I would like to begin a series of blogs about what I think will be very practical instruction on marriage. These practical comments are derived from Biblical principals. One must always start with Biblical doctrine and then the application. This is the way of the Apostle Paul in his letters. In the application of these principles, there are, of course, different aspects that take on different nuances with each marriage.
I preferred to title this series; "Marriage Thoughts" because I thought the word "tips" may bring with it the "baggage" of "quick fix"; a formula that fits all; a secret revealed (Bible truths are there for all to read and apply).
The fact is that God's Word is unchanging and applicable to all generations and nations. It teaches us about who God is, what glorifies Him, who man is and what has happened to him, and most importantly, how God in Christ has redeemed fallen men. II Tim. 3:16-17
Now, to be frank with you these marriage thoughts are coming to you by way of my own failures (seems I always learn the hard way). Even though we've been married 36 years, I feel like I'm finally getting a grasp on this thing called marriage (still have much more to learn). Having been a Christian for a number of years now, I am ashamed that I've been so dull. But God is a good Father and longsuffering toward his children.
It is not my intent that these marriage thoughts should be anywhere near exhaustive. They are basically just thoughts that have have come to me from the backdrop of the Bible and trying to live out what God has instructed us.
It is my prayer that what I share on this blog glorifies God in assisting the saints to have marriages that truly exemplify what the Apostle deems a "great mystery" with reference to Christ and His Church. Eph. 5:32.
Stay "tuned" for the first one. It may surprise you because it is something that most of us have not done but is pretty basic....
Pastor Robert was born in San Antonio but came back to Northeast MO where his mother's family has roots. He received his B.S. in Education from Asbury University in 1988. He and his wife Kerri have raised three children and have enjoyed starting a U-Pick blueberry farm. Robert has always been passionate about teaching God's Word and it has been a joy for him to lead the saints at Faith Baptist Church since 2015.