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Feb 09, 2020

How to Have Your Happily Ever After When It's Hard

How to Have Your Happily Ever After When It's Hard

Passage: 1 Peter 3:1-6

Preacher: Dr. Steve Brown

Series: Happily Ever After

Summary:

The Winning Beauty of a Tender Heart

Detail:

The way to his hard heart is with your soft one!!!

1 Pet. 3:1-6

  1. Focus on respectful actions.

  A. Have a continual attitude of submission.

Gal. 3:28

Ephesians 5:22–24:

Colossians 3:18

Titus 2:4–5

1 Cor. 11:3  

Acts 4:19

1 Pet. 1:23

Rom. 10:17

  B. Have constantly affirming speech.

  • Positive words
  • Pure worship
  • Pleasing ways

Prov. 21:19

Prov. 19:13

  1. Focus on a redemptive attitude.

Prov. 31:30

 

   A. Dwell on inner

   B. Dwell on incorruptible

 

3. Focus on realistic admiration.

    A. Live with a serving

    B. Look to spiritual

Phil. 2:5

 

  1. Change what you see.

Matt. 19:3-6

  1. Change what you say.
  • Stop complaining.

Phil. 2:14

  • Give compliments.

Eph. 4:29

  • Give gratitude.

1 Thes. 5:18  

3. Change what you do.

Gal. 6:7-9

You reap what you sow.

You reap where you sow.

You reap more than what you sow.

Gal. 6:9

 

So this week: Get alone and ask these questions.

If I were my spouse, would I want to be married to me?

How does it feel to be on the other end of me?

In preparation for a date this week, think through and give intentional thought, and list ten things you are thankful about for your husband or wife, and then share it with them and why you chose it.

Or:

List out five character traits that you have seen in your wife or husband. Share those with them and how you have seen it lived out in their life.