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Marital Conflicts - Session Five

Pastor Ken Brown Jr

Hi this is Pastor Ken, welcome to the Monday Marriage Message…Marital Conflicts – Session Five Continuing with our series of marital conflicts between worldly wisdom and Word-ly wisdom, found in the Bible, today I want to speak about the potential of our marriages. Worldly wisdom or common sense dictates that its participants determine the potential of any marriage. How far that marriage will go, how long it will last, what it will look like and what it will leave as a legacy is all up to the two people who have entered into it. This understanding hinges on the premise...


Planting Hedges Around Your Marriage

Pastor Ken Brown Jr

Hi this is pastor Ken and this is my Monday Marriage Message…Planting Hedges Around Your Marriage When I was a young boy I lived in a small village in Eastern Pennsylvania just south of the city of Scranton. In that town I don’t ever recall seeing a privacy fence. I am certain they are now a regular fixture of the landscape, but back in the 70’s when I lived there, all people had delineating their yard from the next were hedges. Thick rows of tightly planted boxwood shrubs that were maintained in straight rows on the North, South, East and...


The Key to a Great Marriage

Pastor Ken Brown Jr

The Key to a Great Marriage As a marriage counselor it is my privilege to help people realize the marriage they desire and that God intends for them to have. For the past few weeks I have been preparing for a marriage seminar I will be presenting this coming weekend. I am excited for the opportunity that this format will offer for people to find new ways to experience God’s design for their marriage. As I have been prayerfully readying myself I can’t seem to help but consider the question; What is the single most important key to a great...


Marriage Meddling (a sermon on good marriage habits)

Dan Chaney

Marriage Meddling (a sermon on good marriage habits)


God Hates Divorce...But He Loves Divorcee's

Pastor Ken Brown Jr

Hi, this is pastor Ken and this is my Monday Marriage Message. God Hates Divorce…But He Loves Divorcees If I heard my mom say it once, I heard her say it a thousand times, “Ken, you can go to hell for lying just like you can for cheating”. What was mom saying? She was telling me what God’s word tells all of us, one sin is no worse than another because any sin means we have missed the mark. Romans 3:23 says it clearly; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Mom was right. All...


THE SPIRITUAL VITAL SIGNS OF A CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE - Book Promotion

Rev Jimmie Hicks, Jr.

The Spiritual Vital Signs of a Christian Marriage equips you to take a pulse of your marriage in order to ensure it doesn’t fail. Marriage is a pillar of society, and it is also the relationship God uses to display His nature, His design, and His love for humanity. Yet, too often, we fall into what we believe is “love” and then wrongly think seedling love will be able to carry us through a life-long commitment. As our marital relationship continues, we forget to routinely check its spiritual vital signs—which in turn leads to a broken, dysfunctional, or failed marriage....


Marriage - is this as good as it gets ?

Langdon Palmer

Is marriage as good as it gets ? What about my life as a single ? Looking at the status of my own marriage - is this as good as it gets ? Today we look at a biblical understanding of marriage and some practical steps for both singles and couples to see marriage as God intended it.. Key to understanding this sermon is watching the following video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2bk_9T482g Join us for a fun, sad, passionate look at marriage!



How Same-Sex Marriage is Not Marriage

Dr. Greg Belser

The biblical text is from Genesis 1-3, Leviticus 19 and 2 Corinthians 10.



Marital Conflicts - Session Four

Pastor Ken Brown Jr

Hi, this is Pastor Ken, and I want to welcome you to the Monday Marriage Message. In this edition, we are continuing to explore the series of marital conflicts found between worldly wisdom and the infallible God who created us, and who instituted the primary human relationship, marriage. A few weeks ago, I spoke of the difference between the Bible’s understanding of marital oneness and the contrasting view of two individuals simply engaged in a mutual agreement. The latter is increasingly viewed by the world as an agreement that is less binding than many formal business contracts are. Most see...


Do The Next Right Thing

Pastor Ken Brown Jr

Hi this is Pastor Ken and I want to thank you for joining me today for the Monday Marriage Message. As a pastoral marriage counselor, I can’t help but hear, see and read things through the lens of how they might influence the institution of godly marriage. I regularly consider how all of it would either affect marriage in a negative or a positive way. I can honestly say that not much I experience won’t get poured through that particular filter. I think it helps me be a better counselor, pastor, teacher, and frankly a better spouse. I was listening...


