Category: Marriage

Companionship in Marriage

Companionship in Marriage   Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” Genesis 2:18 (ESV)   I recently taught a lesson on the importance of companionship between a husband and wife in marriage. Companionship is not just an important component in marriage; it is a biblical obligation. One of the aspects of the marital covenant is to agree to be a friend or a companion to one another for life. When a marriage breaks down, we often find that the couple has mostly been living separate lives in the months or years before entering into biblical counseling. What we learn is even when they...

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Disclosure or Discovery in Marriage Counseling

As part of helping a couple reconcile the relationship, we require that the sexual offender do what is called a full disclosure. In a full disclosure, the offender is required to confess his or her sexual sin in detail to their spouse. Prior to this confessional meeting, they spend time examining their life and detailing all the ways they have sexually sinned against their spouse the years. This can be a very daunting and uncomfortable task to undertake, but it is totally necessary for reconciliation to take place.

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Why Not Divorce?

Divorce is the rendering of the covenant that two people made first to God and then to each other. Both people made solemn, sovereign, and covenantal promises to love, honor, serve, bear with each other, and maintain sexual purity, until the day they died.

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Advice for Troubled Marriages Pt. 3

We have come to the final installment of my series on common problems in a marriage. You can read part 1 and part 2. Today, we will tackle the difficult subject of love. Love should not be a complicated issue in marriage, right? Isn’t that why we get married? We “fall in love” and plan to live happily ever after. There is nothing wrong with the desire to be loved. However, when “being loved” turns into the demand to “feel loved”, a very painful and destructive corner is turned in the marriage.

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