God has created the marriage bed for procreation and to create intimacy and affection between husband and wife.
Like workaholic dads, stay-at-home moms can feel torn between the claims of two roles. We are wives but also mothers, and sometimes …
Subordination need not be a burden; the Christian joyfully submits to Christ who provides for the good of those submitting to Him.
“Male and female he created them,” the Scripture says. And in that creation, God ordered the relation of the man and the woman, of Adam and Eve.
The January issue of The Lutheran Witness reflects on God’s design for the relationship between men and women, which culminates in marriage, a reflection of God’s redeeming work for His children.
As the Small Catechism teaches, we are to lead a chaste and decent life in what we say and do. We are to be discriminating, not promiscuous; we are to be faithful to whom God has called us to love and honor.
Chastity takes place throughout the entire life of the believer. It encompasses not simply the acts occurring in the bedroom, but the life we live together and before the world, in the clothes we wear, the jokes we tell, even the movies we watch.
The January issue of The Lutheran Witness discusses the “Chaste and Decent Life” to which Christians are called, in spite of a culture which has rejected it.
After a minute or so of this, Todd asked, “Pastor, what do you think was going on?” I said, “When it’s time, it’s time. Todd, it’s time.”
Christian love is defined by Christ and follows His example as confessed in 1 Corinthians 13. Christian love lives entirely for someone else.
Any conversation about marriage ought to start with a simple definition—what is marriage?
So it is with marriage. You won’t get very far trying to travel alone in a relationship, talking to yourself, or at someone else.