Refuting cohabitation, no-fault divorce, perverted partnerships/non-traditional family adoptions
Introduction: The traditional family and adoptions is important to God because it is a healthy, loving environment that reflects God’s love for His children; it is also the wellspring of strong and healthy societies. But in the past fifty years the family has been neglected, even shunned. Therefore, we live in a society of immorality, pain, and spiritual longing. There is a direct correlation between broken homes and crime in
Tool One: Up Until Now Everything You've Done Has Not Worked
"Tom, where do you start when people come to you for counseling? What is the first thing you say to them?"
My answer seems evasive, but it is not.
"I start at the beginning."
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.
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.
We have been talking about God’s design for marriage. So far we have said:
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:
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.
Guide for Christians Contemplating Marriage
Obviously you will know people in successful marriages that started with conflicts but they worked out the issues as they went along. So as you look at the issues below that should be avoided, bear in mind that in God's hands, the marriage of any husband and wife can be successful. No relationship is beyond God's healing, redemptive power.
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.
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.
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.”
I recently have become the owner of an iPad and have been enjoying an app called Zyte. Zyte is the Pandora of news – you tell it what interests you and Zyte populates a magazine of articles it thinks you might be interested in. My newest Zyte interest is marriage. I like following this issue – to learn what other states are doing to strengthen marriage, to glean wisdom from couples who have been together 50 or 60 years, and to understand the threats that are facing the institution of marriage today. I flipped to the marriage section of my app today expecting an uplifting read. Perhaps I was too optimistic.
God Ordained Family Unit