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“But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.” (1 Corinthians 7:15) that...

Christian Marriage and Divorce – By Leslie S.B. Hyde; Paperback; 45 pages; Published by Gospel Standard Trust Publications. ——————- The emphasis in Christian Marriage and Divorce is on the authority of...

2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 Timothy 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers,...

“Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? For the woman which...

Better to Marry: Sex and Marriage in I Corinthians 6 and 7 – By David J. Engelsma. Paperback; 105 Pages; Published by The Reformed Free Publishing Association. ———————— Description Better to...

Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of...

What is good for the family? The possibility of divorce comes up. The husband or wife, even in the church, one comes to the point sometimes when he or she thinks...

To live an antithetical life requires that we live in two dimensions as it were. The one dimension is life in this present evil world; the other dimension is the life...

It is not difficult to understand why natural men and women come to dislike one another, why their so-called love turns to hate, and why couples divorce one another and subject...

“But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.” (1 Corinthians 7:15) We...

It is so important that we are not unequally yoked with unbelievers, for that is a recipe for tension and war within the home. And when we speak of those who...

We are living in a time when many women are not satisfied with their lot in life. Many have found no real happiness in being ordinary mothers, wives, and housekeepers. They...

There is the sad subject of modern, effeminate men. Not only have women revolted against God’s authority, so have men. And assuredly these things are related, for if men are out...

This is an audio message by Carl Haak titled: “Marriage is Given by God” The scripture text that brother Carl is teaching from is Genesis 2:18-25, and the audio is 21...

This is an audio message by Carl Haak titled: “God’s Design for Marriage” The scripture text that brother Carl is teaching from is Genesis 2:24, and the audio is 22 minutes...

This is an audio message by Carl Haak titled: “God’s Rule of Conduct for Marriage” The scripture text that brother Carl is teaching from is Colossians 2:13-14, and the audio is...

This is an audio message by Carl Haak titled: “A Dress Code for Marriage” The scripture text that brother Carl is teaching from is Colossians 3:12-13 and the audio is 23...

This is an audio message by Carl Haak titled: “Husbands, Love as Christ” The scripture text that brother Carl is teaching from is Ephesians 5:25-27, and the audio is 23 minutes...

…exposed in light of Scripture. Those who wrote the Westminster Confession of Faith realized that the “exception clause” alone would not hold up in light of the passages that stated that...

“The marriage union is the closest and most sacred of all earthly unions. Woe be to anyone who interferes with its sanctity!” “Alas! that today the marriage bond should be considered...

It is my conviction that according to the Word of God, divorce can never mean dissolution of the marriage tie. Even if people are legally divorced, they are, in my opinion...

Do you experience intimacy in your marriage? Spiritual intimacy? Would you say that your marriage is fulfilling to you? Do you rejoice in it as a sacred gift of God? Do...

Tradition has it when a man seeks to get married to his girlfriend he would properly ask for her hand in marriage and if she says yes, he then places a...

The Holy Bible clearly commands that the wife is bound by the law to her husband until death. “The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth;...

There is another and a peculiar snare of the world to which the saints of God are exposed; and because many have fallen into it, and not a few have in...

An important letter from the late Joseph Irons, a faithful minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. My dear Friend, The subject upon which you ask my advice is a very...

The following Memorandum was sent by the Gospel Standard Watch Committee to the Royal Commission on Marriage and Divorce in 1952, which was sent to London with a view to advising...

A farther indication of the corrupted state of the heart of natural man is that Christ states that if a person divorces, he/she cannot remarry yet all kind of excuses are...

Matthew 19:7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? A close look at the writing of divorcement which...

The pillars of our society are crumbling; and if radical changes are not made, our society will fall to pieces. The pillars of the church are crumbling. And, although the Church...

Most everyone today is concerned about good behavior in marriage, because most everyone, even non-Christians, know that something must be done about the serious undermining of family life. So everyone is...

To the distress of those to whom God has not led a marriage partner, it often happens in Reformed churches that the singles in the congregation are neglected. Very little is...

Our blessed Lord Jesus Christ wants all young people to go into marriage as virgins. For the peace and happiness of all young people who love Christ, we bring this message...

What could be more important for a body than a head? What a monstrosity to have a body running around without a head! That is how important a place a husband...

If we were tempted to change the message of the Bible at any point today because of the change of cultural norms and standards, it would be the message that stands...

There is a religious teaching about sex in marriage that says that the only purpose of sex in marriage is for procreation – for bringing forth children – and that all...

There has never been such an insidious attack on the family as the attack being launched on the family’s children. Not the upbringing of the children, although that is a problem,...

If children are God’s heritage, how does God want them raised, so that when they are old, they will not depart form His way? This is a question that burdens the...

Foundations are shaking here, too; but not only because children are being disobedient to their parents. This is true, too. Children seem to disobey everyone in authority, teachers as well as...

A farther indication of the corrupted state of the heart of natural man is that Christ states that if a person divorces, he/she cannot remarry yet all kind of excuses are...

“From a child thou hast known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” (2nd Timothy 3:15) “When I call...

The outstanding quality of marriage is that it is an absolutely unbreakable union or bond. That is not a popular truth, but it belongs to a faithful witness and a faithful...

1) The Biblical teachings concerning marriage are plain and easy to understand, but impossible to observe except by the grace of God. According to Ephesians 5:22-33 and other passages, marriage is...

The ethical scandal in evangelical and Reformed churches today is unbiblical divorce and the remarriage that almost certainly follows. By “scandal,” I do not only mean iniquitous conduct that blatantly violates...

Satan is bent on destroying marriage, because in doing so he thinks he can work great destruction upon God’s church. The devil is trying to destroy God first of all. Knowing...

