How can the church recreate a biblical understanding of marriage in a secular society?
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The statistics are enough to make anyone grieve: nearly half of all marriages end in divorce at some point. Increasing numbers of those divorces will be the second and third for individuals. And the most difficult part is that these statistics are true for Christians as well.
Christian marriage is misunderstood—even by Christians. What distinguishes Christian marriage from secular marriage? What are the biblical principles that support Christian marriage? How can we restore the sanctity of marriage in our society?
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 2:18–25; Matthew 19:1–12; 1 Corinthians 7:1–9; 1 Corinthians 13:1–13; Ephesians 5:21–31
Identify the Current Issue
Discover the Eternal Principles
Teaching point one: Marriage reflects relationship in God’s image.
Teaching point two: God has designed marriage to leave a legacy.
Teaching point three: The church can renew and transform marriage in our society.
Apply Your Findings
ARTICLE FROM MARRIAGE PARTNERSHIP
A Marriage Revolution, by David Neff (Spring 2004)
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