Category Archives: Marriage

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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Thoughts From The Prophets: God Hates Divorce

“You cover the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping and crying; so He does not regard the offering anymore, nor receive it with goodwill from your hands.  Yet you say ‘For what reason?’  Because the LORD has been … Continue reading

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When Is A Divorce, A Divorce?

A couple gets divorced for reasons other than fornication.  In time, one of them remarries, or becomes sexually involved with another.  May the other partner (in that original marriage) now remarry with God’s approval? There are brethren, “conservative brethren,” on … 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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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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Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage (Paul: 1 Corinthians 7, Part 6)

“Now concerning virgins: I have no commandment from the Lord; yet I give judgment as one whom the Lord in His mercy has made trustworthy” (1 Corinthians 7:25). Paul had received questions from the brethren at Corinth (1 Corinthians 7:1 … Continue reading

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Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage (Paul: 1 Corinthians 7, Part 5)

“But… as the Lord has called each one, so let him walk” (1 Corinthians 7:17). These next several verses (v. 17-24, 26) return us to the general principle: Do not divorce your non-Christians mate (cf. v. 13-14).  Paul has just … Continue reading

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Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage (Paul: 1 Corinthians 7, Part 4)

“But if the unbeliever departs, let him depart; a brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases.  But God has called us to peace” (1 Corinthians 7:15). Paul has instructed a Christian to remain with a non-Christian … Continue reading

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Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage (Paul: 1 Corinthians 7, Part 3)

“But to the rest I, not the Lord say: If any brother has a wife who does not believe, and she is willing to live with him, let him not divorce her.  And a woman who has a husband who … Continue reading

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