Cherish Your Spouse

Foundational Scripture:  “Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:1-2

C aring – Be willing to be inconvenienced for your spouse (John 11:33-38).

H earing – Be open to listening to your spouse (James 1:19).

E ncourage – Give your spouse words of encouragement (Hebrews 3:13, 10:25,  I Thessalonians 5:11).

R espect – Give honor to your spouse (Ephesians 5:33, I Peter 2:17).

I ntercede – Plead your spouse’s case, especially to the Lord (Romans 8:26, Hebrews 7:25).

S erve – Find ways to work for and support your spouse (Galatians 5:13).

H umble – Don’t be proud or arrogant (Ephesians 4:2, James 4:6, 10).

Our worth only comes from the Lord.
Cherish God first and then your spouse.
Is there anything you value more than your spouse? (job, ministry, children)

Maxim of the Moment

Woman was formed by God - out of man's side to be equal, from under his arm for protection, and near his heart to be loved.