Sixty-one percent of marriages end in divorce. These statistics could discourage many from making that trip down the aisle, and they should alert couples that even a Christian marriage can become a statistic. When difficulties occur, what should our attitude be? Why even bother if we'll never make it anyway? On the contrary, we should adopt the attitude of The Little Engine that Could, who just kept trying, refusing to give up. Perseverance requires determination.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 50:15–21; Isaiah 40:31; Matthew 11:28–29; Mark 10:7–9; Luke 7:47; Hebrews 8:12; 10:11–12; James 1:12
• Identify the Current Issue
• Discover the Eternal Principles
—Teaching point one: We need to recognize marriage myths.
—Teaching point two: We need to remember the Cross.
—Teaching point three: We need to reinterpret past failures and events.
—Teaching point four: We need to renew our strength in God.
• Apply Your Findings
• Additional Resources
ARTICLE FROM MARRIAGE PARTNERSHIP
• Try, Try, Again, by John H. Thurman Jr.
Total number of pages—12