Monday, September 3, 2007

Marriage According to God

By: Rachel Olsen, Speaker Team Member

Genesis 2:24, "Therefore a man leaves his father and mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh." (RSV)

1 Peter 3:1-2, "… you wives must accept the authority of your husbands, even those who refuse to accept the Good News. Your godly lives will speak to them better than any words. They will be won over by watching your pure, godly behavior." (NLT)

1 Peter 3:7, "In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat her with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God's gift of new life. If you don't treat her as you should, your prayers will not be heard." (NLT)

Colossians 3:18-19, "A wife must put her husband first. This is her duty as a follower of the Lord. A husband must love his wife and not abuse her." (CEV)

Song of Solomon 2:3, "Like an apple tree among the trees in the forest, so is my beloved among the young men. I want to sit in his shadow. His fruit tastes sweet to me. He leads me into a banquet room and looks at me with love." (GWT)

Hebrews 13:4, "Honor marriage, and guard the sacredness of sexual intimacy between wife and husband. God draws a firm line against casual and illicit sex." (MSG)

Ephesians 4:31, "Get rid of your bitterness, hot tempers, anger, loud quarreling, cursing and hatred. Be kind to each other, sympathetic, forgiving each other as God has forgiven you through Christ." (GWT)


only1cn said...

Thank you for these wonderful scriptures...sometimes when we think there is no answer there it is!!1