Against Marriage Without Parental Consent | Peter Martyr Vermigli

Peter Martyr Vermigli (1499-1562) Common Places Part 2, ch. 10, § 17-26, pp. 431-437 Whether it be lawful for children to marry without the consent of their parents. §17 Now shall it be very well to see whether it be lawful for children to contract matrimony without consent of their parents.  The Patriarchs. Certainly, Samson… Read More Against Marriage Without Parental Consent | Peter Martyr Vermigli

Marriage Duties

Thomas Gataker Marriage Duties To the hopeful young couple, the right worshipful Mr. Robert Cooke esquire, and the virtuous gentlewoman, Mistress Dorothy Cooke, his wife; many comfortable days in God’s fear and favor to their mutual and eternal good. “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Husbands, love… Read More Marriage Duties

The Role of the Civil Magistrate with Regard to Marriage

With the rapid destruction of the institution of marriage in recent times many well-intentioned people have begun to question whether the civil government ought to have any say in the institution to begin with. The arguments usually boil down to the idea that marriage is an institution of the family, or perhaps of the church,… Read More The Role of the Civil Magistrate with Regard to Marriage