Archives for tag: Marriage

Book Notice: “Marriage and Family: Biblical Essentials” by Andreas Köstenberger and David Jones

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Recent rulings on gay marriage and debates on family-related issues have placed marriage and family at the forefront of the public eye. More so than at any point in history, we are now confronted with the need to carefully define the meaning of marriage and family.[1] In the light of … Read More »

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Guest Post (Ryan Hutchinson): Should Followers of Christ in North Carolina Vote ‘Yes’ for the Proposed Marriage Amendment?

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[Editor's Note: On May 8, the people of North Carolina will vote on a proposed amendment to the state constitution that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman. In light of this important current issue, BtT asked Ryan R. Hutchinson, Senior VP for Business Administration at ... Read More »

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Save the Date: Köstenberger & Wade at Charleston Southern (March 26, 2012)

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If you are anywhere near Charleston (or even if you are not), you’ll want to find a way to be at Charleston Southern University (CSU) on Monday, March 26, 2012. On that day, CSU will host the annual Staley Distinguished Lecture Series. Now, I know that doesn’t sound exciting. You’d … Read More »

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Are You a Supporter of “One-Woman, One-Man” Marriage?

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Don’t say you were never invited. A Penn State researcher is asking supporters of marriage to fill out a survey on the definition of marriage and media coverage of the issue. The survey seeks to expose how Americans define marriage. We thought that the readers of BtT might have an … Read More »

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Adultery Nation

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Doug Baker has written an important blog post for Patheos titled “Adultery Nation.” This is one of the critical issues facing our churches and the wider culture today. With almost every passing month, I learn of another Christian (and often a fellow minister) who has either engaged in adultery or … Read More »

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The Manhattan Declaration: A Call of Christian Conscience

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Last Friday a document titled “The Manhattan Declaration: A Call of Christian Conscience” was released to the public. According to the press release, “The 4,700-word declaration issues a clarion call to Christians to adhere to their convictions and informs civil authorities that the signers will not – under any circumstance … Read More »

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Norman Jameson on Marrying Young

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The recent Christianity Today article “The Case for Early Marriage” is getting a lot of buzz online. Norman Jameson has some good thoughts on this topic in a recent editorial for the Biblical Recorder. His conclusion: Does [American culture's] stance tell our young people that we value independence and financial … Read More »

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Biblical Marriage in a Broken World, Part 4

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Portrait of a Redeemed Husband Male bashing has been a favorite American sport for some time now. It is epitomized by a cover story in Time magazine dated February 14, 1994. On the cover you will see the body of a man with the head of a pig. The lead … Read More »

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Biblical Marriages in a Broken World, Part 3

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Portrait of a Redeemed Wife, Part 2 I believe a wife can be a blessing to her husband and honor him as the Church honors Christ by giving him five specific gifts of love. 1) Show him admiration. Work to understand and appreciate your husband’s value and achievements as his … Read More »

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Biblical Marriages In A Broken World, Part 2

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Portrait of a Redeemed Wife In Ephesians 5:21-24, 33 Paul instructs the godly, redeemed wife. His words, both to her and her husband, should be read in the greater context of the entire chapter, especially verses 1-2, 8-9, 15-20. Two guidelines for marriage are set before her. First, she should … Read More »

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