The Bible teaches that the family is divine in its origin and its purpose. The Bible also provides guidelines for good relations within the family. A commitment to the Bible’s teachings and principles provides today’s best hope for the recovery of family life.
As stated in the first chapter of the Bible, the purpose of “marriage” was and is to produce a fruitful family. God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it. . . .“ (Genesis 1:28a, NRSV) Click here to read more.
What we call marriage today began as an act of creation. The Bible tells of God creating male and female persons. But God did not simply create them and put them in the garden; God told them to do something. God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth“ (Genesis 1:28, NRSV). Click here to read more.
It is not easy to understand the biblical position on divorce. No clear doctrine or systematic teaching about divorce is presented anywhere in the Bible. Old and New Testament teachings about divorce differ. Matthew’s and Mark’s accounts of what Jesus said about divorce differ significantly (Matthew 5:32, 19:9; Mark 10:11-12). Click here to read more.
Parenthood changes with time
by Ferrell Foster on January 18, 2017 in ethical living blog
It hardly required a thought; it was more an impulse. I grasped the upper arm of my adult daughter, stopped her, and led her backward a step.
We had been in the midst of fevered conversation as only a parent and usually-away-at-college child can be. We walked through an H-E-B parking lot where even at night people zip and zag. The bright white backup lights of a large SUV came on as we approached its rear bumper.
Earlier in the day, a friend had asked prayer for a young woman run over by a SUV backing up in a parking lot.
A parent takes a lifetime of learning and continued learning and turns it into care for a child. In this... [continue]