The First And Second Chief Marital Problems
Read chapter 4 of Deepening Love--For Marital Happiness and answer the following questions.
What must each of us confess about ourselves and what we deserve because of what we are?
What has God done with the sin which infects and condemns us?
Because Christ Jesus was punished for our sin, what has he established for us with God?
Having God's peace and forgiveness through the redeeming sacrifice of Jesus, what are we encouraged to do about our sin which arises from our sinful nature?
Struggle as we might by the power of God, will we in this life ever completely rid ourselves of our sinful nature which leads us to commit sins against God and one another?
What will it cause you to do against one another?
What is the sinful nature responsible for in marriages? See page 64.
How does the Lord instruct you to deal with your sinful natures? See page 67.
What must be strengthened in you for your struggle against your sinful natures? What will strengthen it? See page 67, 68.
What can you do for the strengthening of your spiritual nature to combat your sinful natures and their evil deeds? See page 68.
How will your self-interest affect you and your marriage?
Through repentance your self-interest should be replaced with what? See page 71.
Read Philippians 2:3,4 in your Bible. By nature you both will be interested in what you can get from your marriage for yourself. But to follow your Lord's will for your marriage, what should your interest be?
For whom will you work to make your marriage the best it can be?