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Category Archives: Marriage
Valentine’s Day and Love
The origin of this day is uncertain. Here are some theories: (1) Some (not all) believe that it is a “christianized” form of the Roman festival of Lupercalia. This festival occurred each year between February 13th and 15th. It is … Continue reading
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Roe v. Wade Overturned, Now What?
A great legal victory occurred on June 24, 2022. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade after more than 49 years (Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization). The issue of abortion is returned to the states. Now what? … Continue reading
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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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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
Posted in Ethics, Government, Marriage, Word Study Tagged adultery, choridzo, chorizo, God defines adultery, herod antipas, herod philip, herodias, in God's sight, kerry duke, marriage divorce and remarriage, mental divorce, remarriage of a divorced couple, safest course, the waiting game, when is a divorce a divorce Leave a comment
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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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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