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Forty Years of Marriage

Forty Years of Marriage

Forty years ago today, Ken and I were married in a little Baptist church in Newhall right next to Master’s College. Yes, I was nervous about marrying him. Marriage is a lifetime commitment, and we both knew this. I had never had a close relationship with any man growing up. I wasn’t very close to my dad, uncles, or any other man in my life. I believe this makes it more difficult to know how to navigate through a marriage…

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Why Don’t Christians Support Young Marriage?

Why Don’t Christians Support Young Marriage?

“Why does the evangelical church support abstinence pledges and purity rings but not young marriage? Why have we vilified ‘young marriage’ but push a secular four-year college on a 17-year old with such tenacity? Does it have something to do with our lackluster attitude towards premarital sex and our idolatry of formal education and lucrative careers? I can name at least twenty couples in our church of 400 people who were married in their late teens/early twenties and are still…

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Wanting a Partner and Not a Servant

Wanting a Partner and Not a Servant

A meme has been going around social media sites lately that states this: “Parents, I can’t stress this enough…Teach your daughter economic independence so in the future she can have a partner, not a master. Teach your son to do housework so in the future, he can have a partner, not a servant.” This post is a slam against biblical roles laid out in the Bible. It’s a way to mock them. Do you know that there’s nowhere in the…

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The Manipulated Husband

The Manipulated Husband

The following was written by a man who commented on one of my posts. “If you’ll study your history, you’ll find women weren’t given the choice in patriarchy. Women gladly accepted patriarchy because the alternative was being left to the wolves, figuratively and literally. Feminism and female rebellion only develop near the end of nice comfortable advanced civilization, typically before they collapse. See: the Fall of the Roman Empire. “What do you think would happen to women, even in this…

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The Travesty in the American Christian Family

The Travesty in the American Christian Family

Written By Ken Alexander With the erosion of American morals goes the American dream of a true and responsible democracy. Although both Mom and Dad each play a great influence on the moral fiber and character of a child, nothing will create a stronger young man or woman than a child raised in a home where mother and father join together to invest their lives into raising up the next generation. Unfortunately, we now have a nation of far too…

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No Verses Command Husbands to Submit to Their Wives

No Verses Command Husbands to Submit to Their Wives

Many will argue that husbands are commanded to submit to their wives because of this verse: “Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God” (Ephesians 5:21). The very next verse states this: “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husband, as unto the Lord” (Ephesians 5:22). Why didn’t Paul add: “Husbands, submit yourselves unto your own wives”? “For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the…

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Many Men Don’t Want to Marry

Many Men Don’t Want to Marry

There’s an article from Evie Magazine titled Millions of Men No Longer Want to Get Married and You Can Thank the Government for That. I want to address a few things in the article since it’s what I teach about. “Marriage is on the decline, and it’s a scary thought. Imagine dating a man for years, cohabitating, and giving the relationship your all without him ever having to ‘put a ring on it.’ No matrimony, no wedding dress, and no…

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How to Find Your Soul Mate

How to Find Your Soul Mate

Taken from No Greater Joy Magazine Have you ever heard the term “soul mate”? People use it to describe the love of their life, their favorite person to be with, the one they long to spend time with and do life with. It conjures images of a couple madly in love, gazing at each other with stars in their eyes. They are love-sick, raptured with each other. You get the warm fuzzies when you read their love story and see…

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Advice to Virgins on Their Wedding Night

Advice to Virgins on Their Wedding Night

Many women who have waited for sex until marriage are nervous for their wedding nights. It’s a GREAT situation to be in! It’s good to be nervous and inexperienced on this special night and learn with your husband who you have committed yourself for life. What a blessing and a gift you give to your husband! I asked the women in the chat room what advice they would give to women in this situation. “Try to not be nervous about…

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Are You a Crown to Your Husband?

Are You a Crown to Your Husband?

“A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is rottenness is his bones” (Proverbs 12:4). “A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband,…. One that is loving and chaste, constant and faithful, obsequious [promptly obedient] and submissive to him; that is diligent in the affairs of her house, takes care of her family, brings up her children, and is an honour and credit to her husband. “…but she that maketh ashamed; makes her…

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