1 Corinthians 7:14 (ESV), “For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his (believing) wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her (believing) husband. Otherwise, your children would be unclean (sinners under condemnation, unjustified, unrelated to God, aliens from His care and blessing), but now are they holy.” We know the [...]
No. When a Christian and a non-Christian marry, that couple is considered unequally yoked. 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 (NIV) “do not be yoked together with unbelievers”. Deuteronomy 22:10 tells us, “do not plow with an ox and a donkey yoked together”. A yoke is a wooden crosspiece that is fastened over the necks of two animals [...]
When one marries before being born again, and later discovers after being born again that he has married a totally wrong person, what is to be done?
Marriage is a challenge. Two people need to become a united team. They need to learn to love each other when life is happy and difficult. After the first blush of infatuation wears off, we begin to notice our spouses’ weaknesses and faults. This is normal. At this stage of marriage, the couple needs to [...]
Ephesians 5:25 reads, "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her." There are various Greek words translated “love” in any English Bible. The word used in Ephesians 5:25 is “agape” love, which is a love based on principle. (It is not merely based on emotion or feeling.) [...]
If by chastise, punishment is meant, the simple and blunt answer is No! We are not to chastise our brethren since we are not their parent. Only the Lord, our mutual Father, has the right and responsibility to chastise a brother or a sister. But we assume, the questioner means should a woman bring a [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]