God-Ordained Family

Stable Marriage is Critical

Stable Marriage is Critical

Stable Marriage is Critical It One of God’s Primary Designs and Callings It is One of the Influences on Culture It is One of the Influences of God’s Kingdom We tend to view marriage as a form of personal pleasure and happiness. We fall in love with someone and we have the sincere feelings of love, and that leads us to marriage. But once we are married, over time the feelings of love are less consistent and harder to maintain. Read More

To Have and To Hold: The Meaning of Matrimony

To Have and To Hold: The Meaning of Matrimony

Published in the Roanoke Times  As Virginia’s Marriage Amendment comes under attack both in the courts and the legislature, Virginians should be critically examining the question of why the state regulates marriage and whether its definition should be stretched to encompass committed same-sex couples. Having done that, we should consider what our answers mean for all marriages. Read More

Oneness in Marriage is Biblical Marriage

Oneness in Marriage is Biblical Marriage

In a former article we looked at the idea that unity in marriage is a form of displaying God. We also made a reference to Genesis 2:24-25: Genesis 2:24-25 a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed. Read More

Virginia Christian Alliance Urges Governor to Abide by Marriage Amendment

Virginia Christian Alliance Urges Governor to Abide by Marriage Amendment

VCA has contacted Governor McDonnell to speak out about the potential use of state funds to provide marital benefits to same-sex couples in the Virginia National Guard who are legally married in other states. Secretary of Defense Hagel recently announced that, as a result of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Department of Defense would provide marital benefits to same-sex couples who are legally married. Read More

Marriage is Designed for Unity

Marriage is Designed for Unity

Unity Displays God In a former article we looked at the idea that marriage is God’s design. A biblical perspective is that marriage is critical in two basic ways: Genesis 1:26-28 shows us that marriage is how we raise children, and raising children before God is an important strategy for extending God over the earth. This is what we saw in the previous article. Genesis 2:24-25 provides a description of marriage unity. Unity in marriage is part of God’s design, and one part of that is what we will see this time. Read More

Marriage is God’s Design

Marriage is God’s Design

Genesis 1:26-28 God blessed them (Adam and Eve); and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth." Read More

Bombshell! SCOTUS Fails Marriage Test as Divided Court Weakens Marriage, the Constitution, and Liberty

Bombshell! SCOTUS Fails Marriage Test as Divided Court Weakens Marriage, the Constitution, and Liberty

Summary The Supreme Court of the United States' decisions yesterday to overturn a key provision of DOMA and to effectively kill Proposition 8 in California are profoundly disappointing to everyone who believes in marriage as only between one man and one woman, who seeks to live by Biblical teachings, and who respects our Constitutional principles and form of government. Read More

Virginia 2012 Senate Election Will Determine If Parental Rights Are Protected or Destroyed

Virginia 2012 Senate Election Will Determine If Parental Rights Are Protected or Destroyed

By Terry Beatley, A Concerned Mother Virginians, your children and parental rights are at stake in this November’s election. It’s an election in which you’ll determine if parental rights will be protected or destroyed and the Senate is where it will happen. Read More

The Leftist Liberals Dont Believe in Freedom or Tolerance at All

The Leftist Liberals Dont Believe in Freedom or Tolerance at All

The leftist liberal agenda in our country is vividly on display and illustrates their extreme hypocrisy when it comes to that word "tolerance" and "freedom of speech".  As long as you agree with their viewpoint on certain issues, they leave us alone.  They will "tolerate" us.  As soon as we disagree with them, such as the homosexual agenda or sanctity of life, they become the "intolerant" and they will disrupt our freedom of assembly and free speech. Victoria Cobb of the Family Foundation here in Richmond, Va., experienced this as she spoke to a crowd outside their offices.   Read More

On the Sanctity of Marriage

On the Sanctity of Marriage

It is not for federal judges to redefine marriage for us. When they do, it is tantamount to cultural suicide, and we should not be surprised at the cultural and social degradation sure to follow.  William Bennett writes in his book The De-Valuing of Society, “Our common culture … embodies truths that most Americans can recognize and examine for themselves. These truths are passed down from generation to generation, transmitted in the family, in the classroom, and in our churches and synagogues.” But the truths of our culture and the traditional American family are now being attacked and demagogued like never before in our history in the name of “tolerance” and “rights.” Read More