Marriage

Is It Wise to Marry an Unbeliever?

“Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?” – 2 Corinthians 6:14 As we study tests in Samson’s life, the fourth test based on the life of Samson is appropriate for men, the woman test. However, the principle applies to how women … Read more

The Key to True Masculinity

“But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.” – Isaiah 53:5  Earlier this week, we learned that men are prone toward either chauvinism or cowardice. So, what are men to do? The key is … Read more

Honor Your Wives Pt. 2

“Likewise, husbands live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel since they are heirs with you of the grace of life so that your prayers may not be hindered.” – 1 Peter 3:7 Yesterday, we looked at four ways husbands are to honor their … Read more

Honor Your Wives Pt. 1

“Likewise, husbands live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel since they are heirs with you of the grace of life so that your prayers may not be hindered.” – 1 Peter 3:7 As we learn how to honor our wives from 1 Peter … Read more

The Gender Wars

“To the woman he said: ‘I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire will be contrary to your husband, but he shall rule over you.’ And to Adam he said: ‘Because you have listened to the voice of you wife and have eaten of the tree … Read more

Men, Where Are You?

“And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, ‘Where are you?’” … Read more

What do Christians believe about gay marriage?

Jesus was a rabbi—a teacher of the Old Testament. In His ancient Jewish context, homosexuality was universally seen as contrary to God’s design. Had Jesus wanted to overturn the obvious Old Testament stance against homosexuality, He would have needed to make a lot of noise. But the New Testament offers ample evidence that His views … Read more

Why Two Wives Are Always a Bad Idea

If you’ve ever seen a broken family, then you know how intense and emotional conflict becomes when there are two warring and irreconcilable factions. Now imagine a married man who also has a girlfriend and children with her. Imagine that these women and children despise one another, fight often, and wish the other woman and her … Read more

Make Vacations Great Again

Song of Songs 7:11 (NIV) – Come, my beloved, let us go to the countryside let us spend the night in the villages. Planning a good vacation takes a lot of praying and preparing. The earlier you start planning, the better the odds it will be a blessing and not a curse. As a couple, … Read more

Why You Need to be a Lover and a Friend

Song of Songs 5:16 (NLT) – …my lover, my friend. Friendship between a husband and wife is crucial to a healthy and successful marriage. Too many religious people settle for functional marriages that lack fun. You may love your spouse, but do you LIKE them? Do you enjoy being around them and learning about them? … Read more

Flirting Instead of Fighting

Song of Songs 2:10,15 – My beloved speaks and says to me: “Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away…Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards…” In Song of Songs 2, the woman is making deposits into her relationship by the words she speaks to her beloved. Like a … Read more

Friendship or Love?

Song of Songs 1:4 – How right they are to adore you! As we settle into our marriage and time passes, it’s good to remind ourselves of how and why we fell in love. What was this like for you? For your beloved? As life gets busy with kids, work, and daily activities, it becomes … Read more