• H. LEO BOLES- Marriage is an institution
ordained by God (Gen. 2:24-25: Mt 19:4-6)
for the honor and happiness of mankind, in
which one man and one woman enter into a
bodily and spiritual union, pledging each to
the other mutual love, honor, fidelity,
sympathy, and forbearance, such as would
assure an unbroken continuance of their
wedlock so long as both shall live.
•Ge 2:24 Therefore shall
a man leave his father
and his mother, and
shall cleave unto his
wife: and they shall be
one flesh.
•Ge 2:18 ¶ And the LORD
God said, It is not good
that the man should be
alone; I will make him
an help meet for him.
• Ge 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the
image of God created he him; male and female
created he them.
• 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them,
Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and
subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea,
and over the fowl of the air, and over every living
thing that moveth upon the earth.
• 1Ti 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women
marry, bear children, guide the house, give none
occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
• 2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man
have his own wife, and let every woman have her
own husband.
• 3 Let the husband render unto the wife due
benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the
• 4 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the
husband: and likewise also the husband hath not
power of his own body, but the wife.
• 5 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with
consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to
fasting and prayer; and come together again, that
Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
• 1Co 6:9 ¶ Know ye not that the unrighteous
shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not
deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor
adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of
themselves with mankind,
• 1Co 6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man
doeth is without the body; but he that
committeth fornication sinneth against his own
• Ga 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest,
which are these; Adultery, fornication,
uncleanness, lasciviousness,
• Heb 13:4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the
bed undefiled: but whoremongers and
adulterers God will judge.
• Mal 2:16 For the LORD, the God
of Israel, saith that he hateth
putting away: for one covereth
violence with his garment, saith
the LORD of hosts: therefore take
heed to your spirit, that ye deal
not treacherously.
• 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and
mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be
one flesh?
• 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What
therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
• 7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a
writing of divorcement, and to put her away?
• 8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your
hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the
beginning it was not so.
• 9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife,
except it be for fornication, and shall marry another,
committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put
away doth commit adultery.
• Ro 7:2 For the woman which hath an husband
is bound by the law to her husband so long as
he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is
loosed from the law of her husband.
• 3 So then if, while her husband liveth, she be
married to another man, she shall be called an
adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is
free from that law; so that she is no
adulteress, though she be married to another
• Eph 5:23 For the husband is the head of the
wife, even as Christ is the head of the church:
and he is the saviour of the body.
• Ge 18:19 For I know him, that he will
command his children and his household after
him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD,
to do justice and judgment; that the LORD
may bring upon Abraham that which he hath
spoken of him.
• HONOR 1Pe 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands,
dwell with them according to knowledge,
giving honour unto the wife, as unto the
weaker vessel, and as being heirs together
of the grace of life; that your prayers be
not hindered.
• Pr 19:14 ¶ House and riches are the
inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife
is from the LORD.
• Pr 31:10 ¶ Who can find a virtuous
woman? for her price is far above rubies.
• PROVIDE 1Ti 5:8 But if any
provide not for his own, and
specially for those of his own
house, he hath denied the faith,
and is worse than an infidel.
• HONOR- Eph 5:33 Nevertheless let every one of
you in particular so love his wife even as himself;
and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
• Tit 2:4 That they may teach the young women to
be sober, to love their husbands, to love their
children, Tit 2:5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at
home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that
the word of God be not blasphemed.
• Ge 5:2 Male and female created he them; and
blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the
day when they were created.
LOVE- EPH 5:25, 28-29
• Poor communication is the number one problem
in 86% of all troubled marriages. Communication
in marriages is a dialogue and not a monologue.
• Pr 15:31 ¶ The ear that heareth the reproof of life
abideth among the wise.
• Pr 18:13 ¶ He that answereth a matter before he
heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
• Pr 15:28 ¶ The heart of the righteous studieth to
answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out
evil things.
Religious division
• Ge 24:3 And I will make thee swear by the
LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the
earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my
son of the daughters of the Canaanites,
among whom I dwell:
• 4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to
my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.
Unresolved Conflict
• Mt 5:25 Agree with thine adversary quickly,
whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any
time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and
the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be
cast into prison.
• We not I I IIIIIIIIII Gen 2:4
• Speak the truth in love. Eph 4:15,29,31
• Listen Mt 13:13
• Pray together Mt 5:44
• Pr 27:23 ¶ Be thou diligent to know the state
of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.
• 24 For riches are not for ever: and doth the
crown endure to every generation?
• Pr 30:25 The ants are a people not strong, yet
they prepare their meat in the summer;
• Mt 6:19 ¶ Lay not up for yourselves treasures
upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves break through and steal:
• Lu 12:15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and
beware of covetousness: for a man's life
consisteth not in the abundance of the things
which he possesseth.
• Pr 11:28 ¶ He that trusteth in his riches shall fall:
but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.
• Pr 22:7 ¶ The rich ruleth over the poor, and the
borrower is servant to the lender.
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