by Stan Coffey

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How To Keep Your Marriage Divorce Proof
Dr. Stan Coffey
Revelation 2:4-5

I want you to take your Bible and turn to Revelation 2:4-5. Today we want to speak about how to make your marriage divorce proof. I shared with the men that in a survey of 90 of the top cooperative executives in the United States they tried to find one common denominator of all these men as to why they rose to leadership and why they were so successful as leaders of their particular business. They could not find any one common denominator except one, they found that out of these 90 men, every one of them to the last man, was married to his first wife and had a very healthy appreciation for the institution of marriage. That doesn't mean that you can't be successful if you are not married to your first spouse because God is in the business of giving new beginnings. But what it does mean is, that there is something about a healthy marriage that promotes your potential that promotes your best.

There are many reasons as to why we ought to make our marriages divorce proof, it tells us for one thing that marriages aren't automatically divorce proof just because you are a Christian doesn't mean that you can't have a divorce happen to you, that that tragedy can't take place in your life, just being a Christian is not enough. Marriages have to be worked at. They have to be nurtured, they have to be grown, and good marriages don't just happen. The Bible here talks about how to rekindle your marriage, how to rekindle your love. Because many of us are like the lady who wrote Dear Abby and said Dear Abby, do all marriages go stale after twenty-five years, ours has? My husband and I don't seem to have much to talk about anymore. We use to talk about our kids but now they are all grown and gone. We really don't have anything to converse about, we have no major complaints, but the little excitement is gone. We watch a lot of t ...

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