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Section V — From the marriage altar

Date ___________ AH-SG 16.1

A. Read pages 99-128. AH-SG 16.2

B. Check your knowledge: AH-SG 16.3

1. What did God make husband and wife to be to each other? (99:1.)

AH-SG 16.4

2. Complete: “Jesus wants to see __________ marriages.” (99:4.) AH-SG 16.5

3. What is the proper attitude to have toward a Christian wedding? (100:4.)

AH-SG 16.6

4. What is inappropriate? (101:2.)

AH-SG 16.7

5. Complete: “Marriage does not lessen their ____________, but strengthens it.” (102:3.) AH-SG 16.8

6. What should be done during the beginning of married life? (103:5.)

AH-SG 16.9

7. Complete: “The wife is to _____________ and ___________ her husband, and the husband is to ________________ and ________________ his wife.” (103:4.) AH-SG 16.10

8. What should a husband or wife do when difficulties, perplexities, and discouragements arise? (106:1.)

AH-SG 16.11

9. How should love be manifested? (109:1.)

AH-SG 16.12

10. Complete: “Let all seek to discover the _______________ rather than the _________________.”(105:3.) AH-SG 16.13

11. Complete: “As your love for Him [Christ] ______________, your love for each other will grow ____________ and stronger.” (106:0.) AH-SG 16.14

12. Complete: “The wife must not consider herself a __________, to be tended, but a _____________; one to put her shoulder un-der real, not imaginary, burdens, and live an understanding, thoughtful life, considering that there are other things to be thought of than herself.” (110, 111.) AH-SG 16.15

13. Complete: “Come to your family with a __________ countenance, with sympathy, tenderness, and love. This will be better than expending money for _______________________ or physicians for your wife.” (111:2.) AH-SG 16.16

14. Draw lines between the beginnings of these sentences (in the left-hand column) and their endings (in the right-hand column):
a. “Continue the (1) a plea for rulership.” (106:4.)
b. “Neither husband nor wife is to make (2) rather than exact it.” (107:3.)
c. “Allow no sharpness (3) to come into your voices.” (107:1.)
d. “Let each give love (4) are more valuable than wealth and luxury.” (108:1.)
e. “Thankful hearts and kind looks (5) early attentions.” (106:1.)
AH-SG 17.1

15. Complete: “The husband should let his wife know that he ________________________ her work.” (114:1.) AH-SG 17.2

16. Complete: AH-SG 17.3

“Neither the husband nor the wife should attempt to exercise over the other an ______________________________________.” (118:2.) AH-SG 17.4

17. What subjects of conversation do we avoid? (119:2.)

AH-SG 17.5

18. What should be firmly repressed? (120:1.)

AH-SG 17.6

19. Does the Spirit of Prophecy condemn sexual intercourse except for child bearing? (121:2.)

AH-SG 17.7

20. “It is carrying that which is ________________ to excess that makes it a grievous sin.” (122:3.) AH-SG 17.8

C. Rate your love for your family: AH-SG 17.9

Affectionate ______ Warm ________ Indifferent ________ Cold ________ AH-SG 17.10

1. What is your most charming way of expressing affection?

AH-SG 17.11

__________________________________________________ AH-SG 17.12

2. What is your most annoying habit to your family?

AH-SG 17.13

D. Discuss with others: AH-SG 18.1

1. In the light of these two sentences, whose counsel should we follow?
“Jesus wants to see happy marriages.” (99:4.)
“Satan loves to see misery.” (72:2.)

AH-SG 18.2

2. Why was Christ’s first miracle at a marriage festival? (99:2.)

AH-SG 18.3

3. How much should be spent on clothes, flowers, receptions, etc., in a Christian wedding? (100, 101.)

AH-SG 18.4

4. What does it mean to “study to advance the happiness of each other”? (106:1.)

AH-SG 18.5

5. What does a companionable wife and mother mean to her husband, son, and daughter? (110:1, 2.)

AH-SG 18.6

6. How can the “unhappy couple” on pages 111 and 112 become happy?

AH-SG 18.7

7. “She [Eve] had fallen into temptation by separating from her companion.” (115:1.) Had Adam and Eve remained together, would they have yielded to temptation?

AH-SG 18.8

8. What lesson are we to learn from this?

AH-SG 18.9

E. Think on these things: AH-SG 18.10

1. How can the evening be a “pleasant social season” in your home? (110:2.)

AH-SG 18.11

2. How often should love be expressed? (109:1.)

AH-SG 18.12

3. In what ways is love expressed? (109:1.)

AH-SG 18.13

4. How do accusations often become realities? (110:0.)

AH-SG 18.14

5. Am I truly making a real endeavor to make a success of my marriage, or am I expecting my partner to make all the adjustments and efforts?

AH-SG 18.15

6. Should the emphasis be on “Wives, submit” or on “As it is fit in the Lord”? (115, 116.)

AH-SG 18.16

7. Do I consider sexual intercourse an act of endearment, a way of expressing my devotion to my companion?

AH-SG 18.17

F. What is one way I (as the husband, wife, son, daughter) can express love to each member of my family today?

AH-SG 18.18