The way God presented her reveals the importance and sacredness of marriage.

As parents, we must be directly involved in this process.

Mc Kay (1873-1970) observed that too many couples come to "marriage looking upon the marriage ceremony as the end of courtship instead of the beginning of an eternal courtship. Love can be starved to death as literally as the body that receives no sustenance. but I will say that it is a jealous mistress, and requires a long and constant courtship.

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This may seem overly protective or an ancient practice, but as I stated in my sermon, the recreational dating methods are relatively new in terms of human history.

The recreational dating routine became popularized sometime over the last 100 years.

This verse is the beginning of Paul's call to a holy life (imperative) on the basis of the rich Gospel he has presented (the indicative: justification, regeneration, sanctification...).

And Paul, as is typical of the organization and care of his thought and especially of Romans, gives this verse and a summary or thesis statement of everything which he is going to say during the imperative part of the letter.

To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship.

I like the state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind." "There is a rhythm to the ending of a marriage just like the rhythm of a courtship-only backward.

The New Hampshire Confession’s affirmation of Scripture as "truth without any mixture of error"? Is the disparagement of clearly confessed beliefs and Biblical organization more a reflection of ancient (Biblical practice) or modern egalitarian and anti-authoritarian sentiments?

A little web research revealed that the ads are being placed by a local Church of Christ congregation (see the full ad here).

The ad disparages the clear declaration of one’s Biblical faith in Confessions or Creeds. Is being disorganized a more godly and faithful approach?

Do these men affirm the classical orthodox creeds that are drawn from—while being subservient to— the witness of Scripture? The Chalcedonian definition of the nature of Christ? The ad reflects a "purity" movement that presumes to restore primitive Christianity without any reference to the historical reality of the Christian movement since the time of the apostles, including the Reformation. In addition, someone had to "organize" the placement of these ads. Was Paul in error, for example, when he told Timothy to "set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders" in the church (Titus 1:5).

At the other end is love, which as Nietzsche said, is beyond good and evil and always deserves our respect and compassion even when it is doomed or destructive.