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And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of Apostolic christian church dating air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Man and woman became one flesh. Adam and Eve did not have a long courtship; Eve was only about four verses old when Adam married her.
She was the only woman on the earth and he was the only man, so it was quite obvious they were a couple, was it not?
God has a plan for each one of our lives. If you are single and are pursuing a mate, God has just as definite a plan for your life as He did for Adam and Eve. Let us read Romans We need to read this entire passage to understand the full context for this Scripture.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. This passage could have been taken off the front of any one of the major newspapers this morning—the worship of the creature rather than the worship of the Creator.
You can find the backup to this in Leviticus and I really detest the term, traditional marriageand I mean to be just that blunt.
When I married my wife, Gale, I married a woman, and now the world wants me to define that relationship as a traditional marriage— adding a modifier that qualifies the word marriage. I do not have a traditional marriage and neither do you. God created one man and one woman. He put them together in the Garden of Eden, blessed them, and through them all of us have life. For us to define a man and a woman as a traditional marriage and all other carnal couplings as marriage is not right.
We have marriage—as God established and planned for it to be—and we have sin. When I hear the media trying to define traditional and non-traditional marriage, it grieves me and Christians throughout the world. Marriage actually predates the Levitical law by several thousand years.
Marriage predates any civil law on the books today. Any group of legislators that tries to redefine marriage is basically the creature Apostolic christian church dating the Creator His plan was wrong. He says if we have a living spouse and we remarry, adultery is involved.
We can debate this. If a man puts away his wife and marries another woman, that is adultery. If a woman divorces her husband and marries another man, that is adultery. That is the way Jesus defined it and that is the way we must define it. I Apostolic christian church dating that some of the writings of Paul take a little bit of deciphering—you have to stop and think after reading a verse or two. But Jesus spelled it out here, and it blesses our souls to follow His commandments. Some time ago I ran across a concise list of how to have a successful marriage.
I believe if a couple who is serious about getting married implements these suggestions, they will have a strong relationship from the very beginning. Even those of us who have been married a little longer can benefit from implementing into our marriage some of these suggestions that we either have forgotten or maybe never knew—things that make a marriage strong.
This four-point list is based on the acronym LAST. Each one of these letters, L-A-S-T, makes a point and we will go through them one by one. At the conclusion, I believe you will agree that it is a very good list for nurturing strong marriages.
The first letter L stands for Loving Communication. For this study, let us use it as instruction for communication between a man and wife or between a man and a woman who are close to becoming engaged or married. That is the beauty of the Word of God. We can read it one way and it fits a certain situation perfectly. Later we may read it from another angle and it fits perfectly there as well. That is not by accident, and it is one reason why the Bible is called the living Word of God. It is for our benefit and admonition, and when we follow His guidance, the Scriptures come alive.
Let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. In either case, there is a need for loving communication when the two are talking to one another.
This verse focuses on the negatives that adversely affect communication. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. Can there ever be too much communication in a relationship?
I think not. If we let situations grow, they can evolve into really big issues that are difficult to resolve. It is better to talk a little too much and reach an understanding than to not talk it through and deal with the issues later. We know that having a good marriage does not mean there will never be disagreements. But with this godly principle that James illustrated for us in Scripture, we find we can work through our disagreements, and have a stronger marriage because of it. God wants our marriages to succeed.
God wants us to live in happy relationships. God deed marriage to be good and a blessing to us, and if we follow His way, it will work. Perhaps one reason that there is not enough loving communication is because men and women communicate differently. I am sure this statement is not a surprise! Most men talk factually all day long. I used to work in construction before I went to work for the church full time.
Baker water project is a go. Do you need anything from me at this point? The bigger the job, the more communication will happen later, but that is the way men talk. When a man arrives home from work, he is probably still in that short, factual, to-the-point mode unless given some time to unwind, because that is what he has done all day.
That is where he still is at the moment. The wife, on the other hand, tends to talk more in terms of feeling and emotion. She will address the facts, but they will be interspersed with an abundance of why she feels the way she does. Men tend to not talk that way, so you can see how even though we speak the same language, we are not communicating in the same way. Men, this can be a problem for us if we do not practice making a point of tuning in, because we can really miss things.
Ladies, you need to understand that if we are still in our business-as-usual mode, a ten-minute conversation would be difficult. At the end of that, we likely will have a hard time remembering what was said in the first minute. Your method of communication is more detailed, and we have to focus on what you are saying. But we will get it if both parties make an effort. Probably one of the most important things a couple can do, besides establishing a family altar, is to take time to have relaxed conversations.
In our busy world it can be hard to do this. We might have to make an appointment with our spouse or the one we plan to marry. Without time set aside for this, misunderstandings can arise and things can start falling apart. A couple of days a week, my wife and I walk on a Apostolic christian church dating exercise path around a lake not too far from where we live. That is our talking time.Apostolic christian church dating
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