Bible Verses Sex: 17 Bible Verses About Sex

Bible Verses Sex: Bible Verses Sex: God gives us very clear guidance in His Word on how we can best experience the gift of intimacy and love that He gave to us through sex. If you are wondering what the Bible says about pre-marital sex or marital sex, use the verses below to study in context what God would have for you to learn. Sex was meant as wonderful experience between husband and wife to provide physical, emotional and spiritual bonding. If you are feeling overwhelmed with a sexual sin remember…

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Suppose that a man marries a woman

Chapter 24 v1 Suppose that a man marries a woman. Later, he decides that she does not please him. He finds something about her that he does not like. So, he writes out a note of divorce and he gives it to her. Then he sends her away. v2 After she has left his house, she marries another man. v3 Then her second husband decides that he does not want her. He writes out a note of divorce and he gives it to her. Then he sends her away from his…

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Rules about promises

Chapter 30 Rules about promises – Numbers 30:1-16 v1 Moses spoke to the leaders of *Israel’s *tribes. He gave to them these commands from the *LORD. v2 ‘If a man promises to give something to the *LORD, he must give it. And if he promises to do something special, he must do it. He must do everything that he has promised. v3 A young woman who lives still in her father’s house might make a promise to the *LORD. v4 She must *keep her promise, unless her father does not…

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Rules for the priests, so that they remain holy

Chapter 21 Rules for the priests, so that they remain holy v1 The *LORD said (this) to Moses. ‘Speak to the priests, (who are) the sons of Aaron. Say this to them: “(A priest) must not make himself *unclean because one of his relatives has died. v2 There is an exception for his closest relatives. (This means) his mother, his father, his son, his daughter and his brother. v3 (It also means) a sister who has not married (anyone). She depended on him because she did not have a husband.…

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The special altar where the priests gave the animals to the LORD

Chapter 38 The special altar where the priests gave the animals to the LORD – verses 1-7 (Compare Exodus 27:1-8) v1 Bezalel built the special *altar out of *acacia wood. The priests burnt the animals that the *Israelites gave to God on this *altar. It was about 51 inches (130 centimetres) high. The top was square. It was 7 feet (2.25 metres) long and 7 feet (2.25 metres) wide. v2 He made *horns on it at each of the 4 corners. The *horns and the *altar were all one piece…

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11 Ways to Build a More Loving Marriage

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If your marriage isn’t what you’d like it to be and your husband isn’t changing, there’s still hope that your relationship with him can improve. That’s because you can greatly influence the state of your marriage when you change yourself through the power of the Holy Spirit working in you. The growth of one person in a marriage relationship significantly impacts the other person.Here’s how you can change your marriage by becoming a more loving wife, with God’s help:

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8 Things Healthy Couples Don’t Do

Last week, I saw a woman slam the car door in her husband’s face and storm off inside the grocery store. Then there was the couple sitting next to me, the man staring at his phone the entire time his wife shared with him her concerns about one of their children. I saw someone post a rant on Facebook about their spouse that ended with, “MEN!”Relationships are hard, and we’ve probably all done something similar to the examples above. But that doesn’t excuse the cavalier mistakes we sometimes allow for…

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Want to Strengthen Your Marriage?

When people need advice in any area of life, they can turn to the Bible for Godly answers. What does the Bible say about marriage? Plenty, beginning with the successes and failures of the first husband and wife, Adam and Eve.People are always interested in relationships—how to have them and how to maintain them—and it seems this is especially true in the area of marriage. What makes a marriage work? Is there some special secret, or is it a hit–and–miss proposition?God created the institution of marriage in His creation of…

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Loving Your Spouse

It seems that with our busy schedules in this day and age, the home and family have become grossly neglected. We are often so busy providing for our children and giving them life opportunities that we fail to realize that the greatest gift we can provide for them as parents is to truly love each other and to express that love for one another.You may not have been raised in a loving home. Therefore, you did not have an example of how a husband should treat his wife and of…

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Is The Gay Marriage Debate Over?

