A wife’s conversation (speech, attitude, and body language) is critical to the spirit in the home.God’s commandments to husbands are between the husbands and God.Sometimes at night before we fall asleep, we pray out loud.In the darkness, I can listen to Dan’s prayers and get a glimpse into the things he’s grateful for as well as the issues that are troubling him.Without an anchor the ship called the USS Marriage drifts aimlessly with every current or strong wind until it finally is beaten upon the rocks and utterly destroyed. As with everything God creates, he does so with decency and order (1 Corinthians ). Husbands are commanded to love their wives, not to make them obey or submit.
Over time, and as each of us felt more comfortable being emotionally and spiritually naked with each other, we began to talk out loud to God as if he was the third person in our relationship. It’s no longer awkward, and it has promoted spiritual intimacy.
A Bible study on the topic of dating or courting would include studying the relationship between Jacob and Leah as well as Jacob and Rachel, detailed in the book of Genesis.
Another good relationship to study for an example of a toxic dating situation is that of Samson and Delilah, from the book of Judges.
Sexual purity is part of the Ten Commandments, listed in Exodus.
There are also calls to purity in Matthew 5, as well as 1 John 2.
, here is Ben Sargent’s 7-lesson “Bible Studies for New Couples.” Young men, you can use this as a guide to learn together the basic principles that will help you and your prospective bride build a glorious, God-honoring marriage (or to learn that she is not the woman for you). It is common today for Christians to be encouraged to seek counseling, talk to their pastor, their mentor, etc., but is that God’s position?