Looking for a wedding Scripture? Psalm 45, an ode to a royal wedding, is a sensual poem that shows what is important in marriage.
“When Mamma Ain’t Happy, Nobody’s Happy.” That is what my fellow church elder said to me many years ago. It describes how a wife, when her will or opinion is defied, has ways of making a husband’s life miserable until she gets her way. Is there a stand against it?
The Wall Street Journal’s recent article on spousal competition, while not saying anything particularly meaningful about it, shows this rising phenomenon in the gender-minimizing marriages of today. But competition between partners is exactly the thing God created gender to eliminate.
I knew that something had gone down. He came back with that look, that faraway look, like he belonged to another country. I had seen that look before, and those times it meant something crazy was coming.
Of the seventeen new fantastic role model Barbies, including Conservationist Barbie, Boxing Champion Barbie, and Mathematician Barbie, most are not available for sale. Instead Mattel will focus sales on a Barbie line that highlights baking and cooking based on “proven play patterns.”
People have a hard time suppressing all of God’s truth. There is usually some of His common grace operating wherever you see relationships. When you come to recognize the Biblical principles of gender, you can see the good happening even when dressed in some gaudily bad outfits.
I am a woman who has struggled intensely with lust and sexual sin for most of my life, while also battling deep shame in the context of a church that always speaks about sexuality as a man’s struggle. The painful lie is that something is disgustingly wrong with me, that especially in church, I can’t talk about it.
A minister friend of mine told me about his recent job interview. The discussion brought out an interesting combination of views: they believed in no difference at all between women and men in taking responsibilities in a church. At the same time, they understood gayness as wrong. My friend was rightly puzzled.
This Christmas, ask yourself this: Why a woman and not a man? Why not have Christ come through a man with the wonder of it being that it was done without a woman? I mean, so long as God is doing a miracle, he could certainly have done it the other way.
There are 3,237 characters named in the Bible, a lot of people! Only 188 are women. Why this mathematical difference? The answer isn’t what you think.