This seminar explores foundational biblical principles that marriage is God's idea and it is good. Marriage is God's idea by creating male and female to fulfill His purposes together, by creating a helper fit for Adam, by giving away the first bride and by speaking marriage's design of a one-flesh union into existence. After laying the theological foundation for marriage, this seminar then explores what it practically means to "think together" as a couple.
Husbands and wives are both created equal in the image of God, and yet in the oneness of marriage they have different roles for glorifying God. This message expounds on those differences and explains how the gospel informs and motivates each in their specific roles.
At the core of masculinity is how a man treats the women in his life. In particular, a masculine husband will understand the nature of his wife as his equal, cherishing his wife's unique personality and using his strength to care for her.
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus confronted people who seemed to be following the rules, but, in their hearts, didn't truly love and honor God. People in God's kingdom should not be looking for loopholes that allow them to get their own way. Instead, Jesus calls us to honor marriage and be a truth-teller, even as we recognize the futility of earning our own righteousness through rule-keeping.