Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Christian Marriage

Internet Monk has a good article regarding divorce among Christians. Go read it...a great analysis of Mohler's very good speech. A bit of a wake-up call, considering the pervasiveness of divorce in the modern church.

On a better note, below is one of my favorite quotes--Tertullian (the great ancient Christian writer), on Christian marriage:

How beautiful, then, the marriage of two Christians, two who are one in hope, one in desire, one in the way of life they follow, one in the religion they practice. They are as brother and sister, both servants of the same Master. Nothing divides them, either in flesh or in spirit. They are, in very truth, two in one flesh; and where there is but one flesh there is also but one spirit. They pray together, they worship together, they fast together; instructing one another, encouraging one another, strengthening one another. Side by side they visit God's church and partake of God's Banquet; side by side they face difficulties and persecution, share their consolations. They have no secrets from one another; they never shun each other's company; they never bring sorrow to each other's hearts.

--Tertullian, Ad Uxorem II, 8, 7

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