Resources on Marriage

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Topical Study on Marriage Christianity defines marriage as a covenant relationship built on a solemn promise of mutual love and fidelity. So foundational is marriage that it is hard to imagine a thriving, healthy human society without it. Along with family, marriage is one of the foundations of social cohesion, affecting nearly every area... Marriage the Divine Ideal Article by John R Gunn http://day1.org/2481-marriage_the_divine_ideal Article by John R Gunn Topics: Marriage , Divorce Source: Day1 God has an ideal understanding of what marriage is supposed to be. It's not meant to be temporary or to include divorce. It is a serious binding contract. John R. Gunn reminds us of its importance. Marriage Service Outline or Song Suggestions by The Church of England https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/worship-texts-and-resources/common-worship/marriage Service Outline or Song Suggestions by The Church of England Topics: Marriage , Wedding Source: The Church of England This resource provides sample orders of service for the celebration of marriage (some within a communion service) as well as including an order for prayer and dedication of a civil union. Marriage in the Fellowship of the Faithful Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Robert B Kruschwitz http://www.baylor.edu/ifl/christianreflection/MarriageStudyGuide3.pdf Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Robert B Kruschwitz Topics: Marriage , Ministry Source: The Christian Reflection Project Adult Sunday School lesson / Study guide about marriage as a calling to ministry for some. Liturgical elements and discussion questions included. Marriage Enrichment Sunday Article about Worship by Brandon A Boyd http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupWorshipAid.asp?LRID=310 Article about Worship by Brandon A Boyd Topics: Marriage , Family , Love , Community Source: The African American Lectionary Brandon A. Boyd develops a service around the desire to strengthen and support married congregants. He provides many resources including questions themed around marriage, worship themes, Sunday school class ideas, and advice for marriage. Marriage Enrichment Sunday Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Lazetta Rainey Braxton http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=310 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Lazetta Rainey Braxton Topics: Marriage , Holiness , Gifts, spiritual , Encouragement Source: The African American Lectionary This sermon starter and commentary on 1 Corinthians 7:1-7 offers worship resources from an African American perspective for planning a Marriage Enrichment Sunday. Marriage Enrichment Sunday Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Forrest Elliott Harris Sr http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=138 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Forrest Elliott Harris Sr Topics: Wedding , Love , Sexuality , Church Source: The African American Lectionary In this commentary Forrest Elliott Harris, Sr. laments the decline of strong marriages in the black church, and sees Hebrews 13:4 as a call to fidelity and wholeness in sexuality and love in marriage. Marriage, Family, and Divorce Article by Elliot Dorff https://onbeing.org/programs/elliot-dorff-and-luke-timothy-johnson-marriage-family-and-divorce/ Article by Elliot Dorff Topics: Marriage , Divorce , Family , Judaism Source: On Being American ideals of marriage, family, and divorce are infused with biblical messages. But what does the Bible really say, and how has it been taught across the centuries? A rabbi and Christian theologian discuss. (Length: 53:07) Marriage in the Fellowship of the Faithful Article by John Thompson http://www.baylor.edu/ifl/christianreflection/MarriageArticleThompson.pdf Article by John Thompson Topics: Marriage , Vocation , Ministry , Church Source: The Christian Reflection Project In this article, John Thompson discusses marriage as a vocation. The couple share a friendship through which they develop the virtues they need to become Christ’s faithful disciples and build up the church body. Marriage as a Lifetime of Suffering Article by Stephen Freeman https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/glory2godforallthings/2018/06/18/marriage-as-a-lifetime-of-suffering-2/ Article by Stephen Freeman Topics: Marriage , Culture , Love , Suffering Source: Ancient Faith Blog "In the absence of stable, life-long, self-sacrificing marriages, all discussion of sex and sexuality is reduced to abstractions." An article by Stephen Freeman of the Orthodox Church. Marriage, Martyrdom and Resurrection Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Richard Finn https://english.op.org/torch/marriage-martyrdom-and-resurrection Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Richard Finn Topics: Marriage , Resurrection , Law , Martyrdom Source: Torch: Catholic Homilies from the Dominican Friars Preaching from 