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Finding fulfillment in marriage
Finding fulfillment in marriage
Finding fulfillment in marriage
Finding fulfillment in marriage
Finding fulfillment in marriage
Finding fulfillment in marriage
Finding fulfillment in marriage
Finding fulfillment in marriage
Finding fulfillment in marriage
Finding fulfillment in marriage
Finding fulfillment in marriage
Finding fulfillment in marriage
Finding fulfillment in marriage
Finding fulfillment in marriage
Finding fulfillment in marriage
Finding fulfillment in marriage
Finding fulfillment in marriage
Finding fulfillment in marriage
Finding fulfillment in marriage
Finding fulfillment in marriage
Finding fulfillment in marriage
Finding fulfillment in marriage
Finding fulfillment in marriage
Finding fulfillment in marriage
Finding fulfillment in marriage
Finding fulfillment in marriage
Finding fulfillment in marriage
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Finding fulfillment in marriage

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You may have rushed into marriage unprepared and possibly you have not had fulfillment in the same. I want to give you hope that you can find fulfillment in your marriage.

You may have rushed into marriage unprepared and possibly you have not had fulfillment in the same. I want to give you hope that you can find fulfillment in your marriage.

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  • 1. FINDING FULFILLMENT IN MARRIAGE. Monday, September 16, 2013 1
  • 2.  Why are many of us not finding fulfillment in ourmarriages? Is it that we don’t know the basics of marriage ormost of us enterinto marriages unprepared? If you are drawn by lust and the desire forsex, I can assure you that marriage will not last long. Monday, September 16, 2013 2
  • 3.  How have ourparents stayed togetherin marriage formany years? My own father-in-law stayed with my mother-in-law for69 years in their marriage and it is only death that separated them. I have been married now for36 years and I believe and persuaded that only death would separate me from my wife.Monday, September 16, 2013 3
  • 4.  I believe that we can find fulfillment in ourmarriages, when we understand why we are married in the first place and what God’s purpose in ourmarriages is. Monday, September 16, 2013 4
  • 5.  Genesis 2:18-25  GODsaid, "It's not goodfortheMan to bealone; I'll makehimahelper, a companion." SoGODformedfromthe dirt of thegroundall theanimals of thefieldandall thebirds of theair. He brought themto theManto seewhat hewouldnamethem. Monday, September 16, 2013 5
  • 6.  WhatevertheMancalledeachliving creature, that was its name. TheMan namedthecattle, namedthebirds of theair, namedthewildanimals; but hedidn't findasuitablecompanion. GODput theManintoadeepsleep. As heslept heremovedoneof his ribs and replacedit withflesh. Monday, September 16, 2013 6
  • 7.  GODthenusedtheribthat hehadtaken fromtheManto makeWomanand presentedherto theMan. TheMansaid, "Finally! Boneof mybone, fleshof my flesh! NameherWomanforshewas made fromMan." Thereforeamanleaves his fatherandmotherandembraces his wife. Theybecomeoneflesh. Thetwo of them, theManandhis Wife, werenaked, butMonday, September 16, 2013 7
  • 8.  Marriage and the troubles that are plaguing so many marriages these days needs an answer. I am compelled to reassure you that you can experience fulfillment in marriage. Monday, September 16, 2013 8
  • 9.  I amconvinced that God has fully intended forus to experience fulfillment, even awe, in our marriages. It seems that every indicatoris pointing in the opposite direction but do you know that God is in control of ourmarriage destiny if we allowed Him to do so? Monday, September 16, 2013 9
  • 10.  The effects of failing marriages on children, family, and friends are not the real problem, they are mere symptoms of the true problem. The real problemis that couples who love each otherearly on, do not understand the purpose of marriage and are therefore unable to experience the fulfillment that God has purposed forMonday, September 16, 2013 10
  • 11.  Foryou and me to experience something more in ourmarriages we must understand God's purpose for marriage. Monday, September 16, 2013 11
