To Love and to Cherish

Pete Briscoe

Marriage is hard. There's no way to get around it. When two people commit to sharing their lives forever, there will be seasons in which the relationship is close and satisfying, but there will also be times when one of you feels distant, angry, or just lonely. The default choice can be to check out, give up, or store up frustration. But in the end, it won't improve your marriage, and it will leave you longing for something more. God doesn't want you to settle for an empty marriage, and you don't have to!

In this series by Pete Briscoe, he uses 1 Corinthians 13, the familiar passage on love, to teach specific actions you can do today to change the dynamic of your marriage.

Scripture:1 Corinthians 13

Messages From This Series:

  1. 1. Love Your Marriage

    Pete Briscoe

    Contemporary society has hijacked the definition of love to make it 100% about feelings, and nothing else. Couples think if romantic feelings are gone, the marriage must be over. That's sad—and wrong. Love, as defined by the Creator, is doing, not feeling.

    In this message Pete turns to 1 Corinthians 13, to talk specifically about the ways we should "love" our spouse—and everyone else.

    Scripture:  1 Corinthians 12:31 - 13:7

  2. 2. Choosing to Lose Wins in Marriage

    Pete Briscoe

    You know the saying, "Won the battle but lost the war." It's actually a profound description of what can happen in a marriage if one spouse insists on always winning arguments and getting their own way. The victory may feel good in the short term, but it can do serious damage to your relationship, long term.

    In this message Pete teaches from Philippians on how to achieve real victory in marriage by being willing to lose.

    Scripture:  Philippians 2:1 - 2:7

  3. 3. How to Share Your Hurts

    Pete Briscoe

    Explosive arguments can hurt a marriage, but silence can destroy a relationship, too. When spouses keep unresolved issues to themselves, it's like filling a gunnysack. The more hurts are stuffed into it, the heavier it gets. And then one day it bursts open, and every past frustration pours out all at once.

    Has that happened to you? Has some inconsequential argument turned into a raging fight because your gunnysack finally burst? Be encouraged! Pete Briscoe turns to Scripture to describe how you can get rid of the gunnysack and strengthen your marriage.

    Scripture:  1 Corinthians 13:4 - 13:11 , Ephesians 4:25 - 4:26

  4. 4. Sticking It Out

    Pete Briscoe

    "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." —Mignon McLaughlin

    When 1 Corinthians 13 defines love, it ends with a simple statement: Love never fails. What could that possibly mean when the marriages of friends and family—and maybe even our own—are falling apart every day?

    In this message, Pete teaches how God can transform any marriage when spouses remain committed to the Lord and to the promises they’ve made to one another.

    Scripture:  1 Corinthians 13:7 - 13:8 , Mark 10:2 - 10:9

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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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