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What does male headship in marriage look like?

I was told the story this week of two Christians arguing about whether or not it was right for a man to stay at home and run the household whilst his wife goes out to work.  An elderly Christian lady … Continue reading

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9 marks of a great marriage

Been doing some marriage prep recently with mature followers of Christ and so we looked at the purpose of God in marriage.  This is what we came up with, this is what makes marriage great: 1. To glorify God as husband … Continue reading

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Seven good reasons for marriage

In a world where Walt Disney has influenced our view of marriage as much, if not more, than anyone else, many people today view the purpose of marriage as “they lived happily ever after.”  When we enter marriage with the … Continue reading

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Bible by the Beach- Kent and Barbara Hughes on Marriage

There are my notes from the seminars on marriage, “Built to last”, given by Kent and Barbara Hughes at Bible by the Beach. As with yesterday’s post these notes are not verbatim, they are a collection of headings, snippets and … Continue reading

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Illegal immigrants, church weddings and the separation of church and state.

Yesterday I posted on the pressure placed on vicars in multicultural inner city parishes by the marriage act of 2005. What would happen if the law was changed so that the Church of England no longer acted in place of … Continue reading

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Don Carson on marriage and the civil/ceremonial distinction

I’ve blogged in the past on how I’d remarry Christian divorcees who seek to glorify God in their marriage.  To make it absolutely clear to everyone involved, I separate the civil and ceremonial aspects of marriage.  By marrying at the … Continue reading

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Submission in marriage. What it is and what it isn’t.

An extract from yesterday’s sermon from Colossians: Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. Colossians 3:18-19 If there’s one concept in Christian life which makes … Continue reading

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Art, virtue and knowledge in good communication.

I’ve been thinking about Rico Tice’s seminar on evangelistic preaching and believe his diagram on art, virtue and knowledge in sermons can be applied to all verbal communication including dialogue. In any verbal communication there is a degree of art. … Continue reading

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Self esteem and marriage failure

At our men’s breakfast on Saturday, we discussed an article by India Knight on the break up of Madonna and Guy Ritchie. According to Knight, the 7-year marriage followed a typical path: Two successful, fulfilled people with lots of self-esteem … Continue reading

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Gang rape and murder of man’s girlfriend

The seventh book of the bible, Judges, ends with a harrowing account of the gang rape and murder of a man’s girlfriend. The morning after the attack, the girl’s lover found her dead on a doorstep. In his dismay he … Continue reading

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