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Ruth Everhart is a Presbyterian pastor and the author of three nonfiction books: Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land (2012); Ruined (2016); The #MeToo Reckoning: Facing the Church's Complicity in Sexual Abuse and Misconduct (January 2020). Read more on Ruth's website.

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Marriage and Food: The Intra-Church Struggle Continues—1 Timothy 4:1-5

Lesson 10: “So the false teachers ‘forbid marriage and demand abstinence from [certain] foods’? Is that all the fuss is about? No wild orgies or murderous rampages? Maybe not, but these beliefs have extensive consequences. Theologically, they imply that true Christians will strive for union with a God who is pure spirit. They must leave behind earthy pleasures like sex and ordinary family life, as well as most tasty foods.”