Category: marriage

To have and to hold in marriage

April 14, 2016 | 23 comments

One of the more popular set of vows made by couples committing to marriage in a Christian ceremony includes words similar to these: “I take thee to be my wedded husband/wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward,

Sin’s necessity

November 19, 2012 | 8 comments

Here’s a view of sin I’d never considered in depth before: “This is sin’s necessity,– to destroy itself.”  Mary Baker Eddy (S&H 405:19) Sin is often viewed in terms of the harm it brings the sinner. A caught thief is sent

Blessings of marriage 15

October 19, 2012 | 10 comments

When I started this blog series on marriage two weeks ago at the beginning of our cruise, I thought it would be simple.  A few ideas, a few lessons learned, a bit of typing, and I would be finished. But it didn’t

Blessings of marriage 14

October 18, 2012 | 7 comments

God always has our best interests in view and is working a purpose out that will bless us. The more we trust God’s direction, and lean on divine wisdom and direction, the better things turn out, at least in the long