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Relationship Goals Part 2

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August 13, 2019
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Casey Treat

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Relationship Goals Part 2

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  • - Casey Treat: Hi, I'm
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  • Casey Treat.
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  • Thirty-five years ago, I was
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  • an addict with no hope
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  • and no future.
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  • It was then that I realized
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  • a simple truth that changed
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  • my life forever.
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  • The truth is, you can change.
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  • Whatever the circumstance, you
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  • can make choices that change
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  • your life forever.
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  • Join me on this journey of
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  • change as we examine living in
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  • our world and finding out what
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  • - Casey: Hey, guys, great to
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  • have you with us today for
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  • another exciting broadcast.
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  • I have my main partner with me.
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  • - Wendy Treat: That's right.
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  • - Casey: Wendy Treat.
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  • - Wendy: That's right.
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  • - Casey: Good to have you.
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  • And this month we're talking
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  • about relationships.
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  • - Wendy: I know, and it's so
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  • important to understand the God
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  • principle of relationship.
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  • When you get an understanding of
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  • God's way, it's like, "Oh,
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  • that's what I do?
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  • That will bring about the win?"
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  • And that's what we're teachin'
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  • about, the win, God's way in
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  • relationships.
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  • - Casey: You know, so many
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  • people don't know why they
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  • believe what they believe.
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  • Why do Christians believe
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  • in marriage?
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  • Why do we believe in lasting
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  • marriage, right?
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  • And so we'll answer
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  • those questions.
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  • We'll make it practical.
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  • We'll give you some ways you can
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  • overcome the problems because,
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  • though we look perfect, we don't
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  • have the perfect marriage.
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  • - Wendy: Yeah, but a good one.
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  • - Casey: It's good.
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  • - Wendy: Because, I mean, like,
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  • we've been married for over 40
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  • years, and it's because we
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  • really have dived in to, "God,
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  • how do we have relationship?"
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  • Not just in marriage, but in
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  • relationships with people, and
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  • people that you work with,
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  • people that you're building
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  • friendship with, your mom, your
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  • dad, your brothers,
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  • your sisters.
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  • How do you have winning
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  • relationships?
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  • That's what we're talkin' about,
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  • and it's gonna be great.
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  • - Casey: Yeah, you're gonna
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  • love it.
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  • Make sure you go to
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  • CaseyTreat.com.
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  • You can check out all the
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  • lessons on relationship as well
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  • as other things there on
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  • the website.
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  • We're always there for you at
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  • CaseyTreat.com.
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  • And now, here is
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  • - male announcer: From
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  • friendships to marriage, we are
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  • always in relationships with the
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  • people around us.
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  • However, not all of these
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  • relationships are healthy.
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  • Receive "Relationships Goals."
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  • This is a profound series on how
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  • healed and made whole, you will
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  • break the negative cycles, such
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  • as short-term relationships,
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  • debt, marriage, and
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  • family problems.
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  • Make a decision today to have a
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  • Receive both "Relationship
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  • Goals" and "Healing the Orphaned
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  • Also, don't forget to visit
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  • www.CaseyTreat.com for more
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  • - Casey: None of us grew up
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  • perfect, so we're all working it
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  • out as we go.
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  • - Wendy: And that's what we are
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  • at Christian Faith.
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  • I just wanna always make sure
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  • that we remember the culture of
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  • Christian Faith is that we exist
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  • to communicate Jesus.
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  • Our goal and our purpose is to
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  • be conformed to the image
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  • of Christ.
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  • But we all come in to knowing
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  • Jesus with a story of distress,
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  • of sadness, of shame, of things
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  • we don't want anybody else to
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  • know about, of failure.
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  • That's what earth life creates,
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  • is this failure of, "We never
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  • get enough."
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  • So, when we come into church, we
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  • want you to remember that this
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  • is not a church of the law.
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  • This is just church of the
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  • redemption power of Jesus.
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  • Go ahead, that's it.
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  • That's us, amen?
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  • Come on, Mill Creek.
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  • That we come in.
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  • We've come in divorced.
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  • We've come in in all kinds
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  • of dysfunction.
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  • We've come in losing jobs,
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  • losing money, you know,
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  • losing family.
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  • We've come in with all different
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  • kinds of stories of sadness.
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  • But Jesus is our forgiver.
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  • And so, when we come in, there's
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  • this place that "man, I've
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  • decided to follow Jesus," is
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  • what we sing, right?
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  • Well, that means we've decided
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  • to follow Jesus, but it doesn't
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  • erase some of the things that
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  • have happened in our past.
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  • So, we don't want you to listen
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  • to what we're teaching in truth
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  • on marriage and to only allow
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  • the devil to bring shame into
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  • your life and your world.
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  • We don't want you to go
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  • backwards in forgiveness because
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  • when he said he has forgiven
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  • you, he's really forgiven you.
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  • Like, we all have made errors.
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  • We have all done things that
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  • were stupid.
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  • We have all done things that
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  • missed the mark.
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  • That's why we said,
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  • "Jesus, be my Lord.
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  • Be my Savior."
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  • And even after we say, "Jesus,
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  • be my Lord and Savior,"
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  • we miss the mark.
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  • Why?
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  • 'Cause we're flesh creatures.
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  • We are earth creatures.
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  • We are people that don't always
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  • know how to obey the things of
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  • the Spirit, or we choose not
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  • to, whatever.
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  • But God is our redeemer.
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  • So when we're talking, don't let
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  • the devil bring in condemnation
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  • into your past.
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  • Say, "Okay, I'm learnin',
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  • I'm changin'.
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  • I'm gonna get what Jesus has for
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  • me today, and create a different
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  • future.
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  • I'm not gonna let my past define
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  • my future that will bring me
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  • down the wrong pathway again."
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  • So, that's our dream.
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  • That's our dream of what we're
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  • sowing into church family
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  • today, amen?
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  • - Casey: Yeah, amen, you almost
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  • started preachin' there, babe.
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  • I'm not gonna let my past define
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  • my future.
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  • Paul said, "One thing I do,
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  • forgetting what is behind,
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  • I press on for the prize of the
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  • high calling of God in Christ
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  • Jesus," amen?
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  • - Wendy: Amen.
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  • - Casey: Anybody here today, in
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  • any of our campuses, that has
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  • never failed or made a mistake?
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  • I'd like to see that person.
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  • Oh, so we've all failed.
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  • We've all made mistakes.
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  • We all need forgiveness.
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  • We all need redemption.
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  • We all need the love of God.
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  • Thank the Lord we're all in the
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  • same boat.
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  • Let's all keep moving forward
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  • together, amen?
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  • So, Wendy and I are gonna talk
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  • about the marriage relationship.
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  • And I believe it's our most
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  • important relationship other
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  • than our walk with God, and it's
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  • our most challenging
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  • relationship.
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  • Two people in the same home, in
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  • one family, in one destiny and
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  • purpose, whoo, that's gonna
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  • create sparks and disagreements
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  • and misunderstandings and a lot
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  • of stuff to learn and grow.
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  • So, it's our most important.
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  • It's also our most challenging.
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  • But I think marriage teaches us
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  • more than anything else.
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  • Some would say parenting, which
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  • is probably a very close second,
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  • teaches us more about God,
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  • teaches us more about
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  • spirituality, teaches us more
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  • about how to be like Christ.
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  • Marriage is an amazing gift, and
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  • you and I are the only ones that
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  • enjoy this blessing
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  • called "marriage."
