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The words husband or wife do not occur in the Bible in either the Old or the New Testament in the original. They are simply, man and woman, the words wife and wives used by translators to indicate a woman specific to a man and vice versa in a closer relationship than his concubines..Adam Clarke's Commentary adds:."The etymology of the term will at once show its propriety when applied to the head of a family. The word 'husband' is Anglo-Saxon and simply signifies the bond of the house or family, as by him the family is formed, united and bound together, which, on his death, is disunited and scattered. 

"It is on this etymology of the word that we can account for the farmers and petty landholders being called so early as the twelfth century, 'husbandi', as appears in a statute of David II, king of Scotland. We may therefore safely derive the word from 'a house', and from 'to bind or tie' and this etymology appears plainer in the orthography which prevailed in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, in which I have often found the word written 'house-bond' or 'house-band'; so it is in a Bible before me, written in the fourteenth century. Back then the word often had to do with husbandry, that of providing for the family by tilling the land."

Heartfelt commitments before God however, carry much weight, whether or not a couple decides upon a state license for sex, called a marriage license.(a license is a waver of prosecution and usually comes with a fee for some rule concocted to earn money for purposes of those making such rules {ever heard of a protection racket?}; there are ways to license without charging; heavy charging can be a form of master-over-slave control; is that why they do it?), which actually brings a third party into your relationship, the state. 

'Deciding towards a definite end' is a 'commitment', a decision. A commitment is a decision, in this case, to make a relationship work. In this sense marriage.(what does the word really mean?).is often entered into.

If a relationship is dead spiritually, emotionally and mentally, it soon will be physically over. Couples who can't talk, talk, talk, will soon walk. Couples steeped in their ego existence are simply waiting for negative cirsumstances to separate them. It would have been better to consider carefully what an optimum mate could be like.

All the promises are in Christ, such as beauty, wealth, health, right mate, protection. When one believes this why would they not focus upon the source of all their hopes and dreams. We show our belief state by what we do focus upon, which sometimes are negativity and things that hurt another's heart. 

Gain the glory. Overcome that which holds little, if any, ultimate profit for yourself and aim for a greater reward. No, not salvation. That's a gift to you. See more under 'Rewarded'. 

By focusing upon the fact that Christ is in you and in the other, we elevate ourselves out of worldly carnal thinking which is deadly to relationships.

2Corinthians 1:20 "For all the promises of God in Christ are.yes.and be it so.(for sure).unto the glory of God by us." Ephesians 1:18 ".....the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints." Philemon 1:6 ".....every good thing which is in you in Christ Emmanuel.".There are no promises of God outside of Christ.(and what does.'Christ' really mean?).for anybody, but the promises include all people everywhere.

Today is different regarding promises from God in Old Testament times. Not that the promises are different, but how to get them is different.

The promises made to ancient Abraham.(Genesis 22:17,18).were expanded and apply to believers in Christ today..Abraham is the father of the faithful and was promised great blessings:.Acts 3:25 "You are the children of the prophets and of the covenant which God made with our fathers by saying unto Abraham, And in your seed.(progeny).shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.(*)."

Romans 4:1,11,12 "What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, has found?...that he might be the father of all them that believe...And the father...to them...who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father." 

Romans 9:8 "That is, They which are the children of the flesh.(Abraham's physical descendants), these are not the children of God.(the Creator is not concerned with fleshly things, but the things of the spirit), but the children of the promise.(the promise made to Abraham:.Genesis 18:18).are counted for the seed."

Galatians 3:7,9 "Know you therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham."

If you are in Him, that is, in Christ, then all He has been given is now yours. He has the promises. If He's in you, they are with Him in you. They will unfold in time. But.ask! Always ask for what you want and need. Be like Jabez!

The way to get it is to forget undue concern over physical things. Seek the spiritual gifts. They are the really important ones.to set up both you and those you love in the next life, the reason why we all are on Earth in the first place.

The following passage of scripture is basically saying to those inclined to be frantic over how secure they may be tomorrow: stop worrying!.Matthew 6:24-34 "No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one and love the other or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought.(worry).for your life, what you eat or what you drink, nor yet for your body, what you put on. Is not the life more than meat and the body than raiment.(clothing)? Behold.(consider).the fowls of the air. For they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them.(and provides clothing and shelter; they have nests). Are you not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature.(you cannot make yourself grow any more, so why worry about what your height is)? And why take you thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin. And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? For after all these things do the Gentiles seek.(it was not the time back then for the Gentiles to be God's people; it is now). For your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things. But seek you first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow. For the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.".The Creator has a special interest in each of us and looks after us.

Secure for yourself and your loved ones, the promises, which are all in Christ.

Acceptance of each other as we have accepted Christ's spiritual nature into our hearts, is critical if one wants to have a consistently growing and interesting loving relationship. 

Your heart felt beliefs should be as similar as possible to progress from.

Cells align only with like kind:.2Corinthians 6:14  "...do not be unequally yoked with an unbeliever".Follow the things of God with others of like mind:.2Timothy 2:22. More on this!

Many Christians have yoked up with unbelievers due to them following their own understanding.(Proverbs 3:5).and not focusing upon their spiritual nature or perhaps, they just are not interested in the spiritual things at this time.

Now living the result of having focused upon the physical, many relationships are less than vibrant. Living a life based upon physical concerns wears thin quickly.

Feeling guilty is refusing to forgive yourself for what you may have done after you regret your actions.
 


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Those who know computers have 'extra insight' into the dating game!
(the 'views' of 2 groups of computer administrators; one group male
and one female)
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