Posts with the category “dating-marriage-and-sex”
Choosing a Mate
February 21st, 2020
Marriage is God's idea: one man and woman joined for life. There have been different ways to choose a spouse over the centuries. Our culture largely leaves it up to each individual to make this choice...
Images and Idols
November 30th, 2019
God made man and woman equally in his image. Jim Boice said "Men are superior...at being a man. Women are superior at being a woman." Men and women are equal in dignity; different in purpose.We are no...
October 5th, 2019
Men and women are made in God’s image, meaning we all have an inherent sense of glory that isn’t our own. It is the reflection of the glory of God. We commonly speak of this today as a sense of self-w...
Sex and the Gospel
August 22nd, 2019
There are two extremes people fall into with sex. Some think sex is gross and should be rarely, if ever mentioned. They think sex is only to make babies.Others treat sex as god. They build their lives...
The First Biblical Principle of Dating
March 7th, 2019
The Bible never uses the word dating, but it talks about marriage. I define “dating” as the process a single person goes through to find the right person to marry. The Bible has principles that apply ...
Romans 8:28 Dating
January 11th, 2019
I met Lynna during my freshman year in college. We became friends and began to spend time together. We liked each other. I asked her on a date the next year. She said yes.Before the date happened, I h...
November 12th, 2018
One of the best things my wife and I did while dating was pre-engagement counseling. Many are unfamiliar with this concept but it can be beneficial. The distinctions below are from common wisdom and o...
Pursuing Your Wife Through Prayer
September 5th, 2018
My wife and I met with a couple for pre-marriage counseling. The man asked, “How can I be an expert on women?” I said, “Only God can do that. Just be an expert on your wife.” My wife said,“Even your o...
How God Saved My Marriage
August 21st, 2017
My wife and I fought a lot early in our marriage. My wife became increasingly emotional and hypersensitive. I became increasingly cold and insensitive. We had a shouting match almost every day about s...
Gender: Diversity, Equality, and Marriage
January 11th, 2017
In the last post we looked at how men and women can uniquely reflect the image and glory of God. Men and women are equally image bearers of God. Man is not a better image bearer than woman. Woman is n...
December 20th, 2016
I work for a college ministry. One of my main goals is to talk to students about how to have an intimate relationship with Christ. Most students want to spend time talking about how to have an intimat...
November 29th, 2016
Sex, love, marriage. This seems to be the primary arena where God’s truth is under unrelenting assault today inside and outside of the church. Confusion and controversy seem to reign. It is amazing ho...