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  • It's not a part of the
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  • animal kingdom.
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  • It's not a part of the angelic
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  • kingdom.
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  • It's only for those created in
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  • the likeness and image of God.
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  • And it was started by God.
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  • In the book of Genesis, God
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  • created the man and the woman in
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  • his likeness and image.
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  • He says to the man, "It's not
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  • good that you're alone."
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  • So he created the woman, and he
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  • brought here to the man.
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  • Now, it's interesting.
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  • The Bible emphasizes, "God
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  • created male and female."
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  • He brought the woman to the man.
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  • Now, remember, God is perfect,
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  • so the way he starts is the
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  • way it is.
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  • It's the way he wants it.
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  • You and I sometimes have to
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  • start over because we make
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  • mistakes.
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  • We're not perfect, but God is.
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  • God doesn't have to start over.
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  • The way he starts is the way it
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  • will end.
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  • He started in the garden
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  • of Eden.
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  • It will end in the gardens
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  • of heaven.
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  • He started with a man and
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  • a woman.
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  • That's the way he wants
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  • it to be.
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  • Pop culture can redefine
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  • marriage, redefine family, say
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  • what it wants to say, come up
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  • with all kinds of new ideas.
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  • It doesn't matter if it's taught
  • 00:08:14.130 --> 00:08:15.260
  • in our universities and
  • 00:08:15.260 --> 00:08:17.190
  • proclaimed on our television,
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  • God didn't change.
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  • God created men and women.
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  • He brought the two together.
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  • He made the two one.
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  • So, it's our blessing.
  • 00:08:29.270 --> 00:08:32.080
  • It's our gift from God.
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  • It's also the greatest challenge
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  • that we'll have in our life.
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  • Maybe at the end of your life,
  • 00:08:40.020 --> 00:08:41.220
  • if you can say, "I was a good
  • 00:08:41.220 --> 00:08:43.230
  • husband, I was a good wife,"
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  • that will be the highest honor
  • 00:08:46.120 --> 00:08:49.030
  • that we could ever have.
  • 00:08:49.030 --> 00:08:50.180
  • So, I have some questions for ya
  • 00:08:50.180 --> 00:08:52.230
  • here, Wendy.
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  • - Wendy: Okay.
  • 00:08:54.120 --> 00:08:55.020
  • - Casey: It's not a test.
  • 00:08:55.020 --> 00:08:55.220
  • I'm just asking.
  • 00:08:55.220 --> 00:08:57.150
  • I think four important
  • 00:08:57.150 --> 00:08:58.240
  • questions.
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  • Number one, have you committed
  • 00:09:00.030 --> 00:09:03.030
  • to make marriage work, no matter
  • 00:09:03.030 --> 00:09:05.160
  • what the challenge?
  • 00:09:05.160 --> 00:09:07.110
  • I'm saying to all of us, have
  • 00:09:07.110 --> 00:09:10.000
  • you committed to make marriage
  • 00:09:10.000 --> 00:09:12.170
  • work, no matter what?
  • 00:09:12.170 --> 00:09:14.150
  • - Wendy: You know, that's a
  • 00:09:14.150 --> 00:09:15.050
  • great question for each and
  • 00:09:15.050 --> 00:09:16.110
  • every one of us to ask in our
  • 00:09:16.110 --> 00:09:18.080
  • own relationship of life.
  • 00:09:18.080 --> 00:09:19.250
  • Like, "Have I closed all
  • 00:09:19.250 --> 00:09:21.280
  • the doors.
  • 00:09:21.280 --> 00:09:22.180
  • Have I made sure there's no
  • 00:09:22.180 --> 00:09:23.260
  • windows, there's no little
  • 00:09:23.260 --> 00:09:24.290
  • cracks, there's no little, like,
  • 00:09:24.290 --> 00:09:26.220
  • I can get out of this type of
  • 00:09:26.220 --> 00:09:28.020
  • mentality?"
  • 00:09:28.020 --> 00:09:29.020
  • Marriage has been so devalued,
  • 00:09:29.120 --> 00:09:32.120
  • not just today or in the last
  • 00:09:32.120 --> 00:09:34.020
  • couple weeks, but in the last
  • 00:09:34.020 --> 00:09:36.000
  • generation, it has been
  • 00:09:36.000 --> 00:09:37.090
  • consistently brought down to a
  • 00:09:37.090 --> 00:09:39.060
  • place of devaluing what God put
  • 00:09:39.060 --> 00:09:41.240
  • as the very first union.
  • 00:09:41.240 --> 00:09:43.210
  • He brought the woman to the man,
  • 00:09:43.210 --> 00:09:46.090
  • and he brought her as a woman
  • 00:09:46.090 --> 00:09:48.270
  • and said, "Now, she's a wife."
  • 00:09:48.270 --> 00:09:51.060
  • So, there is a commitment and a
  • 00:09:51.060 --> 00:09:52.260
  • covenant that happens that God
  • 00:09:52.260 --> 00:09:54.180
  • wants us to have that we're on
  • 00:09:54.180 --> 00:09:55.230
  • this earth.
  • 00:09:55.230 --> 00:09:56.130
  • But earth life always devalues
  • 00:09:56.130 --> 00:09:58.120
  • what God wants to value.
  • 00:09:58.120 --> 00:10:00.060
  • Because the thing about it is,
  • 00:10:00.060 --> 00:10:01.280
  • when I say, "Earth life," I'm
  • 00:10:01.280 --> 00:10:03.010
  • communicating that, you know,
  • 00:10:03.010 --> 00:10:04.100
  • "The devil comes," in John
  • 00:10:04.100 --> 00:10:05.120
  • 10:10, "to steal, kill,
  • 00:10:05.120 --> 00:10:06.130
  • and destroy."
  • 00:10:06.130 --> 00:10:07.030
  • So the devil is always coming
  • 00:10:07.030 --> 00:10:09.110
  • against God's plan.
  • 00:10:09.110 --> 00:10:10.240
  • The best plan that God could put
  • 00:10:10.240 --> 00:10:12.110
  • together, the devil always want
  • 00:10:12.110 --> 00:10:13.190
  • to come against it.
  • 00:10:13.190 --> 00:10:14.160
  • Why?
  • 00:10:14.160 --> 00:10:15.060
  • 'Cause he doesn't want you
  • 00:10:15.060 --> 00:10:16.180
  • to have it.
  • 00:10:16.180 --> 00:10:17.210
  • Bottom line, the devil does not
  • 00:10:17.210 --> 00:10:19.000
  • want you to have the best plan.
  • 00:10:19.000 --> 00:10:21.050
  • He wants you to have the other
  • 00:10:21.050 --> 00:10:22.220
  • plans, the confused plans, the
  • 00:10:22.220 --> 00:10:24.270
  • unsuccessful plans, the plans
  • 00:10:24.270 --> 00:10:26.240
  • that don't bring a fulfillment
  • 00:10:26.240 --> 00:10:28.110
  • to your very soul.
  • 00:10:28.110 --> 00:10:29.210
  • But God always wants to bring
  • 00:10:29.210 --> 00:10:31.060
  • that plan that brings the most
  • 00:10:31.060 --> 00:10:33.070
  • fulfillment to your soul, the
  • 00:10:33.070 --> 00:10:35.120
  • most union, that there's
  • 00:10:35.120 --> 00:10:37.100
  • something that's so amazingly
  • 00:10:37.100 --> 00:10:39.200
  • wonderful in marriage.
