The Biblical Role of Husbands & Wives

After the wedding is over and the emotional exhilaration of the honeymoon period comes to an end, … then what? If the bride and groom are still hoping to “live on love” (that is, “love” as the world defines it–emotion, sentiment, warm & fuzzy feelings, etc.), then they are doomed to fail. However, if they are both committed to living out their God-ordained roles through the power of His Spirit and in accordance with His Word, then they have every hope of thriving in marriage, to the glory of God!

My husband has just finished preaching a wonderful two-part series at our local church on the biblical role of husbands and wives. It was so encouraging to be reminded of the blessing (and high-calling) that God has given to married couples everywhere: the opportunity to portray an earthly picture of the heavenly relationship that exists between God, the Son, and His bride, the church (Ephesians 5.22-33).

If you are at all interested in learning more about this blessing in marriage, then I highly recommend this series to you. Not only is it a clear, balanced presentation of God’s design for marriage, but it is also presented by a world-class preacher (my personal favorite 🙂 ) … my husband!

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About Elizabeth

I am a sinner, saved by grace striving to increase in the knowledge of my Savior and His precious Word each day. The reader should know that there are a few presuppositions with which I approach this blog: 1) I believe in the biblical gospel, which basically purports that all mankind is born under the curse of sin (due to the sin of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden). Therefore, man is separated from God and can have no relationship with God because He is perfectly holy, not even able to look upon sin. Unfortunately, God is also perfectly just and must not only separate Himself from sin, but must also punish it. In order to reconcile man to Himself, God, the Father, sent God, the Son, down to earth to live as a man and take our sins upon Himself on the cross. While on the cross, God, the Son, bore the full weight of the wrath of God, the Father, against our sins in order that we who believe in Him might be set free from the curse of our sin. God, the Son, Jesus Christ, died as a propitiation for our sin in order to appease God, the Father's, holy and just character, redeem us from sin, and reconcile those who believe in this gospel to God, the Father. 2) I am primarily writing to those who already believe in this biblical gospel. In other words, this blog is not focused on evangelizing the lost, but edifying believers. 3) I believe that the Christian Bible is the very word of God. Therefore, it is completely inerrant, infallible, sufficient, and authoritative in the life of a believer.
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