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- If we want the LORD’s full spiritual blessings, our marriages must be perfect!
- If we can’t even get our marriages perfected, how shall we build the church?
- If we truly understand and seek Godly perfection, then let’s get started at home!
- We just observed our LORD’s death: He died to make your marriage better!
- Marital imperfection hinders spiritual blessings (I Peter 3:7; Mal 2:11-16).
- Marital imperfection grieves and quenches the Spirit (Ep 4:30; I Th 5:19).
- Marital imperfection gives place to the devil (Ep 4:27; I Co 7:5; I Pe 5:8).
- We also hinder the truth by poor marriages (Titus 2:4-5; I Timothy 5:14).
The PERFECT WIFE . . .
- Remembers God’s purpose in her creation (Genesis 2:18; I Cor 11:9).
- Remembers God’s ordained role for her (Genesis 3:16; Eph 5:22-24).
- Remembers that a meek and quiet spirit is of great price (I Peter 3:4).
- Reverences her husband without shame as her lord (Eph 5:33; I Peter 3:6).
- Loves her husband devotedly rather than become a domestic partner (Tit 2:4).
- Makes the bed a passionate, pleasant priority in life (I Cor 7:1-5; Heb 13:4).
- Works diligently and unselfishly to be the virtuous woman (Prov 31:10-31).
The PERFECT HUSBAND . . .
- Loves his wife as Christ the church to make her his prized bride (Ep 5:25-28).
- Cherishes his wife with kind, tender, passionate, devoted affection (Eph 5:29).
- Nourishes his wife with opportunities and means to grow herself (Eph 5:29).
- Honours his wife as the weaker vessel and an heir of eternal life (I Peter 3:7).
- Loves his wife compassionately and refuses to be bitter against her (Col 3:19).
- Makes his wife most important in bed rather than himself (SS 2:6; I Co 7:1-5).
- Is always satisfied with her body and ravished with loving her (Prov 5:19).
- Seek the LORD first in your own life and His Spirit as your Source of Power.
- Pray about your marriage and ask the LORD to perfect you in this role.
- Plainly confess and forsake any sins to the LORD and to your spouse.
- Read the Song of Solomon and consider wisely why it is in the Bible.
- Pray together about your marriage and your desire for it to be the best.
- Try I Corinthians 13:4-7 in the context of your role in the marriage.
- Remember that it is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35).
- Greatest gift you can give your children is to love your spouse properly.
- Reorganize priorities and/or shed some obligations to put your marriage high.
- Exhort others and provoke to love and good works in marriage also.
- Let not the sun go down upon your wrath, bitterness, etc. (Eph 4:26).
- No perfect man or woman has ever married, so stop waiting for perfection.
- True submission and love requires something unpleasant from your spouse.
- Avoid worldly (sinful) entertainment of movies, television, magazines, etc.