Under the best of conditions, marriage takes work to make it succeed. Next to baptism, marriage is the most important decision we could ever make.
Our concept of marriage must be positive and more mature, modeled after Christ's attentiveness toward the Church, as opposed to the world's distorted concept.
Martin Collins warns that we ought not to let our cultural understandings run interference with God's teaching on marriage, plainly taught in the Scripture. In Ephesians 5:22, we see an injunction that marriage partners must submit to one another in the fe. . .
Martin Collins, continuing his series on marriage and the family, maintains that God established the order of family relationships, creating Eve after Adam, not as a slave, but as a companion, prefiguring the relationship of Christ and His Church, a loving. . .
Cohabitation has led to increased divorce, marital violence, and lack of fidelity after marriage. Mass media has shamelessly used sex to promote materialism.
Martin Collins, focusing upon the covenantal relationship of marriage, reaffirms the respective roles of husband and wife, typifying the relationship between Christ and His Church. In this twelfth and concluding message in this series, the emphasis is upon. . .
The evil of the mixed marriages in the Book of Malachi was a spiritual defilement, yoking spiritual and worldly elements, intrinsically unequal.
God named both Adam and Eve 'Adam', signifying an unbreakable bond. This bond was secure until sin entered, creating enmity between men, women, and God.
The Bible emphasizes marriage as the primary bond of society. The purpose for the marriage relationship is to depict the marriage of Christ and His bride.
Our children internalize our values; we teach largely by example. If we do not take seriously the responsibility for rearing our children, somebody else will.
Martin Collins suggests that pessimism or cynicism in the leadership or government of God is faithlessness. In the context of church authority, the emphasis is on persuasion not compulsion. We obey because we are convinced from the heart?conversion?rather . . .
Richard Ritenbaugh maintains that interpersonal and family relationships in Corinth could be characterized as highly dysfunctional. God's way regarding marital and family relationships was so drastically different from the Greek and Roman philosophical app. . .
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on man's ultimate destiny to have dominion over the entire universe, admonishes that preparation for this awesome responsibility requires faithful stewardship over the things God has entrusted to us (our bodies, families, posses. . .
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