The evil by Reformed churches of unbiblical divorce and of the remarriageis widespread. Many churches quietly tolerate this great wickedness against God and the neighbor. Many others openly defend it. Various...

I Corinthians 7:15 does not teach that the desertion of a believer by his unbelieving mate dissolves the marriage and frees the believer to marry another. The notion that such is...

Family prayer should be constantly attended to. The worship of God ought to be maintained in all the families of the saints. It cannot but be thought a duty incumbent on...

If there is one instrument that the devil is using with a success rate second to none, it is the weapon of the television. By what is shown and by how...

The disciples did not miss the importance of Jesus’ words [concerning marriage, divorce and remarriage]. They considered it a hard saying. They said, “If the case of the man be so...

Statement from the Committee of the Gospel Standard Societies. “We affirm that the marriage bond is only broken in God’s sight by death, and that any other dissolution of the tie...

Is there an exception clause in the bible for divorce and remarriage? Men of today are like the pharisees of old. They are looking for a loophole in God’s Word to...

Dearly beloved, I would like to add one more piece of evidence against excuses that men use wrongly in order to manipulate God’s Word in order to teach and endorse remarriage....

In this article we will deal with excuses that men have thought up so that they can divorce and remarry. In 1 Corinthians 7:15 speaks of desertion or abandonment which men...

After reading several preachers’ views on divorce and remarriage – their trying to justify receiving adulterous people into the fellowship of, and retaining them, in the church – I feel led...

We’re living in the age of divorce. And because divorce has become so commonplace, it has become such a grievous sin all over the world, the church itself tries to accommodate...

In a day when many people are living in open sexual sin, either living together without marriage, or living with another person’s wife or divorcing and remarrying at will, it is...

We have been grieved by the opposition received to the stand we have sought to take on the sanctity of marriage and that marriage is for life, “till death do us...

Apart from a friendship with Jesus Christ the closest friendship we can know on this earth is that between a husband and wife. Therefore we need to be of one mind...

I trust the following scriptures will help you regarding the doctrine of marriage. The original institution Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should...

“In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; but (which becometh women professing...

After reading several preachers’ views on divorce and remarriage – their trying to justify receiving adulterous people into the fellowship of, and retaining them, in the church – I feel led...

We are requested by a correspondent to give our views on Romans 7: 2-3. “For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long...

A common assertion these days is the idea that if we were divorced before we were born again, after becoming saved we are free to remarry. This is based on the...

A common assertion these days is the idea that if we were divorced before we were born again, after becoming saved we are free to remarry. This is based on the...

“The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth, and the husband is bound by the law to his wife as long as the wife liveth. And,...

“Marriage, The Mystery of Christ and the Church” written By David Engelsma is an excellent book and the author of this website recommends this book as a must have in order...

We cannot say too often that marriage is to be the picture of Christ and the church, meaning that we, as husbands and wives, must mirror God’s covenant bond with us...

“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he...

God intends marriage to be the picture of Christ and the church. God has created marriage to be a model, to be a mirror, of something that is dear to Him,...

There are two foundational truths concerning marriage, two truths upon which marriage stands. We must sink the roots of our faith deep into these two truths. The first is that marriage...

The truth of marriage is urgent—urgent especially for us in this generation, where God’s works and God’s institutions are held in contempt by the world of unbelief, and in which God...

The truth of marriage is always urgent. Always the truth of marriage needs to be preached and taught. There has never been a generation that held marriage highly enough. There has...

How do Christian married people treat each other in their marriage? What is the rule of conduct for them? Do they judge how they shall behave toward their spouse on the...

The one great truth of the Bible is that God has taken to Himself a people chosen in Jesus Christ and He has bound Himself to them in the cords of...

“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.” Colossians 3:18 What does that mean? First of all, when we hear that verse from holy Scripture,...

There is another and a peculiar snare of the world to which the saints of God are exposed; and because many have fallen into it, and not a few have in...

This is an audio sermon by David J. Engelsma titled: “The Lifelong Bond of Marriage” The scripture texts that brother David is preaching from are 1st Corinthians 7:1-17, and 1st Corinthians...

This is an a radio interview with brother David J. Engelsma titled: “Divorce and Remarriage” Prof. Engelsma teaches faithfully from the Word of God that marriage is a lifelong bond, broken...

“Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the...

This is one of those questions that is very very practical and very contemporary. What about the question of birth control? We’re living in a world where mankind has almost altogether...

Bound as Long as He or She Liveth (Romans 7:2-3, 1 Corinthians 7:39, 1 Corinthians 7:10-16) The fact that a man and a woman who are married are one flesh is...

In this study we are going to look at Matthew chapter 19 and it is a very controversial matter in these United States. It is the matter of marriage and divorce....

1. Marriage is the “one flesh” union between one man and one woman (Genesis 2:24) “until death us do part” (Romans 7:2-3; 1 Corinthians 7:39) such that remarriage when one’s spouse...

If divorce is a devastating problem for God’s church, remarriage is as great! Divorce is an evil because of the sin it often leads to: remarriage, while one’s original spouse still...

When we turn our eyes to the Christian home, we must not fall in the trap of a man centered way of thinking, coming out of the pages of the Bible....

What is the difference between the two kinds of love that the Bible speaks of? Actually, in the Greek language there were at least three kinds of love. And the most...

Christian husbands are bidden (Ephesians 5:25-33) to love their wives. The whole of the exhortation is somewhat too long to quote fully, but we will give one verse: “Husbands, love your...

The Disciples Are Astonished (Matthew 19:10-12) The Lord Jesus explained to the Pharisees that they cannot put away their wives for any reason they have invented, but that the only exception...