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Archive for marriage

Marriage question 1:

as we promised a couple weeks ago, we’d like to post every few days one of the questions we didn’t have time for during our panel discussion on Aug 28th with married folks from within our community.  

 

WIthout further ado, question 1: “what is the ONE piece of advice you have for singles wanting to get married?”

compatibility in a different sense

Maureen Dowd has in recent years been quite the object of criticism for her explorations of the male sex,but this just came across my inbox (HT: Kirk DeBoer): an op-ed piece on what constitutes the kind of person suitable for marriage.

Last Sunday we began to discuss how compatibility should enter into one’s thinking about whom to marry. Read the rest of this entry »

longer than the longest haul you could imagine

if you’ve had time to read the story we distributed this morning of Robertson McQuilkin and his wife, Muriel, here’s a little more to their story.  

If you’d like to see a brief excerpt from his resignation speech, click here.

pre-nuptial or post-nuptial: one series fits all

hey, we’re going to take several weeks (maybe 5) and talk about marriage openly and honestly, underthescrutiny of Scripture and in the community of God’s people.  Hope you can join us.  Here’s a little more detail.

Wanted you also to be aware of something PCPC is offering for free for the next several days Read the rest of this entry »

looking for a soul-mate?

“you had me at ‘hello.'”

“you complete me”

Jerry Maguire articulated perhaps what more people, than would care to admit, think.  The notion of a soul-mate–a seemingly perfectly fitted and compatible human being for marriage.  Legitimate aspiration or pipe-dream?

 

Gary Thomas, author of, among other things, Sacred Marriage, has a few things to say about the notion.

staying untied

should you ever marry?  isn’t it too much of a minefield?  haven’t we seen enough relational and familial carnage to look at marriage with deep suspicion?

Mike Bullmore has a few things to say on the matter. It’s one sermon in a series found here.