Tag Archives: marriage

“His left hand is under my head, and his right hand embraces me!” Song of Solomon 2:6; 8:3 Twice in the Song of Solomon we read the lyrics, “His left hand is under my head, and his right hand embraces me!” This was an expression that was used in other poetry of that day and it […]

“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 […]

“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 […]

“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, […]

“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 […]

“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 […]

“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 […]

“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 […]

“God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning – the sixth day.” Genesis 1:31 If you had known Winston Churchill and his wife before they married, you would have taken any bet that their marriage would not have survived. He was a decade […]

Introduction I remember the day I met my beautiful bride, Teresa. I was a youth minister at youth camp on a college campus in North Georgia. Teresa was working in the college office. When she first looked at me, a whole army of butterflies marched through my insides. Her eyes, her hair, her smile- she […]