Genesis 2: God's Blueprint for Your Home - Mike McDaniel

Jan 31, 2021    Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor    Genesis 2:15-18
Subseries: "Origins"
Genesis 2:15-18

What are the two timeless truths of marriage that Mike listed?

Why is singleness considered good and even a gift for some? (Matthew 19:10-12; 1 Corinthians 7:1-2)

How is it that God’s counsel from the Bible is so valuable and reliable to us when crafting our lives and marriage? (Psalm 33:11; Deut 30:11-20)

The number of options on blueprints for marriage are too numerous to count. Why should we consider (or just limit ourselves to) God’s blueprint,
when there are so many other varieties out there?

What does it mean to have a “complementary and contrasting” relationship in marriage and why is that a part of God’s plan? (Gen 1:18)

Eve is considered Adam’s “helper”. Why do we know this isn’t meant to be a demeaning term? (Psalm 79:9 because God is called our helping in salvation, therefore we all must realize we can’t do life alone. We need “help.")

Is marriage designed to be a two-way agreement or a three-way covenant? What is the difference between a contract and a covenant?

What are the three sequential steps to creating a healthy bond in marriage, based on Genesis 2:22-24?

Gen 2:25 points to a level of transparent intimacy that is more than just physical. First, personally evaluate in your own mind and give your marriage a score (if you are married) of 1-10 with 10 being supreme transparent intimacy and 1 be low transparent intimacy (you don’t have to necessarily share your with the group). Share one personal truth from your own life as to what makes you want to be or willing to be transparent and vulnerable with your spouse or significant other.