Improving Love In A Marriage (1 Of 3) by Ken Trivette

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#1 IMPROVING LOVE IN A MARRIAGE (1 of 3)
Ephesians 5:25-33
Ken Trivette

1. I think of a couple of actual Classified Ad's found in
newspapers:

"FOR SALE...Wedding dress. Never worn. Will trade for .38
caliber pistol."

"FOR SALE BY OWNER...Complete set of Encyclopedia
Britannica. Excellent condition, $1000 or best offer, No
longer needed. Got married last weekend. Wife knows
everything."

2. An old man asked a Wizard if he could remove a curse he
had been living with for the last 40 years. The Wizard
replies, "Maybe, but you'll have to tell me the exact words
that were used to put the curse on you." The old man
answered without hesitation, "I now pronounce you man and
wife."

3. One fellow said, "My wife and I went back to the hotel
where we spent our wedding night. Only this time, I stayed
in the bathroom and cried."

4. Three weeks after her wedding day, Joanna called her
minister. "Reverend," she wailed, "John and I had a
DREADFUL fight!" "Calm down, my child," said the minister,
"it's not half as bad as you think. Every marriage has to
have its first fight!" "I know, I know!" said Joanna. "But
what am I going to do with the BODY?"

5. Sadly, many people have discovered marriage to be less
than they anticipated and fall short of their expectations.
Yet, as I look at God's Word I find that marriage is
depicted, defined, and described as one of the most
edifying, satisfying, gratifying relationships that a human
being can experience. Apart from a relationship with
Christ, there is no other relationship in human existence
that can be more enriching, enjoyable, and exciting as
marriage.

6. If you are not experiencing a marriage that is edifying,
satisfying, and gratifying, enriching, enjoyable, and
exciting, then your marriage is not what it should be and
not what it can be. God's intention is for marriage to be a
heaven on earth, not a hell on earth.

7. For ...


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