Holiness in Marriage Pt. 2

wedding-ringsYesterday and today I posted a wholly inadequate, there is so much more that can be said, two part series on holiness in marriage. Today I will address the roles of the husband, the wife, and the couple in marriage, yesterday I addressed some basics about marriage and holiness.  These posts are adapted from my seminar on holiness in marriage at the 2016 Grace Advance Mid Atlantic Equipping Conference. The audio from all of the conference sessions is available here.

The Role & Responsibility of the Husband – To Love and Lead His Wife

The primary role and responsibility of the husband is to love his wife.… Continue reading

Holiness In Marriage Pt. 1

wedding-ringsOver the next two days I am going to post a wholly inadequate two part series on holiness in marriage.  Today I will address some basics about marriage and holiness, and tomorrow I will address the roles of the husband, the wife, and the couple in marriage.  These posts are adapted from my seminar on holiness in marriage at the 2016 Grace Advance Mid Atlantic Equipping Conference. The audio from all of the conference sessions is available here.

Marriage –  The Basics

Marriage Is God Ordained

Marriage is the oldest human institution, predating the fall of man, and was explicitly ordained by God.… Continue reading

Why I Love My Wife

Two years ago, I was able to post on my wife’s birthday and I thought it would be encouraging to her and the folks who read this blog to write down all the reasons I love my wife. Well, here I am again, on my wife’s birthday, and I decided to re-post what I wrote, because it is all still true. Since she is two years older, I added two more reasons I love my wife. My hope, as before, is to not only praise my beloved wife and her excellent life, but also to encourage the men who read this to ponder why they love their wives.… Continue reading

The Trinity and Complementarianism

trinityIf you’re the type of person who reads this and other theological blogs, you no doubt have become acutely aware there is a debate raging about the trinity, in particular the economic relationship among the persons of the trinity. This I think is a good thing, many who have never given any thought to the trinity in any meaningful way are thinking about this important doctrine for the first time. Now I would say the tone of the discussion, especially on the secondary market, has been less than ideal (here is a great, academic read that gets to the root of the problem), that as Andy Snider pointed out this is a debate about speculative theology and that the blogosphere, to me, is not the best place to have the initial stages of this type of discussion (and I am happy to report that Dr.… Continue reading

Pursuing Marriage God’s Way

UnknownHow should single Christians find a spouse, that is a million-dollar question.  Literally. Countless books are written on the subject, many large churches have a single’s pastor, either in title or function, retreats and conferences for singles are held. Single Christians, who desire to be married, spend an enormous amount of time, energy and money trying to figure it out.

Many married Christians are more than eager to throw in their two cents too. (One of the most uncomfortable moments I ever had was one I shared with a Russian young woman who visited my church, where I was one of the only single men, and she was introduced to me by an older woman who said “John this is XXXXX, she is a good height for you.”)

And this is fine, most people do not have the gift of singleness.… Continue reading