Marriage Makeover - Part 1 (1 of 8) by Larry Osborne

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Marriage Makeover - Part 1 (1 of 8)
Series: Extreme Makeover: Life Edition
Dr. Larry Osborne
Ephesians 5:21-33

THE PASSAGE: Three Simple Commands

1. Christians: Submit to one another. (vs. 21)

2. Wives: Submit to your husband. (vs. 22)

3. Husbands: Sacrificially love your wife. (vs. 25)

MARRIAGE MYTHS: What Lots of Christians Think the Bible Says…

- Husbands lead - Wives adapt and follow.

- Headship means whenever spouses disagree - it's the husband's call.

- Submission means following your husband even when he's wrong.

MARRIAGE MAKEOVER: What the Bible Actually Says About…


1. We're ALL supposed to submit to the government - church leaders and fellow Christians! Romans 13:1-4/ Hebrews 13:17 and 1 Peter 2:13/ Ephesians 5:21

2. Submission doesn't mean blind obedience.
Daniel 6/ Acts 17:11/ 1 Samuel 25:2-42


1. Agape LOVE puts the needs and interests of others first.
1 Corinthians 13:4-5/ Philippians 2:3-7

2. Christ-like LEADERSHIP gives more than it gets.
Matthew 20:25-28/ Ephesians 5:25-27

THE BOTTOM LINE: To Do Marriage Right…

- In matters of preference - give in.
In matters of eternal consequence - lead!


- Treat your spouse BETTER than you treat anyone else.

- Forgive your spouse MORE than you forgive anyone else.

- Adapt to your spouse FAR MORE than you adapt to anyo ...

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