The Oneness Factor

Pastor Ken Brown Jr

Hi this is pastor Ken and this is my Monday Marriage Message…The Oneness Factor Genesis 1:26,27 reads; Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. In Genesis chapter one we read each of the day’s events of the...


Marriage Makeover

Pastor Tracy Pounders

Marriage was designed by God. The concept is perfect and flawless, but the people that are involved in the marriage are not. Marriage is like anything else we handle. It needs constant evaluating, adjusting and tweaking. Think about the second law of thermodynamics, order cannot stem from chaos. And that is the same with our relationships.


Does Marriage Still Matter?

Pastor Tracy Pounders

Society is pushing further and further away from the idea of marriage. Marriage has been put away by many as just an afterthought, so does marriage really still matter?


Godly Offspring

Pastor Ken Brown Jr

Hi, this is pastor Ken and this is my Monday Marriage Message…Godly Offspring Last week I talked about the fact that as a part of joining a man and a woman and making them one flesh, God actually joins three and makes them one: the husband, the wife, and a portion of His Holy Spirit. We looked at the fact that as He does this He creates an entity, (the marriage) that then resembles Him. God is three in one, marriage is a three in one union. This goes even further to propagate the truth that it is in fact,...


How to Have A Perfect Marriage

Jeff Brower

What does a perfect marriage look like, and is it even possible? And if so, is there an example in the Bible of a perfect marriage that we can learn what the key elements are for a perfect marriage? Join us as we look at 3 key elements for a perfect marriage.


Poor Trade Off - March 28, 2022

Pastor Ken Brown Jr

Hi this is pastor Ken thanks for joining me for my Monday Marriage Message…Poor Trade off. In every premarital counseling opportunity, I have I spend part of one of the sessions exploring a concept I call “Stupid Honesty”. As I have mentioned here before, the reason I have so named it is because if you operate your marriage at that level of honesty, your friends will think you are stupid. I understand that as I say that it is somewhat tongue-in cheek, but to some degree I am being serious. There is a common misconception out there that there are...


1 Corinthians 7:10-17 "God's View of Marriage and Divorce"

Jeff Brower

The general view of marriage in our world is that marriage is disposable. In Hollywood, if the marriage lasts 10 years it is deemed successful. But what is God's view? Join us as we look at four ways to have a viewpoint like God on marriage and divorce.


Marriage - Is this as good as it gets ? take 2

Langdon Palmer

There are two ways to ask that question - 1. You can be married to someone and wonder 'is this as good as it gets ?' or 2. You can wonder if Marriage is really the ultimate in relationships - the ideal we are all called to, God's best. Today we laugh and we cry as we take a look at a biblical understanding of both singleness and marriage and present some practical tools that can help couples love each other better.


Marriage 6-19-20

Ryan Stohldrier

This first message in this series focuses on a relationship with God in the Wilderness as a marriage. God spoke and said that His church needs marriage counseling. This first message focuses on Trust as one of the keys to a healthy marriage with Christ


The Healing We All Need

Pastor Ken Brown Jr

Hi, this is Pastor Ken and these are my thoughts on a Thursday…The healing we all need. This weekend my wife Lynn and I will be presenting a marriage conference we developed for our church. We have been preparing for the conference, seemingly with every available moment for the past several weeks, as a result as we enter the final days of countdown, the conference and its content are consuming my every thought. Bearing that in mind, it would be quite difficult to talk about much else today, so I won’t even try. One of the things that has been...


Christian Marriage and the Wife's Role (Ephesians 5:23-33)

Jeff Brower

The world has a number of different ideas of how to do marriage, but what does God say? What does marriage look like done God's way? Are there different roles for the husband and the wife or are they both the same? What are the main principles for a marriage done God's way? Join us as we dive into this important subject.


Are You Choosing Correctly?

Pastor Ken Brown Jr

Hi, this is pastor Ken with my Monday Marriage Message, thanks for joining me today. Are You Choosing Correctly? When I go to the card store to buy my wife a card for Valentine’s day, her birthday, our anniversary or some other reason I always have a bit of difficulty finding the right one. It isn’t that they don’t all say wonderful things; it’s just that there are very few that say it the way I would. One of the things I find that many of them do say in one way or another is; “If I had to choose...