  • 00:10:39.200 --> 00:10:41.010
  • And, you know, we've been
  • 00:10:41.010 --> 00:10:41.290
  • married 41 years.
  • 00:10:41.290 --> 00:10:43.090
  • You know, I was 18 when
  • 00:10:43.090 --> 00:10:45.140
  • I met you.
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  • - Casey: That's a long time.
  • 00:10:46.170 --> 00:10:47.260
  • - Wendy: Yeah, that's a long
  • 00:10:47.260 --> 00:10:48.220
  • time, church, I'm sayin',
  • 00:10:48.220 --> 00:10:49.180
  • you know?
  • 00:10:49.180 --> 00:10:50.080
  • But 18, when I met you at 18--
  • 00:10:50.080 --> 00:10:52.040
  • - Casey: We had to go to
  • 00:10:52.040 --> 00:10:52.240
  • Mississippi to get married.
  • 00:10:52.240 --> 00:10:55.160
  • - Wendy: [laughing]
  • 00:10:55.160 --> 00:10:56.060
  • No, we didn't.
  • 00:10:56.060 --> 00:10:57.060
  • He's trickin' ya.
  • 00:10:57.060 --> 00:10:58.040
  • But I'm just sayin' that, you
  • 00:10:58.040 --> 00:10:59.190
  • know, we have gone through, in
  • 00:10:59.190 --> 00:11:00.230
  • our marriage life though, we
  • 00:11:00.230 --> 00:11:02.020
  • have gone through sickness unto
  • 00:11:02.020 --> 00:11:04.010
  • death, both of us.
  • 00:11:04.010 --> 00:11:05.260
  • We have gone through all of our
  • 00:11:05.260 --> 00:11:07.100
  • parents have died which is--and
  • 00:11:07.100 --> 00:11:09.190
  • some died young, and we had to
  • 00:11:09.190 --> 00:11:10.220
  • go through the extreme grief
  • 00:11:10.220 --> 00:11:12.180
  • of dealing with that together
  • 00:11:12.180 --> 00:11:13.250
  • as a--you know?
  • 00:11:13.250 --> 00:11:14.150
  • We have gone through, you know,
  • 00:11:14.150 --> 00:11:15.100
  • the different challenges of--I
  • 00:11:15.100 --> 00:11:16.220
  • mean, one of our close friends,
  • 00:11:16.220 --> 00:11:18.030
  • they lost their baby girl.
  • 00:11:18.030 --> 00:11:20.020
  • We were right there with them.
  • 00:11:20.020 --> 00:11:21.040
  • We've gone through the grief
  • 00:11:21.040 --> 00:11:22.030
  • of other families.
  • 00:11:22.030 --> 00:11:23.020
  • We've gone through financial,
  • 00:11:23.020 --> 00:11:24.150
  • unbelievable--if you look at the
  • 00:11:24.150 --> 00:11:27.120
  • history of Christian Faith,
  • 00:11:27.120 --> 00:11:28.150
  • I mean, we've almost gone down
  • 00:11:28.150 --> 00:11:31.030
  • a few times financially, and if
  • 00:11:31.030 --> 00:11:33.290
  • the church goes down, all of our
  • 00:11:33.290 --> 00:11:35.090
  • stuff was attached, and, boom,
  • 00:11:35.090 --> 00:11:36.170
  • we were gonna be on the street.
  • 00:11:36.170 --> 00:11:38.020
  • I mean, there were things like
  • 00:11:38.020 --> 00:11:39.000
  • that, that we have, in our
  • 00:11:39.000 --> 00:11:40.080
  • marriage life of 41 years,
  • 00:11:40.080 --> 00:11:42.130
  • gone through.
  • 00:11:42.130 --> 00:11:43.030
  • I mean, there has been all kinds
  • 00:11:43.030 --> 00:11:45.030
  • of trial and tribulation, all
  • 00:11:45.030 --> 00:11:46.160
  • kinds of disappointments
  • 00:11:46.160 --> 00:11:47.240
  • and abandonments and things
  • 00:11:47.240 --> 00:11:49.240
  • that have happened.
  • 00:11:49.240 --> 00:11:50.140
  • Because why?
  • 00:11:50.140 --> 00:11:51.210
  • Earth life is not easy.
  • 00:11:51.210 --> 00:11:53.170
  • There's no such thing as a
  • 00:11:53.170 --> 00:11:54.200
  • fairytale and go off into
  • 00:11:54.200 --> 00:11:55.280
  • the sunset.
  • 00:11:55.280 --> 00:11:56.200
  • Earth life has hard things
  • 00:11:56.200 --> 00:11:58.120
  • to it.
  • 00:11:58.120 --> 00:11:59.270
  • But the thing that I would say
  • 00:11:59.270 --> 00:12:01.200
  • after 41 years and after all the
  • 00:12:01.200 --> 00:12:03.130
  • things that I just said--and as
  • 00:12:03.130 --> 00:12:04.220
  • Paul said, you know, he was in
  • 00:12:04.220 --> 00:12:05.260
  • shipwreck, he was beat.
  • 00:12:05.260 --> 00:12:07.010
  • Praise the Lord, I haven't been
  • 00:12:07.010 --> 00:12:08.120
  • shipwrecked.
  • 00:12:08.120 --> 00:12:09.020
  • I wasn't beat, but we all have
  • 00:12:09.020 --> 00:12:10.160
  • had our own situations of life.
  • 00:12:10.160 --> 00:12:12.090
  • But I can say that there is
  • 00:12:12.090 --> 00:12:14.270
  • something that you cannot define
  • 00:12:15.150 --> 00:12:18.150
  • of going through all of life's
  • 00:12:18.150 --> 00:12:19.290
  • situation so far that we've gone
  • 00:12:19.290 --> 00:12:21.210
  • through, that when we close the
  • 00:12:21.210 --> 00:12:23.250
  • door, when we said, "I do,"
  • 00:12:23.250 --> 00:12:25.100
  • 41 years ago, there is something
  • 00:12:25.100 --> 00:12:27.280
  • that is undefinable, fulfilling
  • 00:12:27.280 --> 00:12:29.290
  • in the very soul of my being,
  • 00:12:29.290 --> 00:12:32.000
  • that I get to experience because
  • 00:12:32.000 --> 00:12:34.130
  • we close that door of going any
  • 00:12:34.130 --> 00:12:36.190
  • other place, even though all
  • 00:12:36.190 --> 00:12:38.080
  • those hardships came against us,
  • 00:12:38.080 --> 00:12:41.000
  • that we have learned how to hold
  • 00:12:41.000 --> 00:12:42.100
  • hands together through that and
  • 00:12:42.100 --> 00:12:44.040
  • cry together through that and
  • 00:12:44.040 --> 00:12:45.270
  • walk through the pain together
  • 00:12:45.270 --> 00:12:47.030
  • through that.
  • 00:12:47.030 --> 00:12:47.230
  • But we also have had
  • 00:12:47.230 --> 00:12:49.190
  • amazing joy.
  • 00:12:49.190 --> 00:12:51.190
  • We have been on the top
  • 00:12:51.190 --> 00:12:52.190
  • of mountains.
  • 00:12:52.190 --> 00:12:53.110
  • We've had the success that we'd
  • 00:12:53.110 --> 00:12:55.210
  • never thought because of what
  • 00:12:55.210 --> 00:12:57.170
  • God has done, you know?
