by Jeff Schreve

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What God Says About Marriage and Divorce (5 of 9)
Series: God's Last Word to a Lost Generation
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Malachi 2:10-16

If you have your Bible, please turn to Malachi chapter 2. I think that for every young boy and young girl growing up one of the things that they think about is marriage. You know for a boy, once you get past the fact that girls have cooties then girls start to be pretty attractive. And then, you start to think, hey, I wonder who God has for me, who I might marry some day. And a girl, they don't really think boys have cooties for very long, because they're all the time thinking about their wedding and things like that. I remember when I was in 5th and 6th grade at recess time, the girls would play and they would have little weddings that they would do and stuff like that. It's just like, as a 5th and 6th grade boy, you think, Why are you so stupid? Why would you do that? But they did their whole recess time at that. I was like, man, you could have played kickball, and you did that kind of stuff. But that's how little girls are wired, and they're thinking about that. It's exciting to think about your marriage. And God wants it to be like that. That's really one of the highlights of a person's life, the day they get married and start their life with their husband or their wife. And they have these great ideas of what it's going to be like. And the sad truth is, for so many, about half that enter into marriage, they end up getting divorced. And more than that end up having a crummy marriage.

Now I want to take a little test, just a little survey, because I thought this was interesting. If you were born before 1965, let me see your hand. You were born before 1965. Okay, one or two of us, just a few….. Think about when you were growing up as a kid. How many people did you know getting divorced? I mean, as a kid in junior high or high school, were there just a bunch of people divorced in your school? I didn't know anybody that had got ...

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