Marriage Begins As A Single (2 of 4) by Frank Damazio

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Marriage Begins As A Single (2 of 4)
Series: Building A Biblical Marriage
Frank Damazio

Introduction: This is the second message on "Becoming a Serious Marriage Builder." We have established six marriage-building convictions, defined marriage biblically, and stated six dimensions of marriage and how marriage is facing serious challenges. To resist the forces that seek to destroy the marriage covenant, the marriage institution, and ultimately the biblical definition of family, we must build wisely and carefully.

Matthew 7:24-27 "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. "But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall."

Psalm 127:1 Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.

1 Corinthians 3:10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it.

I. THE BUILDER'S SUCCESS PLAN

A. THE BUILDER'S COMMITMENT

1. Corporate commitment (read together): I commit myself to a biblical standard as I prepare for marriage and as I build my marriage. I commit to build with proven, biblical tools and I will always continue improving my marriage.

2. Don't permit the possibility of divorce to enter your thinking, even in moments and seasons of great conflict, discouragement or failure. Divorce is not a solution. It merely substitutes a new set of miseries for the ones left behind.

3. Guard your relationship against erosion as thoug ...


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