Happiness and Holiness in Marriage

Marriage Ministry Conference 2015


In this 40-minute session from the 2015 Marriage Ministry Conference, Gary Thomas, author of Sacred Marriage, and Ted Cunningham, well-known author and founding pastor of Woodland Hills Family Church, debate whether happiness or holiness is more important in marriage. 


Which of Gary and Ted’s points or illustrations did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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It’s not an “either/or:” marriage is meant to be both happy and holy. It’s important for Christians to understand that their spouses can help them be more faithful disciples and also bring joy. Take some time to think and pray about what message your church is sending regarding holiness versus happiness in marriage. 

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