Category Archives: marriage

Sexuality, Basketball and Boxing Yourself Out

I know a little bit about the Bible, though not nearly as much as I should. I know a little bit about sports, though more than I probably should. Every once in a while, I feel like those worlds collide. … Continue reading

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Please Put Your Chicken Sandwich Back In Its Scabbard

Let me state a couple of things first: There is no fast food I prefer more than a spicy chicken sandwich (no pickle with two slices of pepperjack cheese), waffle fries (with two packets of Chick-fil-a sauce to dip them … Continue reading

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3 Strikes Toward 15 Wonderful Years

Today I celebrate 15 years of marriage to my beautiful bride. Congratulations (for I certainly “married up”) can be sent by way of cash. Condolences to Charity (for again, I “married up”) can be sent as cash. For whatever reason, … Continue reading

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Refuting Perpetual Adultery

Originally, I had hoped to address both the Betrothal View of Matthew 5:32/19:9 and refute the concept of “perpetual adultery” for divorced individuals who have remarried. I had written before on betrothal and thought that it would be a quick … Continue reading

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Idolatry of Divorce

Many people make an idol of marriage. They look to their spouse to provide them with purpose in existence and meaning. They seek for their marriage to provide a fulfillment that only Christ alone can provide. However, it can also … Continue reading

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What Should the Divorced and Remarried Do?

I’ve laid out several posts to explain why I think the “perpetual adultery” perspective is faulty, particularly the application to sever the relationship and abandon one’s spouse. These things simply aren’t taught in the Scripture. So what should a person … Continue reading

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No Help Wanted

In my conversations with those who advocate the “perpetual adultery” question, they are rarely willing to dig into the languages. I just keep being told the passage clearly teaches perpetual adultery, even though I don’t believe it is. I then … Continue reading

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Mishandling More than Texts

There are a lot of reasons to address the “perpetual adultery” issue even though our church rejects it. People in our church have borne this load before as they have been told they are in this condition. People in our … Continue reading

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A View with No Support

Proponents of the “perpetual adultery” perspective for divorced and remarried couples claim that Matthew 19:9 clearly teaches this perspective. However, closely looking at the languages shows that maybe Matthew 19:9 allows for this perspective, but it certainly doesn’t require it. … Continue reading

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Perpetual Adultery, A Tense Situation

Before we go any further, let me explain that I am using “Perpetual Adultery” as shorthand. The question, “Do you believe in perpetual adultery?” is not a long enough question. Obviously, a person involved in an extramarital relationship is engaged … Continue reading

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