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In America it has been estimated that more than one million marriages end in divorce every year. In our tiny island republic one out of ten ends in the divorce courts.
How true the saying, Marry in haste, repent at leisure.The articles are concise solid bible teaching that I hope will help you find your way through the sexual maze. Why the Need for Pre-marital Counseling God says, My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6a).The approach is simply "what the Scriptures say about X" in a fairly plain fashion. We also have the wise words of Solomon on the importance of counseling, Without counsel purposes are disappointed (or frustrated): but in the multitude of counselors they are established (Proverbs ).Gods blueprint for marriage involves Leaving, Cleaving and Becoming One Flesh.The husband and wife relationship is the closest, the most intimate of all human relationships for it is likened to the relationship between Christ and the Church (Ephesians -33).She has a high and holy calling and that is one of loving submission to her husband as the Church submits to Christ.
The apostle Paul declares, Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be unto their own husbands in everything (Ephesians -24, Colossians , I Peter 3:1,2).
In a Christian marriage, the dependence is mutual, the obligation reciprocal, and the dependence on God, absolute.
At the heart of marriage is companionship, communion and consummation.
Unhappy is the home where authority and control are assumed by the wife because this is against Gods injunction. Billy Sunday once said, If you want your wife to be an angel, dont treat her like the devil.
The Role of the Wife in Marriage The wife is the heart of the home.
She is her husbands equal in the grace or gift of life (I Peter 3:7).