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Tag Archives: marriage
and separate bedrooms. according to Mark Driscoll this is living heresy for a married couple. What do you think? HT to the Z man.
here is an interesting post on marriage; its characteristics and its purposes. what do you think? here is a bit to get you started: The call for same-sex marriage involves a similar misdefinition. Marriage is often characterized today as follows: … Continue reading
here is a picture of real love. The kind of love described in Ephesians 5 that exemplifies Christ and the church. here is a bit to get you started, but please go read it all. There is a counter example … Continue reading
classic tune for men’s marriage assistance courtesy of Vitamin Z.
Dr. Russell Moore answers an important question about how much a girlfriend should know about her boyfriend’s (a potential spouse) sexual past. hard stuff: You are not “owed” a virgin because you are. Your sexual purity wasn’t part of a … Continue reading
this is the important responsibility that married people have. To demonstrate the relationship of Christ and the church. Here is John Piper on why this reminder is important. It lifts marriage out of sordid sitcom images and gives it the … Continue reading
any marriage is fixable/salvageable with the right spirit and in the right power (II Peter 1:3). check out this story: Al added, “We kept drifting apart. I knew what I was doing was wrong; I was too proud to ask … Continue reading
The Resurgence Blog is and has been in the blogroll. I encourage you to check it regularly. Lots of good articles and series by Acts 29 church planters all over the country. Recently, Mark Driscoll announced that he and his … Continue reading
the daughter of a good friend of ours was married yesterday. it was an outdoor wedding at Kindred Oaks in Leander/Georgetown/way north area. It was lovely and fun. the weather cooperated in a big way and it wasn’t too hot.
here is the personal story of a former feminist atheist who eventually converted to catholicism learning to embrace the leadership of her husband in the home. There has also been a part of my conversion on this issue that cannot … Continue reading
Challies put up an article on Monday just after his eleventh wedding anniversary that was a very real look at marriage through the device of wanting to give his younger newly married self some counseling. the whole thing is good, … Continue reading
what is the point of marriage? If the only point of marriage is to be the highest expression of romantic love, then evangelical opposition to homosexual marriage is just mean. It would be mean to say to some people that … Continue reading
here is another Piper answer. this one regarding what to do to rebuild a marriage after one of the couple has had an affair. Tough timely stuff. HT vitamin z more from Piper on this subject here
all right, now let’s go back where we started. In John 10:10, Jesus contrasts himself and his mission with the thief. The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy. Jesus came to bring abundant life. and here are we sheep … Continue reading
earlier we talked about God’s thoughts on divorce and what Jesus had to say. Jesus proves his bona fides to us in his instructions because he is the good shepherd who laid down his life for us. We thus are … Continue reading
Jesus said in John 10:10 that the thief came only to steal kill and destroy. By contrast, his purpose was to bring life and that life “abundantly.” Jesus goes on in John 10 to assure us that he is a … Continue reading
Jonathan Dodson has a great roundup of links to marriage resources. Go check them out.
Challies points to a post by John Piper regarding I Corinthians 7:3-5. here is the passage: 3 The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. 4 For the wife does not … Continue reading
Paul Trip has a new conference DVD out on marriage called “What Did You Expect?” here is a video of excerpts. It looks quite good. Justin Taylor has more links to various related materials including links to free downloads of … Continue reading
I read This Momentary Marriage by John Piper earlier this year. It was an incredible book. Everybody should read it whether they are married or single. at the link above you can download the book for free in pdf form. … Continue reading
from Vitamin Z, here is John Piper pointing out the difference in perspectives. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdnQAB3cJec&hl=en&fs=1]
I don’t how many of you have noticed the discussion that has been going on in comments to this post, but I encourage everyone to take some time and go check it out. I have a some questions though for … Continue reading
I just downloaded all nine of the messages in Mark Driscoll’s Peasant Princess series. I figured we are going to be spending some time in the car over the next week or so and might as well have something useful … Continue reading
surprisingly positive. “Fireproof” may not be the most profound movie ever made, but it does have its commendable elements, including that rarest of creatures on the big (or small) screen: characters with a strong, conservative Christian faith who don’t sound … Continue reading