Being Married

Service in Marriage: The Uncomfortable Command

Service in Marriage: The Uncomfortable Command

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Within a marriage there is usually one spouse who cares about the organization and cleanliness of the house and its contents more than the other. (And if both of you care about keeping the house neat and in order…well…I’m sure Liz would be jealous  :-). For that spouse, there are many moments when they find themselves cleaning up after the…

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Valentines Day Post: In Your Changing, Change Not

Valentines Day Post: In Your Changing, Change Not

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A standing joke between me and my wife is to say something like “I love you just the way you are, so don’t ever change…at all…ever.” (you probably had to have been there:-). So, for instance, say that I’ve just flexed in front of Liz, she would then bat her eyelashes and respond, “oooh, very nice. I’m so impressed. I…

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Respect in Marriage: God Wasn’t Just Talking to Wives II

Respect in Marriage: God Wasn’t Just Talking to Wives II

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Yesterday we asked how we could begin to treat our spouses with respect, even when they don’t deserve it. I suppose I should start off by saying how much none of us deserve honor. After all, we all deserve God’s eternal judgment. But isn’t it easy to think that some people deserve eternal damnation just a little more than we…

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Respect in Marriage: God Wasn’t Just Talking to Wives

Respect in Marriage: God Wasn’t Just Talking to Wives

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After a short respite in “practical application” land we are back on track with our posts about the basic components of a biblical marriage. Here is where we are: Holiness More Than Happiness (part 1) (part 2) Holiness in Love Holiness in Honor/Respect Holiness in Service The Big Picture: Complementarianism Headship 101 Submission 101 Putting It All Together We began by looking…

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How do I love thee?…No seriously, HOW?

How do I love thee?…No seriously, HOW?

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Lest I be accused of being impractical with my theology (*shudder* may it never be), I wanted to take today and tomorrow’s post and give some practical insight into what “being holy more than happy” might look like in your marriage. So, when thinking of ways to “be holy in love” do your plans end up with loose ends, failed…

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