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Series: Built to Last - How to Build a Successful Marriage and Family
If you have your Bible, please turn to Proverbs chapter 18. We're going to look at one main verse as kind of our foundation text today. And then we're going to move from that on to other verses.
We started a series last week called ''Built to Last: How to Build a Successful Marriage and a Successful Family.'' You know God is very interested in marriage and very interested in family. And when we talk about marriage and family, it's something that's on the heart of God. It's something that's on our hearts, too, because marriage and family and home life, that's where you live. You live at home. You've got to work, but you don't live at work. You live at home. And you can have your job situation or your school situation, be rough and not good, but then you get to go home. Now it's really bad when home is worse than work, and then you're like, ''I don't like going to work. I really don't like going home because there's just fighting at home. There's unrest at home.'' Listen. We're in this series so that we can learn from God's Word how to have a great home life, how to have a great marriage, how to have a great family.
We know that marriages are in trouble today, divorce, some years ago was rare, now it's rampant. You know you go back 50, 60, 70 years, people didn't get divorced very often. It was kind of a rarity to hear about somebody in school, ''Oh, their parents got divorced.'' ''Really?'' Now it's just become so commonplace. Well, the devil wants to destroy home. He's a thief, and he comes to steal, and he comes to kill, and he comes to destroy.
Some years ago one of the pastors at Champion Forest, my pastor, the senior pastor, we were talking one day about marriage. And he was lamenting about how so many people even in the church had such bad marriages and so many people were getting divorced. He told me this. He said, ''Jeff, ...
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