The Rest Of The Story by Larry Wynn

THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE
PROVERBS 24: 3-6
FEBRUARY 14, 1999
SUBJECT: DATING, MARRIAGE

INTRODUCTION

A. JOHN MAXWELL SAYS, “MANY
MARRIAGES FAIL BEFORE THEY
OFFICIALLY BEGIN. MANY BECAUSE
THEY LACK WISDOM,
UNDERSTANDING AND COUNSEL.

1. PRINCIPLES BY MAXWELL ON
DATING AND MARRIAGE.

2. “STATES HAVE TOUGHER LAWS
FOR GETTING A DRIVER’S
LICENSE THAN A MARRIAGE
LICENSE.”

B. TEST YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF
LOVE: TRUE/FALSE

1. “LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT”
OCCURS BETWEEN SOME
PEOPLE.

2. IT IS EASY TO DISTINGUISH
REAL LOVE FROM
INFATUATION.


3. PEOPLE WHO SINCERELY LOVE
EACH OTHER WILL NOT FIGHT
OR ARGUE.

4. GOD SELECTS ONE PARTICULAR
PERSON FOR EACH OF US TO
MARRY, AND HE WILL GUIDE
US TOGETHER.

5. IF A MAN AND WOMAN
GENUINELY LOVE EACH OTHER,
THEN HARDSHIPS AND
TROUBLES WILL HAVE LITTLE
OR NO EFFECT ON THEIR
RELATIONSHIP.

6. IT IS BETTER TO MARRY THE
WRONG PERSON THAN TO
REMAIN SINGLE AND LONELY.

7. IT IS NOT HARMFUL TO HAVE
SEXUAL INTERCOURSE BEFORE
MARRIAGE IF THE COUPLE HAS
A MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIP.

8. IF A COUPLE IS GENUINELY IN
LOVE, THAT CONDITION IS
PERMANENT, LASTING A
LIFETIME.

9. SHORT COURTSHIPS (SIX
MONTHS OR LESS) ARE BEST.


10. TEENAGERS ARE MORE
CAPABLE OF GENUINE LOVE
THAN ARE OLDER PEOPLE.

THE ANSWERS TO ALL THE ABOVE
ARE FALSE. IF YOU ANSWERED FALSE
YOU HAVE A PRETTY GOOD CONCEPT
OF LOVE.)

C. BEFORE YOU SAY “I DO” THERE ARE
SOME STEPS EVERY COUPLE SHOULD
TAKE.

I. CONSIDERATIONS.

ILLUSTRATION: “GOOD HOUSEKEEPING” DID AN
ARTICLE TITLED, “SIX WAYS TO
LEARN EVERYTHING YOU NEED
TO KNOW ABOUT A MAN
BEFORE YOU MARRY HIM.”

1. WATCH HIM DRIVE IN HEAVY
TRAFFIC.

2. PLAY TENNIS (OR SOME OTHER
SPORT) WITH HIM.

3. LISTEN TO HIM TALK TO HIS
MOTHER WHEN HE DOESN’T
KNOW YOU ARE LISTENING.

4. SEE HOW HE TREATS THOSE
WHO SERVE HIM.


5. NOTICE WHAT HE IS WILLING
TO SPEND HIS MONEY TO BUY.

6. LOOK AT HIS FRIEN ...


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