  • 00:12:57.230 --> 00:13:00.250
  • But that comes through that
  • 00:13:00.250 --> 00:13:02.010
  • sense of that, 41 years ago, we
  • 00:13:02.010 --> 00:13:04.240
  • didn't know all this stuff that
  • 00:13:04.240 --> 00:13:05.250
  • we would walk through, but we
  • 00:13:05.250 --> 00:13:08.030
  • closed the door.
  • 00:13:08.030 --> 00:13:09.220
  • And you have to close the door,
  • 00:13:09.220 --> 00:13:10.280
  • and then you have to decide,
  • 00:13:10.280 --> 00:13:12.100
  • "Guess what?
  • 00:13:12.100 --> 00:13:13.000
  • We don't know what our
  • 00:13:13.000 --> 00:13:13.210
  • future holds.
  • 00:13:13.210 --> 00:13:14.120
  • We don't know what we're gonna
  • 00:13:14.120 --> 00:13:15.130
  • be going through together."
  • 00:13:15.130 --> 00:13:16.280
  • He didn't know that we were
  • 00:13:16.280 --> 00:13:18.020
  • gonna get--on one Sunday
  • 00:13:18.020 --> 00:13:19.130
  • afternoon so many years ago when
  • 00:13:19.130 --> 00:13:21.010
  • I got a phone call that my dad
  • 00:13:21.010 --> 00:13:22.090
  • had just dropped dead and
  • 00:13:22.090 --> 00:13:23.190
  • died at 64.
  • 00:13:23.190 --> 00:13:25.010
  • He was only 64.
  • 00:13:25.010 --> 00:13:26.140
  • He was Casey's age when my
  • 00:13:26.140 --> 00:13:27.270
  • dad died.
  • 00:13:27.270 --> 00:13:28.180
  • He didn't know that that would
  • 00:13:28.180 --> 00:13:30.170
  • have been, that was the first
  • 00:13:30.170 --> 00:13:32.270
  • just blackest time in my life,
  • 00:13:32.270 --> 00:13:35.270
  • just black.
  • 00:13:35.270 --> 00:13:37.070
  • I mean, I was so sad.
  • 00:13:37.070 --> 00:13:40.060
  • But we walked through that.
  • 00:13:40.060 --> 00:13:41.150
  • See, when you decide to close
  • 00:13:41.150 --> 00:13:44.000
  • the doors, you have something
  • 00:13:44.000 --> 00:13:46.120
  • that happens to you as a couple
  • 00:13:46.120 --> 00:13:49.070
  • that you hold each other through
  • 00:13:49.070 --> 00:13:51.090
  • the dark times and through the
  • 00:13:51.090 --> 00:13:52.250
  • happy times, that is wonderful.
  • 00:13:52.250 --> 00:13:55.060
  • And I guess I wanna sow that
  • 00:13:55.060 --> 00:13:56.160
  • seed into all of you.
  • 00:13:56.160 --> 00:13:57.140
  • 'Cause I look around in our
  • 00:13:57.140 --> 00:13:58.270
  • church right here, I look at our
  • 00:13:58.270 --> 00:14:00.090
  • church family, and I see some of
  • 00:14:00.090 --> 00:14:02.050
  • you, and I know that you have
  • 00:14:02.050 --> 00:14:03.200
  • had those same dark, dark,
  • 00:14:03.200 --> 00:14:05.120
  • dark times.
  • 00:14:05.120 --> 00:14:06.150
  • And yet you held the hands.
  • 00:14:06.150 --> 00:14:07.240
  • You grabbed the person and loved
  • 00:14:07.240 --> 00:14:10.120
  • instead of run.
  • 00:14:10.120 --> 00:14:11.260
  • And it is an amazing thing that
  • 00:14:11.260 --> 00:14:13.250
  • happens in your life.
  • 00:14:13.250 --> 00:14:15.060
  • So, closing that door
  • 00:14:15.060 --> 00:14:16.030
  • is important.
  • 00:14:16.030 --> 00:14:16.290
  • - Casey: Yeah, the
  • 00:14:16.290 --> 00:14:17.190
  • marriage covenant.
  • 00:14:17.190 --> 00:14:18.270
  • No back doors, no way out, just
  • 00:14:18.270 --> 00:14:21.140
  • moving forward together, no
  • 00:14:21.140 --> 00:14:23.280
  • matter what we face.
  • 00:14:23.280 --> 00:14:25.260
  • The prophets said that "two are
  • 00:14:25.260 --> 00:14:28.010
  • better than one."
  • 00:14:28.010 --> 00:14:29.290
  • In other words, that agreement,
  • 00:14:29.290 --> 00:14:31.010
  • that relationship, that
  • 00:14:31.010 --> 00:14:32.160
  • commitment, and that covenant
  • 00:14:32.160 --> 00:14:34.060
  • together will always make
  • 00:14:34.060 --> 00:14:36.110
  • you stronger.
  • 00:14:36.110 --> 00:14:37.210
  • The last thing I'll say about
  • 00:14:37.210 --> 00:14:39.150
  • this question on your
  • 00:14:39.150 --> 00:14:41.180
  • commitment, and I think it just
  • 00:14:41.230 --> 00:14:44.230
  • has to do with it doesn't
  • 00:14:45.120 --> 00:14:48.120
  • matter.
  • 00:14:48.120 --> 00:14:49.210
  • Well, what if it's not God's
  • 00:14:49.210 --> 00:14:51.010
  • will, right?
  • 00:14:51.010 --> 00:14:52.070
  • You're married, and you have
  • 00:14:53.100 --> 00:14:56.100
  • decided to be together.
  • 00:14:56.100 --> 00:14:57.230
  • And then, this thought comes to
  • 00:14:57.230 --> 00:15:00.020
  • your mind: "What if it's not
  • 00:15:00.020 --> 00:15:01.270
  • God's will?"
  • 00:15:01.270 --> 00:15:03.170
  • I've had quite a few people say
  • 00:15:03.170 --> 00:15:04.220
  • that to me through the years.
  • 00:15:04.220 --> 00:15:05.250
  • "We were married before
  • 00:15:05.250 --> 00:15:07.040
  • we Christians."
  • 00:15:07.040 --> 00:15:08.110
  • "We met in the bar.
  • 00:15:08.110 --> 00:15:09.160
  • We met at the club.
  • 00:15:09.160 --> 00:15:10.220
  • We weren't living for God, and
  • 00:15:10.220 --> 00:15:12.020
  • we got married."
  • 00:15:12.020 --> 00:15:13.010
  • And now they're both Christians,
  • 00:15:13.010 --> 00:15:14.190
  • and they wonder, "Is it
  • 00:15:14.190 --> 00:15:16.040
  • God's will?"
  • 00:15:16.040 --> 00:15:17.180
  • The fact is, made in the
  • 00:15:17.180 --> 00:15:19.170
  • likeness and image of God, when
  • 00:15:19.170 --> 00:15:21.060
  • you said, "I do,"
  • 00:15:21.060 --> 00:15:23.170
  • God said, "So do I."
  • 00:15:23.170 --> 00:15:25.270
  • In other words, he put his hand
  • 00:15:25.270 --> 00:15:27.060
  • on your marriage.
  • 00:15:27.060 --> 00:15:28.180
  • Now, God wasn't shocked.
  • 00:15:28.180 --> 00:15:30.070
  • God didn't say, "Oh, no, they
  • 00:15:30.070 --> 00:15:31.230
  • married the wrong one.
