Marriage and Family

Really? The Most Ludicrous Thing I’ve Read Recently.

The internet is a place where you can find just about anything you want. If you're looking for someone to write an article advocating something ridiculous, you are sure to find it; but usually you will find it somewhere obscure. Unless you're reading Huffington Post and you want an absolutely ludicrous view on marriage. Then… Continue reading Really? The Most Ludicrous Thing I’ve Read Recently.

Ancient History, History, King of Hopelessness: A Study of Ruth

King of Hopelessness, pt 11 (3:6-15)

וַתֵּרֶד הַגֹּרֶן וַתַּעַשׂ כְּ‍כֹל אֲשֶׁר־צִוַּתָּה חֲמוֹתָהּ׃ וַיֹּאכַל בֹּעַז וַיֵּשְׁתְּ וַיִּיטַב לִבּוֹ וַיָּבֹא לִשְׁכַּב בִּקְצֵה הָעֲרֵמָה וַתָּבֹא בַלָּט וַתְּגַל מַרְגְּלֹתָיו וַתִּשְׁכָּב׃ וַיְהִי בַּחֲצִי הַלַּיְלָה וַיֶּחֱרַד הָאִישׁ וַיִּלָּפֵת וְהִנֵּה אִשָּׁה שֹׁכֶבֶת מַרְגְּלֹתָיו׃ וַיֹּאמֶר מִי־אָתּ וַתֹּאמֶר אָנֹכִי רוּת אֲמָתֶךָ וּפָרַשְׂתָּ כְנָפֶךָ עַל־אֲמָתְךָ כִּי גֹאֵל אָתָּה׃ וַיֹּאמֶר בְּרוּכָה אַתְּ לַיהוָה בִּתִּי הֵיטַבְתְּ חַסְדֵּךְ הָאַחֲרוֹן מִן־הָרִאשׁוֹן לְבִלְתִּי־לֶכֶת אַחֲרֵי הַבַּחוּרִים אִם־דַּל… Continue reading King of Hopelessness, pt 11 (3:6-15)

Ancient History, History, King of Hopelessness: A Study of Ruth

King of Hopelessness, pt 9 (2:18-23)

When Ruth returns from the fields with an ephah of barley, Naomi is surprised. And why wouldn't she be surprised? Ruth gleaned the equivalent of a day's work for someone who was supposed to be harvesting in the field. It is clear that someone noticed her and provided for her.

Ancient History, History, King of Hopelessness: A Study of Ruth

King of Hopelessness, pt 7 (2:11-13)

וַיַּעַן בֹּעַז וַיֹּאמֶר לָהּ הֻגֵּד הֻגַּד לִי כֹּל אֲשֶׁר־עָשִׂית אֶת־חֲמוֹתֵךְ אַחֲרֵי מוֹת אִישֵׁךְ וַתַּעַזְבִי אָבִיךְ וְאִמֵּךְ וְאֶרֶץ מוֹלַדְתֵּךְ וַתֵּלְכִי אֶל־עַם אֲשֶׁר לֹא־יָדַעַתְּ תְּמוֹל שִׁלְשׁוֹם׃ יְשַׁלֵּם יְהוָה פָּעֳלֵךְ וּתְהִי מַשְׂכֻּרְתֵּךְ שְׁלֵמָה מֵ‍עִם יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אֲשֶׁר־בָּאת לַחֲסוֹת תַּחַת־כְּנָפָיו׃ וַתֹּאמֶר אֶמְצָא־חֵן בְּעֵינֶיךָ אֲדֹנִי כִּי נִחַמְתָּנִי וְכִי דִבַּרְתָּ עַל־לֵב שִׁפְחָתֶךָ וְאָנֹכִי לֹא אֶהְיֶה כְּ‍אַחַת שִׁפְחֹתֶיךָ׃ But Boaz answered… Continue reading King of Hopelessness, pt 7 (2:11-13)

Book Reviews, Marriage and Family, Reading

Concluding Thoughts on REAL MARRIAGE

I have been remiss in my task of reviewing Mark and Grace Driscoll's book Real Marriage. I apologize for not getting the sections of the review out, but I have had a lot going on lately. Last night, I finished up reading the book and I think I am missing something. Everyone was talking about… Continue reading Concluding Thoughts on REAL MARRIAGE

Book Reviews, Marriage and Family

Real Marriage: Part 3 – Men and Marriage

You know, for a book on "biblical marriage" there isn't a lot of Biblical exegesis in here. The Driscolls do eventually get to the Scriptures when talking about marriage as a covenant instead of as a contract, and I thought that section of this chapter was decent. Only three chapters in and it is fairly… Continue reading Real Marriage: Part 3 – Men and Marriage

Book Reviews, Marriage and Family, Reading

Real Marriage: Part 1, Chapter 1 – New Marriage, Same Spouse

Mark Driscoll can be an arrogant chauvinist. He has admitted that freely, so I don't think I am revealing anything he has not addressed himself. When I finally went ahead and downloaded the controversial book Real Marriage, which he wrote with his wife Grace, it was not with the best of intentions. In fact, it… Continue reading Real Marriage: Part 1, Chapter 1 – New Marriage, Same Spouse