‘Becoming One Flesh’ = Family

In Genesis 2:23 Adam says the following about the woman that God had just made for him: This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh... (NASB). After Adam's statement, Scripture comments on it: For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife;… Continue reading ‘Becoming One Flesh’ = Family

Naked and Unashamed (Carson)

Here's D. A. Carson's worthwhile devotional on Genesis 2 from volume one of For the Love of God. What a strange way, we might think, to end this account of Creation: “The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame” (Gen. 2:25). Hollywood would love it: what an excuse for sexual… Continue reading Naked and Unashamed (Carson)

Bitterness: A Hindrance to Intimacy in Marriage (Ricucci)

When it comes to marriage, there are many things that get in the way of good intimacy between husband and wife. One could make a long list! It's a big topic for sure. Speaking of this topic, one helpful resource is a section of Love that Lasts by Gary and Betsy Ricucci. Chapters seven and… Continue reading Bitterness: A Hindrance to Intimacy in Marriage (Ricucci)

When Your Spouse Behaves Badly… (Vernick)

It probably goes without saying that marriages often have rocky patches in them. Husbands and wives are both sinful people and we live in a fallen world with other sinful people, so in this life there is no such thing as a perfect marriage. Even the best marriages have times of conflict and discord. This… Continue reading When Your Spouse Behaves Badly… (Vernick)

The Duties in Marriage (Vincent)

 (This is a repost from September 2012) In Thomas Vincent’s discussion of the Westminster Shorter Catechism he explains and applies the fifth commandment to husbands and wives in their duties to one another.  I’ve abbreviated and edited it slightly.  As you read, remember that solid Christian doctrine leads to solid Christian living: the two go hand… Continue reading The Duties in Marriage (Vincent)