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  1. Pastor Sherry Rice April 18, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Great article

  2. Hi Rick,
    I am a Christian woman who has actually been married twice. I have also been divorced twice. Now I am with a man whom I have been with for 6 years and the idea of marrying him daunts me and him. He is also divorced. I have asked God many times about this marriage thing… he knows how I feel about it. I don’t hate it, I just don’t want to marry in the worldly sense. I do however consider myself “married” in the eyes of God to my current partner. We are monogamous and declared our commitment to each other and to God. Does this mean that we have to have an actual ceremony just to prove something? It costs so much these days and I guess the ceremony for me has taken a lesser meaning considering I’ve been there done that….. Please help me find the answers, and I don’t mean just quoting that God says to be married because like I said I know that God wants man and woman to leave his father and mother and cleave to each other and not separate… I have been trying to pray and seek answers genuinely. I have been studying this topic for almost 12mths and cannot find anywhere that seems to really stand out to me that we need to have an actual expensive, worldly ceremony! Thanks for your help.

    • Pamela Cotton May 7, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      Make it legal…Tell the world you love each other and honor the most high God…

    • If you truly know your Bible you know that fornication is a sin. And how can you say that you see yourself married in the eyes of God? When God is the one who wants us to get married? And as far as costly weddings go you don’t have to have anything expensive. Court house or just a minister and your boyfriend, etc

    • Go to city hall or have something small and inexpensive. Who says you have to have a big, expensive wedding with all the fluff and stuff? Sadly, those are typically the ones that don’t last anyway because all the time and energy has been focused on the day and not the journey of marriage.!

    • Jeremiah Johnson January 12, 2018 at 8:01 am

      Know if you are truly ready to marry, you must first week out

  3. Pastor Rick,
    I recently listened to the above message on Family Talk and appreciate the succinct message. I just hope that in your statement “That’s why at Saddleback we don’t believe in orphanages. We don’t fund orphanages. We don’t build orphanages. Why? Because no kid deserves to grow up in an institution. They deserve to grow up in a family.” I hope you actually meant that Saddleback, while appreciating the hard work many Christian NPO’s are doing to meet the needs of orphaned children (i.e. Haiti), that Saddleback prefers to fund families to adopt those children — that funding adoption is where God has led your Church to pour its money into.

    Please remember that as Servants of the most High Kind: “All God’s children have a place in the choir…”