  • 00:15:31.230 --> 00:15:33.090
  • What am I gonna do?"
  • 00:15:33.090 --> 00:15:34.280
  • No, he saw, he knows.
  • 00:15:34.280 --> 00:15:37.150
  • Long before you were born, he
  • 00:15:37.150 --> 00:15:39.130
  • knew who you would marry.
  • 00:15:39.130 --> 00:15:40.270
  • Even before you came to him he
  • 00:15:40.270 --> 00:15:43.120
  • worked that into the plan.
  • 00:15:43.120 --> 00:15:44.260
  • He will bless it.
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  • He will help you.
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  • He will make it work.
  • 00:15:47.060 --> 00:15:48.190
  • Now, if somebody goes and opts
  • 00:15:48.190 --> 00:15:50.160
  • out and leaves, there's nothing
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  • you can do about it.
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  • You get forgiven, you get
  • 00:15:53.100 --> 00:15:54.210
  • restored, you go on.
  • 00:15:54.210 --> 00:15:56.120
  • But don't question and open a
  • 00:15:56.120 --> 00:15:58.050
  • backdoor that would cause your
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  • marriage to be weakened.
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  • Okay, one more question.
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  • Do you have agreement or harmony
  • 00:16:05.180 --> 00:16:08.180
  • with your spouse concerning your
  • 00:16:08.180 --> 00:16:10.200
  • visions, your dreams,
  • 00:16:10.200 --> 00:16:12.160
  • your desires?
  • 00:16:12.160 --> 00:16:14.070
  • Right, have you two gotten
  • 00:16:14.070 --> 00:16:16.240
  • in agreement?
  • 00:16:16.240 --> 00:16:18.080
  • - Wendy: Do you wanna read
  • 00:16:18.080 --> 00:16:19.110
  • that Scripture?
  • 00:16:19.110 --> 00:16:20.010
  • I love that Scripture you're
  • 00:16:20.010 --> 00:16:21.080
  • gonna read.
  • 00:16:21.080 --> 00:16:21.280
  • - Casey: Well, Matthew chapter
  • 00:16:21.280 --> 00:16:22.270
  • 18 is always encouraging to us
  • 00:16:23.020 --> 00:16:26.020
  • because it says: "'If two of you
  • 00:16:26.020 --> 00:16:27.150
  • will agree concerning anything
  • 00:16:27.150 --> 00:16:30.030
  • you ask, it shall be done for
  • 00:16:30.030 --> 00:16:32.130
  • you by my Father in heaven.'"
  • 00:16:32.130 --> 00:16:34.190
  • When Wendy and I pray together,
  • 00:16:34.190 --> 00:16:36.180
  • there's supernatural power,
  • 00:16:36.180 --> 00:16:38.190
  • supernatural agreement, and we
  • 00:16:38.190 --> 00:16:40.250
  • have a promise from God,
  • 00:16:40.250 --> 00:16:42.140
  • "Whatever we ask, it shall
  • 00:16:42.140 --> 00:16:44.110
  • be done."
  • 00:16:44.110 --> 00:16:45.120
  • The Amplified Bible said it like
  • 00:16:45.120 --> 00:16:46.250
  • this: "'If you agree on earth
  • 00:16:46.250 --> 00:16:49.070
  • (harmonize together, make a
  • 00:16:49.070 --> 00:16:51.150
  • symphony together) about
  • 00:16:51.150 --> 00:16:53.190
  • [anything and everything] that
  • 00:16:53.190 --> 00:16:55.230
  • you can ask, it will come to
  • 00:16:55.230 --> 00:16:58.040
  • pass by our Father in heaven.'"
  • 00:16:58.040 --> 00:17:00.120
  • - Wendy: You know, and getting
  • 00:17:00.120 --> 00:17:01.180
  • in agreement is super hard.
  • 00:17:02.200 --> 00:17:05.200
  • Like, it is an amazing thing
  • 00:17:05.200 --> 00:17:07.050
  • in marriage.
  • 00:17:07.050 --> 00:17:07.250
  • And I kinda had a picture in my
  • 00:17:07.250 --> 00:17:09.100
  • mind that came to me when I was
  • 00:17:09.100 --> 00:17:10.160
  • thinkin' about, you know,
  • 00:17:10.160 --> 00:17:11.210
  • an agreement in marriage,
  • 00:17:11.210 --> 00:17:12.280
  • and how do we work this out?
  • 00:17:12.280 --> 00:17:14.150
  • And how do we have conversations
  • 00:17:14.150 --> 00:17:16.000
  • to get to this place
  • 00:17:16.000 --> 00:17:16.230
  • of agreement?
  • 00:17:16.230 --> 00:17:17.130
  • And this just little thought cam
  • 00:17:17.130 --> 00:17:18.240
  • to mind.
  • 00:17:18.240 --> 00:17:19.140
  • When you get married, you don't
  • 00:17:19.140 --> 00:17:21.210
  • see this, but pretend that when
  • 00:17:21.210 --> 00:17:23.150
  • you get married, you also carry
  • 00:17:23.150 --> 00:17:25.150
  • in to your front room, your
  • 00:17:25.150 --> 00:17:27.190
  • place of special place with you
  • 00:17:27.190 --> 00:17:29.040
  • and your husband, your wife, and
  • 00:17:29.040 --> 00:17:30.150
  • you walk into--and you carryin'
  • 00:17:30.150 --> 00:17:31.290
  • a thousand-piece puzzle.
  • 00:17:31.290 --> 00:17:34.210
  • And then what you do is you dump
  • 00:17:34.210 --> 00:17:36.050
  • that thousand-piece puzzle on
  • 00:17:36.050 --> 00:17:37.160
  • the middle of the floor.
  • 00:17:37.160 --> 00:17:39.150
  • And then your husband, your wife
  • 00:17:39.150 --> 00:17:40.230
  • walks in, and they also throw
  • 00:17:40.230 --> 00:17:42.220
  • their thousand-piece puzzle
  • 00:17:42.220 --> 00:17:44.020
  • on the floor.
  • 00:17:44.020 --> 00:17:45.080
  • Now, supernaturally, God says
  • 00:17:45.080 --> 00:17:46.270
  • that when you get married,
  • 00:17:46.270 --> 00:17:48.070
  • you become one.
  • 00:17:48.070 --> 00:17:49.150
  • So, that puzzle supernaturally
  • 00:17:49.150 --> 00:17:51.280
  • is now a 2.000-piece puzzle.
  • 00:17:51.280 --> 00:17:53.170
  • It's not a 1.000-piece, it's
  • 00:17:53.170 --> 00:17:55.190
  • 1 puzzle now of 2.000 pieces.
  • 00:17:55.190 --> 00:17:57.290
  • But--
  • 00:17:57.290 --> 00:17:59.130
  • - Casey: This is gonna be
  • 00:17:59.130 --> 00:18:00.050
  • a long day.
  • 00:18:00.050 --> 00:18:01.230
  • - Wendy: It's still
  • 00:18:01.230 --> 00:18:03.030
  • 2.000 pieces.
  • 00:18:03.030 --> 00:18:05.070
  • It's still 2.000 pieces.
  • 00:18:05.070 --> 00:18:07.060
  • It's still 2.000 pieces that,
  • 00:18:07.060 --> 00:18:09.040
  • when you first get married, now
  • 00:18:09.040 --> 00:18:11.040
  • you've got 2.000 pieces of
  • 00:18:11.040 --> 00:18:12.290
  • puzzle to begin to put together
  • 00:18:12.290 --> 00:18:15.170
  • to create the picture that God
  • 00:18:15.170 --> 00:18:18.040
  • has for you.
