Husbands need to imitate God's behavior as reflected through the life of Jesus Christ. Isaiah 54 reveals Yahweh (who became Jesus Christ) as the Husband of Israel.
From this often misunderstood and misinterpreted poetical work comes some hopeful prophecies along with some vivid descriptions of intimate spiritual love.
In this sermon on spiritual cause and effect, John Ritenbaugh, using the old cliché, "You can't put the cart before the horse," reveals that there is a definite cause and effect, "reap what you sow" principle introduced in Genesis 2:16 . . .
A chief purpose of marriage is to teach godly government. It provides an environment to learn both how to submit to authority and how to oversee others in love.
In Eve's curse lies the beginnings of both women's difficulties in childbearing and the battle of the sexes. The effects of this curse are still being felt daily!
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.
When we were single, we had all the answers to the art of parenting, but actual practice humbles us as to how ill-equipped we are for this task.
Martin Collins suggests that, regarding marital harmony, while one can fake a spiritual facade on the Sabbath, it takes the indwelling of the Holy Spirit to ensure a proper marriage relationship in which the wife submits to her husband, each spouse submits. . .
Radical feminism has tried to empower one gender by disabling and marginalizing the other gender, creating a pathological, dysfunctional society.
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, 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. . .
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. . .
According to God's vision of the institution of marriage, when man and wife follow the rule of submission and sacrificial love, patriarchy is a blessing.
Martin Collins affirms that the marriage relationship and the family structure provide a workshop to learn the intricacies (sometimes translated as the mystery) of the God-plane relationship between Christ and the church. The mystery is inaccessible to the. . .
Martin Collins, beginning with Pat Wingert's article, "The Incredible Shrinking Bride," decries the short-sighted elaborate planning for a fleeting opulent event at the expense of more important aspects of the marriage covenant. Christ provided a. . .
We've all read the verses that state that the Word of God is the Bread of Life, but do we consistently practice what it teaches, and thus honor God?
Loyalty and submission to God (not always easy) empowers and guarantees ultimate success and leadership, actually freeing us from the fear of death.
As wives are admonished to emulate the ideal of the Proverbs 31 woman, husbands must emulate the sacrificial spirit of Jesus Christ.
Martin Collins, continuing the series on "Marriage and the Family," focuses on the admonition to the husband's obligation to render affection as self-sacrificial love, as seen in I Corinthians 7:3-4 and Ephesians 5:25-33, typifying the affection . . .
Martin Collins, continuing on the series of marriage and the family, asserts that most men don't seem to be really good men or good husbands. Hanna Rosin, in her article the End of Men, citing Anthony Eden, suggests that real men were annihilated by the We. . .
Richard Ritenbaugh stresses that a major part of our spiritual responsibility is to become a parent as God is. The world's society, steeped in evolutionary humanism and feminist polemic, has greatly denigrated the role of the father. Unfortunately, these a. . .
Richard Ritenbaugh describes the function, placement, and characteristics of the 206 bones in the adult human body. Bones have excellent elasticity, good compressive strength, but poor tensile strength. God made bones to perform multiple purposes such as t. . .
Even though feminist leaders have attacked the Bible for allegedly denigrating and demeaning women, God's Word emphasizes the honor and dignity of women.
The Bible has a great deal to say about honor and whom we should honor. Here are some difficult but necessary lesson in honor.
Martin Collins, suggesting that stress sometimes brings a strain on married life, emphasizes that both husband and wife need to get back to the task of being cleansed, as Christ's spiritual bride, by delving into Bible study and prayer. We need to reciproc. . .
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