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RCCG Sunday School Teachers Manual 8 May 2022 | Lesson 36

RCCG Sunday School Teachers Manual 8 May 2022
RCCG Sunday School Teachers Manual 8 May 2022 | Lesson 36 | Bridging Marital Gap

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LESSON THIRTY SIX (36)
TOPIC: Bridging Marital Gap

SUNDAY SCHOOL HYMN

  1. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    O how I love Thee well,
    I am happy, it makes me glad
    To rejoice at Thy birth.

  2. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Thy friend friendship suits me well,
    Both young and will sing Thy song,
    We long for Sunday School.

  3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Christ was Thy first teacher,
    The Holy Spirit, great teacher,l
    Does manifest in thee.

  4. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    This testimony is sure,
    That God, the Father Almighty,Ooo
    Poured His blessing on Thee

  5. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Though the sun be so bright,
    Or if the clouds be black with rain,
    I’ll be in Sunday School.

  6. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day
    I rejoice to see Thee,
    Will thou pass over me today?
    Without my being blest?

RCCG Sunday School Teachers Manual 8 May 2022 | Lesson 36

OPENING PRAYER: Almighty Father, we pray that every family will continuously drive away devil from their family through the guidance of Your words and the Holy Spirit.

BIBLE PASSAGE: 1 CORINTHIANS 7:1-40.

MEMORY VERSE: “Neither give place to the devil” Ephesians 4:27.

RCCG Sunday School Teachers Manual 8 May 2022 INTRODUCTION:

God is the author of marriage (Gen.2:24) He designed it to bring glory to His name and also for man to enjoy. However many marriages today are not conforming to the will of God. Rather than bringing pleasure, many marriages are full of pains and tales of woes because of human choices made contrary to biblical blue prints. In this lesson we shall unravel some of the gaps prevalent in some marriages leading to unfaithfulness among couples.

TEXT REVIEW: 1 Corinthians 7:1-40.
Teacher should find out any five directives which God gave the believer on marital bond from 1Corinthians 7:1-15.
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RCCG Sunday School Teachers Manual 8 May 2022 LESSON OUTLINES:

  1. FORMS OF MARITAL GAPS
  2. SOME PRACTICAL WAYS TO BRIDGING THE GAPS
    LESSON OUTLINE 1: FORMS OF MARITAL GAPS
    i. Teacher should ask students to mention those factors which could bring gap between husband and wife.

ii. Teacher should explain the points in Outline 1 as stated below:
a. Locational gaps: Long periods of absence, whether travelling for work or serving in the military, greatly reduces the opportunities for couples to properly bond. Examples are the Portiphars (Gen.39:5-7) and the Uriahs (2Sam.11). Long-distance marriage is not ideal.

b. Emotional Gaps: The feeling of insecurity and loneliness, whether emotional, physical or sexual, can create a gap between couples. The search for excitement to escape boredom and experiment with new things like adopting new hobbies or hanging out with new friends can affect the relationship between spouses.

c. Poor Boundaries: Poor personal boundaries, or the limits we place on other people as to what we find or unacceptable, can also result in marital gap.

d. Revenge: the desire to pay back the wrong doing of a partner in the ‘same coin’ can result in marital gap.

e. Sexual Gaps: Many partners in marital relationship are not enjoying sex or getting satisfaction sexually. They are only enduring and coping because their spouses are not sensitive to their sexual needs. Be it husband or wife, having an uninteresting sex life could put your relationship at risk of infidelity.

f. Financial Gaps: When the financial orientation of the couple differs and both parties fail to reach a compromise as to how money should be managed, there is bound to be conflict which may negatively affect the union.

g. Physical/Physiological Gaps: There are also situations where a couple do not pay attention to each other or do not like to go out together or have a passionate relationship, eventually, one or both of them look outside their relationship for someone whom they want to be with. (Mal.2:14-16).

h. Communication Gaps: communication is one of the most fundamental components of a successful relationship. If you cannot talk to your Spouse and listen to what he or she has to say, you will have a hard time making it through the difficult hurdles in your marriage. Not being able to share secrets, stories and feelings with their spouses can lead some people to open up to others emotionally.

i. Excessive use of the internet and social media: Connecting with other people and talking or chatting with them for hours at length at home, work or even in some public spaces at the expense of your spouse can extend the gap in your relationship.

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Can you say marital gaps is increasing or decreasing in our societies?

RCCG Sunday School Teachers Manual 8 May 2022 | Lesson 36

LESSON OUTLINE 2. SOME PRACTICAL WAYS TO BRIDGING THE GAPS
i. Teacher should allow/encourage students who had experienced marital gaps before to share their experiences on how they were able to bridge the gap. They could also narrate their bitter plight during those periods.

ii. Teacher should explain the points as stated in Lesson Outline 2 below:
a. Avoid living separately in the name of job offer or searching for ‘greener pasture’.

b. Understand your spouse’s love language i.e. ask and do things that make them want to be with you the more e.g. holding of hands.

c. Go out together on dates; visit other families, friends and colleagues together.

d. Commend the good things your spouse does.

e. Condemn what is bad in love (not the person but the act) and apologize correctly. Give no room to the devil. (Eph. 4:27).

f. Handle matters discreetly and immediately.

g. Celebrate each other, exchange gifts regularly
and create a conducive atmosphere for God’s presence in your homes. (Ps.133:1).

CLASS ACTIVITY 2:What role does communication gap play in marital gap?

SUMMARY: Avoid marital gaps

CONCLUSION: Marriages succeed on intentional effort and purposeful choices made by the partners to make it heaven on earth.

EVALUATION: What are the causes and remedies to marital gaps?

CLOSING PRAYER: Almighty Father, please send Your wisdom to couples on how to bridge all manners of marital gaps in Jesus’ name.

ASSIGNMENT: Identify any five (5) reasons marital bond should be embraced or why marital gaps should be avoided.

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