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The three categories of relationships

I recently read Sex, Dating, and Relationships: A Fresh Approach by Gerald Hiestand and Jay Thomas. It’s a highly recommended read. According to Hiestand and Thomas, the Bible only presents three categories of relationships between any two human beings. We have the: Neighbor relationship (sex prohibited) Family relationship (sex prohibited) Marriage relationship (sex commanded) They also…

Husbands and wives

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy…

Communication in marriage

At the core of every healthy marriage is the ability of a couple to successfully communicate with one another. Communication can be difficult because each individual may have a different background, experiences, and sometimes even culture, which all affect communication. In addition, 60 to 90% of all communication consists of body language, eye contact, facial…

My secret ingredient

While chatting with a recently married man after church last Sunday, he mentioned how he and his wife have a female friend who makes some amazing food. “I’d love it if she would show my wife some of her cooking secrets, but women like to trademark things,” he bemoaned. He added that it’s some kinda…

Have sex everyday

I have a friend that’s been a believer not quite as long as I have, yet unbelievably godly and mature. While discussing God’s plan for marital intimacy one day, he said the failure to have frequent sex is one of the primary ways with which Satan attacks marriages, couples grow distant, and eventually become just…

Psalm 45

New King James Version (NKJV) The Glories of the Messiah and His Bride To the Chief Musician. Set to “The Lilies.”[a] A Contemplation[b] of the sons of Korah. A Song of Love. 45 My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. 2 You are fairer…