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Biblical Foundations of Marriage

More to meditate on for husbands from Greg’s blog.

The Respected Husband

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For some time now, I have wanted to provide a series of posts on the blog that look at the verses in the Bible that provide the foundation for what we believe about marriage. We started with several posts looking at the gospel and sexuality. We will now start to look at the gospel and marriage.

Once again, I want to state that most of this material will be coming from a Secret Church on Family, Marriage, Sex, and the Gospel by David Platt from 2011. I highly recommend that if you want to know more about this topic that you visit www.radical.net where video streams and other materials are available for download. Additionally, I have found most of David Platt’s work to be extremely grounded on the Word and without a lot of fluff.

To begin, let’s look at several key passages from the Bible that provide the foundation…

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Praying with our wives

Reblogged from bestrongactlikemen

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“Whatever you don’t pray about in your life you leave up to chance. And that’s not good enough when it comes to your marriage and family. So there is virtually nothing that you shouldn’t consider praying for and praying about. “

Do you pray with your wife?

It is important as husbands to pray with our wives. It helps solidify the love we have for them. It builds intimacy in the marriage. Skeptical? Let’s check the statistics:

1) About one-third of all marriages between active Christian couples who attend a church at least once a week end in divorce.

2) The divorce rate of active Christian couples who regularly pray together is less than 1 percent.

We don’t have to be Bible scholars. We don’t have to be eloquent. We just need to be sincere and intentional.

Here are a couple ideas of things to pray for with your wife:

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