Another reason why Christian marriages are in such a sad spot today

I was going through the YouVersion Bible app a few days ago and looking over the “marriage” courses. This is an app that has over 100,000,000 downloads so it’s pretty popular among Christians and well worth talking about. What I found was depressing.

  • Over 90% of them had at least 7 days of daily devotionals with 0 (yes, that is right… ZERO) mentions of any of the Biblical marital roles and responsibilities verses. This includes Genesis 1-3, Proverbs 31 & rest of Proverbs on husbands and wives, Ephesians 5, Colossians 3, 1 Peter 3, Titus 2, 1 Corinthians 7, etc. A full 3/4th of these even had verses from Ephesians 1-4 but conveniently ignored Ephesians 5.
  • Of the rest of the 10% only 1 (yes, that is right… ONE) did not include the “mutual submission” verse when going over Ephesians 5. That singular 1 only covered Ephesians 5 and didn’t talk about any of the other marriage verses.

Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. I’ve gone through several marriage books like Love and Respect and some others and they almost always dance around the marital Scriptures. We can discuss love and respect, but we can’t discuss headship and submission. Heh.

You wanna know why marriages are so crap? Christians are too scared to talk about God’s design and why it makes for holy and happy marriages. They all implicitly suggest that the world is more important than God.

And of course the video that came out right a few days after I wrote this post… that has been making the rounds:

Fits this post altogether. Christians are going for the MeVersion of marriage instead of the GodVersion.

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11 Responses to Another reason why Christian marriages are in such a sad spot today

  1. What cowards! They clearly love the world more than God.

  2. Jack says:

    More evidence of the failures of modern Churchianity! All the more reason why we need to continue blogging. Our work is cut out for us.

  3. sfran2021 says:

    Time for a podcast and for you to get on GAB. Maybe start a group there for men. The community there is great, lots of Christian Conservatives! I found a guy there who wrote this book, looking forward to reading it. https://canonpress.com/products/its-good-to-be-a-man/

  4. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I liked the Youtube video. I do spend a lot of time there. Among police, it would seem that the worst offense you could make would be to upset Karen. However, they can’t cite where this is to be found in the Constitution or the Penal Code.

  5. cameron232 says:

    The reality is a Christian today can use Google to find whatever Biblical truth they want in about 3 seconds. This doesn’t just apply to feminists and progressives. Want a 2nd/3rd wife?? The Biblical Gender Roles guy will explain how polygamy is Biblical with lots of Bible references. Snappertrx will explain how coitus creates biblical marriage. RPA will explain you can divorce for denial of sex. Not picking on any of these guys who are all smart guys and I’m sure are sincere.

    I have always been oriented towards the denominations that ground Biblical understanding in tradition: the non-progressive versions of: Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Anglicanism, lutheranism.

  6. feeriker says:

    lots of Christian Conservatives!

    I’m not sure that that’s a good thing. “Christian Conservatives” have done as much to advance worldly Progressivism in the church as have liberals, if only by their spineless capitulation to it.

    As for YouVerse, my advice, through personal experience, is to stay away from their Bible study plans except for those that are focused on chronological reading of the Scriptures. Absolutely avoid at all costs any of their plans that focus on marriage, sex, family, family finance, relationships, or personal issues. ALL of these that I have looked into have a churchian progressive view.

    Really the best use of YouVersion is as an electronic flat copy of the Scriptures. That’s all I use it for, plus for chronological Bible study. Anything else it offers will just lead you off the rails.

  7. @ feeriker

    Really the best use of YouVersion is as an electronic flat copy of the Scriptures. That’s all I use it for, plus for chronological Bible study. Anything else it offers will just lead you off the rails.

    Exactly. I’m using it for chronological reading right now.

    I will use some of the other plans to see if I can pick through the mistakes though.

  8. elspeth says:

    We use the Blue Letter Bible app, but only for Bible reading. I’m not sure if it even has any supplemental studies on it. I might explore and see.

  9. elspeth says:

    I actually use an old fashioned, leather bound Bible for my daily reading.

  10. @ Elspeth

    I also have “Mysword Bible” which is pretty good. Has free NET translation and you can look at the KJV+ which has the Greek words next to each of the English ones which are clickable with Strong’s definitions.

    Lots of downloadable stuff but for prices, but it has good enough free stuff.

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