The April 15, 2016 issue of the Standard Bearer is now out and it is another special issue, this time on the subject of "Reformed Marriage."
The issue covers a variety of subjects, from dating and courtship to the meaning of marriage, and from the wedding ceremony to the wedding reception (cf. the cover to the left). The issue makes for timely and instructive reading for young people, young couples, and long-time married couples.
Editor-in-chief Prof.B. Gritters introduces the issue in these words:
We have been planning a special issue on a Reformed Marriage for a long time now, and are very pleased to mail this issue to you this Spring. We think you will be edified by it.
You will notice immediately that most of the articles are co-authored, that is, written by husband and wife teams. It was evident to us that when it comes to marriages and weddings, the women often have a great deal to say, and rightly so. We take opportunity here to thank the women who participated, as well as the long-time elder and his wife for their contributions.
The articles range from pre-marriage preparation by parents to the question that should be answered by couples before marriage: what do they hope for with regard to having children?
May our covenant God bless our marriages to His glory, and preserve them for the sake also of the "godly seed." We hope the marriage ceremonies and the celebrations that follow also bring Him due honor.
If you are interested in this issue or in subscribing to the SB, contact the RFPA at the information on their website.