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A Bride Adorned For Her Husband

Imagine that today is the day of your wedding. You have been anxiously awaiting this exciting moment for quite a long while now, and the time is here. Going to the closet to pull out that beautiful white gown, a symbol of purity, you think of how your husband will feel when he sees you. […]

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God’s Plan for Me

What do you say to your teenagers about those difficult, growing years? There is so much information we can share with our teenagers from the experiences we had while growing up. But, we must seek God’s guidance in how we share these experiences with them. I would like to share some of my thoughts about […]

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The Calling of a Young Wife (3)

As we have seen from Titus 2:4,5, the young wives must be taught to love their husbands and children. That love comes to concrete expression by their being discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good. But there is one other thing that young wives must be taught. Obedient to Their Husbands The older women must teach […]

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The Calling of a Young Wife (2)

In our last article in which we began our study of Titus 2:4,5, we called attention to the love which a young wife is called to give her husband and children. According to this inspired Word of God, that calling to love comes to virtuous manifestation, as we see in verse 5. Discretion In the […]

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The Calling of a Young Wife (1)

(This is the first of a series of articles, the substance of which was a sermon from Titus 2:4,5 preached in Randolph Protestant Reformed Church on February 5, 1995. It is published by request. Although applicable especially to wives and young women who desire to prepare themselves for holy marriage, it is also applicable to […]

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God’s Sovereignty in Conception

I want to thank Ken DeJong and Geri Klaassens for their thoughtful letters in response to my article in the Beacon Lights, “Augustine on Sex and Marriage.” In that article I pointed to the fact that Augustine (and the Roman Catholic Church to this day) error in their teaching that only when a married couple […]

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Of all the early church fathers, perhaps none has had more influence on Reformed thought than Augustine. Particularly, his refutations of Pelagius’ heretical views on free will formed a sure foundation on which the Reformed doctrine of salvation was built. Yet in his teaching on sex and marriage Augustine made serious errors—or more correctly only […]

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A Godly Marriage

A prudent wife is from the Lord,” King Solomon has said, And unto him that findeth one, Who of the Lord is led To search out one who fears His Name, That man shall not be put to shame.   For marriage is a picture of Christ and His bride, the church; So godly men […]

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Biblical Marriage (3)

This article is adapted for young people from a speech given for Holland Protestant Reformed Church’s Evangelism Committee.   How do Christians behave to make marriage last? Young people, pastors know too many things that ruin marriages. Every minister and elder in our churches has seen so much sorrow in marriages, so much dishonor of […]

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