“This is frustrating!” quipped a female relative as she surveyed the Biblical book, Proverbs. It seemed unbalanced to her.
President Biden has mismanaged the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. But his resolute failure to take responsibility for error stands out. Men in relationship doing this fail in masculinity.
When we dig into the Bible book, The Song of Songs, we find a lot of gender distinction in the urgings of the Shulammite Bride. In its pages she presents to us a vision of the ideal love, which can help us in our marriages. These practical principles of gender are very similar to those outlined by the Apostle Paul.
I had the great honor recently of co-preaching through one of the most confusing (and avoided) books of the Bible: The Song of Songs (aka, The Song of Solomon).
Recent headlines proclaim medical breakthroughs which will enable lesbian couples to bear children together. The headlines make for a sensational news cycle, but are misleading in claiming that the sexually dimorphic (that is, needing both male and female) reproductive process has been circumvented.
Does a passage in Ecclesiastes teach a negative view of women or the bitterness of a man who beds many of them?
Looking for a wedding Scripture? Psalm 45, an ode to a royal wedding, is a sensual poem that shows what is important in marriage.
“Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body,” says the Apostle Paul. What does that mean?
“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?
At times a call is made to reach out to those who might follow Christ, but who struggle with unbidden sexual desires that contradict Christ’s call. The call is to deal with those unbidden desires with understanding and mercy. This is a good call. While Christ calls people to take up their crosses and follow Him, He does so while bearing their burden. But then, we need to be truthful about what understanding and mercy are.