On August 8, 1981 my life changed. It was the day I got married. Little did I know how my life would change. Even today, that decision impacts me. I’m glad I made a good decision.
I’m sure many of us know people who should have taken a little more time before they were married. Maybe they needed a little more work on their relationship. Or maybe the other person wasn’t a good fit for them. With about half of all marriages ending in divorce, most people should give it more thought before they get married. Marriage is one of life’s most important decisions. Should I get married? If so, who should I marry? When?
This Sunday I continue my Spring sermon series called, “Marriage Matters”. I am sharing God’s truth about singleness, marriage, friendship and life together from a key Scripture in 1 Corinthians 7. It is a sermon series to help your most valuable relationships.
My topic this Sunday is “To Marry or Not to Marry”. Next to receiving Jesus as Savior, the most important and life-changing decision anyone makes is about marriage. I will talk about singleness and about marriage. Neither is better than the other. I want to help the unmarried (singles) know it’s okay and good to remain single. I also want those who are married to know their unique privileges and responsibilities. You can prepare what I am going to talk about by reading 1 Corinthians 7:1-7.
One of the issues in marriage the Apostle Paul writes about in this Scripture is sexual intimacy. This is such an important topic for singles and the married, I want to treat it honestly and delicately this week. God’s wisdom will help alleviate much heartbreak and frustration in our relationships. We will also learn God’s wisdom for singles and those who are married.
For those who are single, maybe the most helpful part of my sermon will be a “checklist” to determine if you should get married. I complete two statements:
- “If is better to remain single if….”
- “It is better to marry if….”
We also have a funny Tim Hawkins video about marriage. And in our lobby is a life-size cardboard stand-up so you can poke your face through and take a wedding picture.
Join us this Sunday, @ 10:30 a.m.