Bible Section Index

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Headship

HEADSHIP Paul H. Byerly Headship is a sticky issue; just mentioning it can get folks uptight. This is probably because in the past some have misused scriptures about headship to make women second-class members of the Body of Christ. Years of abuse have made…

Submission

SUBMISSION Lori Byerly The word “submission” is translated from the Greek word “hupotasso.” (5293 in the Strong’s Concordance) It means to place or rank under, to subject or to obey. The word is also fairly often translated “subject.” In the Kingdom of God, “submission”…

1 Cor 7 – Sexual Responsibility

SEXUAL RESPONSIBILITY A Look at 1 Corinthians 7 Paul & Lori Byerly Is sex really important in marriage? Has a sex-obsessed society caused Christians to see sex as more important than it is? Or, have Christians reacted against the sex-obsessed society by downplaying how…

Sexual Stewardship

SEXUAL STEWARDSHIP Paul & Lori Byerly We spent many years trying to understand our responsibilities and “rights” regarding sex; eventually we came up with what we call sexual stewardship. This idea grew out of our attempts to understand 1 Corinthians 7:3-5. “Let the husband…

What's Okay, What's Not

WHAT’S OKAY? WHAT’S NOT? Paul & Lori Byerly We are often asked questions like “Is oral sex okay?” or “My husband wants to make a video of us in the bedroom. Is this a sin?” The reason we get so many of these questions…

Divorce

DIVORCE – IS IT EVER OK? Paul H. Byerly Nowhere does the Bible specifically say that all divorce is a sin, but it does say God hates divorce, and that is enough to make us realize that we must be very careful in how…

Christian Nudism?

Naked for Christ? Christian Nudism Anonymous Guest Author We get occasional questions about or from “Christian nudists.” We think the Bible is clear that nudity is to be limited to the marriage relationship, but since no single verse says this it’s not always easy…

Domestic Discipline

DOMESTIC DISCIPLINE At Odds With the Word of God Paul & Lori Byerly Domestic Discipline, or DD, is a lifestyle which is quietly being adopted by a growing number of Christian couples. We have studied DD for a number of years – read books…

Covenant or Contract?

COVENANT OR CONTRACT? Richard A. MurphyGuest Author God is a covenant God, and He created marriage as a covenant. So before we can understand what marriage is, we need to learn what covenant is. Without the binding commitment of a covenant, a marriage is…