How Christian Traits Affect Marriage

How Christian Traits Affect Marriage

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. (Ephesians 5:25) Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. (Mark 12:30) The traits of a dedicated follower of Christ also create a...
Willing to Die – But Are You Willing to Live?

Willing to Die – But Are You Willing to Live?

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her love. (Ephesians 5:25,  NIV) Dying is easy; living is hard.  Many people are willing to die; not enough are willing to live. One thing I’ve noticed as I speak to various group...
LUI – Loving Under the Influence

LUI – Loving Under the Influence

May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. A loving doe, a graceful deer—may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love. (Proverbs 5:18-19,  NIV) Have you ever been accused or convicted of “loving under...
Understanding the Marriage Mystery

Understanding the Marriage Mystery

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church. This mystery is profound. (Ephesians 5:22, 25, 32 / ESV) We solve the mystery of marriage by emulating the relationship between Christ and the church. The...
The Mutual Authority of Sex

The Mutual Authority of Sex

Because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife...