We can be laid bare before our spouse, and despite our weaknesses and wickedness, we are still loved, and we still give love. And it all begins with a decision to love in this way, no matter what, till death do you part. So it’s this decision to love that makes marriage so lovely, in the same way that it is the love you share with Christ that makes being a Christian so lovely.In marriage, you have freedom to love within the structure of God’s covenant.Early influential Reformed theologians include Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, Martin Bucer, William Farel, Heinrich Bullinger, Peter Martyr Vermigli, Theodore Beza, and John Knox. Gresham Machen, Karl Barth, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Cornelius Van Til, and Gordon Clark were influential. It was a common practice of the Catholic Church to name what they perceived to be heresy after its founder.
But it's okay, because Christ has said His love for you, and thus your love for a spouse and their love for you, shouldn't be based on these things.
If it is based on these things, it's selfishness, and it misses the point of Christian marriage, which is to clean each other up, to be fruitful and multiply, to reflect the glorious and sacrificial love of Christ for His church.
Marriage itself then is the delight of marriage, because the root of all Christian love, and especially marital love, goes beneath the things that you do and materializes in the decision to love only that person in this special way.
The term Calvinism can be misleading, because the religious tradition which it denotes has always been diverse, with a wide range of influences rather than a single founder. Calvinism is largely represented by Continental Reformed, Presbyterian, and Congregationalist traditions.
The movement was first called Calvinism by Lutherans who opposed it referring to French reformer John Calvin, and many within the tradition would prefer to use the word Reformed. The biggest Reformed association is the World Communion of Reformed Churches with more than 80 million members in 211 member denominations around the world. It was first used by a Lutheran theologian in 1552.