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Summary: Communication is all important in child rearing. Mutual constant (Agreement) on every important matter should be well communicated before marriage. “Can we agree on disciple?” Etc. In what tone do you communicate? What attitude? Are you loud while rollin

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The Marriage Investment Matthew 19:5-6NLT

and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6 So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”

Jesus’ challenge to the Pharisees echoed the question raised by Malachi 2:15 “But did He not make them one…Therefore take heed to your spirit, And let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth. Before the giving and receiving of wedding vows, couples need to understand the significance of one. One in communication, Secondly, one with finances and several more.

First, lets look at the word communication- One in communication means, what I know she knows- “there aren’t any secrets.”

Your spouse should know everything. Where you’re going; where you’ve been.

Lack of communication brings instant isolation. Hurt and distrust will manifest without communication. Lack of communication speaks volumes- does he or she care? Is there a secret? I must not be important to them?

The big question- Who do you confide in?

Illustration: observing men at a restaurant or a golf course talking without ceasing to one another, I wonder do they talk to their wives, and are able to carry on a conversation with them?

Communication is all important in child rearing. Mutual constant (Agreement) on every important matter should be well communicated before marriage. “Can we agree on disciple?” Etc.

In what tone do you communicate? What attitude? Are you loud while rolling your eyes? Do you put your spouse down? Do you say cutting remarks?

Proverbs 18:20-22NKJ A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; From the produce of his lips he shall be filled. 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. 22 He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the Lord.

Illustration: I officiated a funeral Tuesday morning, for my neighbors dad, he was a believer, giver, always kind, helped others, and loved to make other’s laugh. I didn’t know this man well, but after hearing a few stories about his demeanor his funeral was a cake walk. Romans say’s, believers are kind, givers, make others rejoice.

Listen to Romans 12:9-16NLT Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. 10 Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. 11 Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.12 Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. 13 When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.

14 Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them.15 Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!


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