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All articles & reviews tagged with marriage

News

June 2017
News > International

UK upsets Australia

The UK High Commission in Australia is promoting same-sex marriage in defiance of Australia’s parliament, which continues to reject the redefinition of marriage. According to BBC reports, consulates in Australia have carried out dozens of same-sex ceremonies in a flagrant attempt to undermine the sovereignty of another country. Colin Hart, spokesman for the Coalition…

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Review

January 2017
Reviews > Book

God’s Way for Romance: Getting Back to Biblical Courtship

There are three key problems with God’s way for romance: getting back to biblical courtship. First, the author seems to confuse Western cultural traditions with biblical teaching. For example, Dr Burgess appears to equate ‘marriage’ with a church ceremony (pp. 96-97) that involves saying vows taken from the Book of Common Prayer (pp. 60,…

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Review

Reviews > Book

This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence

This is a great little book for those who are married or wanting to be. Piper aims to show that ‘the main meaning of marriage is to display the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his church’. He addresses various practical aspects of marriage, such as forgiveness, headship, submission, sex and parenting, but all with…

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Review

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The Divorce Dilemma: God’s Last Word on Lasting Commitment

Marriage breakdown, a sad feature of western society, is also occurring all too frequently among God’s people. Christian couples are walking away from their marriage partners for all kinds of reasons and remarrying into adulterous relationships. Churches are giving inadequate instruction on marriage and divorce and are lax in their practice and discipline. Believers…

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Review

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Happily Ever After? Avoiding the pains of divorce

There is no question about the need for a book like this – here is wise pastoral counsel for believers facing the break-up of their marriage. The first two chapters are a plea to those who are married to avoid divorce if at all possible. The central three chapters are full of practical advice…

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A Biblical Guide to Love, Sex and Marriage

Although a number of helpful books have been published recently about relationships and marriage, this new work from Derek and Rosemary Thomas is different from many others. Instead of a topic survey, it considers the teaching on relationships found in the Song of Solomon. The authors argue that the Song is about courtship, sex…

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Article

November 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

Believer beware!

‘The days are evil’, wrote the Apostle, and it appears that they still are. We can hardly find words to describe the depths to which we have sunk in our own day. There was just as much evil in former days, but our generation is guilty of new depths because of the attitude of…

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