Is marriage in the church biblical?

Jesus taught, "Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, 'Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’…What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate,” Matthew 19:4-6 […]

November 12th, 2018|Life Decisions and Doing the will of God, Marriage|

Do you think it is possible to be a right relationship with God if you are not in a right relationship with your spouse? Why or why not?

It depends on what is wrong with the relationship. If the spouse is committing adultery or practicing a sinful behavior, then that person’s relationship with God is strained. God, Himself, does not depart from the person, because God has promised He will never leave a true Christian. Hebrews 13:5 (NKJV), “…He Himself has said, "I […]

October 11th, 2018|Christian Character and Conduct, Marriage|

I'm a man. What does the Bible say if I want to marry a second wife?

If you are a Christian man, you may only have one wife. The New Testament teaches that marriage is between one man and one woman and is a picture of the relationship between Jesus and His Bride. In Ephesians 5:22-33, we learn a man and a woman unite into one flesh at marriage. This pictures […]

May 5th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, Marriage|

Where in the Bible does it explain marriage and how to treat each other sexually?

Jesus taught there are two foundational commandments for all people in every relationship. Mark 12:30,31: “‘And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. “And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love […]

May 3rd, 2018|Christian Character and Conduct, Marriage|

Can one marry his step father's child?

No, the Bible prohibits marriage with any close relative, even your step-father's child.

"And if a man shall take his sister, his father's daughter, or his mother's daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people: he hath […]

Is it good to be alone or to marry?

"I say to the unmarried and to widows: It is good for them if they remain as I am. But if they do not have self-control, they should marry, since it is better to marry than to burn with desire." 1 Corinthians 7:8,9 (CSB).

The Scriptures give man free choice regarding the decision to marry. The […]

In Titus 2:5, the Bible teaches that wives should obey their husbands. But how or why should a woman obey when her husband is not acting like a good Christian spouse and father?

1 Peter 3:1-2 (NASB), “In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives, as they observe your chaste and respectful behavior.” Submissive is Strong’s Greek word #5293 […]

Before I accepted Christ, I fathered a child. My church says I cannot partake of the Lord’s supper until I marry my woman. But I have financial problems. What should I do?

As the father of a child, it is your financial and moral responsibility to provide for your little one. A father sacrifices himself for the welfare of his child. Sometimes it is necessary to work two jobs; sometimes the father eats oatmeal in order to supply nutritious food for his child. When the family needs […]

How can married couples put God first and how can we be thankful for perfect parts of marriage?

Putting God first in marriage rests upon the relationship each person, individually, has with God. A true Christian has given his life and his will over to God to serve Him. As Jesus said, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me,” Matthew 16:24.  In […]

December 1st, 2017|Life Decisions and Doing the will of God, Marriage|

My husband and I have been separated for 10 plus years and also have not spoken for all that time. Is it alright in God’s eyes if I divorce him and find a new man?

This is such a painful experience. When a married couple cannot even talk, there are deep wounds, anger, and sorrows for both people. Sadly, there are many reasons marriages fall apart: adultery, drinking, gambling, domestic violence, bitterness, the occult, etc. Sin is a part of our fallen nature and a strong, deceptive influence from this […]