by Kerry Shook

This content is part of a series.

Understanding A Woman's Deepest Need (3 of 3)
Series: Shark Weakness: A Marriage Survival Guide
Pastor Kerry Shook

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"He has brought me to his banquet hall, and his banner over me is love." Song of Solomon 2:4 (NASB)


The banquet hall - where he entertained friends

• priority = tenderness

His banner over me - military banner representing strength and grandeur

• security = toughness

"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them." Genesis 1:27 (NIV)

"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her." Ephesians 5:25 (NIV)


Well, a record number of viewers tuned into the Discovery Channel this year to watch Shark Week, and shark scientist, David Shiffman, says because of the enormous popularity of Shark Week one of the most common questions he's asked is: What do you think about Shark Week? He says the answer is complicated. At its best, Shark Week educates people about the most misunderstood creatures on our planet, and at its worst, it perpetuates fear and misunderstanding. Well, I disagree with one thing the shark scientist said. He says that sharks are the most misunderstood creatures on our planet, but I would say women are the most hard to understand, complex creatures on the planet by far. Now I know my wife would disagree with me.

We're in a series that's a biblical marriage survival guide because in the sea of selfishness that makes up our modern culture, there lurks a multitude of marriage killers. And one of the most dangerous relationship killers out there is the shark of misunderstanding. So for the next two weeks we're going to look at what the Bible says about how to understand each other and understanding a man's deepest needs and understanding a woman's deepest needs. And I thought I would start by asking some of the kids what they thought about this topic. Have you seen those ATandT commercials where the guy sits down with the kids and he asks them questions like: What's better, faster or slower? Well, I sat down with some Woodlands Church kids, and I asked them a much more difficult question. I asked them about men and women. Just watch.

Okay I've got a question for you guys. Who is more complicated, men or women?



Okay wait. Why do you say, Alexa, that men are more complicated?

Just because.

That's a pretty good answer, really. But I don't really understand it. That's very complicated.

I think it's men.

You think it's men, too? Why?

I think it's men because they don't listen, and you have to figure out what they're thinking. I mean it's just like: Can we go to eat? And then they're like: You can't figure them out.

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