Financial Friction in Marriage

Dear Jon and Diane, Thanks for your questions, and I hope I might be in some position to help. When it comes to help for married couples in dealing with their “issues,” there are generally three areas where most of the action or conflict occurs. Most marriage counseling is going to revolve around three general …

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On a Wife Deciding to Leave Her Husband

Dear Janelle, I received your letter yesterday, and had already heard from your brother and sister-in-law. They confirmed for me the very difficult and challenging situation you are in with your husband, and they said that they had encouraged you to write to me with your question. I was glad to hear from you. From …

Marriage As Manifest Glory 39

Introduction Well, we come at last to the conclusion of this series of messages on marriage. This may be a cause of rejoicing for some, disorientation and sadness for others, and relief for still others. But remember that this subject is not like a series of particular messages to locomotive engineers or architects. We cannot …

Marriage As Manifest Glory XXXVII

Introduction What does it mean to be pro-marriage or pro-family, or pro-life? In common parlance, we know what such phrases refer to but even here we must be careful. The basic Christian duty is to be pro-God, and align everything else in accordance with this. When we absolutize things like “life,” “marriage,” or “family,” we …

Marriage As Manifest Glory XXXVI

INTRODUCTION: So we are now considering the question of respect, submission and authority. We have looked at love, sacrifice and authority with regard to husbands, and now we need to reflect on the other side of the coin. Remember that authority in the Christian framework is a Trinitarian thing. Authority gladly surrendered is the foundation …

Marriage As Manifest Glory XXXV

INTRODUCTION: As we begin to wrap up this series on marriage, the topic today (for husbands) is love, sacrifice and authority. Next week we will consider (for wives) respect, submission and authority. The element the two have in common is obviously that word authority, and once we refresh ourselves with the principle, we need to …

Marriage As Manifest Glory XXXIV

INTRODUCTION: We have learned that being a godly Christian husband or wife is a subset of being a godly Christian period. That being the case, we see that certain characteristics that all Christians are to share readily have a peculiar and pointed application to husbands and wives. With this in mind, we need to take …