by Ken Trivette

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Improving Romance in a Marriage (2 of 3)
Series: Home Improvement
Ken Trivette
Revelation 2:4-5

1. For some of you, your feelings about marriage may be like the little boy that took a history exam. The final question was, "Who was Patrick Henry?" His answer, "Patrick Henry was a man who got married and then said, 'Give me liberty or give me death.'"

2. Some may feel about their spouse like the woman went to the doctor complaining of insomnia. The doctor gave her a thorough examination, found absolutely nothing physically wrong with her, and then told her, "Listen, if you ever expect to sleep, you just have to stop taking your troubles to bed with you." "I know," said the woman, "but my husband refuses to sleep on the couch."

3. A few of you may feel about your spouse like the man who pleaded with the psychiatrist, "You've got to help me. It's my son." "What's the matter?" "He's always eating mud pies. I get up in the morning and there he is in the backyard eating mud pies. I come home at lunch and he's eating mud pies. I come home at dinner and there he is in the backyard eating mud pies." The psychiatrist reassured him, "Give the kid a chance. It's all part of growing up. It'll pass." "Well, I don't like it, and neither does his wife."

4. If some were honest they would have to admit that their marriage is an experience to endure and not an experience to enjoy. Marriage is a deadlock instead of wedlock. It is nightmare instead of a sweet dream.

5. M.R. Dehaan said, "The nearest thing to heaven on earth is the Christian family and the home where husband and wife and parents and children live in love and peace together for the Lord and each other. The nearest thing to hell on earth is an ungodly home, broken by sin and iniquity, where parents bicker, quarrel, and separate, and children are abandoned to the devil and all the forces of wickedness."

6. How would you describe your marriage? Is it a heaven on earth or a hell on earth? I want to go o ...

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