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    In addition to providing uplifting music, K-LOVE has six full-time pastors to give you Christian advice and as you walk through the challenges of life. The following are some common answers to questions that listeners have about marriage, faith, the Bible and a host of other topics. If you have a question for one of our pastors not listed below, feel free to contact us.


    Question: "My husband can't seem to understand his need to leave his family and cling to me" - Michelle, TX
    Answer: The biblical foundation for this principle is found in Genesis 2:24, "Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh." The word "leave" means to "forsake dependence upon." It means to turn your allegiance away from your parents toward your spouse. You are leaving their authority and cleaving to your spouse for help, comfort and advice in decision making. This "leaving" isn’t merely physical but is emotional as well. This is to be done in such a way that honors your parents and yet sends a clear message that your new marriage relationship must be established. Failing to "leave" can become a great source of discord within marriages, so it is to our benefit to fulfill this command. When difficulties arise, commit to pray together as a couple and lovingly set appropriate boundaries with your parents thus keeping your marriage first place.
    Question: "My fiancé and I are in love, do we really need pre - marital counseling?" - Scott, TX
    Answer: Most every couple starts out marriage "in love" but as the divorce rate statistics reveal that's not enough to ensure enduring relationships. Marriage can be extremely challenging under the best of circumstances. When couples come together, they bring with them a whole host of ideals and perspectives on marriage that was modeled to them by their parents. Premarital counseling can help ensure that expectations are realistic and that everyone is on the same page, helping to ensure the right foundation for a great relationship. This time invested together in counseling can help equip you with the tools you will need to deal with the everyday issues of life you will face together. It can also better prepare you to love your spouse as God has designed and bring glory to him by having an enduring Christ - centered marriage.
    Question: "How do my boyfriend and I get past feeling guilty for "wanting" each other?" Belinda, FL
    Answer:

    God created us to be attracted to each other and to desire physical intimacy; it’s a wonderful part of marriage. However, giving in to physical desire outside the protection of marriage is dangerous. To have a healthy, God-honoring relationship there must be accountability. Accountability means you are responsible or answerable to something or someone. The first thing I would suggest is group dating. Go out with a group rather than just the two of you. The chance of you getting into a compromising position in a group is unlikely and will hold you accountable. It is also a great way to really get to know someone. Next I would suggest avoiding at all cost being in a home together when no one else is around. This only sets you up for failure. In Philippians 3:3 Paul tells us to, "have no confidence in the flesh." The final step would be for each of you to find an accountability partner. The accountability partner should be the same gender and mature in their faith in Jesus. That person should care about you enough to ask the tough questions and pray for you.

    Question: "How can I help my husband understand the need to leave his family and cling to me?" -- Michelle, TX
    Answer: The bibilical foundation for this principle is found in Genesis 2:24, "Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh." The word "leave" means to "forsake dependence upon." It means to turn your allegiance away from your parents toward your spouse. You are leaving their authority and cleaving to your spouse for help, comfort and advice in decision making. This "leaving" isn't merely physical but is emotional as well. This is to be done in such a way that honors your parents and yet send a clear message that your new marriage relationship must be established. Failing to "leave" can become a great source of discord within marriages, so it is to our benefit to fulfill this command. When difficulties arise, commit to pray together as a couple and lovingly set approprate boundaries with your parents thus keeping your marriage in first place.
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