One could become wistful about the time in history when marriage was a settled affair, when everyone agreed on what it was, when no nation on the planet would have entertained the idea of legalizing same-sex marriage. But wistfulness is usually reserved for times long ago and places far away—not for a state of affairs that existed less than a decade ago.In December 2000, the Dutch parliament became the first to pass legislation that gave same-sex couples the right to marry, divorce, and adopt children. On April 1 of the…

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3 Ways Churches Can Bridge the “Marriage Divide”

With so much of the focus on the same-sex marriage debate, we American Christians sometimes forget the “other” marriage problem. Namely, there are fewer and fewer weddings in many segments of the population. And the impact is devastating.First, the good news: college-educated men and women have strong, stable marriages for the most part. Divorce rates continue to drop, and children from these marraiges usually grow up with both a mom and a dad. That gives these kids a big boost in terms of their faith, finances, life success, and health.However,…

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Marriage: As Designed by God

The institution of marriage involves a covenant between a man, a woman, and God. Man and woman, by mutual consent, enter the arrangement. But the procedure, in order to be valid, must be consistent with divine law. The Origin of Marriage:According to anthropologists, there is no society wherein marriage does not exist in some format (Montague, p. 240). The institution is, therefore, a universal phenomenon. Since every effect must have an adequate cause, there must be some reasonable explanation for this feature of global society. Actually, there are but two…

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5 Ways to Soothe Conflict in Marriage

“He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty and he who controls his spirit than he who takes a city” (Proverbs 16:32).Summer is here and the temperatures are steadily soaring higher than eagles. With the rising heat, tendencies to become easily frustrated or temperamental also seem to rise. Day-to-day responsibilities and inconveniencies can already be overwhelming enough without adding heated arguments to the mix.I recently heard a national news story of a woman who was so angry with her son for talking back to her that she…

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How Do I Know He’s “The One”?

Q: Is there one person I’m meant to marry, or should I just choose a good man? A: This question isn’t simply a contemplative exercise; it impacts how you approach dating and marriage. However, I think it is the wrong question to be asking.The question of “Is there one guy I’m supposed to marry?” is fundamentally based on fear. You’ve likely seen marriages break apart, and wonderful romances turn ugly. Perhaps you grew up in the throes of your mom and dad fighting. Judith Wallerstein, one of the foremost experts…

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A Guide to True Beauty

The Proverbs 31:10-31 woman is a model of a woman who lives a godly life. It is practical advice given by a mother to her single son about what to look for in a future wife. Therefore, it is advice for single women as well as married women. I was single for over twenty years of my adult life. Now I am married so I might be able to offer insights for both single and married women.Most of all, this idyllic icon is a woman who decides to learn and grow in…

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The Key to Healthier Conflicts in Marriage

“As a single man, I was cool, calm, and collected. Then I got married.”The opening of Tyler Ward’s latest post, 4 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Fought With My Wife, is one many couples can probably relate to. For Christians, marriage has always been an important and celebrated part of life. It’s a right-of-passage into adulthood, a vow couples swear to honor and cherish one another until death parts them. Unfortunately, we rarely stop to think about what happens after the wedding bells have been rung. Couples don’t…

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What Husbands Need

Beloved and revered by his players, legendary coach of the UCLA Bruins college basketball team, John Wooden changed the lives of every young man who played for him through the powerful values and life lessons he taught them.But of perhaps more importance, Coach Wooden was married for 53 years to the love of his life, Nell. Coach Wooden was so dedicated to her that after her death in 1985, he continued to write Nell a love letter every month for the next 25 years. He faithfully placed those letters under…

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What If Your Spouse Cheats?

When you married, if you’re like most couples, you made a vow pledging your faithfulness. But now you’ve discovered your spouse didn’t take that vow seriously. It doesn’t matter whether it was a one-night stand or a long-term affair, the results are the same—your spouse’s action has left in its wake fear, doubt, distrust, betrayal, hurt, and anger.Ultimately, it’s what you do with these emotions—how you process them—that makes the difference. For you and your marriage’s sake, you need to process these emotions in a positive way. Here’s help.

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You Can Build a Happy Marriage

How many truly happy married couples do you know?—and are you even sure of these? Is your marriage happy? Are you enjoying the life you anticipated? Statistics suggest the answer is probably “No.”Most married people are unhappy—with many a virtual study in misery. They have no idea what to do about it or where to turn for answers. Millions stumble along, bouncing off one marital problem into another, never knowing how to address them—let alone solve them!Married life has been the brunt of endless jokes, where traditional conduct and the…

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The Purpose of Marriage Ever Obsolete?

