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MARRIAGE: Following God’s Design

August 4, 2019 | Ephesians 5:22-33 | marriage

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Who we put in charge of building our “house” can determine its success or failure. Today, we want to discuss how making God the Builder means following God’s design for our marriage. Are there areas in your marriage that need a tune-up? Or maybe even a restart? The truth is we all need help with our marriage. And the best help is found in the Lord. For God has a design for marriage.

In the apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, he gave instructions on how to follow God’s design for being the family of God. Among these, are his instructions on how to follow God’s design for marriage.

Humbled to celebrate 38 happy years together!

June 2, 2017 | anniversary, communication, conflict, grace, marriage

“Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.” – Ephesians 5:21 (ESV) “What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? …But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.’ Submit yourselves therefore to God.”… Read more »

Books I’ve recently recommended…

September 17, 2015 | books, Christian, Christian parenting, family, Gary Combs, God, jesus, marriage, recommended books

“Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh” (Ecclesiastes 12:12 ESV). While I know that I am at risk of going against Solomon’s advice and recommending too many books, I would like to list several in response to the many requests I have received. These are all books that I… Read more »

How to Live Out a Faithful Marriage

July 26, 2015 | Ephesians 5:22-23 | family, marriage

Mike Laramee continues the sermon series “Faith and Family” with this message from Ephesians 5:22-33. In this message God’s design for marriage is discussed including descriptions of the biblical roles for husbands and wives.

Let’s Try Living Together First

July 7, 2014 | Malachi 2:10-15 | marriage, singleness

Pastor Gary Combs concludes the FAIL series with this message from Malachi about God’s wonderful provision for us called marriage. A growing number of people today are choosing to live together rather than commit to marriage. About 2/3 of them say it’s because they don’t want to experience divorce. But God’s Word offers a better strategy, one that offers four words of blessing for us in marriage. These four words are: Creation, Covenant, Celebration and Commitment.