  • 12.  Gen 2:18-25  TheLORDGodsaid, "It is not goodfor themanto bealone. Iwill makea helpersuitableforhim." {19} Now the LORDGodhadformedout of theground all thebeasts of thefieldandall the birds of theair. Hebrought themto the mantoseewhat hewouldnamethem; andwhateverthemancalledeach livingcreature, that was its name.Monday, September 16, 2013 12
  • 13.  {20} Sothemangavenames to all the livestock, thebirds of theairandall thebeasts of thefield. But forAdam no suitablehelperwas found. {21} So theLORDGodcausedthemanto fall into adeepsleep; andwhilehewas sleeping, hetookoneof theman's ribs andcloseduptheplacewithflesh. Monday, September 16, 2013 13
  • 14.  {22} ThentheLORDGodmadea womanfromtheribhehadtakenout of theman, andhebrought herto the man. {23} Themansaid, "This is now boneof mybones andfleshof my flesh; sheshall becalled'woman, ' for shewas takenout of man." Monday, September 16, 2013 14
  • 15.  {24} Forthis reasonamanwill leave his fatherandmotherandbeunitedto his wife, andtheywill becomeone flesh. {25} Themanandhis wifewere bothnaked, andtheyfelt no shame. (NIV) Monday, September 16, 2013 15
  • 16.  This is such a rich portion of God's Word. I love the word, "helper" that is used in verse 18. I thinkit is significant that out of all of the words God could have used to describe the relationship of the man and woman, He used "helper." Monday, September 16, 2013 16
  • 17.  Words that reflect the deep meaning of "helper"are:  a. aide  b. assistant  c. colleague  d. partner  e. supporter  f. ally."  These are the words which best describe the relationship of husbands and wives.  Monday, September 16, 2013 17
  • 18.  We are to be ourmate's helper.  Ouractions are to be helpful.  Ourwords are to be helpful.  Ourpresence should bring comfort and security ratherthan anxiety and bitterness.  Ourlives should be a fragrant offering of support to ourmate because we have been called by God to be his orherMonday, September 16, 2013 18
  • 19.  Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has given me a helperto help me seekto bring glory to His name. Isn't that amazing! Isn't God good. He knew that I could neverdo what I needed to do on my own so He gave me a woman afterHis own heart.  Monday, September 16, 2013 19
  • 20.  God has given us responsibilities to carry out as men and women, husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, and it is a blessing to have someone close to workalongside of us. Monday, September 16, 2013 20
  • 21.  But "Two arebetterthanone," says Ecclesiastes, "Becausetheyhavea goodrewardfortheirtoil. Forif they fall, onewill lift theother." Marriage makes the job of survival possible. And the fact that a spouse is termed a "helper"declares marriage was neveran end in itself, but a preparation. Monday, September 16, 2013 21
  • 22.  God, in His infinite wisdomknew that we needed help and He has provided that help forus in ourmate if we will only worktogether according to the Almighty God's plan. Monday, September 16, 2013 22
  • 23.  There is desperate need of men and women of God who will choose to seekto integrate into their marriages God's plan formarriage. Monday, September 16, 2013 23
  • 24.  There is need to become a better helperto yourmate and need to worktogetherto bring glory to God’s name. Monday, September 16, 2013 24
  • 25.  Ourmarriages need prayertoday like they have neverneeded prayer before.  Allow God to take His rightful place in yourmarriage.  “Thinkas a man and woman but seek the wisdom of God in all matters particularly as pertains to marriage”. Monday, September 16, 2013 25
  • 26.  Do an evaluation of yourmarriage, identifying strengths and weaknesses in yourmarriage.  Afterdoing the above exercise, capitalize on yourstrengths and make corrections on your weaknesses. Monday, September 16, 2013 26
  • 27.  If both of you can sit down to analyze the results and do the necessary amendments , and looking at Gen 2;18-25, I am convinced that your value systems in yourmarriage can greatly improve and that you can start having fulfillment in your marriage. Monday, September 16, 2013 27
  • 28.  There is a future in marriage and I am confident that ourmarriages will work.  Don’t give up.  You can do nothing about the past failures in yourmarriage but you can do something today to have a fulfilling marriage.  The onus is on you. Monday, September 16, 2013 28

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