SEMINAR DECLARATIONMarital fulfillment is my heritage and destiny in Christ. Therefore, I am not permitted to be a failure, but to be a wonder to my generation.
REFERENCE: GEN 2:21-25 (KJV) 21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
OBJECTIVEToempower you and I tobecome references inmarriage to our individualworld.
INTRODUCTIONMarriage is as easy as anything we choose to be a success in.Until man understands God‟s ideology/system about marriage, it will forever become a burden.
INTRODUCTIONNothing material, economical, political that has the capacity to brings marital fulfillment.Success in marriage essentially dependent on the personalities (God, man, and woman) involved.
PRINCIPLES1. Prioritize your „relationship with God‟ than marriage, money, beauty. This could also be termed your love of God. Pro. 19:14. (Abraham & Lot, Peter & fishing).
PRINCIPLES2. Discover your uniqueness; purpose, passion, potential, principles and personality-type, it solidifies marriage. Gen.2:15. He that can‟t find fulfillment, appreciate and willing to build on it, is not fit for you.
PRINCIPLES Who is willing to pay the price for your value, because you are expensive. Not everyone has the capacity to pay the price for your value. Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life”. John the Baptist said, “I am the voice …”
PRINCIPLES3. Understand your own „personal style‟ of communication with God. This answers the question of assurance and conviction in knowing HIS „will‟. Exo.6:3, John 10:3-5.
PRINCIPLE4. Understand your sexuality differences Male and female are different in the following: Emotional difference (menstrual cycle every month) Physical difference (muscles, breast, ) Hormonal difference (testosterone & estrogen)
PRINCIPLES4. Understand your season‟s. Don‟t allow your choice to be influenced by popular opinion, economics and parental pressure. If God is still working on your „will‟, „emotions‟ and management capacity, give Him the chance. Phil.2:13.
PRINCIPLES5. Understand what love is not. 1Cor.13:1- 8. Sexual feelings do not equate love. Love affairs in romance books, magazines, and movies are not genuine love. Love is not blind.
PRINCIPLES Real love is not infatuation. Love is not having sex before marriage. Courting an unbeliever is not genuine love.
PRINCIPLES6. Learn to define your relationship with the opposite sex. Not anyone you meet can be your spouse. Gen.2:23.
PRINCIPLES7. In your choice-making, let God‟s „will‟ be your most priority rather than materialism, tribalism, intellectualism. 1 peter 3:2-4.
PRINCIPLES8. Choose your friends/associates/partners. It is your choice and by compulsion. Acts 4:13, Pro.13:20, Pro.12:26.
PRINCIPLES9. Learn to make and develop friendship with the opposite sex. Avoid being suspicious and defensive. Pro.14:7.
PRINCIPLES10.Buildyour belief systems on God‟ word. Focus on God‟s principles and promises and not your failure experiences or other peoples experiences to form your belief system about marriage.
PRINCIPLES11.Go for knowledge through literatures, seminars, conferences, and audio-visual materials. John 5:39, Pro.11:14.
PRINCIPLES12.Look for a mentor, a spiritual father or mother that you can confide in. example is the relationship between Naomi & Ruth, Mordecai & Esther.
CONCLUSIONTrust in God and take responsibility. Thank you for listening.