Category Archives: Love & Marriage

Audiobook Review: Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen, read by Frances Barber In listening to Jane Austen audiobooks [1] one notices a particular pattern of words and expressions that one does not notice when reading it quickly.  For example, the narrator uses the … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Pride And Prejudice

Pride And Prejudice, by Jane Austen I have been getting in the habit of listening to audiobook versions of Jane Austen novels, as I like to reread them every year [1].  Recently I have enjoyed the film critiques of an … Continue reading

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1 Samuel 25: A Case Study Of David Being A Man After God’s Own Heart

Acts 13:22 gives a familiar picture David as a man after God’s own heart:  “And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, ‘I have found David the … Continue reading

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Maternal Lines: The Patriarchs (Part Two)

Having looked at the importance of endogamous marriages to the patriarchs [1], let us turn our attention to three of the most amusing stories in the Scriptures that deal with the patriarchs pretending that their wives are their sisters.  Let … Continue reading

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On General Restrictions Of Marriage

So far in our examination of relevant biblical law to maternal lines [1], we have seen restrictions that only applied to certain groups of people, specifically priests, kings, and female heirs.  There were, however, some restrictions to marriage that were … Continue reading

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Book Review: Treasured Grace

Treasured Grace, by Tracie Peterson [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The author of this book, working in a genre I do not read as often as others … Continue reading

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Maternal Lines: The Patriarchs (Part One)

When we look at the importance of the maternal line to the patriarchs [1], it is worthwhile to begin by discussing the men and women within the line and to see how they were related to each other.  The importance … Continue reading

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Album Review: Everything Comes And Goes (EP)

Four years after recording her one and only album as one half of the country duo the Wreckers, Michelle Branch [1] released this six-song EP in 2010 that shows the influence of her time in Nashville and a stripped-down acoustic … Continue reading

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An Introduction To Maternal Lines In Scripture

Having already dealt with the laws relating to marriage and family that are relevant to the study of maternal ancestry [1], it is worthwhile to give some idea of the scope of what the Bible has to say about maternal … Continue reading

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The Law Of Small Numbers

I spent most of yesterday where I ended the night before.  Spending an enjoyable day in the company of friends (including at least a little time in the evening with some of those I had eaten dinner with on Saturday … Continue reading

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