Marriage Seminar
Session one:
What is Marriage?
How long have you been married?





5 years
10 years
20 years
30 years
Singles
Group discussion
 Why do people get married?
Group discussion
 Why do people get married?
 What is going wrong with
marriage/family today? What kind of
temptation?
Group discussion
 Why do people get married?
 What is going wrong with
marriage/family today? What kind of
temptation?
 Why we need to talk about it today?
God’s blueprint for marriage
 Genesis 2:18-25
 Mentioned four times in the Bible:
Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:5, Mark
10: 7-8 and Ephesians 5:31.
God’s blueprint of Marriage
 Genesis 2: 24-25
 24 因此、人要離開父母、與妻子連合、二人成為
一體。
 25 當時夫妻二人、赤身露體、並不羞恥。
 24 For this reason a man will leave his
father and mother and be united to his wife,
and they will become one flesh.
 25 The man and his wife were both naked,
and they felt no shame.
God’s blueprint for marriage
 Genesis 2:18-25
 Mentioned four times in the Bible:
Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:5, Mark
10: 7-8 and Ephesians 5:31.
 God ordained marriage. It is not an
option. It is a basic to society. It is a
covenant made in the presence of
God.
 To glory God and to enjoy Him
God’s blueprint of Marriage
1.
2.
3.
4.
To
To
To
To
leave
be united
become one flesh
be transparent, intimate
1. To leave
 Priority of Husband and wife relationship.
 Develop an adult relationship with your
parents
1. To leave
 Priority of Husband and wife relationship.
 Develop an adult relationship with your
parents.
 Relationship with children.
 In what way is your marriage
relationship being adversely affected
because you are following your parents’
example?
 Applications.
2. To be united
 Today – convenience, chance and
temporary. Divorce
 Marriage – a permanent relationship
 A choice, obedience, and commitment
to work it out.
2. To be united
 Today – convenience, chance and
temporary. Divorce
 Marriage – a permanent relationship
 A choice, obedience, and commitment to
work it out.
 Unconditional acceptance and love –
regardless of appearance, performance and
health.
 Must he/she earn your affection and
approval?
 Applications
3. To become one flesh
 Sexual relationship within the bounds
of marriage. I Corinthians 6:16
 Marriage is a total commitment and a
total sharing of the total person with
another person until death.
3. To become one flesh
 Sexual relationship within the
bounds of marriage. I Corinthians
6:16
 Marriage is a total commitment and
a total sharing of the total person
with another person until death.
 Is there anything you are afraid to
share with each other? Barriers?
 Applications
4. To be transparent
 Total transparency. No hidden up,
covered up, lies.
 Freedom of being honest and
transparency.
 Spiritual sharing.
4. To be transparent
 Total transparency. No hidden up,
covered up, lies.
 Freedom of being honest and
transparency.
 Spiritual sharing.
 Integrity, security, trust and intimacy.
 Run from sexual immorality
 Application
But it is not easy





Sin
Barrier
Need of Jesus Christ
Family as God’s new creation
“We love, because God first loves us.”
I John 4:19
Topics to cover
 3/13 "Knowing You and You" - Christian and nonChristian Marriage
 3/27 "What Happens When the Wife Is Smarter Than
the Husband?" - understanding wife's responsibilities
 4/10 "I Am the Head, But She Is the Neck" understanding husband's responsibilities
 5/8 "My Husband Loves Facebook and Text Messages
Than Talking to Me" - communication 1
 5/22 "My Wife Can't Stop Talking" - communication 2
 6/12 "Money Talk" - unity through financial agreement
or In-law relationship
Homework
 Evaluate with your spouse of your
marriage. Strengths and weaknesses.
 Things to do or avoid to maintain a
strong marriage relationship.
 Pray together with your spouse.