Category Archives: Love & Marriage

Love Sweet Love, Or, On The Fallacy Of The False Dilemma

There are a great many cases where a discussion of the Bible and of its contents leads people to engage in false dilemmas that seek to pit some aspect of biblical virtue against another. There is the persistent attempt of … Continue reading

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The Household Codes

[Note: This is a prepared text to the Bible study given to the Portland, Oregon congregation of the United Church of God on October, 20, 2021.] Today I would like to talk to you about a subject that I have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Preparing To Blend

Preparing To Blend: The Couple’s Guide To Becoming A Smart Stepfamily, by Ron L. Deal [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishing in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] … Continue reading

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Book Review: Living Together, Getting Married & Starting A Family (Financial Literacy: Planning For The Future)

Living Together, Getting Married & Starting A Family (Financial Literacy: Planning For The Future), by WeissRatings I have to admit that this book was a bit disappointing for me, but there are certainly some people who will appreciate this book. … Continue reading

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Pentecost And The Longing Of God

[Note: The following is the attached prepared text for a Bible Study given to the Portland, Oregon United Church of God congregation on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.] At the end of my last Bible study I discussed how it was … Continue reading

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Pentecost And The Lovely Feminine Touches Of Ruth

[Note: This is the prepared text for a split sermon given to the Portland, Oregon United Church of God congregation on Sabbath, May 15, 2021.] I would like to begin my message today by quoting from page 407 of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: When He Was Wicked

When He Was Wicked, by Julia Quinn This book is a particularly unsatisfying one. One of the things that makes this book unsatisfying is that it deals with two flight-prone people who, despite being good friends, are rather unsettling in … Continue reading

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A Classic Case Of Teenage Melodrama

One of the hazards of paying attention to music charts and hearing about songs before they reach the charts is being informed about melodrama that both deeply resonates with one personally and also demonstrates some of the issues that are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Four Weddings And A Sixpence

Four Weddings And A Sixpence: An Anthology, by Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Boyle, Laura Lee Guhrke, and Stefanie Sloane This book is, like many contemporary romances, an anthology that is written about several couples by several romance authors, each of whom … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lady Most Willing…

The Lady Most Willing…, by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Connie Brockway This book is the second book in a series that involves an ensemble cast of writers engaged in writing about a complex romantic situation that involves multiple couples. … Continue reading

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