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14 and Luke 20:27-38, Richard Finn meditates on the hope of resurrection in martyrdom, and how marriage and celibacy both point us toward the risen life of God's Kingdom. Marriage and Divorce Scripture Meditation/Sermon by James Liggett https://www.episcopalchurch.org/sermon/sometimes-we-are-so-familiar-proper-22-b-2006 Scripture Meditation/Sermon by James Liggett Topics: Marriage , Creation , Divorce , Church Source: Sermons That Work In this sermon on Mark 10:2-16, James Liggett preaches on the words of Jesus about marriage and divorce and concludes that both marriage and the church are gifts from God and not human created. Marriage Enrichment Sunday Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Anne E Streaty Wimberly http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=260 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Anne E Streaty Wimberly Topics: Marriage , Family , Love , Commentary Source: The African American Lectionary This lectionary commentary is for a Marriage Enrichment worship service. Anne E. Streaty Wimberly exegetes 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 and provides biblical suggestions meant to enrich marriages in a congregation. Full Text Hymns on Marriage Lord, Today Bless This New Marriage©
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Marriage and Sexuality According to Christ Article by Stephen De Young https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/wholecounsel/2018/04/25/marriage-and-sexuality-according-to-christ/ Article by Stephen De Young Topics: Marriage , Sexuality Source: Ancient Faith Blog Stephen De Young uses Matthew 19:3-12 to examine at Jesus' understanding of the Genesis creation narratives as background to an Orthodox Church understanding of sexuality, marriage, and polygamy. Marriage and Divorce Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Francis H Wade http://day1.org/495-marriage_and_divorce Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Francis H Wade Topics: Marriage , Divorce , Forgiveness , Grief Source: Day1 Frances Wade's sermon on Mark 10:1-12 takes seriously Jesus' teaching that God intends for marriage to be permanent, and the realities of human life that sometimes lead to troubled marriages and to divorce. Marriage and the Art of our Mortality Article by Kae Evensen https://www.workingpreacher.org/columnist/marriage-and-the-art-of-our-mortality Article by Kae Evensen Topics: Marriage , Wedding , Lent , Pastoral leadership Source: Working Preacher In this article, Kae Evensen reflects on how weddings and marriage are "far more Lenten in its sensibilities than wide-eyed romantics might want to believe." Underneath that lenten cadence is hope, hope that God is working. In Celebration of Marriage as Covenant Article by Debra Rienstra https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/07/10/in-celebration-of-marriage-as-covenant/ Article by Debra Rienstra Topics: Marriage , Wedding , Covenant , Liturgy Source: The Twelve Discussing marriage as a covenant, this wedding sermon collected by Debra Rienstra discusses the purposes of marriage as consisting of mutual support, identity as husband and wife, belonging and vocation. Marriage: Defined by the State or Religion? Article by Rebecca Koerselman https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/07/20/marriage-defined-by-the-state-or-religion/ Article by Rebecca Koerselman Topics: Marriage , Religion , Law Source: The Twelve Rebecca Koerselman presents a brief history of varying attitudes towards marriage between the church and the state and calls for civil discourse on the subject within the church today. Marriage Enrichment Sunday Article about Worship by W Patrick Alston Sr http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupWorshipAid.asp?LRID=138 Article about Worship by W Patrick Alston Sr Topics: Marriage , Family , Liturgy , Worship Planning Source: The African American Lectionary This worship planning resource is for a Marriage Enrichment Sunday. This collection includes worship planning notes, suggestions, songs, and a liturgy for a Marriage Enrichment Sunday service. Marriage and the Attraction between Men and Women in Genesis 2:24 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Megan Warner https://bibleodyssey.org/passages/related-articles/marriage-and-the-attraction-between-men-and-women-in-genesis-2-24 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Megan Warner Topics: Marriage , Gender , Sexuality , Sexual orientation Source: Bible Odyssey In this article, Megan Warner explores two perspectives on interpreting Genesis 2:24, one as a definition of marriage and the other as an explanation of attraction between human beings. Marriage as Ministry (Part Two) Article by Efrem Smith https://www.missioalliance.org/marriage-as-ministry-part-two/ Article by Efrem Smith Topics: Marriage , Covenant , Relationship Source: Missio Alliance Do you go into marriage to get your individual needs met? Efrem Smith explains how Christians should understand marriage.