God-Ordained Family

How Do We Have Oneness in Marriage? Finance Work

How Do We Have Oneness in Marriage? Finance Work

Introduction Thoughts In previous articles we have focused on how to have “oneness” in marriage. As we get started again, here are the previous suggestions: “Oneness” calls on us to being open and transparent to one another. “Love” is not feelings - it is doing what love calls for, whether we have feelings or not. “Communication” - we focus on talking to each other with honesty, but also with kindness. “Conflict Resolution” - we respond to each other when there is conflict. We talk about it, but there is also apology and forgiveness. So what is next in our oneness Read More

Same-sex Marriage Arguments Don’t Hold Up

Same-sex Marriage Arguments Don’t Hold Up

 First Published in the Richmond-Times Dispatch Editor, Times-Dispatch: Media coverage of same-sex marriage before the federal appeals panel reveals the inconsistencies in arguments attempting to overturn Virginia’s marriage law as between one man and one woman. No one denies the right of homosexuals to marry. They have that right as anyone else. What is denied is the homosexual claim to a “right” to marry partners of the same sex. That is not supported by biology, natural law or millennia of civilized social order. Contrary to Judge Gregory’s suggestion, the traditional definition of marriage was never at issue in Loving v. Virginia. Continuing claims to a similarity between Loving v. Virginia based on race and issues rightly in opposition to same-sex marriage are disinformation. Read More

Stand and Pray for Marriage Rally a Huge Success

Stand and Pray for Marriage Rally a Huge Success

The Stand and Pray for Marriage rally was a huge success attracting hundreds of pro traditional marriage and family supporters to the State Capitol grounds and the Federal Court building. Bus loads of supporters lined the sidewalks along both Bank and Main Streets. Special guest speakers spoke to the issue of one man - one woman marriage to much applause of the hundreds gathered in the shade of the trees on the lawn at the Bell Tower on the grounds of the Virginia State Capitol. Read More

How Do We Have Oneness in Marriage? Conflict Resolution

How Do We Have Oneness in Marriage? Conflict Resolution

Introduction Thoughts In previous articles we have focused on how to have “oneness” in marriage. As we get started again, here are the two views of the previous articles: 1.   Oneness in marriage is a critical issue. It is not our personal calling - it is God’s calling. As difficult as marriage can be sometimes, God has called us to give ourselves to oneness. If we believe in God, we choose to obey God. And if we obey God, we give ourselves to His calling on “oneness.” 2.         We have mentioned 3 ideas so far:   “Oneness” is being “naked and unashamed” - not just physically “naked,” but also in terms of being open and transparent to one another.    Love is not feelings - it is choosing. It is doing what love calls for, whether we have feelings or not.    Communication - we focus on talking to each other, being honest and sharing our thoughts. We don’t do it wickedly or with anger or emotion; but we do pursue it. Communication makes a big difference in “oneness.” So what is next in our oneness Read More

Dobson Tears Into Obama: ‘Come And Get Me’

Dobson Tears Into Obama: ‘Come And Get Me’

WASHINGTON – (WND) James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family and Family Talk Radio, a harsh critic of President Obama and an opponent in court, on Thursday described him as the “abortion president” during an address at the National Day of Prayer. Dobson, whose organization recently won a court fight against Obama over a mandate in Obamacare that would have required his ministry to pay for abortion pills, has not been shy about challenging the president on his abortion agenda. At one point during the fight over the imposition of the abortion mandate, he said to the president: “Come and get me. I will not yield to your wicked regulations.” Read More

How Do We Have Oneness in Marriage? Communication

How Do We Have Oneness in Marriage? Communication

Introduction Thoughts Our two previous articles focused on pursuing “oneness” in marriage. The reason for these steps is that oneness in marriage is God’s design, and it is His calling despite our difficulties in marriage. In many marriages, even though we are still together (and not divorced), the “oneness” is missing. Sometimes we are basically separate from each other. Here are important questions: Read More

Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage Say Fight is Not Over

Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage Say Fight is Not Over

.MARKUS SCHMIDT of the Richmond Times-Dispatch covered last week's Clergy and Christian Leaders Summit hosted by the Virginia Christian Alliance to unite God's faithful to stand up and defend the institution of marriage, which God established as between one man and one woman in the Holy Scriptures.Since Virginia Attorney General Herring's refusal to defend Virginia's Constitution, and supported by words from US Attorney General Eric Holder; the battle lines have been drawn.  Should Christians not rise to the call, the battle outcome looks bleak for what God has established which is being usurped by rebellious political leaders. Read More

Marriage Should Be One Man One Woman

Marriage Should Be One Man One Woman

Letter to the Editor, Richmond Times Dispatch, February 10, 2014Dear Editor: On September 15, 2013 in his Metro column, Jeff Schapiro wrote about the looming "plot" by the Democratic Party to legalize same-sex marriage in Virginia. With amazing accuracy his forecasts are largely playing out at this moment. What he didn't predict was the propaganda that would be disseminated by the Richmond Times Dispatch own Bart Hinkle. His repeated advocacy efforts for homosexual marriage are mostly dependent on questionable surveys, social engineering, and pressure politics. Hinkle's recent Op/Ed column was no exception. Read More

How Do We Have Oneness in Marriage?

How Do We Have Oneness in Marriage?

Oneness in marriage is God’s design and it is His calling to us despite our conflicts and difficulties in the marriage. Genesis 2:24 (NAS) A man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. The issue here is things like, “Why will I do what it takes to make my spouse happy” Or, “How can we have a genuine ‘oneness’ despite our difficulties” How in the world can we have genuine oneness Read More

An Open Letter to Attorney General Mark Herring

An Open Letter to Attorney General Mark Herring

As a Virginian and an attorney, I am alarmed by the violence you have done to the integrity of the legal profession and to the institution of marriage by pitting the authority of your office directly against Virginia’s Constitution. As your office’s website explains, it is your duty to serve as “the Commonwealth’s law firm.” Every attorney has a duty to zealously advocate his client’s position in court, and while there are limited circumstances in which he may be permitted to withdraw from representation, it would be inconceivable for him to then actively participate in the case being made against his client. In submitting a brief that argues that Virginia’s Marriage Amendment is illegal, this is, effectively, what you have done. And for no good reason. Read More