Valentine: a sweetheart chosen or greeted on this day.
So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Eph 5:15
LEAP – Listen – Engage – Apply – Produce
And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
For spiritual power, care more for your spouse than yourself.
Five Types of Love In A Relationship
Eros – physical … does not have to have any emotion
attached. (Can cause much emotional pain)
Emotional – feeling of love … Feelings change and it is easy
to confuse conditional emotional love with a
Phileo – friendship –
Storge – family affection – a devoted familiarity
Commitment love – World based or God based
God based is Agape – not based on feelings and related to
obedience to God.
We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us.
1 John 3:16
How The Mystery Of Marriage Works
The mystery revealed by Jesus is righteousness and a forever relationship with God the Father.
No, the wisdom we speak of is the mystery of God—his plan that was previously hidden, even though he made it for our ultimate glory before the world began. 1 Cor 2:7
Opposites attract, but because we are opposites we are confused as what it is that attracts. At first there is a natural or emotional attraction. The next level, naturally, is the expectation of needs to be met.
Both of the natural love responses ore selfishly motivated.
The Right Questions:
She: How can I make him feel good about himself?
He: How can I continually reinforce my love for her?
Godly Wisdom to be a forever valentine….
She: Make him your hero.
For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord. Eph 5:22
He: Make sure she always knows you love her more than
anything except for God.
For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her. Eph 5:25
In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself. Eph 5:28
The mystery is through Christ your marriage will help you stay closer to God.
As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.” 32 This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one. 33 So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. Eph 5:31-33
Pastor Royal Farris of Life Connection Church in Euless, TX