The Meaning of Marriage Quotes by Timothy J. Keller
WHY God Allows Many Marriages to FAIL
Four Lethal Marriage Problems
Click here to listen to this material as a free recorded Bible study message. This material is also available for sale as part of our professionally printed book entitled Growing a Godly Marriage. For more information go to www. The couple that never has conflicts does not exist. Unfortunately, conflict can lead to bad fights.
Most of our important experiences in life involve relationships. God wants to have a personal relationship with us. People need healthy relationships in order to enjoy life. Relationships offer one of the greatest areas of potential for healthy change. They are also the source of most of our emotional pain. Healthy people can edify and strengthen others. Hurting people tend to take out their emotional pain on others.
What does the Bible say about? Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does.
Those who understand the prophecies of the first four seals in Revelation 6 recognize the actual four horsemen of the Apocalypse as symbols of false religion, war, famine and pestilence. But this marriage counselor just uses the term to mean four terrible problems. John Gottman, author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, listed four major enemies of marriage as criticism, contempt, defense and stonewalling. His principles for solving marriage problems are very helpful, but they are not new. Long ago God inspired principles to be recorded in the Bible to help with relationship problems—like marriage problems—with an even better promise for success.