Posts Tagged ‘marriage’

Am I putting a “Facebook thumbs-up like” on the couple below? No. Biblical marriage does NOT need a Facebook-like. Nothing can be added to the perfection of the family unit as the cornerstone of society. It has always been & remains the gold standard in many social studies as sociologists would tell you. Check out the audio for two examples.

For tips on durability of marriage see here & here.

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AlbertMohler.com – The Briefing – The Briefing 10-02-13. Listen to full audio here.

Men are increasingly disengaging with society in three important ways. Many are failing to “grow up” for a few reasons.

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They think they are getting an increasingly bad deal & they are being turned from the hero of the home to the Homer of the home. Media portrayal of men is 70% negative. Being the “idiot dad” is somehow less attractive to men than being respected as the head of the household.

Is it patriarchy pay-back time? Is it a male pity-party?

Men and women are not designed to compete, they are designed to be complimentary. Yes, men & women are different. The world fights against that concept at its own peril & for no good reason.

Consider the detailed discussion in the audio below for a more complete picture.

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AlbertMohler.com – Thinking in Public – A Culture increasingly Hostile to Men? A Conversation with Psychologist Helen Smith. Listen to full audio here.

Any idea what average student debt is in the US today? Listen to audio below.

Any wonder that marriage and having kids are delayed? The prevailing worldview likely sees no problem with that. Try watch Demographic Winter – with Nobel Prize winner & members of parliament interviewed. You would likely find your worldview challenged in an incontrovertible way. The full documentary was on YouTube also – may still be.

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AlbertMohler.com – The Briefing 05-30-13. Listen to full audio here.

Did Britain’s prime minister fire himself to make homosexual so-called-marriages happen? Possibly, yes.

AlbertMohler.com – The Briefing. Listen to full audio here.

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“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” – John 1:5

On May 8, 2012, North Carolina voters approved “amendment one“, 61% to 38% – with the purpose…
“…to Amend the Constitution to Provide That Marriage Between One Man and
One Woman is the Only Domestic Legal Union That Shall Be Valid or Recognized in This State.”

Note the interesting debate with the caller around 18:55 into the audio above.

Bible believing husbands, primarily, should watch the video at the bottom of this post. If you watched Courageous, you would also understand why & have a better idea what God expects from each married man. Yes, it ain’t easy, but “we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us“!

Recently the liberal “open minded”, “diversity focused” press and the “social elite class” found themselves in shock & horror since they were thoroughly convinced that “everyone” believes that marriage is (just) a social arrangement (more on if that is true here) that has been overdue for an “upgrade” for thousands of years. Now they stand in utter amazement, perplexity & embarrassment at how the so-called uneducated & uninformed people, (that also voted in the government) cast this woeful tribulation upon them. What would the world think? How anti-“progressive” can North Carolina be?! Sarcasm intended.

It is plain that many people still believe in the truth that the Bible conveys. Not in promoting hate, disgust or any “holier than thou” attitudes, but in showing everyone, in a loving, compassionate way that “God has a better way”. Children should not be subjected to “queer education” & encouraged to “explore their sexuality” at any age – nevermind the ages at which some small kids are forced into it now in American schools & parents are not allowed, by law, to prevent participation. Activism is the issue, not the personal inclination or things that should happen & kept in private.

May 8th, was a rough day for the liberal elites of North Carolina, as the people of their home state overwhelmingly passed the marriage amendment. Roseanne Barr, always good for an insightful quote, urged movie studios to “withdraw your productions from NC!” (Note to Ms. Barr: If memory serves me correctly, Hollywood is located in California, a state which has twice passed marriage amendments. Perhaps you should call for all movie studios to withdraw their productions from there?)

And there were the expected headlines from ultra-liberal and/or gay activist websites. The Daily Kos reported, “The bigots win: North Carolina passes Amendment One,” and Queerty.com opined, “It’s a sad day in North Carolina. Actually make that in the entire U.S.”

Some celebrities who hail from North Carolina were especially distraught, with American Idol Clay Aiken stating, “In general, we have always been a state that takes responsible steps and this is an example, the only example in my lifetime, of the state taking a very irresponsible step.”

Actress Evan Rachel Wood tweeted, “Just bent over on set and cried over this outcome. I hope my children see a more peaceful and tolerant world.”

For the liberal elites still living within North Carolina, however, the passage of Amendment One by a 61-39% vote was almost too much bear. The headline to the Charlotte Observer editorial, which was released minutes after the amendment’s passage was announced, declared, “Same-sex marriage amendment vote is just wrong.” And the editorial began by stating, “North Carolina foolishly and shamefully joined 30 states with constitutional bans on same-sex marriages.”

The Observer called the amendment “misguided,” claimed that it “unwisely writes discrimination into the state constitution,” argued that, “The state is on the wrong side of history on this matter,” and closed by stating, “The [voting] result doesn’t show love. It’s wrong and disgraceful.”

