Why Attend Marriage Events, Reason #2 - You’re Dumb if You Don’t.

On Thursday our church (libertybaptistchurch.ws) is privileged to host Mitch Temple, author of The Marriage Turnaround.  Mitch will be with us from 7:00-9:00 sharing on the topic of “Making Marriage Your Business.”  Why should you take the time to be here for this important event?  This week I will share with you some reasons why you should attend:
REASON #2 You’re dumb if you don’t.
Many people may not invest time in marriage events because they believe doing so is admission that there are problems in their marriage.  It is like an altar call on Sunday mornings.  Going to the altar is like waving an open letter to the rest of the congregation that, “Yes, I sinned this week.  The preacher’s sermon was about me.”  The thought is terrifying, but if it makes you feel any better - we already knew :).
The Bible teaches that wise people seek counsel (Prov. 15:22) and broken people enjoy God’s forgiveness (1 John 1:9).  Investing time in learning is not confessing that you don’t know, it is exhibiting that you want to know more.  Listening to speakers and reading books by people who have studied a subject thoroughly is the smart thing to do!  Smart people are constant learners.  They are always seeking out information, new and better ways to do things.  Smart people don’t know all the answers.  Smart people ask good questions!
People who know it all, who think they have life all figured out, who are too proud to listen to others because they think they know more than them - these we call the village idiots!  It’s even worse when you marry one!  Prove to your wife or husband that you’re not the village idiot, take him or her to a marriage event.
I have found that the majority of people who attend marriage events are those who have been to an event at some time in the past, found it to be a great benefit, have enjoyed the fruits of what they learned, and are wanting to know more.  Marriage events are not as much for people with problems as they are for people who want to avoid them.  I have often found that for couples who wait until there are obvious problems in the marriage before they seek help, it is often too late.  Calamity comes (Prov. 1:20-33).  
Staying home because you are afraid of what other people may think about you is the dumb thing to do.  Do the smart thing.  Invest some time in learning how to make your marriage better. 


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