Joe Beam is an internationally-known inspirational speaker and best-selling author. He founded Beam Research Center, an organization that helps marriage in danger or separation and divorce. He has spoken to millions of people worldwide in personal appearances as well as appearances on television and radio, including ABC's Good Morning America, Focus on the Family, the Montel Williams Show, NBC's Today Show, The Dave Ramsey Show and magazines such as People. Joe authored national best-seller Seeing the Unseen, a book on spiritual warfare. He also authored The True Heaven, a book about what Heaven will be like based on what the Bible says. For more information, see Joe's website.
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“Your counselor told her that I have her right under my thumb.” He pushed his coffee cup aside and ground his thumb into the table. I could not tell if he agreed with the analysis or if he resented it.
She could not look people in the eye as they greeted her. Head down, shoulders slumped; she headed to the nearest open seat and quietly slid into it.
They sat on a bus while she worshiped Jesus.
Is it okay for a married but separated person to date other people? The question definitely is not new. The situation that brought it to the forefront is not unique.
Best-selling Christian author and marriage expert Joe Beam appeared as a guest on the Montel Williams Show on December 14, 2004.
Last night at church a gentleman I didn’t know stopped me and without preamble said, “My wife divorced me but not for a Biblical cause. May I get married again?”
“Love is a feeling you feel when you feel you’re feeling a feeling you never felt before.”
So if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! (1 Corinthians 10:12)
The question found in the title above terrified me in my early Christian years. And I suspect many other Christians agonize over whether or not they can fall from grace. Sometimes I’d lie awake at night wondering if my recurring struggles with sin would keep me from heaven.
Some of the modern thinkers of our day have said that marriage will one day become extinct. They’ve predicted marriage will slowly but surely be thought of as old-fashioned and unnecessary despite its current popularity and existence throughout human history.
As God made every animal He created a partner of the opposite gender. The partner provided companionship and assistance. The two of them also made the perfect team for raising offspring.
“God will bless us if we divorce our mates and marry each other. It’s right there in the Bible.” “Really?” I replied. “Please enlighten me.”