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!
As wives are admonished to emulate the ideal of the Proverbs 31 woman, husbands must emulate the sacrificial spirit of Jesus Christ.
Biblically ordained marriage roles are at odds or in conflict with cultural expectations, especially the influences of radical feminism and postmodernism.
Cohabitation has led to increased divorce, marital violence, and lack of fidelity after marriage. Mass media has shamelessly used sex to promote materialism.
John Ritenbaugh, focusing upon the "two servants" illustration in Matthew 24, asserts that loyalty and faithfulness are important qualities for Christians to attain. Subjection to God (not always easy) empowers and guarantees ultimate success and. . .
Even though feminist leaders have viciously attacked the Bible for allegedly denigrating and demeaning women, God's Word emphasizes the honor and dignity of women. It is replete with positive images of women (from Abigail, Esther, Mary, etc.), serving as m. . .
Radical feminism has tried to empower one gender by disabling and marginalizing the other gender, creating a pathological, dysfunctional society.
Despite having served mankind well for millennia, marriage is crumbling under a three-pronged attack. Marriage is vital to understanding God's purpose.
From this often misunderstood and misinterpreted poetical work comes some hopeful prophecies along with some vivid descriptions of intimate spiritual love.
The Bible has a great deal to say about honor and whom we should honor. Here are some difficult but necessary lesson in honor.
John Ritenbaugh observes that children do not initiate love; they reflect love. If the child does not receive a convincing demonstration of this love, he will not become a conductor of love, but will become fearful, anxious, and lacking self-esteem. Realiz. . .
John Ritenbaugh reflected on Abraham's sterling example of living by faith, providing a model for his physical and spiritual offspring. Abraham's entire life was encapsulated in the state of living by faith; out of the abundance of his heart, he acted, dem. . .
We need free moral agency to be transformed into God's image. Unless one has God's Spirit, he cannot exercise the internal control to be subject to the way of God.
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