Voddie Baucham calls this a brilliant piece and says, “This article is a must-read (click HERE)! Anyone involved in the debate over the church’s acceptance of homosexuality has probably tried to make this same point, but I have never heard (or read) it put so well.”
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On contemporary dating practices: “Our children are becoming serial monogamists who give themselves away over and over again to unworthy candidates who break their hearts, scar their psyches, and often cause them to sin against God. Something simply has to give. ‘–Voddie Baucham, What He Must Be. . . if he wants to marry my daughter, p. 161
On parental involvement in “dating” or “courtship”: “How do we expect our children who needed our help picking out socks just a few short years ago to pick out a mate without our assistance?” –Alistair Begg
“We must protect our daughters from male “predators” so they will marry as virgins, thus bringing honor to our name and purity to their husbands; arrange for our daughters’ marriages by finding suitable husbands and making proper arrangements; ensure a measure of security for out daughters by providing for them financially; protect our daughters from rash vows; provide security for our daughters in case the marriage fails. And we must do all of this at least in part by instructing our daughters in the Scriptures.”–Voddie Baucham, What He Must Be. . .if he wants to marry our daughter
From What He Must Be if he wants to marry my daughter by Voddie Baucham
Marriage is thus a great and honorable estate through which we have an incredible opportunity to grow in grace and godliness. Marriage is a ministry. It is an institution ordained by God through which he intends to gain glory. It is this attitude that we must instill in coming generations. The current trend of delaying marriage at all costs and for as long as possible is clear evidence of a misunderstanding of this great calling.
A young man who is worthy of a wife will have a clear understanding of the covenantal nature of marriage. He will also have a healthy apprehension when he thinks about the magnitude of his responsibility should he assume the role of a husband and father. He must know the weight he is taking on his shoulders and be willing to accept it. He must be a man who is willing to endure hardship for the sake of his family should he be called upon to do so.
Martin Luther also weighs in on marriage:
Marriage is the God-appointed and legitimate union of man and woman in the hope of having children or at least for the purpose of avoiding fornication and sin and living to the glory of God. The ultimate purpose is to obey God, to find aid and counsel against sin; to call upon God; to seek, love, and educate children for the glory of God; to live with one’s wife in the fear of God and to bear the cross.