How is Marriage Like the Trinity?

Ephesians 5:25 – Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her… As we have established, the Trinity is a bit like a family, living together in love and sacrificial unity along with familial language for the Father and Son. In the Trinity, the Father is the singular head, … Read more

What is a Covenant Marriage?

Matthew 19:6 – “…So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” Regarding triangles, a covenant marriage has not just the husband and wife, but also the Lord. The Christian marriage ceremony includes prayers, Scriptures, and vows, which are intended to clearly recognize God as … Read more

What is Relational Triangling?

1 Corinthians 7:32-34 – I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord. But the married man is anxious about worldly things, how to please his wife, and his interests are divided. John and Susan were married in their late … Read more

Did You Grow Up in a Normal Family?

Genesis 2:24 (KJV) – Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Growing up, we tend to think our family is normal because it is the only frame of reference we have. As we get to know other families, visit their … Read more

What are “Boys Who Can Shave”?

1 Timothy 5:8 – But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. In the United States, there is a growing crisis of adults not launching into marriage and parenting. In some cultures, things are even more … Read more

How Can You Honor Your Parents as an Adult?

Ephesians 6:1 – Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. When you are little, you obey your mother and father. However, when you leave your parents to become an adult, and then marry and establish your own family into which you welcome children, your parents should no longer give you commands … Read more

When Should You Leave Your Mother and Father?

Ephesians 6:1 – Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Let’s look together at a few significant Scriptures on parenthood and family dynamics that are often misinterpreted and misunderstood. It’s my hope that the Bible would be useful in creating and fostering healthy family dynamics and would not be weaponized by … Read more

What is God’s Heart for Families?

Acts 16:31 – And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Depending upon which English translation of the Bible you prefer, the word “family” appears upwards of 700 times. The Bible also refers to a family unit as a “house” or “household” some 2,000 times. In … Read more

What Does the Bible Say About Families?

Psalm 68:6 (NIV) – God places the lonely in families… When our children were little, I would tuck them into bed, pray with them, read Scripture with them, and sing with them. One night, one of the kids asked what the Trinity was like.  I was straining to explain this complex concept, and so I … Read more