Sunday, July 17, 2022

The Game of Life

Pastor John 

Wife of noble character
Rose flew out to help the sister in law who brook her foot
Noble wife

In The GAME OF LIFE you must add a spouse so you can win! Is the game real? Utilitarian to win the game. 
What does it take to have the wisdom of Proverbs? They tend to male centered. They can be applied to both men and women. 
They all got married. Intergenerational house holds. 
Happiness index is usually won by Sweden or Denmark. 
Cohabitation is what needs to be discussed.
"Good news about marriage" by shaunti feldhahn the divorce rate is less that 20%
72% are intact first marriage
Be encouraged
80% are happy
What are the things that bring you joy in marriage? Talk about it. 
If your unhappy in your marriage and you work on it 80% are happy in 5 years
We will talk about, how we will talk about it. 
Communication matters. 
Those who attend church and sit together have higher success. Lower divorce rate 25%-50% rate. 
Most marriages can be fixed by small changes. 
Marriage requires hard work but marriage isn't hard.
Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas
Cohabitation 23% 77% married
20-35 year old 47% cohabitation 
The person with the least commitment has the most power. 
Do some of the work on how to be married well. 
Find a wife (husband) and you find a good thing; it shows that the Lord is good to you.
Proverbs 18:22 GNT

Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praise. 
A man can inherit a house and money from his parents, but only the Lord can give him a sensible wife.
Proverbs 19:14 GNT

Advice to his son. Honor her. Speak well of her. 31:31

Character is what matters. Gal 5 love joy peace... what character are you cultivating? How are you cultivating character in your children? 
Quarrelsome is like constant dripping. 
Conflict comes in many forms
10 on his list
Sometimes kids are brought into the conflict. Speak well of each other. Honor each other. 
Money and job related conflict
External family issues

Proverbs about marriage
Look for conduct. It's likely to continue. 
The Wise listen to advice. Prudent overlook insult.

What does love look like? Look to a single guy named Jesus. 
Prov 3 trust in the Lord 

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