News media, social media, and any other type of media you can imagine have been abuzz since President Obama announced earlier this week that he fully supports same-sex marriage. This is not exactly a shocker for anyone who is familiar with his past on this topic, but, nonetheless, there has been considerable outrage, particularly from … Continue reading Same-Sex Marriage and the Church’s Hypocrisy
There are some stories that must be shared. They are the ones that touch us, not in the fleeting "warm, fuzzy feeling" sense, but as truth that transforms us. I recently saw such a video. It's a story of love, real love, not the love that is portrayed in so many modern romance films. This … Continue reading A Picture of Christ’s Love for Us
Jefferson Bethke drew a lot of attention with his recent Spoken Word video, "Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus." His latest video, which you can check out below, is an excellent discussion of marriage. Do yourself a favor and watch it.
Marriage is a beautiful gift from God for our enjoyment and His glory. In the union of marriage, men and women catch a glimpse of the joys that come through union with Christ, the true Bridegroom. As is the case with almost all good things in life, Satan uses marriage for his own evil purposes. … Continue reading Sleeping in the Arms of an Idol
Warning: This post is more of a rant than anything. But hopefully it will still be beneficial. As news of my engagement becomes more widely known, I've heard many of these lines from older men, usually Christians: "Run while you still can." "So you're about to get the ol' ball and chain?" "You sure you … Continue reading Marriage Advice I Don’t Want
I'm getting married in March. So how does a bibliophile prepare for marriage? By reading books on marriage. I also strive to learn from the godly men and women whom I know personally, but learning from the writings of other godly men and women isn't a bad idea either. Lately, I've been working through John … Continue reading Marriage is Not About Staying in Love
Last week, Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church in eastern Kentucky caused quite a stir by banning interracial couples from membership in the church. (You can read about it here and here.) While I doubt there would be churches in my own denomination and region that would adopt such church policy, I don't doubt that many church-goers … Continue reading Interracial Marriage in the Church