Marriage: How to make the right choicePresentation Transcript
MARRIAGE: HOW DO I CHOOSE RIGHT?DESIGNED & PRESENTEDBYSCOTT ODIGIE
OBJECTIVETo redefine the“concept” andprinciple ofmaking the rightchoice inmarriage.
INTRODUCTIONDecision determinesmarital destiny. Thechoice you make isnot theresponsibility byproxy, but privately.
PRINCIPLE1. Place priority on yourrelationship with God:“House and riches areinheritance from fathers,but a prudent wife is fromthe Lord.” Pro.19:14. doyou give priority to yourrelationship with God than„your choice in marriage.?”
PRINCIPLE2. Conceptualizeyour communicationstyle with the HolySpirit: “…and thesheep hear Hisvoice…” Jn.10:4.
PRINCIPLE3. Understand your “sexualpsychological difference”: Malesand females are different in thefollowing:Emotional difference (menstrualcycle every month).Physical differences (muscle,breast).Hormonal difference (testosterone& estrogen).
PRINCIPLE4. Take off youridols: “…andcovetousnesswhich isidolatry.” Col.3:5.
PRINCIPLE5. Redefine your definitionlove: until you realizewhat “love is not” youmay remain a victim. Loveis not sexual feeling. Loveis not having sex beforemarriage.Love is not blind. detailsfrom 1 Cor.13:1-10
PRINCIPLE6. Define yourrelationship with theopposite sex: everyonecannot be yourhusband/wife. “…thisis now bone of mybones…” Gen.2:23.
PRINCIPLE7. Associatestrategically: “Hethat walk withwise men shall bewise…” Pro.13:20.
PRINCIPLE8. Avoid beensuspicious anddefensive inrelationship: changeyour ideologies andeffects from failureexperiences.
PRINCIPLE9. Update andupgrade yourknowledge base aboutrelationships andmarriage. “…a man ofknowledge increasesstrength.” Pro.24:5
PRINCIPLE10. Find amentor: Mordecaimentored Esther;Naomi mentoredRuth etc.