Summary: The third in a series of messages on godly marriage and family. This sermon focuses on expectations married spouses have of one another and how to increase true intimacy.

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ƒ{ I started this series talking about storms

ƒ{ Today I want to continue that thought

ƒ{ How many have ever seen

"The Perfect Storm"

ƒ{ When two or more storms come together at the same time.

Read Acts 27:14-20, 44

Acts 27:14 (KJV)

But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon.

Acts 27:17 (KJV)

Which when they had taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fearing lest they should fall into the quicksands, strake sail, and so were driven.

ƒ{ Euroclydon = An ancient word meaning

The gathering of southeastern

And northeastern winds

ƒ{ Creating

o Typhoon

o Whirlwind

o Hurricane

ƒ{ Have you ever felt like you're in a eurocyldon?

ƒ{ It's called the Perfect Storm

ƒ{ Its out to destroy your home.

ƒ{ Many times we think in order to survive the Perfect Storm

ƒ{ We must have the Perfect Spouse


* Always beautiful and cheerful

* Could have married any movie star, but only wanted you

* Beauty that won't run in a rainstorm

* Never sick...only allergic to jewelry and fur coats

* Insists that moving furniture by herself is good for her figure

* Expert in house and keeping quiet (not nagging)

* Hobbies include...mowing the lawn...shoveling snow

* Hates charge cards

* Favorite expression..."What can I do for you dear?"

* Thinks you have an Einstein brain,...and a body like Mr. America

* Wishes you would go out with the boys more often so she can get some more sewing and ironing done.


* Speaks 140 words per minute with gusts up to 180

* She was once a model for a Totem Pole

* A light soon as it's light...she eats

* Where there is smoke...there she is 'cooking'

* She lets you know that you only have two faults:

1. Everything you say

2. Everything you do

* No matter what she does with her always looks like an explosion in a steel wool factory

* If you get your wallet and she'll find you


* He will be a brilliant conversationalist

* Very sensitive...kind...understanding...truly loving

* Very hard working

* Helps around the house

* Loves washing dishes...

* Vacuuming floors...and taking care of the yard

* Someone who helps his wife raise the children

* A man of emotional and physical strength

* A man as smart as Einstein

* And looks like Robert Redford


* A man who takes her to the restaurant...someday he may even take her inside

* He doesn't have any ulcers...he gives them

* Anytime he has an idea in his head

* He has the whole thing in a nutshell

* He's known as a miracle worker at home

* It's a miracle that he works at home

* He supports his wife in a manner that she is accustomed

* He's letting her keep her job

* He's such a bore...he even bores you to death giving a compliment

* He has occasional flashes of silence that makes his conversations brilliant

ƒ{ I am not sure we are always prepared for the storm

ƒ{ We know they will come

ƒ{ Bu we are not prepared when they do

ƒ{ Noah had a storm...

o But his family was saved

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