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What Qualifies A Marriage As Being Christian?

Discussion with Drs. Gay Hubbard and Alice Mathews about their book Marriage Made in Eden.

PURPOSE: To help listeners think beyond the "how-to" self-help books on having a successful marriage.

Discussion with Drs. Gay Hubbard and Alice Mathews about their book Marriage Made in Eden.

Find Out What God Has In Store For Your Marriage

Some people get married because they’re looking for someone to complete them. Others marry because they’re lonely and want someone to fill that void. Regardless of the reason, God can redeem any Christian marriage . . . and create a relationship far beyond your expectations!

The Truth About Marriage That Today's Culture Doesn't Want To Know

Yesterday we talked about why people jump into marriage. Why SHOULD people get married?

PURPOSE: To help listeners discern the values lying behind cohabitation.

Q: Yesterday we talked about why people jump into marriage. Why SHOULD people get married?

God's Blueprint For Marriage

Yesterday you said my question "Why SHOULD people get married?" cuts two ways. Then we talked about the first

PURPOSE: To help listeners think about God's reasons for creating marriage.

Q: Yesterday you said my question "Why SHOULD people get married?" cuts two ways. Then we talked about the first way – the many people who are saying today that they don't need marriage. We discussed the reasons why a lot of people choose cohabitation. But then you said that the question could also be asking, what are the right reasons for choosing marriage? What did you mean by that?

The Recipe For A Strong Christian Marriage

This week we've been talking with Drs. Gay Hubbard and Alice Mathews about their book Marriage Made in Eden.

PURPOSE: To help listeners think about what really matters in a good marriage.

This week we've been talking with Drs. Gay Hubbard and Alice Mathews about their book Marriage Made in Eden.

Key Ingredients To Help Make Your Marriage A Success

Key ingredients to help make your marriage a success

The First Building Block Needed To Build A Sucessful Marriage

We've been talking for a week about people's ideas about marriage. Several times you've alluded to the fact that God has some definite ideas about marriage. What would God's blueprint for marriage look like?

PURPOSE: To help listeners think biblically about Christian marriage.

Q: We've been talking for a week about people's ideas about marriage. Several times you've alluded to the fact that God has some definite ideas about marriage. What would God's blueprint for marriage look like?

How To Dramatically Improve Your Marriage Relationship

How to dramatically improve your marriage relationship

Keys To A Successful Marriage

When we look for God's blueprint for marriage, we find it spelled out in Genesis 2:24—"Therefore a man leaves his father and mother, is joined to his wife, and the two

PURPOSE: To help listeners think about what it means to leave and then to cleave to a spouse.

Q: When we look for God's blueprint for marriage, we find it spelled out in Genesis 2:24—"Therefore a man leaves his father and mother, is joined to his wife, and the two become one flesh." Jesus, when questioned by the Pharisees about divorce, took them back before the Law to God's original design for marriage, reminding them that the law about divorce was given because of people's sinfulness, but God had something better in mind. He quoted Genesis 2:24 (Matthew 19:5, Mark 10:7). Then the apostle Paul picked up on the same statement at the end of his discussion in Ephesians 5 about how husbands and wives are to relate to one another. In our last conversation, Gay and Alice, you were telling us that the first step in God's blueprint is for the man as well as the woman to leave father and mother. You said that leaving is crucial to marriage. What else?

What The Bible Says About Becoming "one Flesh"

According to Genesis 2:24 – quoted by Jesus in Matthew 19 and by the apostle Paul in Ephesians 5 – God's blueprint for marriage means first that we must

PURPOSE: To help listeners think about all that is involved in becoming one flesh.

According to Genesis 2:24 – quoted by Jesus in Matthew 19 and by the apostle Paul in Ephesians 5 – God's blueprint for marriage means first that we must LEAVE our families of origin, then we must CLEAVE to one another in a commitment to the permanence of the relationship. You had said that there are three elements to God's blueprint for marriage. What is the third?

Learn How To Apply The "one Flesh" Principle To Your Marriage

We've talked about Genesis 2:24 as God's blueprint for marriage – leaving, cleaving, and becoming one flesh. But what about all of the passages in the New Testament specifically addressed to

PURPOSE: To help listeners think about marriage to be lived out in imitation of Christ.

We've talked about Genesis 2:24 as God's blueprint for marriage – leaving, cleaving, and becoming one flesh. But what about all of the passages in the New Testament specifically addressed to husbands and wives?

What God Is Looking For In Our Relationship With Him

Back in your growing-up days, did you ever meet someone that you really liked right away?

PURPOSE: To help listeners realize that the Christian life is a life of faith.

