You know they have no biblical grounds for divorce. How should a pastor respond?
"Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”—1 Corinthians 10:31
The Purpose of Marriage
1 Corinthians 10:31 tells us that getting married and staying married is to be done to the glory of God. To glorify God means we do things in such a way that we put His greatness on display for all to see. In…
The truth is, you’ve never met a wronged spouse like Jesus.
Don’t say you’re a sinner but then act, practically, as if you’re not.
The choice of our wedding date may have been our first mistake in marriage, but there have been many more I've made that have been of much greater consequence than how we spend our anniversaries.
When the man puts forth the effort and operates in the way God calls him to operate, he makes submission a joy, not a chore for his wife.
Regardless of where you land on the spectrum, it is important for husbands and wives to develop a plan to help each other fight sexual temptation.
At the end of the day, loving our spouse through darkness means doing everything we can to make sure they know they are loved. Sometimes this means speaking hard truths to them in love, but many times this means entering into their state as a listener and a lover.
To expect another fallen human to “make us whole” is to commit an idolatrous act, placing a created being before the Creator. Only Jesus Christ can offer us genuine wholeness.
Simple, gospel-reflecting habits, along with some robustly masculine intentionality, are at the core of loving your wife well.
We must take time to mediate not just on our own pastoring but on the incredible responsibilities that most pastor’s wives have each week.
Most advice given about finding the “right person” to marry is about identifying a certain skill-set. Whether it’s a lasting legacy or a ticket to a comfortable lifestyle, the search becomes a matter of discovering what will be useful to achieve that goal. And this type of thinking is contrary to the gospel.
A panel discussion on “Ministry and Marriage in an Ashley Madison World: Standing Faithfully in a Hyper-sexualized World."
Why is marriage such a vital crucible for discipleship?
It's no mystery our culture doesn't think much of the institution of marriage, and that many of our cultural elites despise it.
Dr. Keith Ablow from the Fox News Medical A-Team thinks marriage is “a source of real suffering for the vast majority of married people.” He bases that off his own observations as a psychiatrist, where he sees the vast majority of marriages ending in divorce…
For us to better understand the marriage as covenant we need to understand what makes a covenant different from a contract.
We get to engage in a selfless, other-exalting relationship that frees us from our focus on ourselves.
Life is short. Don’t believe the lie.
I was bitter because theological education was stealing time I thought was due me.
In both intentional and unintentional moments, we pass on our stories to the people we love most because we know and understand their significance and power.
My pastor husband has learned the art of running full-out in ministry while also running full-out in marriage and family. Because of this--because he has been as committed to me as he has to ministry--he hasn’t lost my heart. In fact, he has it more than ever. This is why
Over the last several years I have watched my wife prepare for birthday parties, holiday seasons, or other special events. She, like many women, gives considerable time and attention to the details. This is what women do. Men on the other hand, we think function. We reuse our forks, wipe our chin on our sleeves, and pass on the straws. We skim past the details without noticing.
Here are 9 ways the Gospel directly affects marriage.
A friend recently asked me what you do when you are not attracted to your husband. This is an excellent question for both men and women. What do you do if you are not attracted to your spouse?
Husbands and wives, do you feel like failures in marriage? The Gospel is for failures like us - man and woman alike.
To fully enjoy one another is to view them with new eyes, saturated in the grace of our Savior.
I am by no means perfect in these areas, but I strive to be better each week. At the end of my days I am not primarily concerned with someone standing over my casket and saying that I was a good preacher or an attentive pastor. I want my wife to say that I loved her well.
Darrin and Amie have not only written a very provocative call to men to give themselves to their wives and their marriage, but also show us in beautiful and practical detail what that looks like.
It is difficult, walking around as if you have a “scarlet D” on your chest. The pain is real, the hurt is still there, and the emotional scars may forever remain. You wonder if the pain of the divorce will ever go away.
What should pastors remember in counseling those in troubled marriages?
All wives need to hear their husband say these six things.
My practice has been to try to take one of these passages each day of the week and use it to give momentum to my prayer for my wife. What a joy and weighty responsibility it is to pray on behalf of our wives!
Husbands, we love our wives by going to the hard places with them.
Your spouse is a gift from God, there to encourage, support, and affirm you. But your spouse is not the primary source of your encouragement, support, or affirmation
The best help for your husband is prayer. Here are 5 ways to pray for him . . .
How do we minister to our wives? How do we encourage them, especially when their hearts are weary?
People mean well; they really do.
Here are ten practical ways by which godly husbands can practice Christlike headship in their home.