Secrets to a Successful Marriage

Pete Briscoe

There’s no shortage of opinion about how to achieve a great marriage. Yet even with all the advice from popular culture, books, movies, and social media, it’s obvious that so many couples are looking in the wrong places for answers about how to not only stay married, but how to experience a deeply intimate, enriching, and mind-blowing marriage.

What are we missing and why are we failing to achieve successful marriages?

Pete Briscoe wants to help you tap into the source for creating a thriving marriage with his new 6-message series that features his best teaching on the topic of marriage. Secrets to a Successful Marriage will show you how to apply God’s Truth so He can transform your relationship with your spouse. No matter how long you’ve been married or how good you think your marriage already is, this series can take your marriage to a divine level of fulfillment and satisfaction.

Messages From This Series:

  1. 1. Merging Two Kingdoms

    Pete Briscoe

    If you look behind the conflicts, arguments, and unresolved disputes in your marriage you'll likely find the root problem is that you and your spouse are fighting for control. The human quest for control is nothing new—it's been plaguing relationships since the beginning of time. And the tension that results from guarding your turf prevents your marriage from flourishing.

    In this message, Pete Briscoe talks about how our need for control is really just a symptom of something deeper. He discusses what it takes to erase the boundaries of our individual kingdoms in order to enjoy the oneness that God intended for our marriages.

    Scripture:  Matthew 18 , Matthew 20

  2. 3. How to Share Your Hurts

    Pete Briscoe

    Explosive arguments can hurt a marriage, but silence can destroy a relationship, too. When spouses keep unresolved issues to themselves, it's like filling a gunnysack. The more hurts are stuffed into it, the heavier it gets. And then one day it bursts open, and every past frustration pours out all at once.

    Has that happened to you? Has some inconsequential argument turned into a raging fight because your gunnysack finally burst? In this message, Pete Briscoe turns to Scripture to describe how you can productively unpack your gunnysack and strengthen your marriage.

    Scripture:  1 Corinthians 13:4 - 13:11 , Ephesians 4:25 - 4:26

  3. 4. Choosing to Lose Wins in Marriage

    Pete Briscoe

    You know the saying, "Won the battle but lost the war." It's actually a profound description of what can happen in a marriage if one spouse insists on always winning arguments and getting their own way. The victory may feel good in the short term, but it can do serious damage to your relationship, long term.

    In this message, Pete teaches from Philippians on how to achieve real victory in marriage by being willing to lose.

    Scripture:  Philippians 2:1 - 2:7

  4. 5. Becoming a Spirit-Led Spouse

    Pete Briscoe

    "You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love." (Galatians 5:13)

    What's the key to a great marriage? It's something soon-to-be-married couples ask all the time! The answer: two people walking in the Spirit, loving one another. Put another way, you can choose to serve yourself (flesh) or serve your spouse, empowered by the Spirit! Your choice determines what kind of marriage you'll have.

    In this teaching, Pete addresses three questions:

    - How do I know when I’m in the flesh or in the Spirit?

    - How do I avoid the flesh?

    - How can I get into the Spirit?

    Scripture:  Galatians 5:13

  5. 6. One Flesh

    Pete Briscoe

    Our culture tells us that sexual satisfaction is found not with your spouse, but out there with someone else—anyone else. The worldly message is that life with just one person is boring and predictable. But God created sex and He had something much more wonderful in mind. God meant for sex to be between husband and wife, and He meant for it to be amazing.

    In this message, Pete helps us understand what God has planned for us.

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Telling the Truth is an international on-air and online media ministry that distributes the teaching content of three uniquely-gifted Bible teachers—Stuart and Jill Briscoe, and their son, Pete Briscoe—to help people know Christ and experience Life in all its fullness.

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