  • 00:18:18.040 --> 00:18:19.190
  • It's still gonna take you one
  • 00:18:19.190 --> 00:18:21.190
  • piece at a time, putting
  • 00:18:21.190 --> 00:18:23.170
  • the piece together.
  • 00:18:23.170 --> 00:18:24.250
  • And the thing about--if anybody
  • 00:18:24.250 --> 00:18:26.030
  • does puzzles, which I used to do
  • 00:18:26.030 --> 00:18:27.090
  • puzzles all the time, but
  • 00:18:27.090 --> 00:18:28.060
  • puzzles are like this.
  • 00:18:28.060 --> 00:18:29.170
  • You can have two pieces
  • 00:18:29.170 --> 00:18:30.180
  • of puzzle, and they look
  • 00:18:30.180 --> 00:18:31.210
  • very similar.
  • 00:18:31.210 --> 00:18:33.040
  • Why?
  • 00:18:33.040 --> 00:18:33.210
  • Because they're really close
  • 00:18:33.210 --> 00:18:34.230
  • together, but they don't
  • 00:18:34.230 --> 00:18:36.070
  • exactly fit at the right
  • 00:18:36.070 --> 00:18:38.190
  • place sometimes.
  • 00:18:38.190 --> 00:18:40.180
  • So, an agreement of power,
  • 00:18:40.180 --> 00:18:42.100
  • a lot of times you don't realize
  • 00:18:42.100 --> 00:18:43.120
  • you're working, you begin in
  • 00:18:43.120 --> 00:18:44.260
  • this amazing marriage
  • 00:18:44.260 --> 00:18:46.220
  • relationship, but you have all
  • 00:18:46.220 --> 00:18:48.020
  • these pieces of this puzzle.
  • 00:18:48.020 --> 00:18:50.090
  • And too many of us, and I say
  • 00:18:50.090 --> 00:18:52.150
  • this as nice as possible, but
  • 00:18:52.150 --> 00:18:54.130
  • too many of us are very lazy in
  • 00:18:54.130 --> 00:18:56.210
  • giving space and time to having
  • 00:18:56.210 --> 00:18:58.250
  • that conversation of life.
  • 00:18:58.250 --> 00:19:01.010
  • Too many of us put our hobbies
  • 00:19:01.010 --> 00:19:02.220
  • above conversation, put our
  • 00:19:02.220 --> 00:19:03.270
  • Instagram and social media
  • 00:19:03.270 --> 00:19:05.000
  • above that.
  • 00:19:05.000 --> 00:19:06.000
  • We put our sports, we put
  • 00:19:06.000 --> 00:19:07.030
  • watchin' TV.
  • 00:19:07.030 --> 00:19:08.040
  • We put a lot of things above
  • 00:19:08.040 --> 00:19:10.100
  • keeping this healthy, giving
  • 00:19:10.100 --> 00:19:12.290
  • it space and time.
  • 00:19:12.290 --> 00:19:14.230
  • You know, there's some of you
  • 00:19:14.230 --> 00:19:15.240
  • that you just, you have to make
  • 00:19:15.240 --> 00:19:17.150
  • a decision that, in order to get
  • 00:19:17.150 --> 00:19:19.000
  • those pieces of puzzle in your
  • 00:19:19.000 --> 00:19:20.270
  • life and get it consistently
  • 00:19:20.270 --> 00:19:22.220
  • getting those pieces put into
  • 00:19:22.220 --> 00:19:24.190
  • play, consistently building this
  • 00:19:24.190 --> 00:19:26.130
  • puzzle that God has called you
  • 00:19:26.130 --> 00:19:27.200
  • to complete on your time
  • 00:19:27.200 --> 00:19:29.290
  • on earth.
  • 00:19:29.290 --> 00:19:30.230
  • And it takes time, it takes
  • 00:19:30.230 --> 00:19:31.190
  • years and years of putting this
  • 00:19:31.190 --> 00:19:33.040
  • puzzle together.
  • 00:19:33.040 --> 00:19:34.020
  • But some of y'all need to make
  • 00:19:34.020 --> 00:19:35.080
  • certain decisions in your life.
  • 00:19:35.080 --> 00:19:36.100
  • And I would just challenge you,
  • 00:19:36.100 --> 00:19:37.190
  • even today, that some of you
  • 00:19:37.190 --> 00:19:38.200
  • need to reevaluate some of your
  • 00:19:38.200 --> 00:19:40.130
  • extra things that you're doing.
  • 00:19:40.130 --> 00:19:42.130
  • It's really easy to just sit
  • 00:19:42.130 --> 00:19:43.160
  • down, and you're with your
  • 00:19:43.160 --> 00:19:45.020
  • husband or wife, and you also
  • 00:19:45.020 --> 00:19:45.240
  • got your phone.
  • 00:19:45.240 --> 00:19:46.290
  • So you actually have three
  • 00:19:46.290 --> 00:19:48.000
  • people in your relationship,
  • 00:19:49.190 --> 00:19:52.190
  • yeah, yeah.
  • 00:19:52.260 --> 00:19:55.260
  • - Casey: That was kind of
  • 00:19:55.260 --> 00:19:56.120
  • a quiet clap.
  • 00:19:56.120 --> 00:19:57.030
  • - Wendy: Yeah, that was
  • 00:19:57.030 --> 00:19:57.270
  • a quiet clap.
  • 00:19:57.270 --> 00:19:58.140
  • That's--
  • 00:19:58.140 --> 00:19:59.000
  • [mumbling]
  • 00:19:59.000 --> 00:19:59.210
  • But you have three--as soon as
  • 00:19:59.210 --> 00:20:01.080
  • you pull your phone into any
  • 00:20:01.080 --> 00:20:02.200
  • conversation when you're with a
  • 00:20:02.200 --> 00:20:04.060
  • person, you have added a person,
  • 00:20:04.060 --> 00:20:06.210
  • and you've added an unknown.
  • 00:20:06.210 --> 00:20:08.090
  • Because the other person that's
  • 00:20:08.090 --> 00:20:09.250
  • in that, they don't get to see
  • 00:20:09.250 --> 00:20:11.290
  • what you're talkin' about.
  • 00:20:11.290 --> 00:20:13.280
  • They're not in that
  • 00:20:13.280 --> 00:20:14.180
  • conversation.
  • 00:20:14.180 --> 00:20:15.160
  • When you're holding your phone,
  • 00:20:15.160 --> 00:20:17.040
  • you've added a person, but you
  • 00:20:17.040 --> 00:20:18.170
  • have not included the person
  • 00:20:18.170 --> 00:20:20.180
  • that's only looking at you
  • 00:20:20.180 --> 00:20:22.050
  • holding that phone.
  • 00:20:22.050 --> 00:20:23.200
  • So, you have to really be
  • 00:20:23.200 --> 00:20:24.190
  • respectful and think,
  • 00:20:24.190 --> 00:20:25.160
  • "You know what?
  • 00:20:25.160 --> 00:20:26.080
  • Maybe I need to, when I come
  • 00:20:26.080 --> 00:20:27.050
  • home, I put my phone, I put it
  • 00:20:27.050 --> 00:20:28.140
  • on the charger, and I leave
  • 00:20:28.140 --> 00:20:29.110
  • it there."
