kolmapäev, detsember 05, 2007

"Reforming Marriage" by Douglas Wilson. Google books lehelt, mis on loaga avalikuks lugemiseks.

"We can, therefore, see how the foundation of marriage is covenantal. God's relationship to us through Christ is covenental - it is the New Covenent - and our marriages are a picture of that truth. The foundation of a godly married life is the same foundation of all godly living - in everything we are to seek the glory of God. Our triune God is a Covenant-making and covenant-keeping God, and he has chosen marriage as one of the best instruments through which fallen men may glorify Him."

About affairs, infedelity:

"It is astonishing, how for a few moments of pleasure, faithless men can bring themselves to slander the faithfulness of Christ in such a way."

Here is a paragraph on responsibility ühe blogi lehekülgedelt:

"While it is true that the feminist movement is represented by female spokesmen, they are really nothing more than shills, fronting for a male lie. At the foundation, feminism is the handiwork of two kinds of men--destructive, overbearing men on the one hand and wimps on the other. Because of how God made the world, men are always responsible for everything that happens in the feminine world--whether they want that responsibility or not, and whether or not women want to acknowledge it. Consequently, feminism is not the work of dissatisfied women; it is the work of ungodly men.

When a couple comes for marriage counseling, my operating assumption is always that he man is completely responsible for all the problems. Some may be inclined to react to this, but it is important to note that responsibility is not the same thing as guilt. If a woman has been unfaithful to her husband, of course she bears the guilt of adultery. But at the same time, he is responsible for it. To illustrate, suppose a young sailor disobeys his orders and runs a ship aground in the middle of the night. The captain and the navigator were both asleep and had nothing to do with his irresponsible actions. Who is finally responsible? The captain and navigator are responsible for the incident. They are career officers, and their careers are ruined. The young sailor will be getting out of the Navy in six months anyway. It may strike many as being unfair, but is is indisputably the way God made the world. The sailor is guilty; the captain is responsible.

Without this understanding of responsibility, authority becomes meaningless and tyrannical. Husbands are responsible for their wives. They are the head of their wives as Christ is the head of the church. Taking a covenant oath to become a husband involves assuming responsibility for that home. This means that men, whether through tyranny or abdication, are responsible for any problems in the home. If Christian men loved their wives as Christ loved the church, if they had given direction to their wives, if husbands had accepted their wives' necessary help with their God-ordained vocation, there never would have been room for any kind of feminist thinking within the church. Christian men who abdicate their God-given authority, or who feel embarassed about it, are leaving their wives unprotected."

Lugemiseks "Fidelity" Osta saab www.Christianbook.com'st.

Lugemiseks "Reforming Marriage" .Osta saab Christianbook.com'st.

Ja veel lugemiseks sama autori üks raamat: "Federal Husband" Christianbook'ist


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