Category Archives: Family

Biblical Gender Equality

Let me begin by clarifying what is meant by “gender.”  Cambridge Dictionary’s first listing says, “the male or female sex, or the state of being male or female” (dictionary.cambridge.org).  One certainly can find other definitions.  However, this is how I … Continue reading

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Ghosting (Don’t Ghost Me)

Are you familiar with this word, and its modern usage?  I was not, until recently.  What does the word mean?  Here are some definitions – Psychology Today: “Ghosting… is having someone that you believe cares about you, whether it be … Continue reading

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What Constitutes A God-Approved Marriage (Part 2)

In this writing, let us consider a couple of things which do not, in and of themselves, constitute a God-approved marriage.  Let us notice… (1) Sexual union does not constitute marriage.  (a) The sexual union of Dinah and Shechem did … Continue reading

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What Constitutes A God-Approved Marriage? (Part 1)

What constitutes marriage? Jesus taught, “from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’  ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one … Continue reading

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The Church: The Family of God

“Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but… members of the household of God” (Ephesians 2:19). What a change!  God made it possible for those who were once “having no hope, and without God in the world” (Ephesians … Continue reading

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Loving Loyalty

Society is filled with self-centered people.  It always has been, to one degree or another.  It is all about them.  They are only your friends or close family members, so long as they see a direct benefit to them.  The … Continue reading

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A Quiver Full of Arrows

“Behold, children are a heritage (gift NASB) from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward” (Psalm 127:3). The reason that humans can reproduce is because God gave them this ability.  He could have made them without this … Continue reading

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Peace Series: Peace or Sword?

“Do not think that I came to bring peace but a sword.  For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; and ‘a man’s enemies will … Continue reading

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Two Are Better Than One

“There is one alone, without companion: He has neither son or brother.  Yet there is not end to all his labors, nor is his eye satisfied with riches…  Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for … Continue reading

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Appreciating His Work

“He who mistreats his father and chases away his mother is a son who causes shame and reproach” (Proverbs 19:26). “The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, and he who begets a wise child will delight him. Let your … Continue reading

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