  • 00:20:29.110 --> 00:20:30.070
  • And maybe there's certain time
  • 00:20:30.070 --> 00:20:30.290
  • zones of life that we, anybody,
  • 00:20:30.290 --> 00:20:32.170
  • could bring out their social,
  • 00:20:32.170 --> 00:20:33.270
  • you know, your stuff.
  • 00:20:33.270 --> 00:20:35.210
  • But other than that,
  • 00:20:35.210 --> 00:20:36.260
  • leave it there.
  • 00:20:36.260 --> 00:20:38.050
  • 'Cause why?
  • 00:20:38.050 --> 00:20:39.000
  • Because putting the puzzle is
  • 00:20:39.000 --> 00:20:41.050
  • more important together than me
  • 00:20:41.050 --> 00:20:43.190
  • talkin' or looking at the last
  • 00:20:43.190 --> 00:20:45.140
  • picture that was posted
  • 00:20:45.140 --> 00:20:47.270
  • that--who cares?
  • 00:20:47.270 --> 00:20:49.130
  • I mean, they only post the best
  • 00:20:49.130 --> 00:20:50.180
  • pictures anyway.
  • 00:20:50.180 --> 00:20:51.290
  • I mean, come on, they put all
  • 00:20:51.290 --> 00:20:52.200
  • those apps on it and make it all
  • 00:20:52.200 --> 00:20:54.200
  • look good, you know?
  • 00:20:54.200 --> 00:20:56.030
  • - Casey: I don't even know what
  • 00:20:56.030 --> 00:20:56.260
  • you're talkin' about because
  • 00:20:56.260 --> 00:20:57.200
  • I never look at that.
  • 00:20:57.200 --> 00:20:59.160
  • - Wendy: He doesn't.
  • 00:20:59.160 --> 00:21:00.240
  • - Casey: Vision, are you
  • 00:21:00.240 --> 00:21:02.080
  • in agreement?
  • 00:21:02.080 --> 00:21:04.070
  • Purpose, you know your purpose,
  • 00:21:04.280 --> 00:21:07.280
  • purpose of your family, purpose
  • 00:21:07.280 --> 00:21:09.260
  • for your future?
  • 00:21:09.260 --> 00:21:11.290
  • Desires, are you clear, in
  • 00:21:11.290 --> 00:21:14.010
  • agreement on the things
  • 00:21:14.010 --> 00:21:15.270
  • you desire?
  • 00:21:15.270 --> 00:21:17.140
  • I can't tell you how many
  • 00:21:17.140 --> 00:21:18.130
  • husbands have told me their
  • 00:21:18.130 --> 00:21:19.270
  • desires and then said, "I don't
  • 00:21:19.270 --> 00:21:22.080
  • think it'll happen because my
  • 00:21:22.080 --> 00:21:23.110
  • wife isn't in agreement."
  • 00:21:23.110 --> 00:21:26.020
  • So, does that mean they're
  • 00:21:26.020 --> 00:21:27.020
  • living their lives sad 'cause
  • 00:21:27.020 --> 00:21:29.260
  • there's no agreement, or they've
  • 00:21:29.260 --> 00:21:31.260
  • just never had the conversation
  • 00:21:31.260 --> 00:21:34.130
  • to find a place of agreement?
  • 00:21:34.130 --> 00:21:36.240
  • So, it's important.
  • 00:21:36.240 --> 00:21:38.070
  • Where there is no vision,
  • 00:21:38.070 --> 00:21:39.200
  • marriages perish.
  • 00:21:39.200 --> 00:21:42.060
  • Where there's no agreement
  • 00:21:42.060 --> 00:21:43.240
  • of vision, there's division,
  • 00:21:43.240 --> 00:21:46.110
  • and division kills vision.
  • 00:21:46.190 --> 00:21:49.190
  • So, find a place.
  • 00:21:49.190 --> 00:21:51.230
  • Find the time.
  • 00:21:51.230 --> 00:21:52.180
  • Like Wendy's said, it takes a
  • 00:21:52.180 --> 00:21:54.130
  • while to put those pieces
  • 00:21:54.130 --> 00:21:56.020
  • together, but it's worth it
  • 00:21:56.020 --> 00:21:57.250
  • because then you get to live the
  • 00:21:57.250 --> 00:21:59.190
  • dream together and experience
  • 00:21:59.190 --> 00:22:01.060
  • amazing blessing from God.
  • 00:22:01.060 --> 00:22:03.080
  • All right, here's another
  • 00:22:03.080 --> 00:22:04.020
  • question for you.
  • 00:22:04.020 --> 00:22:05.270
  • Who taught you what you believe
  • 00:22:05.270 --> 00:22:08.050
  • about marriage and family life?
  • 00:22:08.050 --> 00:22:10.050
  • That's a good question.
  • 00:22:10.050 --> 00:22:11.090
  • - Wendy: That's a great
  • 00:22:11.090 --> 00:22:12.110
  • question.
  • 00:22:12.110 --> 00:22:13.050
  • - Casey: Who taught you what
  • 00:22:13.050 --> 00:22:14.000
  • you believe?
  • 00:22:14.000 --> 00:22:14.200
  • Or maybe we could say it like
  • 00:22:14.200 --> 00:22:15.240
  • this: Who are you following?
  • 00:22:15.240 --> 00:22:17.290
  • Right?
  • 00:22:17.290 --> 00:22:18.190
  • Are you following a popular
  • 00:22:18.190 --> 00:22:20.100
  • television show host?
  • 00:22:20.100 --> 00:22:21.270
  • Are you following "The Big Bang
  • 00:22:21.270 --> 00:22:24.060
  • Theory"?
  • 00:22:24.060 --> 00:22:24.270
  • Are you following Uncle Billy
  • 00:22:24.270 --> 00:22:27.040
  • Bob that had four divorces?
  • 00:22:28.010 --> 00:22:31.010
  • Who's subconsciously taught you
  • 00:22:31.010 --> 00:22:33.120
  • how to be a wife or how to be a
  • 00:22:33.120 --> 00:22:35.150
  • husband or how to be a mother
  • 00:22:35.150 --> 00:22:37.150
  • and a father?
  • 00:22:37.150 --> 00:22:38.130
  • - Wendy: Yeah, and I think the
  • 00:22:38.130 --> 00:22:39.110
  • older you get, the more you see
  • 00:22:39.110 --> 00:22:41.290
  • or hear your mom and dad coming
  • 00:22:41.290 --> 00:22:44.080
  • out of you at different times.
  • 00:22:44.080 --> 00:22:45.070
  • How many of you recognize--?
  • 00:22:45.070 --> 00:22:46.040
  • - Casey: Yeah, that's kinda
  • 00:22:46.040 --> 00:22:46.250
  • scary sometimes, isn't it?
  • 00:22:46.250 --> 00:22:48.050
  • - Wendy: It's scary sometimes.
  • 00:22:48.050 --> 00:22:49.050
  • All of the sudden, you say
  • 00:22:49.050 --> 00:22:50.000
  • somethin', and you're like,
  • 00:22:50.000 --> 00:22:50.200
  • "Oops, that was so my mom," or,
  • 00:22:50.200 --> 00:22:53.040
  • "That was so my dad."
  • 00:22:53.040 --> 00:22:54.260
  • And I think it's a really valid
  • 00:22:54.260 --> 00:22:56.170
  • thing to consider and ponder.
