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Category Archives: Marriage
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
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
“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
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
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
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
“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
“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
“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