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The Purpose of Marriage (2)

In our previous article, we looked at the purpose of marriage for the glory of God and his covenant. The second reason in the marriage form speaks of the calling to bringing forth covenant children. We do not minimize the struggles associated with child rearing and the responsibility of large families. Again, we need to […]

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Leaving and Cleaving

It was the sixth day of history. God had just created Adam out of the dust of the ground. He had just brought to him the animals to be named, impressing upon him his need for a wife. He had just put Adam to sleep and from a rib made Eve. He had just brought […]

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The Purpose of Marriage (1)

The purpose of marriage is the glory of God. This is crucial for a couple to understand in order that they enter into marriage with the right perspective. Marriage is not about me and not about you. Marriage is about God. Reformed churches since the time of the Synod of Dordt in 1618–19 adopted a […]

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There is something special about being in a relationship. The desire for companionship, already present in childhood, takes on more urgency as we pass through adolescence into adulthood. To desire a relationship is good and natural. Solomon says that “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord” (Prov. 18:22). God expressed […]

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A Defense of Dating

By dating, I understand a special relationship of fellowship between an unmarried young man and an unmarried young woman, the nature and purpose of which is the possibility of marriage. There is some biblical defense of dating. Jacob dated Rachel seven years with a view to marrying her (Gen. 29:20). In the New Testament, there […]

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Dear Lord, How Do I Date?

After being asked to write this article, I struggled for some time as to whether I had the courage to approach this subject. However, I didn’t want to let an opportunity pass to encourage you in godly living. I think many of us agree that the topic of dating is important, but when someone, something, […]

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