Back in your growing-up days, did you ever meet someone that you really liked right away? You wanted to know him or her better?

A Practical Look At Resolving Tension In The Home

Disagreements are a part of life . . . and a part of marriage. And if conflict isn’t handled right the first time . . . it can build up and ultimately destroy a relationship. Do you find it difficult to forgive and move on?

Looking For Ways To Strengthen Your Marriage? Part 1

Relationships take work. But the marriage relationship is the toughest one of all. Perhaps you’re struggling with your spouse right now.

Hope For Even The Most Tenuous Marriage Relationships Part 2

It takes a lot of work to sustain a good marriage. And when times get tough, it may even look easier to find a way out rather than a way through.

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Discover the bright future God has for each of us! Part 10

There are times in life when our burdens and trials have drained us, and we feel like we cannot take another step. Discover biblical encouragement to keep going! Join the group for the final conversation in our series, "Unquenchable."

A moving story about God’s miraculous comfort in the midst of personal pain Part 9

Even into the most intense, fiery trials of our lives, God brings refreshing splashes of joy. Hear a real-life illustration of God’s love.

The benefits of a faith that has gone through the fire Part 8

Just like a precious metal, God may run us through the refinery in order to purify our faith. And the process can be quite painful. See your trials in a new way.

> Bible Study

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The Bible is full of what sound like amazing promises from God. but do all those ancient assurances apply to us today? Join us as we continue investigating Psalm 91, and discover whether it contains promises we can claim for ourselves.

Discover Malchus’ small role in a grand story Part 3

We can learn a lot from the prominent characters in the Bible, people like David, Esther, and Peter. But sometimes the minor personalities in Scripture can have just as much impact!

How our very brokenness is what makes us candidates for serving the Lord! Part 2

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> Christian Life

Discover how to imitate Mary Part 10

The Christian life is more than a one-time decision to follow Jesus. It's a daily affirmation. It also requires us saying a daily "no" to anything that hinders our faith in God. Join us today on "Discover the Word" as we conclude our study on Mary, the mother of Jesus, and how she consistently said "yes" to God.

An inspiring look at Mary's life Part 9

Think of all the moments in Mary's life when she must have topped to consider what God's plans were for her son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Mary went from a tender mother of a young boy to a sometimes-perplexed follower of her own son as Lord. Join us today on "Discover the Word" for another edifying discussion.

How worry strangles our faith Part 8

I think it's safe to say that there are plenty of things you could worry about. However, we are reminded that worry can strangle our faith. Don't miss this important conversation on saying "no" to worry as we continue our series.

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How what is happening in our lives is evidence of the fruit of the Spirit! Part 13

Even a bottle labeled “fruit juice” can contain a large amount of artificial fruit flavors. It proves we can be easily fooled by inferior imitations. Let's play the part of produce inspectors and look for evidence that what is happening in our lives is 100 percent fruit of the Spirit!

Let’s allow God to cultivate godly restraint in our lives Part 12

Whether it’s taking another slice of chocolate cake, or losing our temper when frustrated, self-control can be difficult to maintain. But it’s a virtue we all need! Our study of the fruit of the Spirit continues.

How biblical gentleness is the foundation of true strength Part 11

By the world’s standards, gentleness is a weakness, not a virtue! We’ve been taught it’s imperative we stand up for ourselves. Discover that biblical gentleness is not a sign of being feeble—it’s the foundation of true strength! We’re talking about one of the fruits of the Spirit.

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> Life Stories

Discover how God can transform our identities Part 4A

Names can stick with us for years. Perhaps you’ve had labels, nicknames, or reputations haunt you since childhood. Let's study why Jacob’s name made him an unlikely participant in God’s sovereign plan. Our study of Jacob continues.

How to be an advocate for peace Part 5

Caught up in a fight, it’s tempting to throw out accusations in order to win. But to bring a peaceful resolution, we really need to become advocates! Concluding our series on Abigail, and reflecting on how she prevented a deadly disagreement.

Perhaps you could use some help resolving a personal disagreement Part 4

Embroiled in conflict, it can feel like we’re held captive to our frustration, anger, and strong opinions. What we need is a good hostage negotiator! Let's look at Abigail as an example of biblical conflict negotiation.

> Ministry And Outreach

A thought-provoking conversation on evangelism Part 5

This week we've been talking about how to share the gospel in a pluralistic culture. It's the same challenge that the apostle Paul faced in his day.

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> Relationships

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Have you ever felt abandoned by someone you cared about? It can be difficult recovering from that type of pain and disappointment. Join us today for an encouraging conversation on "Discover the Word."

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