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God Sees One

From Creation, God has seen married couples as one. As stated in Genesis 2: 24, “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh,” (NIV). From the beginning, God had a design and a purpose to see husband and wife as one entity; a unit. Which begs the question of why did God in His design account to see married couples as one? …Read More

Communication in Marriage Altered by Sin

Genesis 3: 2 – 3, The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’ ” (NIV) Given Eve’s response to Satan, we see a breakdown in communication between Adam and Eve in what …Read More

Our Marriage Reflects Our Heart for God

The Heart Where are our hearts in regard to being truly obedient to God? God encourages us to “above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life” (Proverbs 4:23). The choices we make will bring us life or death. We are to guard our hearts from the things that bring death: “He whose walk is blameless is kept safe, but he whose ways are perverse will …Read More

Sin Impacts Marriages

Everyone who gets married has the dream of being married until “death do us part”. Where everything is blissful and wonderful with the spouse demonstrating perfect love at all times. In reality, it is the joining of two sinful, imperfect persons expecting the other to be perfect. In truth, at some point during the relationship, sin is going to surface in some form where it effects the spouse and cause a strain …Read More

Oneness: A Call to Honor God in the Marriage Relationship

Oneness approaches the relational issues marriages face from the standpoint that selfishness is the root cause of all problems and that Jesus Christ is the only solution for overcoming this issue. After presenting the need for Christ, the roles and duties of the husband and wife are discussed and how forgiveness will play an integral role in the relationship. Finally, other factors that affect oneness in the marriage covenant are …Read More

A Great Oneness Becomes a Better Togetherness

No marriage is perfect and many will find defeat and hardships at some point in life. Most of the time situations feel unbearable and many want to take the easy way out. For some, though, they fight through the mess and end up having a stronger marriage. If anyone knows the hardships of marriage, it would be Dean Schendel. Throughout his marriage to his wife, they endured tough times, but …Read More