Us In Real Life - Part 3

Series: Us In Real Life

May 07, 2017
Heath Miller

Episode Notes


God’s grace fills the gap between the REAL MARRIAGE we have & the IDEAL MARRIAGE God wants for us.



Genesis 2:18-24

18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” 19 Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals. But for Adam no suitable helper was found. 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.


23 The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” 24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

Genesis 2:25

25 Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.




Ways To Increase Intimacy:

1) Avoid sin

Genesis 3:6-7

6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.

A. Sin RUINS INTIMACY in ANY relationship!

B. Sin brings Shame, and Shame blocks transparency.



2) Embrace Shared Privacy


7 Areas of Intimacy:  (keep this title on all 7 slides please)

1. Emotional

2. Social

3. Intellectual

4. Recreational

5. Spiritual

6. Aesthetic

7. Sexual


A. Our marriages should be a picture of God’s original design for perfect intimacy.

-Complete intimacy is still God’s design for my marriage.



3) Serve each other.

Ephesians 5:21

Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

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