  • 00:22:56.170 --> 00:22:58.200
  • Where are you getting your
  • 00:22:58.200 --> 00:23:00.090
  • information from?
  • 00:23:00.090 --> 00:23:01.130
  • Because right now our culture in
  • 00:23:01.130 --> 00:23:04.020
  • our secular world is getting so
  • 00:23:04.020 --> 00:23:05.250
  • much of what they believe off of
  • 00:23:05.250 --> 00:23:07.090
  • just reading wherever you
  • 00:23:07.090 --> 00:23:09.130
  • get your news.
  • 00:23:09.130 --> 00:23:10.190
  • I mean, wherever you get your
  • 00:23:10.190 --> 00:23:11.150
  • news is where so many of us are
  • 00:23:11.150 --> 00:23:13.090
  • getting our basic belief.
  • 00:23:13.090 --> 00:23:15.080
  • We're watching movies.
  • 00:23:15.080 --> 00:23:16.040
  • We're watching the TV shows that
  • 00:23:16.040 --> 00:23:17.230
  • are not written at all from
  • 00:23:17.230 --> 00:23:19.250
  • a biblical perspective.
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  • They're not written at all from
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  • a moral character perspective.
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  • They're written to entertain us
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  • and to put--as they would
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  • say--generally, if you listen to
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  • people in the entertainment and
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  • news, they try to push
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  • the envelope.
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  • And have you ever asked yourself
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  • the question, "What envelope do
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  • they keep trying to push?"
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  • They're trying to push the
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  • envelope of decency and honor
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  • and kindness and forgiveness.
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  • They don't want that.
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  • They wanna push it to be as
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  • nasty and exciting and as out
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  • there as they can get.
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  • So, we're watching things that,
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  • if you really thought about it,
  • 00:23:52.060 --> 00:23:54.030
  • you go, "Do I really want that
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  • life that I am watching?"
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  • Well, no, not at all.
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  • "Do I believe what
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  • I'm watching."
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  • But no, not at all.
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  • But we watch it, we listen to
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  • it, we read it over and over
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  • and over.
  • 00:24:03.280 --> 00:24:04.180
  • So you're like, "Well, what
  • 00:24:04.180 --> 00:24:05.220
  • do we do?
  • 00:24:05.220 --> 00:24:06.120
  • How do we combat that in
  • 00:24:06.120 --> 00:24:08.210
  • our life?"
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  • Because the results of that is
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  • lack of success.
  • 00:24:12.150 --> 00:24:13.190
  • The results of getting--feeding
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  • that into the computer of your
  • 00:24:16.000 --> 00:24:17.070
  • heart is divorce, is separation,
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  • is loneliness, is unforgiveness.
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  • That's the result of what
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  • that--and I'm always like,
  • 00:24:24.220 --> 00:24:25.210
  • "Well, whatever you put into
  • 00:24:25.210 --> 00:24:28.110
  • your computer is going to come
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  • out, and that's the result
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  • you're gonna get."
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  • So, my question is, what kind of
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  • results do you want in
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  • your life?
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  • Not just this moment of life,
  • 00:24:36.220 --> 00:24:38.150
  • because you have to put into
  • 00:24:38.150 --> 00:24:39.220
  • your computer to get it out in
  • 00:24:39.220 --> 00:24:41.120
  • the next years to come.
  • 00:24:41.120 --> 00:24:43.040
  • So I'm like, "Man, I want
  • 00:24:43.040 --> 00:24:44.130
  • successful marriage,
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  • financial life.
  • 00:24:46.030 --> 00:24:47.140
  • I want successful children.
  • 00:24:47.140 --> 00:24:48.170
  • I want successful friendships."
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  • So, I wanna read, listen, and
  • 00:24:50.000 --> 00:24:52.090
  • watch those that have success
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  • biblically based.
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  • I don't want--and I'm not gonna
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  • listen to somebody that they've
  • 00:24:57.130 --> 00:24:58.210
  • never been married and they're
  • 00:24:58.210 --> 00:24:59.200
  • teachin' me how to be married,
  • 00:24:59.200 --> 00:25:00.270
  • they've never had children,
  • 00:25:00.270 --> 00:25:01.210
  • they're teachin' me how to have
  • 00:25:01.210 --> 00:25:02.150
  • children, they've never
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  • financially prospered, and
  • 00:25:03.110 --> 00:25:04.260
  • they're tryin' to convince me
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  • how to do it their financial
  • 00:25:05.270 --> 00:25:07.050
  • way, and they're livin' out of
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  • the car, you know?
  • 00:25:07.290 --> 00:25:09.020
  • I'm like, "Well, wait a minute."
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  • Know who you're listening to,
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  • and listen wisely.
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  • You know, get in life groups.
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  • Get around the family of God and
  • 00:25:16.030 --> 00:25:19.010
  • build relationships that you
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  • encourage each other in this way
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  • of living this amazing character
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  • - Casey: Well, we're praying
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  • that these Scriptures, these
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  • truths, this message on
  • 00:25:31.150 --> 00:25:33.030
  • relationships gonna help
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  • you, right?
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  • That's why we do what we do.
  • 00:25:35.130 --> 00:25:36.210
  • We wanna help people, make a
  • 00:25:36.210 --> 00:25:38.150
  • difference in your life, make
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  • your marriage better, make your
  • 00:25:39.230 --> 00:25:41.000
  • life better.
  • 00:25:41.000 --> 00:25:41.280
  • It's possible when you follow
  • 00:25:41.280 --> 00:25:44.080
  • God's ways.
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  • - Wendy: Yeah, and, you know,
  • 00:25:44.290 --> 00:25:45.230
  • we get it, that relationships
  • 00:25:45.230 --> 00:25:47.190
  • have a lot of different, like,
  • 00:25:47.190 --> 00:25:49.190
  • hard spots and challenges, and
  • 00:25:49.190 --> 00:25:52.070
  • sometimes you kinda feel like,
  • 00:25:52.070 --> 00:25:53.100
  • "Man, I'm tryin' to do this
  • 00:25:53.100 --> 00:25:54.100
  • alone, and I'm frustrated."
  • 00:25:54.100 --> 00:25:56.130
  • Or, "I got my feelings hurt."
  • 00:25:56.130 --> 00:25:57.230
  • Or, "I feel abandoned."
  • 00:25:57.230 --> 00:25:59.080
  • But God does have a pathway of
  • 00:25:59.080 --> 00:26:01.280
  • relationships, and if you learn
  • 00:26:01.280 --> 00:26:04.040
  • God's pathway, which we were
  • 00:26:04.040 --> 00:26:05.090
  • just talkin' about, it's like
  • 00:26:05.090 --> 00:26:06.190
  • you begin to feel the win in
  • 00:26:06.190 --> 00:26:08.110
  • your life, and not be a victim,
  • 00:26:08.110 --> 00:26:09.240
  • but be a person that lives in
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  • victory of having these great
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  • God relationships in your life.
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  • We're so glad that you've joined
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  • in with us.
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  • - Casey: Yeah, choose not
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  • to be a victim.
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  • Choose to overcome and get
  • 00:26:19.200 --> 00:26:22.040
  • better and get to what God
  • 00:26:22.040 --> 00:26:23.150
  • really wants for you, which is
  • 00:26:23.150 --> 00:26:25.240
  • abundant life, right?
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  • That's his will for your
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  • marriage, for every part of your
  • 00:26:28.030 --> 00:26:30.060
  • life, abundant life.
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  • He has that planned for you.
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