A “Delightful Reciprocity” in Marriage (Dorsey)

I've been studying and preaching through the Song of Songs. So far it's been a rewarding experience! One helpful resource for me has been David Dorsey's The Literary Structure of the Old Testament. I appreciate how Dorsey breaks down the Song into various parts with themes and key words. If you haven't seen this resource,… Continue reading A “Delightful Reciprocity” in Marriage (Dorsey)

Chastity, Marriage, Companionship (Ames)

In the last part of his "Marrow of Modern Theology", William Ames (d. 1633) expounded upon ethics from a biblical perspective. For example, some of his final chapters include love, taking oaths, telling the truth, and contentment. I recently read Ames' section on chastity (sexual purity). It's a very helpful section that is written as… Continue reading Chastity, Marriage, Companionship (Ames)

A Pastor’s Treatment of His Wife (Miller)

(This is a re-post from May 1, 2017) A pastor's marriage is a very important part of his life and ministry.  It should be obvious that a pastor must be an excellent Christian example of what it means for a husband to serve, cherish, nourish, and love his wife in a humble, Christ-like way.  Samuel… Continue reading A Pastor’s Treatment of His Wife (Miller)

Must Christians Get Married? (Calvin)

What is a young Christian man to do when he is around 20 years old and doesn't know about getting married? Maybe he doesn't really want to pursue marriage. Maybe he's happy not being married. Or what about a young Christian woman in a similar position with similar thoughts? Must Christians get married? To be… Continue reading Must Christians Get Married? (Calvin)

‘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