Marriage is under assault as never before. Will it—can it—survive? Adultery is exploding—why? Traditional home and family life is blurring. The once-typical family is becoming extinct—why? Most do not know where the institution of marriage came from. And they have no idea why, or if, it is even necessary. This booklet reveals the true meaning—the astounding purpose—of MARRIAGE and FAMILYThe world is exploding with problems. Much knowledge is available about them, but little understanding. The breakdown of marriage and the family is a classic example. Seemingly everyone knows it is…

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How Can You Manage Marriage Stress in Troubling Times?

 When I was a teen, my grandma used to tell me stories of what it was like being a young bride at the start of the Great Depression. “Those were stressful times for me and your grandpa,” she’d tell me over and over again.They worried about money and making ends meet, and how long their jobs were going to last. They never got laid off, but my grandpa was required to work 12-hour days and take a pay cut to keep his railroad job. My grandma worked equally long hours…

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Does Marriage Really Matter?

The attraction of a man to a woman and a woman to a man has long been the inspiration for poems, novels, chivalrous deeds and much consternation. The ancient sage Agur the son of Jakeh said, “There are three things which are too wonderful for me, four which I do not understand: the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a serpent on a rock, the way of a ship in the middle of the sea, and the way of a man with a maid” (Proverbs:30:18-20, New…

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When Your World Collapses

When Your World Collapses It may not happen to you. I hope it doesn’t. But it might. In fact, there’s about a 50/50 chance that it will.In January 1997, the divorce that I filed for—the divorce I never wanted to happen—was signed, sealed, and approved by the State of Oklahoma. It is an event in my life that I’m not proud of. I’m a results-oriented individual. I was taught—and I truly believed—I could do anything.Valedictorian of my Oregon State University graduating class of 4,000.MBA from Harvard.My parents have been married…

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Commitment to Marriage

Back in the earlier years of our country, around the time of the civil war, I would imagine that marriages did not involve a whole lot of courtship.   There may have been some couples who knew each other from childhood and ended up together because they had always assumed that is what would happen.  For young women who did not have a school mate beau, I would imagine that when they met a suitable young man, after they were of marriageable age, things moved along rather quickly.  If papa let…

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5 Tips for A Great Christian Marriage

Marriage truly is an incredible blessing from God and can bring many times of happiness, joy and companionship.  However for those of us who are married we also realize that marriage is hard and requires a lot of hard work, commitment and dedication in order to keep your marriage strong.  There are too many out there today that simply give up because they don’t have the will to fight for the blessing that God has given them.  For most it is much easier to walk away and forget about it…

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Money and Marriage

Money — or more specifically lack thereof — can be a major source of marital strife. And don’t assume that “If I were a Rich Man,” all these problems would disappear. The reality is much more complex. There are particular struggles in being poor as well as unique challenges to being wealthy. Ethics of Our Fathers advises, “The more property, the more worries,” as any homeowner can attest to. While plenty of discussions about money get stuck on quantity, money’s psychological impact on our lives and relationships may be a…

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Dating after Marriage

When was the last time you and your spouse went out together — just the two of you, no kids, no friends, just you and your partner? If you have to pause even for a second to think, that’s not good.Your marriage is the most important relationship you will have in this world — more important than your relationship with your kids. Raising great kids is half prayer, and half a good marriage. If you want your kids to come out great, make sure your marriage is great.Marriage requires consistent…

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Love Is a Verb

I was asked to study with a married woman who wanted to hear the Jewish view on love and marriage. I started by showing her a quote by Stephen Covey, where he eloquently describes what he answered someone who asked him about his failing marriage:“My wife and I just don’t have the same feelings for each other that we used to have. I guess I don’t love her anymore and she doesn’t love me. What can I do?”“The feeling isn’t there anymore?” I inquired.“That’s right” he reaffirmed. “And we have…

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Putting Marriage First

It’s the number one myth of marriage: “After you fall in love, you don’t have to work at it anymore.” Countless couples have told me, “If it takes so much energy, we must not be made for each other.” Somewhere we have been improperly taught that true love is supposed to come easy. Once we’ve committed to each other through marriage, our love will take care of itself while we get on with life. We can now focus on jobs, kids, and acquiring things.I think many want to resist having…

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Get More Pleasure Out of Marriage

I want to give you a tool that I guarantee will drastically improve your marriage in one week.Both you and your spouse need to make a commitment to do the following: Don’t cause pain, give pleasure.After doing years of marriage counseling and being married for twenty years, I believe the key to enjoying each other and your marriage comes down to this one principle. But can it really be so simple? I don’t have any doubt that the answer is, “yes.”So if it’s so simple, why doesn’t everyone do it?…

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