J.R. Miller, published 1913
Among the other drifts of life, many young people merely drift into marriage. The childhood friendships, or the casual associations of youth, are nourished until at length the potent spell of love falls upon the young man and maiden, and by and by there is a wedding. Or, the beginning of the attachment may be a great deal more sudden — “love at first sight!” a speedy…
It is a great duty of husbands and wives to live in quietness and peace, and avoid all occasions of wrath and discord. Because this is a duty of so great importance, I shall first open to you the great NECESSITY of it, and then give you more particular directions to perform it.
(1) Your discord will be your pain, and the vexation of our lives. Like a disease, or wound, or…
This, though spoken of widows — is the law of Christ in reference to all unmarried Christians, and is imperatively binding upon them.
To slight it — is to slight the authority of Christ;
to reject it — is rebellion against the King of kings and Lord of lords;
and to act contrary to it —…
By James Smith
Love is a noble passion, and when fixed upon a worthy object, and wisely reciprocated — it is a source of the sweetest pleasure. God intended Himself to be the highest object of our love; and that He might win back our affections to Himself — He has revealed Himself in Jesus, in the most lovely and attractive form. God in Jesus is love, and only love — unto all who come to Him…
J. C. Ryle “The Gospel of Mark” 1857
with such reverence, and none taken in hand so
cautiously as the relationship of husband and wife.
In no relationship is so much earthly happiness
to be found, if it be entered upon discreetly,
advisedly, and in the fear of God. In none is so
much misery seen to follow, if it be taken in hand