Real Marriage

Real Marriage

This is not your average sermon series on marriage. We won't give you five steps to happiness. We won't talk about sex in code. We won't talk about how you can fix your marriage. No, this is a sermon series about Jesus - and what he has to say about marriage through the Bible.

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Real Marriage
  • Real Marriage - New Marriage Same Spouse

    Pastor Mark Driscoll kicks off the Real Marriage campaign by sharing his and Grace's marriage testimony, in which God has given them a new marriage with the same spouse. You don't need a new spouse; you need to be a new spouse. You can have a new marriage with the same spouse; you can defeat Sata...

  • Real Marriage - Friend with benefits

    God the Trinity is a friend and has friends, and he made us in his image and likeness for friendship with him and one another. Marriage is about friendship. Your spouse is to be your "lover and friend"; (Song 5:16); in other words, your friend with benefits. Marital friendship is to be: Fruitful,...

  • Real Marriage - Men and marriage

    Marriage is a covenant, not a contract. Every covenant--including the new covenant of salvation--has a head, who is ultimately responsible for the covenant. The husband is the covenant head of a marriage; he is responsible for his marriage, his wife, and his kids. Similarly, Christ took that whic...

  • Real Marriage - Sex God, Gross, or Gift

    Before sin entered the world, God created sex for marriage between one man and one woman. People distort this gift and tend to see sex as either god or gross. However, the Bible gives six ways in which sex is a gift from God: for pleasure, children, knowledge, protection, comfort, and oneness. Wh...

  • Real Marriage - Disgrace and grace

    Sexual assault is an epidemic: 1 of 4 women and 1 of 6 men have been assaulted—including Pastor Mark’s wife, Grace. Sin would leave us as shamed, defiled victims, but in Jesus, we are cleansed from all unrighteousness if today we turn from sin and trust in him.

  • Real Marriage - The Porn Path

    Porn hurts God. Porn hurts men, women, and children. Porn hurts marriages. There is no such thing as free porn. Crissy (iamatreasure.com), a former pastor’s daughter who grew up to be a porn star and has since returned to a vibrant relationship with Jesus, shares her story and realities of the po...

  • Real Marriage - Selfish Lovers and Servant Lovers

    Jesus is the unselfish servant, but we are all selfish. Our selfishness is rooted in pride; we believe “I’m more important than you.” Proud people are selfish lovers, in and out of the bedroom (and most problems in the bedroom are the result of problems outside of the bedroom). Selfishness shows ...