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Marriage (Part 1)

Marriage (Part 1) By Don Krow

Today we’re going to talk about marriage. First of all, I want to give you some statistics: 75 percent of all family units are going to need some kind of marriage counseling. One out of two marriages will end in divorce. In 50 percent of marriages, a mate will be unfaithful within the first five years. Even in the Christian realm, they say that as high as 30 percent of ministers will be involved in an inappropriate relationship with someone in their church. It appears to me that we obviously haven’t understood the principles of the Bible if those statistics are anywhere close. We’re going to look at the subject of marriage and see some of the things God says about it––how you might be able to strengthen your marriage relationship. To read the full lesson text click here.

To complete this course, watch the video below and then work through the question and answer section. 


​1.  Read Ephesians 5:31-32. Ephesians 5:31 is a quotation from Genesis 2:24. By looking at Ephesians 5:32, what do you think God is really talking about in this passage?

2.  Read James 4:4-5. What are these verses teaching?

3.  Read 1 Peter 3:7. Why should you walk in unity and love toward your wife or husband?

4.  Read John 15:5. Can your marriage succeed without Christ as Lord of your life?

5.  Read Titus 2:4. Love is not just an emotion. According to Scripture, love can be...

6.  Read 1 John 5:3. When we walk in God’s commands, we walk in...

7.  Read Matthew 7:12. If we are having problems in our marriage, it is because someone is not walking in...

8.  Read 1 Corinthians 13:4. Love is...


​1.  A relationship between Christ and His church (likened to marriage). 

2.  God is jealous over us and wants us to be true to Him. 

3.  So that my prayers will not be hindered. 

4.  No.  

5.  ...taught. 



8.  ...kind.

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