by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Ephesians 5:22-33   I.         We’ve all talked about the changes in society we have seen during our lives             A.        One aspect is the rapid change in people’s view of marriage             B.        The number of divorces has sky-rocketed.                         1.         Marriages today can be terminated just because one person wants to end the marriage. No real…

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Question: Thank you for the advice you gave in response to questions people have asked about how to avoid sexual immorality. According to one of your statements, you advise people to marry in order to avoid such sin. The issue is that I’ve reached the age to marry, but I have no money to accomplish that.…

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Question: Please, sir, I need your advice on what to do. I have dated my partner for over a year. We trust and love each other very much, but we fell into the sin of fornication. My questions are: Can she still wear a white dress on her wedding day? Is it right to tell…

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Question: A good friend of mine told me about your web site and that your material has been a wonderful resource for him. You have a wonderful article answering the question: “Is it scriptural to have recorded music (not vocal) in a wedding ceremony that is held in the church building?“ In that article you…

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Question: I have seen many people married in my lifetime, where the marrying authority has read the vows, always having the Bible in hand and appearing to read the vows from the Bible. Are the vows in the Bible? And why do they do this? What does the Bible say about united in marriage? Answer:…

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Question: Hi, I am a young man who is going to be getting married. I would have loved to use the preacher at my congregation (a church of Christ) but he gave me a pamphlet of his “Do’s and Don’ts.”  Two things that he made clear of were no alcohol at the reception and no…

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Question: I was recently asked to perform a wedding. I really prefer to let others attend to weddings.  What are your thoughts? Answer: Weddings are not a function of the church, but I consider them an opportunity to teach the gospel. Marriages are sanctioned by God (Matthew 19: 4-6), so I am willing to encourage…

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