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Marriage

Marriage is an institution ordained and ordered by God. It is the only institution that was established before sin came into the world.

Marriage is not man’s idea, neither was it initiated by him. It was God himself who realized man’s need for a companion and addressed it. To understand why God instituted marriage, we need to go to the bible for answers.

 

Biblical Reasons for Marriage:
1. To solve the problem of Loneliness

Genesis 2:18

And the Lord God said, it is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him

 

2. To be a helpmeet

Genesis 2:18

 

3. To avoid fornication

1 Corinthians 7:1-2

 

4. To have children

Genesis 1:26-28

When children enter into the world outside the medium of marriage, they are handicapped and often turn out to be delinquent.

Please note: The absence of children does not nullify your marriage. Similarly, it is not the arrival of children that validates the marriage.

  

WIDGETS

 

SEXOMETER

FREQUENCY

RELATIONSHIP

Twice a day

Typical of a very, very happy relationship—

Relaxation/honeymoon escasty

Daily

Typical of a very happy marriage

Every other day

Typical of harmonious marriage, especially in working couples

Once a week

Typical of marriage experiencing pressures of life

Twice a month

Typical of diharmonious marriage, especially life  in-between quarrels/storms

Once a month

Typical of marriage in co-existence—uninterested in each other

Once two-three months

Typical of a marriage in serious disharmony—query unfaithfulness, adultery.

Once every six months

Typical of a couple in virtual separation and marital breakdown

Once a year

Typical of total breakdown of marriage and virtual divorce

 

 

TEMPERAMENTS

The temperament is the basic template with which you are created. You are created by God with certain tendencies, natural strengths and weaknesses. There is a difference between character and temperament.

 

When a person is influenced by the word of God, the natural weaknesses of his personality will be stemmed. Also, the strengths of his or her personality will be augmented by the word of God.

The word of God will encourage you, for instance, to improve your leadership skills to help the people of God even though you may not be a natural born leader.

 

The most powerful single human influence on any person’s behavior is his temperament, which is usually a combination of at least two temperaments- one primary and the other secondary.

People are subconsciously attracted to another person’s strengths that correspond to their weakness. 

 

Melancholic: There is a kind of man…who curses his father, And does not bless his mother (Proverbs 30:11)

Phlegmatic:  There is a kind… who is pure in his own eyes, yet is not washed from his filthiness (Proverbs 30:12)

Sanguine: There is a kind—oh how lofty are his eyes! And his eyelids are raised in arrogance (Proverbs 30:13)

Choleric: There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men. (Proverbs 30:14)

 

The combination of your parents’ or grandparents’ genes and chromosomes at the time of conception determines your basic temperament. This is what is responsible for your actions, reactions and emotional responses.

  

Six reasons why every Christian should know about his/her temperament

a)  Knowing about your temperament will show you what kind of person you are naturally inclined to marry

b)  Knowing about your temperament will make you aware of your natural strengths.

c)  Knowing about your temperament will make you aware of your natural weakness.

d)  Knowing about your temperament will help you to accept and to flow with your marriage partner

e)  Knowing about your temperament will help you to accept and to flow with the people you work with or relate to.

f)  Knowing about your temperament will help you to forgive people who hurt you

 

Keeping it Fresh Daily Nuggets

  • The Christian home is not just a building; it is an atmosphere, a place where you are always eager to be.
  • Christ must be acknowledged as the foundation and head of the home
  • Apply biblical principles
  • Develop family worship
  • Think as a Christian spouse
  • Communication results in growth
  • Speaking brings relief and healing
  • Choose to speak life
  • Speak the truth in love
  • Happiness comes from accepting what we have and getting along with it
  • Accept the temperament of your spouse
  • Accept Peace and decide not to quarrel
  • Accept that the word of God is greater than your emotions or personal ideas
  • Develop a flow in spite of the provocation
  • Sexual intercourse is an art that must be learnt and developed
  • Sex enhances the love between husband and wife
  • Sex brings couples close together.