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Your Dream Marriage, Part 2 Show Notes

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For many reasons, marriage can be difficult and even become exhausting for some. No matter if your marriage is in good shape or not, this program will help you take home some practical ways to begin transforming your marriage into your dream.

My idea for this program is to give the viewers something to take home with them that they can use instantly. I want to give them some practical things to try to help make their marriage better.

Use these notes as a guide as you watch this program.

Segment 1 - Building Closeness?

  • While it is still today make a difference. Today’s investment is for the good in the future.
  • Choosing to minister / build the other.
  • Simple Praise & Thanks
  • Honest with emotion & needs.
  • Have FUN!!

Segment 2 - Take Action Today

  • Make a list: What do you expect from your:
    • Marriage
    • Spouse
  • What are you GOALS for your marriage?
  • List 5 specific things you have done to make you marriage better.
  • List 5 ways you have been at fault in your marriage
  • List 10 specific things you can do to make your marriage better.
  • What would you ask Jesus to change in your marriage?
  • List 10 things you do to please your mate.
  • List 10 things your mate does that pleases you.

Sharon's Thoughts on Marriage:

My thought is that my home should be a haven.. my place of sanctuary. It is a peaceful place where we build each other up and never tear each other down. It's a safe place from the world. There is enough evil out in the world. Often, unhappy people direct their unhappiness onto us "out there" and our home is a place where such actions are not permitted.

Proverbs 31: 10-11, 29 10

"A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. 11   Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. 29  “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."

Ephesians 4:2-3

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

Ephesians 5:21-27 21

"Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ."  22"Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord."  23"For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior."  24"Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything."  25"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her  26to make her holy, cleansing[a] her by the washing with water through the word,"  27"and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless."

Genesis 2:18

"It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."

Sharon's Suggestions:

  • No nagging, but praying and putting it into God's hands.
  • Change a negative attitudes into a positive ones as the process unfolds.
  • Look for new ways to make the marriage exciting.
  • The effort may seem like it becomes a bit more one sided for a while, but have the attitude that you will enjoy the new experiences you are offering the marriage, even if your spouse doesn't.
  • Remember that the effort you are putting into it will allow you to experience a better life, so that is a positive.
  • Always look for the good.
  • Don't sit around sulking because your spouse isn't the person you wanted them to be.

Proverbs 18:22

"He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord."

Proverbs 19:13b

"...and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping.It is not good for the man to be alone."

Proverbs 21:9

"Better to live on a corner of the roof than to share a house with a quarrelsome wife."

Proverbs 21:19

"Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife."

Proverbs 27:15

"A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping on a rainy day; restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand."

God is the creator of love. The only ONE who can love perfectly! God says to you…

  • I love you so much that I sent my Son to die for you.
  • I am gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love.
  • I care about you so deeply that I even know the numbers of hairs on your head.
  • My love stretches so deep that I know your needs even before you tell me or ask of me.

Notes from A Wonderful Life with Sharon Hinton Smith show. © 2005 - 2018

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