Session 1: I Take You: Honoring God in Your Marriage

Session 1: I Take You: Honoring God in Your Marriage

Welcome to Session 1 of this four-part training series on strengthening your marriage. Play the video below to begin.

Major Points

  • Marriage is saying, “I am purposefully stuck with you.”
  • God has ordained the boundaries for marriage. These boundaries are not a cage, but absolutely essential because they provide security through our commitment.
  • If we don’t believe that God’s way is best, then we’ll be tempted to buy into the cultural narrative that values spontaneity over stability.
  • Your vows aren’t just an expression of your feelings—they are a promise about what you will do.
  • Without obligation, marriage will never be the way it should be. In the realm of duty, we discover delight.

Memory Verses

(Download printable PDF of the memory verses from all four sessions)

  • Hebrews 13:4
  • Proverbs 5:18-19
  • Ephesians 5:25
  • Ephesians 5:28
  • 1 John 3:16

Discussion Questions

  1. Alistair Begg gives three biblical purposes for marriage: 1) companionship; 2) raising God-honoring children; and 3) well-being of human society. What was your purpose in marrying your spouse?
  2. How do these three purposes influence your priorities for your marriage?
  3. Feelings should not be the primary motivating factor for getting or staying married. When you have “lost that loving feeling,” what steps do you take to reconnect as a couple and affirm your commitment to each other?
  4. Godly boundaries in marriage provide security and allow sexual intimacy to flourish. What boundaries have you set up as a couple to protect your relationship?

Session 1 Quiz