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Guardrails in Marriage

Impact Christian Church https://www.impactfranklin.com

“Marriage should be honored by all, and husbands and wives must be faithful to each other. God will judge those who are immoral and those who commit adultery.”

Heb 13:4

Guardrail–a personal standard of behavior that becomes a matter of Conscience

7 Cliffs of Marriage

  1. Unmet needs
  2. Unmet expectations
  3. Underdeveloped self esteem
  4. Unresolved conflict
  5. Uncontrolled thoughts
  6. Unprotected lifestyle
  7. Unreliable commitment

6 Guardrails for a Stronger Marriage

  • 1. Commit to god’s standard of morality.
    • “How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to Your word” Psalm 119:9
  • 2. Maintain your marriage
    • “Do not cheat each other of normal sexual intercourse or you will expose yourselves to the obvious temptation of Satan.” I Corinthians 7:5
    • Drink from your own well, my son, be faithful and true to your wife. Let her charms and breasts satisfy you. Let her love alone fill you with delight.” Proverbs 5:15 & 18
  • 3. Manage your mind
    • “Turn your back on lustful desires and give your positive attention to goodness, integrity, love and peace in company with those who approach the Lord in sincerity.” 2 Timothy 2:22
  • 4. Monitor your intake
    • “I will set no wicked thing before my eyes.” Psalm 101:3
  • 5. Minimize the opportunity to be tempted
    • “So be careful if you’re thinking `I’d never behaved have like that’. Let this be a warning to you or you too may fall into sin.” I Corinthians 10:12
  • 6. Magnify the consequences, Minimize the benefits
    • “There is pleasure in sin for a season but it does not last.” Proverbs 6:32
    • “The man who commits adultery it an utter fool for he destroys his own soul.” Proverbs 6:26


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