July 10, 2023

Thoughts Concerning Men and Marriage, Societal Change, and Frederick Douglass

ONE Thought (from us)

Last week we talked about lies men believe, and this week we’re talking to men again. I (Ryan) am convinced that if we want to create the greatest change in our society, it starts with reaching the men. Namely, this involves ensuring that men both SEE and EMBRACE God’s design and purpose for marriage. This means showing them that:

  • Marriage, as an institution, is very good
  • Finding a worthy wife is necessary (i.e. not optional)
  • Family is God’s idea

To this end, we must embrace a systematically biblical idea of Covenant, love, and purpose of marriage, then teach it to ourselves, our brothers in Christ, and our boys who will one day grow up to be (Lord willing) godly married men. Then, and only by God’s grace, we’ll begin to see a shift in families, the church, and society.

“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.”
(1 Corinthians 16:13–14)

ONE Quote (from another)

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men..”
– Frederick Douglass

ONE Question (for you)

Do you SEE and EMBRACE God’s design and purpose for marriage? Why or why not?

Note: We talked about this topic in this week’s podcast episode. Be sure to watch or listen to get the full discussion!

Much love and stay fierce!

Ryan & Selena Frederick
Founders of Fierce Marriage