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Tim Keller |  June 12, 2005

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  • Marriage
  • Family and Relationships
Proverbs 2:16-17
RS 178-22


The book of Proverbs teaches us about wisdom, and wisdom is critically important to have in our relationships. Family relationships can be especially challenging — mistakes, wrong choices, bad patterns of behavior can be absolutely devastating. We need wisdom to navigate these things in our families.

Whether you have a large family or small family, distant or close, there is something for everybody here. The themes of wisdom that run through familial relationships are kind of universal. Let’s take a look, first of all, at what the book of Proverbs says about the relationship of spouse to spouse and then relationships of parents and children.

Understanding Proverbs

We’re looking closely at different proverbs, focusing on how they talk about family ties, the promise of marriage, and how marriage can change us. They remind us we need wisdom, self-discipline, and understanding in life. These proverbs teach us to respect and forgive our parents and to see Jesus as the most important source of love and satisfaction. The goal is to inspire you to look to Jesus for help in making your family relationships better.



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