Category Archives: Marriage

An Unloved Woman

The Valdivian earthquake on the coast of Chile is the most powerful quake ever recorded, at a magnitude of 9.5. On a Sunday afternoon in 1960, the earth began to shake and continued for ten minutes. According to the U.S. … Continue reading

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Is Gay the New Black?

On October 6, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court made known its refusal to hear appeals from several states on same-sex marriage laws. By abdication, their decision to non-decide was, well, a decision, a decision for legalization of same-sex pseudo-marriage. How? … Continue reading

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Marriage: Procreation is Important, But Not Primary

My mother married before she was twenty years old. That was not uncommon then. Young people grew up more efficiently when there were farm work to do, responsibilities to handle, and discomforts to endure. Now, it is not unusual for … Continue reading

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A Purpose for Marriage: Oneness

Sometimes the math that logically proceeds to one conclusion in our cosmos arrives at a different conclusion in God’s economy. For example, when does 1 + 1 = 1? In marriage. Genesis 2:24 says that the man and wife became … Continue reading

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A Purpose for Marriage: Completion

(Friendly reminder: I am writing primarily to women. By highlighting a wife’s responsibilities I do not intend to imply that husbands do not also have substantial responsibilities which God takes seriously.)   A rose bush without the roses defeats the … Continue reading

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The Secondary Primary Purpose of Marriage: Companionship

Genesis 2:24 and Ephesians 5:31-32 show that the primary, or ultimate, purpose of marriage is to image the covenant union of Christ and His church. Beyond that, Genesis makes clear that another major purpose for marriage is companionship. I think … Continue reading

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