Episode 104

Thinking Biblically About Marriage

My wife Chelsea joins again to continue our series on marriage.

We look at a dictionary definition of marriage according to a current Google search. We compare this with the definition from the 1828 Webster's dictionary.

We observe that the definition has become quite vague recently. It has changed from the specific and Biblical definition to something ambiguous and almost meaningless.

Then, we talked about the difference between a covenant and a contract. The Bible presents marriage as a covenant by design with a life-long commitment. The world presents marriage as a contract with the expectation of breaking it.

Sources Cited:

Google search for "marriage definition."

"Marriage," Webster's Dictionary 1828.

"Marriage," Webster's 1913 Dictionary.

"Marriage," Laird & Lee's Webster's New Standard Dictionary of the English Language.

"Contracts vs. Covenants – Why the Difference Matters," New Creeations.

Ron Edmondson, "The 7 Commandments of Christian Marriage," Crosswalk, March 20, 2019.

Other episodes in this series:

How God Wrote our Love Story

Tips for Singles Looking for a Spouse (part 1)

Tips for Singles Looking for a Spouse (part 2)

What Does "One Flesh" in Marriage Mean?

Let's Talk: How Communication is Key to a Healthy Marriage

Conflict Resolution in Marriage (part 1): Four Things You Should Never Do

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Daniel Mynyk

Daniel Mynyk is a software developer with experience in the education, real estate, and manufacturing industries. He is a devout Christian and an affluent lay apologist, having taught adult Sunday School classes in theology and church history. Daniel has authored the book "Freedom To Give: The Biblical Truth About Tithing." He has also been a guest on the syndicated radio show Bob Enyart Live and popular podcasts such as Apologetics Live, Theology Throw Down, and The Rap Report with Andrew Rappaport. He runs the apologetic website TruthHub.org and hosts the weekly podcast Truthspresso. Daniel lives with his wife Chelsea their four kids.