17Jan 2017

“You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.” Song of Solomon 4:7 One thing is true of all happily married couples…they talk in the right way and use the right words to communicate their love to one another. Song of Solomon gives us a wonderful example of communicating love through words. […]

16Jan 2017

“Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your fleeting life which He has given you under the sun; for this is your reward in life…” Ecclesiastes 9:9 Everyone who is married wants to have a storybook marriage with a fairytale ending. We want to live happily ever after. The reason […]

13Jan 2017

“This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the Church.” Ephesians 5:32 It is interesting that during Paul’s instructions on marriage in Ephesians 5, he goes back to the very beginning – to Genesis where marriage first began. He writes, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother […]

12Jan 2017

“Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the Church and gave Himself up for her.” Ephesians 5:25 Once Paul establishes the headship of the husband in Ephesians 5, he then tells men how they are to lead: Husbands lead their wives by loving their wives. To make sure husbands understand how to love their wives, […]

11Jan 2017

“I did not come to be served, but to serve.” Mark 10:45 Husbands and wives have different God-given roles in marriage. Many misunderstand these roles, believing that Biblical marriage leaves the wife inferior to her husband. This is simply not true. When understood correctly, God’s design for marriage is beautiful and honoring to both men […]

10Jan 2017

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 Why is it so hard to […]

09Jan 2017

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:1-2a One thing […]

06Jan 2017

“Now as the Church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.” Ephesians 5:24 When it comes to marriage, there is one picture that both the husband and the wife must have in their minds in order to understand how marriage is supposed to work. They will never understand their […]

05Jan 2017

“Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.” Ephesians 5:22 In our culture there are certain “S” words that we should never use publicly or even privately. One such word is “submission.” Everyone submits to someone…privates to generals, citizens to policemen, employees to bosses, and students to teachers. Society could not function without […]

04Jan 2017

“Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” Ephesians 5:21 Biblically speaking there are three human institutions that stand apart from all others: The family, the Church, and the State. God could have created any one of those first, but He started with marriage and the reason goes back to the very beginning. From […]