION… 1) Spiritual 2) Emotional

29. One Flesh (bashar) PROGRESSION… 1) Spiritual 2) Emotional 3) Sexual

30. “Husbands and wives, recognize that you have become ONE FLESH. If you live for your private pleasure at the expense of your spouse, you are living against yourself and destroying your joy. But if you devote yourselves with all your heart to the holy joy of you spouse, you will also be living for your joy and make a marriage after the image of Christ and His church.” John Piper in Desiring God, p. 178.

31. Four Steps to Marital Oneness… 1) Independence- from parents 2) Commitment- to each other 3) Intimacy- with each other 4) Transparency- with each other

32. How do we apply this in real life?!

33. Family Life Conference “Weekend to Remember” July 23-25 College Station- Hilton www.familylife.com 1-800-FL-TODAY

34. Big Idea… God’s plan for marriage is oneness; Satan’s deception is isolation.

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