Keeping the Honey in the Honeymoon
Introduction: First principles from God that give us direct direction to keeping the honey in the honeymoon.
ILL. How many are married? How many would like to be? (Pastor who had a couple to marry
at the close of the service. ''All those who would like to be married come to the front and
40 people responded.'')
Do you remember excitement, pride, cheerfulness, thoughtfulness, deference,(offering up burn offering)- when your shorts came out pink you said, ''That's all right, honey.'' There was understanding! You overlooked almost anything.
ILL. Of Jerry Sullivan said, ''Ruby and I having a problem.'' I said, ''What's the matter?
You all have been married a long time.'' He said, ''Ruby is so immature.'' ''Is that right?''
Yes, every night she comes in the bedroom while I'm taking a bath and sinks my boats.''
(Now I just made that up!)
At any rate there develops a beautiful relationship of intimacy. But something happens and the honey leaves the honeymoon. I don't believe God intended for marriage done in His will and
timing to be a drag, dull, and joyless.
Five principles from God's word - THE PICTURE OF:
I. INTIMACY (Genesis 1:31)
All that God created including male/female relations total intimacy was good!
ILL. Somehow misunderstood thought that physical Relationships were a result of the fall and not Intended by God! What a mistake!
1. It is a physical relationship! - Wife/Husband - (Heb. 13:4) Marriage should be held in honor by all, and the marriage bed be kept pure! It was already. How? Sexual impure (pornea) adultery -
God will judge! His way - His time.
ILL. Of people say in adultery, our relationship has God's sanction and blessing because it is meaningful. If you are married, God says it is sin - wrong. Society Says - But God says.
II. PLEASURE IN INTIMACY (Pro. 5)
1. A marvelous picture of God's view of marriage. With ...
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