There was not the slightest attempt to disguise the newspaper’s bitterness and embarrassment and not a hint of journalistic restraint, as the editors three times described the actions of the strong majority of North Carolinians as “wrong,” also calling their vote foolish, shameful, unwise, discriminatory, not showing love, and disgraceful. As for the editors themselves, they were “disappointed.”

In Asheville, North Carolina, columnist John Boyle wrote, “As much as I hate to say this, I’m ashamed of my state right now,” and he predicted that the day would come when “we’ll look back at this legalized intolerance and wonder, ‘Why were people so bigoted then?’”

But no one said it better than the Democratic Governor of North Carolina, Beverly Perdue, who, if I recall, was actually elected to office by some of the very people she now disparages. Replying to a reporter on Saturday, Gov. Perdue stated that, “People around the country are watching us and they’re really confused, to have been such a progressive, forward-thinking, economically driven state that invested in education and that stood up for the civil rights of people, including the civil rights marches back in the 50’s and 60’s and 70’s.”

Yes, “Folks are saying what in the world is going on in North Carolina? We look like Mississippi.”

Could you find a better example of the arrogance of the liberal elite? Or could you imagine a worse insult for a supposedly “progressive, forward-thinking, economically driven state” then to say it looked like Mississippi?

Governor Perdue and the Charlotte Observer not only insulted the people of their home state (not to mention, for Gov. Perdue, the people of Mississippi) but they also disgraced themselves with their open hostility.

They also demonstrated their inability to grasp the fact that there is a difference between the civil rights movement and gay activism, that skin color is different than romantic attraction and sexual behavior, and that gays and lesbians are not being kidnapped as slaves or being forced to sit at the back of the bus. To the contrary, they are some of the most prominent and influential people in our society. (For much more on this, see the chapter “Is Gay the New Black?” in “A Queer Thing Happened to America”.)

Even more importantly, these liberal elites seem unable to comprehend that, with good reason, the very clear majority of the people in North Carolina believe that two moms or two dads don’t equal a mom and a dad, that there’s a reason marriage is the union of a man and a woman, and that, on their watch, they don’t want an activist judge redefining marriage and thereby deciding what their kids will be taught in school.

And that’s why, when the final annals of history are written, it will be the liberal elites, not the majority of North Carolinians, who will be found on the wrong side. – Source see also “Why Do the Backwoods Bigots Get to Vote?

 

Check out Line of Fire Radio. Listen to full audio of 1st segment here.

Related News:

North Carolina Governor Perdue: ‘We look like Mississippi’

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant issued a statement in response to the derogatory remarks about his state made by Perdue: “I am certainly disappointed by Gov. Perdue’s statement regarding North Carolina’s ‘looking like Mississippi.’ Apparently, North Carolina’s voters are much more in line with Mississippi’s traditional values on marriage than those of Gov. Perdue.”

Check out Line of Fire Radio. Listen to full audio of 2nd segment here.

Of all the attacks that have come against Rev. Billy Graham in his decades of ministry, a recent attack from gay activist Wayne Besen may be the most ridiculous yet. It was all because Graham took out a full-page ad in 14 North Carolina newspapers supporting the now-passed Marriage Amendment. How dare he! The ad featured a large picture of Graham with these words: “At 93, I never thought we would have to debate the definition of marriage. The Bible is clear — God’s definition of marriage is between a man and a woman. I want to urge my fellow North Carolinians to vote FOR the marriage amendment on Tuesday, May 8. God bless you as you vote.” That’s it. A simple statement by the most respected Christian leader in America in the 20th century reaffirming what was never disputed until recent years, despite the presence of homosexual relationships in various societies for countless centuries: Marriage is between a man and a woman, and, for those who care to know, there’s not a syllable in the Scriptures that gives the slightest hint that marriage is intended to be anything other than the union of a man and a woman. How did Besen respond to the ad? He called Graham a “onetime anti-Semite,” referred to him as “this fraud,” grouped him with other “totalitarian preachers,” and claimed that “Graham is now trying to jam his own church’s rules and doctrine down my throat” and that “he thinks I should be forced against my will to live by its rules.” Besen asked, “Do we now make our civil laws based upon Christian Sharia? Do we all have to follow his version of the Bible or be punished by government? And if this is the case, are we really a free country? Are we really much different than Iran, or is it only by a matter of degrees or a matter of time until these so-called ‘Christian Supremacists’ get their paws on all of our laws?” (Yes, this is meant to be taken seriously.) Besen continued: “I’m not sure who Billy Graham thinks he is. But it seems like he believes he is superior and his followers have a mandate to hijack civil law and decide for the rest of us how we live.” As for what the Bible says about marriage, Besen stated that Graham is “dead wrong about the Bible being clear.” – see full article here.

 
Check out Line of Fire Radio. Listen to full audio here.

 

“…a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” Gen 2:24

No wonder divorce should be considered more as an ’emergency absolute last resort surgery’ than dissolving of a business partnership or social arrangement.

The audio is an extract taken from “Mere Christianity”, probably the most famous book by C.S. Lewis.