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Marriage Issues Today

gt;gt; COMING UP ON quot;MARRIAGETODAYquot; WITH JIMMY AND KAREN. JIMMY EVANS: WHEN KAREN AND I WERE FAILING IN OUR MARRIAGE, I WAS 19 WHEN I GOT MARRIED, NO ONE HAD EVER TAUGHT ME ABOUT MARRIAGE. WE WERE FAILING IN OUR MARRIAGE AND GOD WAS SO

COMPASSIONATE WITH US. AND I’M JUST, I’M SAYING THAT TO SAY, IF YOU’RE STRUGGLING, IF YOU’RE FAILING, IF YOU’RE FEARFUL, IF YOU’RE BROKEN IN THIS AREA, OR YOU COME OUT OF A BROKEN FAMILY, GOD FEELS COMPASSION, NOT ANGER.

HE’S NOT ANGRY AT YOU. JIMMY: THIS IS CALLED THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE IN MARRIAGE. AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO KNOW IF WE DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT THE SUBJECT OF MARRIAGE. AND THIS IS JOHN CHAPTER FOUR.

LET ME GIVE YOU A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON THE STORY. THIS IS A SAMARITAN WOMAN WHO’S BEEN MARRIED FIVE TIMES. THIS LADY IS AN OUTCAST; NO ONE WILL HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH HER. IT’S VERY UNUSUAL FOR WOMEN TO GO TO THE WELL

BY THEMSELVES. THEY WENT IN GROUPS FOR SAFETY REASONS. BUT NO ONE WOULD GO WITH HER. AND SO SHE WAS A BROKEN PERSON. SHE WAS A LOSER IN THAT SOCIETY. SO SHE’S AT THE WELL BY HERSELF AND JESUS SHOWS UP. AND SHE SAID, WHAT ARE YOU HAVING

ANYTHING TO DO WITH ME? WHY ARE YOU HAVING ANYTHING TO DO WITH ME? I’M A SAMARITAN WOMAN. AND JESUS SAID, GIVE ME A DRINK. AND SO HE’S TALKING ABOUT THIS WELL. AND HE SAYS TO HER, IF YOU KNEW THE GIFT OF GOD AND WHO YOU’RE TALKING

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gt;gt; COMING UP ON quot;MARRIAGE TODAY WITH JIMMY KAREN.quot; Jimmy: IF YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE INTIMACY IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR WIFE, SHE HAS TO KNOW THAT SHE CAN TRUST YOU FINANCIALLY. Karen: WHEN YOU COME DOWN AND

GET THE SKILLS RIGHT OF JUST THE MONEY LANGUAGE, LEARNING EACH OTHER, LEARNING TO RESPECT, I MEAN, MONEY CAN BE SUCH A BLESSING IN A RELATIONSHIP. Jimmy: ONE OF THE MAJOR BENEFITS OF MARRIAGE IS SHARED WEALTH.

STATISTICALLY, MARRIED PEOPLE ARE BETTER OFF FINANCIALLY THAN THOSE WHO ARE NONMARRIED. Karen: MONEY CAN ALSO BE ONE OF THE MOST DIVISIVE ISSUES IN A RELATIONSHIP. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE WHEN WE HAVE DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES ON

HOW TO SPEND IT. Jimmy: MONEY CAN BE A BLESSING AND A BASIS OF INTIMACY IN A MARRIAGE, BUT FOR THAT TO HAPPEN, WE NEED TO GAIN A MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING OF HOW TO RELATE TO IT AS A COUPLE. YOU CANNOT HAVE INTIMACY

WITHOUT TRUST. INTIMACY MEANS AN INNER CLOSENESS. IT MEANS, I’M GONNA LET YOU IN TO THE HOLY OF HOLIES. I’M GOING TO OPEN MY HEART OF HEARTS, AND YOU’RE GOING TO SEE A PART OF ME THAT NO ONE’S EVER

SEEN. YOU’RE GOING TO HEAR THINGS FROM ME THAT NO ONE’S EVER HEARD, AND I’M GOING TO ALLOW YOU INTO THE INNER SANCTUM. NOW, LET ME JUST SAY NO ONE GOES IN THERE UNLESS THEY PASS THE TRUST TEST.

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