Yesterday, while seated around the lunch table with three other men, we read chapter six of Richard Phillips’ book, Masculine Mandate. This is a discipleship practice that occurs approximately three times-a-month in a local restaurant as we gather to read, share, and pray. Chapter six’s title was “God’s Astonishing Design for Marriage.” By the time we finished reading the chapter out loud, I believe each man was ready to ditch his afternoon plans/responsibilities and “head for the house” to be with his beloved!!
To say that there is an attack upon marriage is an understatement. Truth is marriage has been under attack since the Garden of Eden. In recent months, we have watched the biblical view of marriage be redefined in government, churches, homes, schools, and families. Today, we as believers must live out and stand for what God defines as marriage. Not what secular society says about marriage or even some who would say they are born again. Just this week, Christian band, Jars of Clay front-man, David Haseltine tweeted, “Not meaning to stir things up BUT… Is there a non-speculative or non ‘slippery slope’ reason why gays shouldn’t marry? I don’t hear one.” I must quickly say that I know several reasons why, and they are outlined in the following blog post that answers the question, What is marriage according to the Bible?
Next week, I will be sharing five blog posts on the subject, “How To Make Sure Your Marriage Ends in Divorce.” In the meantime, be sure to take heed to the final paragraph of today’s blog post link. By the way, I’m sure none of us men were disappointed when it came time to “head for the house!!!”
See you next Monday!