Just a short note about my scriptural background.
I have not been formally trained as a theologian. I took a few courses in college taught by a pastor, including Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey and Wisdom literature.
I started studying the Bible as a teenager and I am now 50 years old. I have gone through various levels of intense study and reading of Scripture to times of doing none at all.
Some people who have highly influenced my knowledge of the Bible have been Beth Moore (http://www.lproof.org/), Jay Adams in "Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible", John Piper (http://www.cbwm.com/ and http://www.desiringgod.com/), David Reagan (http://www.lambandlion.com/) and Grant Edwards (http://www.fellowshipchristian.org).
I am a layman who has taken some time to study and think about the Scriptures, but who is still developing in his understanding.