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Jesus, Marriage, and Children

August 20, 2019

Jesus, Marriage, and Children Statistics on divorce in America can make the chances of having a lasting marriage seem bleak. Divorce is not something anyone desires. The dissolution of a marriage causes pain not only to the married couple, but to their children, friends, and extended family. And Christian marriages that fail can be a negative...

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  • Devotions August 20, 2019

Lamech: A Violent Marriage

January 7, 2013

Lamech: A Violent Marriage At the end of Genesis 2 we rejoice with Adam. The arrival of “woman” completes Adam and creation itself. Today we see that perverting God’s design in marriage brings terrible consequences. The first detail we learn of Cain’s descendants is that “Lamech married two women” (v. 19). No specific prohibition against...

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  • Devotions January 7, 2013

Marriage and Humility

November 25, 2012

Marriage and Humility Samuel Johnson, the eighteenth-century English author, said that marriage was “the best state for man in general; and every man is worse in proportion as he is unfit for the married state.” Over 200 years later, many today believe that marriage is outdated or undesirable. And they think that marriage—at least as it is...

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  • Devotions November 25, 2012

Life in the Church: Marriage

May 13, 2016

Life in the Church: Marriage As missionaries in Russia, Moody alumni Paul and Becky Hedgepeth celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary by inviting eight couples over for a night of fun, fellowship, and witness. They shared how God had been the center and foundation of their marriage and family: “We hoped each couple would go home with...

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  • Devotions May 13, 2016

Wisdom Urges Faithfulness in Marriage

April 5, 2013

Wisdom Urges Faithfulness in Marriage The state of sexual morality in America is not good. The number of unmarried couples living together has increased at least tenfold since 1960. Casual sex, “hook-ups,” and “friends with benefits” are more popular than ever. Against this background, the call of Proverbs 5 to faithfulness in marriage is...

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  • Devotions April 5, 2013

Marriage and Family Life in the Covenant

June 19, 2014

Marriage and Family Life in the Covenant Researcher John M. Gottman has investigated why marriages succeed or fail. In a 20-year study involving more than 600 couples in marriage counseling, he categorized husband-wife interactions, especially conflicts. He took those observations, plotted them on a graph, and came up with a mathematical...

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  • Devotions June 19, 2014

Adam and Eve: The Meaning of Marriage

January 2, 2013

Adam and Eve: The Meaning of Marriage The United States has one of the highest divorce rates in the world, yet this has done little to dispel our love for weddings. Millions tuned in to watch the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and numerous reality television shows feature brides or wedding planners. The real reason we...

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  • Devotions January 2, 2013

Marriage and Money in the Kingdom

April 20, 2014

Marriage and Money in the Kingdom Ancient Jewish schools of thought agreed that Moses allowed for divorce, but disagreed about what conditions made divorce permissible. When asked to weigh in on the debate, however, Jesus focused less on justifying divorce and more on highlighting the purpose of marriage itself. Marriage, said Jesus, was...

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  • Devotions April 20, 2014

Gospel Heart: From Law to Grace

March 13, 2015

Gospel Heart: From Law to Grace At one point in Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan, Christian debates with Ignorance about salvation. When Christian proposes that justification is by grace, not merit or works, Ignorance responds in astonishment that such a doctrine would “loosen the reins of our lust, and tolerate us to live as we list [however...

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Devotion for Jun. 18, 2004

June 18, 2004

Devotion for Jun. 18, 2004 Devotion for Jun. 18, 2004 While the church has always valued moral purity, at some points in history it has felt ambivalent about marriage. Sex in particular, even within the confines of marriage, has been an uncomfortable subject. As early as the second century, some Christian leaders reacted against growing...

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