A Refining Relationship.

Series: Rally Cry | Week 2: Marriage: Harder Than You Think, Better Than You Thought!

Read Genesis 2:18-24

“Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.’. . .So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. While the man slept, the Lord God took out one of the man’s ribs and closed up the opening. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man. ‘At last!’ the man exclaimed. ‘This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She will be called "woman," because she was taken from "man.”' This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.”

1. After declaring everything in creation “good,” what does God finally say is not good?
2. How is woman like the man and not like the man?
3. What do you think it means for two to become one?

God, three persons Himself, designed us to live in community with others who will sharpen, refine, and encourage us on our journey to be more like Jesus. It’s why He said it’s not good for man to be alone! Marriage is the closest and most vulnerable human relationship we could ever experience on earth. If you’re married, pray now that God would help you to see marriage through the lens He intended for it when He designed it.

For Further Reading: The Real Reason God Said, “It’s Not Good For Man to Be Alone”

*For more practical resources related to this week’s readings, visit tpcc.org/marriage-resources.
**TPCC does not necessarily endorse all For Further Reading/Learning sources. They are simply meant to be a helpful tool.

For Families with Kids at Home
Today, spend time praying for your child’s future—who do you envision them becoming as a young adult? In what ways can you speak that into his/her life today?

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