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Starting From the Top (2 of 4)
The Roles of Marriage
Series: Home Run
This morning is the second message in the series, "Home Run: A New Season for Your Family."
It's a new season, because we want to communicate that regardless of what condition your family is in, there is hope for you.
Again, you may feel that you're in a slump, or have been striking out, or having one losing season after another, but today is a new day. God's plan is that you hit a home run and to be fulfilled when it comes to your family life.
Last week we looked at God's priority of the family over every other human institution.
Today we're going to look at the roles of husband and wife within the confines of marriage.
Today, marriage is given a bad rap.
o One cynic observed: "All marriages are happy. It's the living together afterward that cause all the trouble."
o Another said, "Marriage is like flies on a screen door. Those on the outside want to get in, but some of those already in want to get out.
o A little girl had just heard the story of Snow White for the first time. So full of enthusiasm that she could hardly contain herself, she told the fairy tale to her mother. After telling how Prince Charming had arrived on his beautiful white horse and kissed Snow White back to life, she asked her mother, 'And do you know what happened then?' "Yes," said her mom, "they lived happily ever after." "No," responded Suzie, with a frown, "they got married."
According to statistics, fulfilling marriages are the minority.
But that's not God's plan.
His plan is that you hit a home run in your marriage, as well.
And to do that, you've got to know your role within marriage.
If you want a successful season, you have to have good management; it starts at the top.
So, this morning we are going to look at the roles of husband and wife.
TEXT: Ephesians 5:22-29 ESV
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