Was/Is There A “Gay Agenda”?

This new book by Albert Mohler is quite good: We Cannot Be Silent.  It’s a book that talks about the history of sexuality in the United States, and answers questions like: how did we go from a relatively decent view of marriage to gay marriage so quickly?  Mohler’s done his homework, and it shows in… Continue reading Was/Is There A “Gay Agenda”?

Mercy in Marriage

Since Christ’s relationship to his church is full of mercy, the Christian marriage should also be full of mercy.  I appreciate Dave Harvey’s book, When Sinners Say I Do.  Harvey talks about mercy in marriage in a chapter called “Mercy Triumphs over Judgment” (chapter five).  Here are a few helpful quotes worth considering for our… Continue reading Mercy in Marriage

The Duties of Marriage and the 5th Commandment

In Thomas Vincent’s discussion of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, he explains and applies the fifth commandment to husbands and wives.  I’ve abbreviated and edited it slightly.  As you read, remember that solid Christian doctrine leads to solid Christian living: the two go hand in hand.  You’ll see what I mean as you read Vincent’s words:… Continue reading The Duties of Marriage and the 5th Commandment

Christian Marriage and the Christian Church

I very much appreciate this emphasis on the importance of the Christian church for Christian marriage.  It is found in chapter one of Love That Lasts by Gary & Betsy Ricucci. “Simply put, Jesus is building his church (Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 4:15-16), and the local church is the biblical home for Christian marriage, the indispensable… Continue reading Christian Marriage and the Christian Church

Sin, Grace, and Marriage

 Here are a few great quotes from this helpful marriage book: When Sinners Say 'I Do' by Dave Harvey. "Looking first at our own sin as a root cause of the problems in our marriages is not easy, and it certainly doesn't 'come naturally.'  The sin that remains in your heart and mine opposes God… Continue reading Sin, Grace, and Marriage