Godly Marriage

Godly Marriage Marriage was instituted by God. "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh". When God instituted marriage sin had not entered into the world; I cannot imagine how easy marriage must have been for Adam and Eve before their disobedience. Here they were, in the garden, walking as one not only with each other but with God, at least for a while. THAT is what I want for me, for my husband, and for our marriage, to be one {as God says we are} with each other and with God.
Jump forward a few thousand years and we are all clothed in unrighteousness; even after receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior our very best {within ourselves} is as filthy rags; just like Adam and Eve, we are faced with temptation daily, and daily we fall, but what we can do differently is repent. But I want more for my marriage than making mistakes and repenting. Yes, that is very huge, but I want the relationship God designed us to have with each other and Him.
I guess I've sort of made it a quest now, I read everything I can about being a Godly wife, and while I fail, a lot, I know I am a better wife now than I was even a year ago. The main thing I've learned about being a Godly wife and having a Godly marriage, is putting God first and making sure He is the Head of our marriage and my life.
Below are links to my Godly Marriage series. These are my NOTES I took during Bible study at church and ladies Bible study of Godly marriage and being a Godly wife. The first set is from "The Excellent Wife" book and study guide our ladies Bible study was using, I highly recommend this book and the study guide that goes with it, you can find a link to purchase it from Amazon below; the second part is from our "How to Strive to Have a Godly Marriage" series at church.
Since these are my notes they are not written well, and I hope you make out what I took down. Mostly, I pray the Holy Spirit stirs in you to be the best you and best wife you can possibly be, through Christ.

Notes from "The Excellent Wife"


Who Can Find One


A Wife's Understanding of God


A Wife's Understanding of Sin


A Wife's Understanding of Relatonships


A Wife's Understanding of Marriage


Traits of the Excellent Wife


Ways God Helps Us Become More Like Christ


Achieving Oneness and Spiritual Growth



Notes from "How to Strive to Have a Godly Marriage


Expectations


Oneness


Pride, What Does it Do?


Reverence


The Power of Submission


How to Humble Yourself


How to Build a Storm Proof Marriage


Priorities


Communication


Impatience


How to Treat a Wounded Spirit


How to Break Family Curses


Scorning and Mockery


Bitterness


Misunderstandings


How to Be a Blessing



The Godly Gift of Marriage, by Dr. Tony Evans


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