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Making Marriage Work

Pete Briscoe

There are different ideas on what makes marriage work—and many contradict each other! Marriage is a hot topic precisely because it's so challenging. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we were given an instruction manual with directions on how to live with and love our spouse?

Well, the Song of Solomon in the Old Testament is that manual! Poetic and romantic, it's also extremely practical. God lets us eavesdrop on the relationship between Solomon and his wife, so we can learn from their examples. Pete teaches from this beautiful book with his typical candor and addresses many contemporary issues that couples face, including:

  • Why marriage is important
  • Why courtship should continue into marriage
  • What meaningful communication looks like and why it's essential
  • Why sexual intimacy is vital to the marital bond
  • How fighting fairly (and making up!) is a good thing for couples 

If you have ever wished for an exhaustive study that gives you specific actions you can take to make your marriage better, this series is it.

Scripture:Song of Solomon


Messages From This Series:

  1. 4. Getting Below the Surface

    Pete Briscoe

    Are you and your spouse like ships passing in the night? Life has become so busy, and the communication in your relationship is lacking. The lovers in Song of Solomon 2 demonstrate how to share our feelings by digging deeper in conversation. Allowing ourselves to be vulnerable will make our marriages closer and keep us strong through the attacks of Satan.

    Scripture:  Song of Solomon 2

  2. 9. Guys and Dolls

    Pete Briscoe

    Statistics say that there is a decline in marital pleasure starting around the seventh year. This change in marriage could be attributed to the fact that we as people are constantly changing. If we do not know how to manage the differences, we could become a part of these statistics. To stay out of a rut, Pete looks to our couple in Song of Solomon 7 to create questions that men and women should be asking daily.

    Scripture:  Song of Solomon 7

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Telling the Truth is an international on-air and online media ministry that distributes the teaching content of three uniquely-gifted Bible teachers—Stuart and Jill Briscoe, and their son, Pete Briscoe—to help people know Christ and experience Life in all its fullness.

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