Dream You – You Before Me

Pastor Jason Burns

February 5, 2023

  • What the longest study on human happiness found is the key to a good life: Relationships
  • Me
  • For us to have the kind of intimacy that God desires, we have to move from Me to We.

Mark 10:2-9  //  Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” 3 “What did Moses command you?” he replied. 4 They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away.” 5 “It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law,” Jesus replied. 6 “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ 7 ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, 8 and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

  • Unrealistic Expectations
  • Expectation leads to pressure and pressure crushes intimacy
  • Underestimated Differences
  • “Marriage has a way of introducing you to yourself.” - Tim Keller
  • Unmet Needs
  • Unresolved Anger
  • Unsafe Environment
  • Unleft Parents
  • Unrelenting Criticism

Proverbs 17:9 TLB  //  Love forgets mistakes; nagging about them parts the best of friends.

Proverbs 27:15-16 MSG  //  A nagging spouse is like the drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet; You can’t turn it off, and you can’t get away from it.

  • Unrepentant Sin
  • What are the bricks in YOUR wall?

1 Corinthians 13:11  //  When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8  //  Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails.