Hope For You, Cheryl... Cheryl, you are at a tremendous advantage with your youth. It may be hard for you to imagine this, but youth doesn't last. It's a brief season of life. The concerns raised in your comment indicate that you really do desire marriage and family, so I would encourage you to make pursuit of that your priority and not let the actions of some men discourage you from that. You do not want to end up in your 30s or beyond still single and trapped as a corporate slave. I wish you a blessed marriage and abudant fruitfulness in childbearing! :)
Well, after reading the article, I suppose this could be called a no brainer, but many marriages do suffer needlessly because of a lack of communication. Sadly, I've seen couples divorce rather than sit down and talk to each other. It's a preventable matter and simple to resolve, but not necessarily easy, especially if issues aren't nipped in the bud and dealt with timely. Sometimes a thing is so obvious that you miss it...
Fornication is still a sin (I Cor. 6:18). It always has been and always will be.
I certainly agree that much too much emphasis is placed on sex these days. What about the other aspects of marriage: accounting for the differences between the sexes (no, men and women are NOT the same); forbearing with your spouse; showing him/her forgiveness, longsuffering, faithfulness, commitment, devotion, and so forth? What about until death do us part? What about swearing that oath even unto your own hurt and letting God sanctify you as you relate to your spouse and raise your children in the fear of the Lord? Sometimes circumstances such as aging or illness make sex difficult or impossible. What then? Do people even think about that?
John Yurich USA wrote: What kind of a stupid way of thinking is that to state that there is only Born Again Christians and not Non Born Again Christians? One who worships Jesus as God but has not embraced Him as their Savior is a Non Born Again Christian.
Mr. Yurich, I will thank you in advance for no longer insulting my thinking and, even more so, for not attacking Jesus's own teaching regarding being born again from John 3 as "stupid." You really ought to be ashamed of yourself.
Your instant comeback for anything you don't agree with is "stupid," "insane," and so forth. Please refrain from attacking me with those words in the future. I would request that you buttress your arguments with Scripture, but you can't, because what you're saying is unbiblical to begin with.
How sad that many women have bought into feminist dogma and are unable to see the protection and blessing of their husband's headship (Eph. 5:23) and the ability to conceive and bear, given by God, as good. Far too many look at these things as burdensome and oppressive, when in fact they are just the opposite. It's another example of calling evil good (Isaiah 5:20).
Lord, I pray thee, open our blinded eyes and give us sight.
GSTexas wrote: I'll stick to what the Bible teaches. Proverbs 23:13-14 "Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. 14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver him from hell." Proverbs 29:15 "The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame."
Amen. Of course these worldly studies from humanistic institutions are going to have conclusions opposite the Bible.
You never think so at the time, but, in retrospect, I'm grateful for the spankings I got. They steered me from the wrong path onto the right one--and kept me from going down some wrong paths in the first place. Parents who love their children discipline them--just as our Heavenly Father disciplines us because He loves us (Heb. 12).
Jim Lincoln wrote: It's unloving to ignore its evils.
Indeed. I cringe whenever I think of how the word "love" is so misunderstood in today's society. Too many people have this (unbiblical) idea that love is all about agreement, positive emotions, and warm and fuzzy feelings. Warning someone of both the temporal and especially the eternal consequences of their sin is absolutely the most loving gesture you can make toward him or her. Would to God that more did so, instead of worrying about offense.
penned wrote: family is the strength of a community. only a generation that aborted their babies or avoided family would think that homeowners associations and investments on wall street could ever replace a need for another generation to come up behind us.
these groups that are antichildren, antiwoman, antiman are introducing great confusion to society, and a society that will not be able to rule itself.
Wensley wrote: Trouble with the list is that everybody marries a stranger and its only after a few years of marriage that you really get to know them properly.
There is a lot of truth to this. While you can never fully and completely know another person prior to marriage, with today's society being so mobile and anonymous, and the breakdown of so many families, it's almost impossible to marry someone that you have a lifelong history with.
Well, it does seem that women are much more sensitive to criticism than men, and the idea that a woman's behavior is ever called out as sinful or wrong is politically incorrect. Criticising or even bashing men, however, happens all the time and is quicker to go viral, as this article indicates.
It pains me, as a female, to type this, but it's true.