What’s the purpose of church?
History is filled with an infinite number of tragic stories regarding inequality, chauvinism and abuse towards women around the globe. While many of these accounts are shocking, God was not surprised by any of them.
YHWH was in no way surprised by the fall in the garden.
Women are known to be quarrelsome. But I truly believe, generally speaking, husbands play a part, chiefly because they have selective hearing.
So, I can say marriage exists to display God’s glory. We must understand that God formed marriage to pattern that of Christ and the church-the body of the church, not the institution.
It may be uncomfortable at first for some couples to begin to pray together, but I encourage you to push through. It may also be necessary to dig up the past to move forward. This is what my husband and I have needed to do. Some men and women must go back into their past…
It is a wake-up call to hear that professing Christians are not living lives that look different than the world. Barna says, “American Christianity has largely failed since the middle of the twentieth century, because Jesus’ modern-day disciples do not act like Jesus.”