Marriage Resources

Cherishing Marriage

Exodus 20:14 โ€“ The seventh commandment warned the people against breaking marriage vows and entangling themselves in forbidden relationships. To avoid adultery, we must cherish marriage.

Grace & Guidance

For every single person, our sin disrupts our relationship with God and others. Without intervention, there is no hope for us, but in the gospel of Jesus Christ, we can find mercy for our transgressions and meaning in our brokenness.

Truth & Consequences

When Adam and Eve first sinned, it changed everything for them and us. God counseled them during the event and led them through the fallout. We canโ€™t hide from the reality of what our sin costs nor can we overlook His grace through it.

Shame & Blame

You will sin. Your spouse will sin. What will you do when it happens? The first couple paved the way for us to repeat, unfortunately. They immediately hid from God and framed others in the awareness of their guilt.

Commandments & Compromises

Your marriage would be much easier if sin werenโ€™t in the picture. Unfortunately for you and your spouse, it is unavoidable. Your marriage can survive if you work together to navigate temptation, sin, and restoration when it all happens.

Fruitful & Multiply

Godโ€™s original command to the first couple was to be fruitful and multiply. It was a call to take what He had given them in order to use it and multiply it to the best of their God-given abilities. God is up to something, and your marriage can be a part of it.

Naked & Unashamed

To have a healthy marriage, you must consider numerous components. One area that is rarely discussed from a scriptural perspective is the role sexual intimacy is intended to play. We must reorient ourselves to Godโ€™s perspective.

Leave & Cleave

Marriage cannot work if someone has a higher priority than the spouse. There must be a thorough yet healthy leaving of oneโ€™s initial family and a complete and eager cleaving of oneโ€™s unique spouse. It is essential.

Helpless & Alone

God designed marriage to provide a helper because He knew that, even before sin, we needed someone to walk beside us in life. We arenโ€™t wired to navigate life alone. In our need, He offers us a companion.

Premarital Consideration

God did not invite us to embark upon the journey of marriage unprepared without the instructions required to bring it safely onto the shore. The Bible provides the knowledge we need to succeed in marriage.

Formed & Filled

You were created by God for a certain purpose. And every person in this world will either encourage you to fulfill that purpose or discourage you from that calling. Out of all your relationships, there is none more serious than your spouse.

Premarital Caution

If God created marriage, we should assume His perspective would be superior to the wisdom of an expert or any amount of experience. You can avoid specific marital issues by simply learning and applying the truths of God’s Word.

Engaged & Unprepared

Next to your decision to follow Jesus, there is no more critical of a decision than if and who you will marry. While you may find yourself lovestruck at some point in your life, it is essential that you have considered Godโ€™s role in your potential marriage.

Just (About) Married Is Now Available

I am so happy to share with you that Just (About) Married, a premarital book for intentional couples, is available today. I’ve had a burden for years to develop a resource that would assist couples in our church to better prepare for marriage, and it is finally complete.

Premarital Preparation

You might be going to the chapel, but are you prepared for the marriage? So many people spend an unthinkable amount of time planning a 30-minute ceremony and a 2-hour reception but fail to prepare for what should be a lifelong marriage.

Coupled Companions

Your marriage needs healthy support around it in the form of consistent, Christlike friendships. If you want your marriage to strive, ensure that you have people around you who desire the same thing.

When Spouses Disagree as Parents

A married couple can agree in the majority of areas of their lives together, but if they don’t stay aligned in their parenting, the entire family will feel the stress. What happens when spouses disagree in their roles as parents?

How Sensual Exposure Affects a Marriage

One of the greatest threats to sexual purity and marital intimacy is the exposure of immoral material present in our society. Being a member of this culture ensures that you have been exposed to sinful content and suggestive comments that distort sexual sanctity.

Reprioritizing Relationships

Once you are married, you must reprioritize every relationship in your life to be subordinate to the unique and exclusive relationship with your spouse. This shift doesn’t mean that you end all other relationships, but you must reprioritize them.

Truth & Consequences

After Adam and Eveโ€™s sin, God did not hide from sharing the truth and delivering the consequences. Sinโ€™s effects on marriage are undeniable, but Godโ€™s guidance is unmistakable.ย 

Shame & Blame

When Adam and Eve sinned, they were inclined to hide in shame and point in blame. All marriages can fall into the same trap of refusing responsibility for sin.

Commandments & Compromises

God gave this first couple one commandment, and they quickly made compromises in order to break it. In all marriages, we are called to help each other fulfill Godโ€™s Word over meet our expectations.

The Destruction of Adultery

The temptation of adultery does a masterful job of highlighting the momentary pleasure while disguising the long-term pain. You must be careful to avoid a trap of falling for anyone who does not belong to you.

Fruitful & Multiply

As God placed His stamp upon Adam and Eve, He intended them to spread that image throughout the world. He calls families to be fruitful and multiply through their homes.

Enjoying Your Marriage Again

Couples often lose satisfaction in their marriage because they seek happiness in other pursuits. To restore the joy in your marriage, you must intentionally celebrate the gift God has given you in your spouse.