"Family Counseling Issues"
I. Purposes of marriage:
I Corinthians 7:39 "The wife is bound by the law as long
as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to
be married to whom she will; only in the Lord."
Proverbs 19:14 "House and riches are the inheritance of
fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD."
Song of Solomon 4:2-7 "Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep
that are even shorn, which came up from the washing; whereof every one
bear twins, and none is barren among them. Thy lips are like a thread
of scarlet, and thy speech is comely: thy temples are like a piece of a
pomegranate within thy locks. Thy neck is like the tower of
David builded for an armoury, whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, all
shields of mighty men. Thy two breasts are like two young roes that
are twins, which feed among the lilies. Until the day break,
and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, and
to the hill of frankincense. Thou art all fair, my love; there
is no spot in thee."
Genesis 25:21 "And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived."
I Samuel 1:10 "And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed
unto the LORD, and wept sore."
II Corinthians 6:17 "Wherefore come out from among them,
and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and
I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be
my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."
Colossians 3:19 "Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them."
Titus 2:4 " That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children."
Ephesians 5:21-24 "Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing."
Colossians 3:18 "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord."
Titus 2:5 "To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good,
obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed."
Psalms 113:9 "He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD."
Psalms 127:3 "Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward."
Proverbs 17:6 "Children's children are the crown of old
men; and the glory of children are their fathers."
Genesis 27:28-29 "Therefore God give thee of the dew of
heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:
Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren,
and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth
thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee."
Proverbs 29:17 "Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul."
Proverbs 19:18 Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying."
Proverbs 22:15 "Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him."
Proverbs 23:13-14 "Withhold not correction from the child:
for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt
beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell."
Malachi 4:6 "And he shall turn the heart of the fathers
to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I
come and smite the earth with a curse."
Proverbs 22:6 "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
Psalms 119:9 "Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word."
Psalms 119:97-99 "O how love I thy law! it is my meditation
all the day. Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than
mine enemies: for they are ever with me. I have more understanding
than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation."
Colossians 3:20 "Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord."
Proverbs 1:8 "My son, hear the instruction of thy father,
and forsake not the law of thy mother."
Proverbs 19:26 "He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach."
Deuteronomy 21:18-21 "If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place; And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear."
Proverbs 30:17 "The eye that mocketh at his father, and
despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out,
and the young eagles shall eat it."
Proverbs 15:5 "A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent."
Proverbs 15:32 "He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding."
Proverbs 23:22-25 "Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old. Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding. The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him. Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice."
Proverbs 3:11-12 "My son, despise not the chastening of
the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the LORD loveth
he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth."
Matthew 5:31-32 "It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery."
Mark 10:2-12 "And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him. And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you? And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away. And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter. And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery."
I Corinthians 7:10 " And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband."
I Corinthians 7:13-16 "And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy. But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace. For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?"
Deuteronomy 24:1-4 "When a man hath taken a wife, and married
her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he
hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement,
and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house. And
when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man's
wife. And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill
of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house;
or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife; Her
former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife,
after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the LORD: and
thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the LORD thy God giveth thee
for an inheritance."
Deuteronomy 27:20-23 "Cursed be he that lieth with his
father's wife; because he uncovereth his father's skirt. And all the people
shall say, Amen. Cursed be he that lieth with any manner of
beast. And all the people shall say, Amen. Cursed be he that
lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his
mother. And all the people shall say, Amen. Cursed be he that
lieth with his mother in law. And all the people shall say, Amen."