God-Ordained Family

Happy New Year! : May our Form Christmas Help Us to Understand Marriage-Relationship Role

Happy New Year! : May our Form Christmas Help Us to Understand Marriage-Relationship Role

We recently celebrated Christmas - the day that Christ was born as a human. He was God and Messiah, but He descended into a human body. When He was born, he was created by the Holy Spirit within a woman, Mary. Mary could see that she was bearing a baby, even though she was not married and that she had never had any physical relationship with any man - including no physical relationship with the one she was engaged to - Joseph. Matthew 1:18Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows:When His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came togethershe was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. Joseph saw Mary pregnant and he thought she had sex with someone else. So he decided not to marry her. But then an angel came and told him that Mary had conceived her child by the Holy Spirit of God. So he saw that he was to wait until that child was born and then he would marry her. Read More

Thomas More Law Center Files U.S. Supreme Court Brief: “Marriage Should Be Reinforced, Not Redefined”

Thomas More Law Center Files U.S. Supreme Court Brief: “Marriage Should Be Reinforced, Not Redefined”

Asserting that marriage should be reinforced, not redefined, the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national, nonprofit public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, MI filed its fourth amicus brief (friend of the court brief) in the U.S. Supreme Court supporting traditional marriage this past Friday (December 19th). The amicus brief, which was filed on behalf of the National Coalition of Black Pastors and Christian Leaders (Coalition), supported the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision in the case of Deboer v. Snyder, which upheld Michigan’s constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman as constitutional.  Read More

A Marriage Focus on Christmas

A Marriage Focus on Christmas

We have been discussing marriage, and we have seen how it is God’s calling. Instead of any lack of oneness or even divorce we are to pursue oneness in marriage, despite any difficulties. This is one of God’s prominent callings toward us, and so our oneness-pursuit is a form of obedience before God and a response to His grace toward us. This time there is a focus on using Christmas toward children. There are two points: 1.         Our culture is mis-communicating Christmas. See this below. 2.         We need to teach our children to go in a Spiritual direction. Christmas is one thing to teach.             The children we focus on might be the ones we are still raising - or they might be adults who are married and have their own children.             Either way, we can provide some important thoughts on Christmas. Read More

How Do We Have Oneness in Marriage? Men and Women -In God’s Design and Calling

How Do We Have Oneness in Marriage? Men and Women -In God’s Design and Calling

The idea of manhood and womanhood is a biblical idea, whereas cultures go in different directions. Formerly men were in charge, but today women are influenced by “feminism” perspectives. The idea is that in former years - before Christ up to about 1850 - men were in charge. Over time, the culture began to accept women as equalities. In 1920 America let women vote, and then in the 1960s the feminism became a cultural perspective. Feminism believes that women are the same as men, and that women should focus on jobs more than on marriage and parenting. Read More

States That Voted Against Gay Marriage Now Have It Forced Upon Them

States That Voted Against Gay Marriage Now Have It Forced Upon Them

Katrina Trinko | The Daily Signal  October 06, 2014 This isn’t OK. The Supreme Court’s decision today to not hear any of the cases on same-sex marriage means, as my colleague Ryan T. Anderson writes, that “lower court rulings that struck down state marriage laws now will go into effect, forcing the redefinition of marriage in [Indiana, Wisconsin, Virginia, Oklahoma and Utah] and potentially in other states in the 4th, 7th, and 10th circuits.” That shouldn’t be acceptable—regardless of your position on same-sex marriage. Voters in 31 states voted to define marriage as being between a man and a woman. Read More

How Do We Have Oneness in Marriage? Husband Role in Marriage

How Do We Have Oneness in Marriage? Husband Role in Marriage

Introduction Thought In the previous article we saw husbands and wives as “equal” but “different.” We focused on the idea that husbands and wives are equal - they are equal before God, equal in salvation, and equally important to God’s kingdom. But they are different. The idea is that God created men and women with differences in design and assignments. What we will look at now is assignment to a husband. The issue is that a husband should pursue God’s direction versus his own thoughts or his flesh. Nor should we as husbands respond to the views of our culture. A Husband’s Biblical Role We saw in the two previous articles that God designed male leadership. That took place in creation with Adam, and it was God’s calling through the Old Testament and the New Testament. The basic idea here is that a husband has three things to know about his calling and his role: Read More

How Do We Have Oneness in Marriage: Manhood and Womanhood

How Do We Have Oneness in Marriage: Manhood and Womanhood

Introduction Thought What we saw before was the idea of “equal” but “different” - that men and women are equal before God, equal in salvation, and equally important to God’s kingdom. But they are different. God created men and women differently in design and assignments. What we will look at now is a difference between our culture and God’s Word. The culture believes that our flesh is acceptable to us, and that we do no need to submit to biblical ideas. Here are two cultural ideas in opposition of the Bible: Read More

Marriage and Sexuality Rooted in Natural Law and Scripture

Marriage and Sexuality Rooted in Natural Law and Scripture

The historic structure of human society is rooted in natural law and common law. Natural law flows from nature itself. It is existentially true, and confirmed by natural science, that all of Nature operates by and is governed according to a lawful order. Natural law is the human understanding of the intrinsic Laws of Nature. To explain, "natural law" is the phrase for man's understanding of the "Law of Nature." For such things as gravity, which is obvious to everyone, there is really no difference between the two phrases. For some points of natural science, however, our understanding of what is truly in Nature might be deficient, and in that case to use the phrase natural law is more appealing and more cautious than to claim that we truly know what the Law of Nature is. Read More

Virginia Marriage Amendment Update

Virginia Marriage Amendment Update

The Virginia Christian Alliance's initiative to support "traditional" marriage in Virginia and to hold the Attorney General, Mark Herring, accountable for his unlawful actions is aggressively moving forward. Delegate Bob Marshall recently posted an opinion piece about the marriage issue. We share Delegate Marshall's post with our VCA supporters and encourage its reading. Bob Marshall: Elites betray will of the people on homosexual ‘marriage’ BY BOB MARSHALL   Posted: Friday, July 4, 2014 7:00 pm Read More

How Do We Have Oneness in Marriage? Husband and Wife Roles

How Do We Have Oneness in Marriage? Husband and Wife Roles

Introduction Thoughts Our secular-culture says that men and women do not have role-differences. One of the things the Bible says is that men and women are equal, but different. They are equal: Equal before God - Equally bearing God’s image; Equal in God’s design and calling - They are equally important to God’s kingdom; Equal in salvation. But being equal in these ways, they are not the “same.” Read More