Traditional Marriage, Traditional Love Captured Beautifully

| September 28, 2014

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Breaking the Silence: Redefining Marriage Hurts Women Like Me – and Our Children

| September 22, 2014

The push to present a positive image of same-sex families has hidden the devastation on which many are built. We must stand for marriage—and for the precious lives that marriage creates. Every time a new state redefines marriage, the news is full of happy stories of gay and lesbian couples and their new families. But […]

Traditional marriage laws fall in two more states

| September 21, 2014

Until 2003, same-sex marriage was banned in all 50 states. But a lot has changed in the last decade. Eighteen states now allow same-sex marriage, either through legislative action or voter referendum. After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the federal Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, judges in 17 states have struck down statutes upholding traditional marriage. […]

The Link Between Divorce and Mortality

| September 15, 2014

In 1897 the pioneering sociologist Emile Durkheim established that suicide rates ran considerably higher among divorced men and women than among their married peers.  In the decades that followed, other sociologists discovered that mortality rates overall ran significantly higher among the divorced than among the married.  In recent years, however, some scholars have wondered, how […]

An Evangelical Defense of Traditional Marriage

| September 13, 2014

This piece is a response to an op-ed by Brandan Robertson on Time.com Tuesday, “Evangelicals for Marriage Equality: The Story Behind Our Launch.” I eagerly await the young evangelical that finally convinces me that the Bible and human history are wrong on marriage and that justice requires that both Christianity and society bestow marriage on […]

The Illusion of Neutrality

| September 12, 2014

The Nude Beach Principle On the impossibility: consider the effects of a permission that radically alters the nature of the context in which the action is permitted. We might call this the Nude Beach Principle. Suppose that Surftown has one beautiful beach, where young and old, boys and girls, single people and whole families, have […]

Cardinal: U.S. ‘Creed’ on Gay Marriage Like Sharia Law

| September 12, 2014

Cardinal Francis George, head of the Catholic archdiocese of Chicago, said the levers of power in government, education, entertainment, and media are enforcing a “public creed,” a “fake church” that requires all citizens to approve of gay marriage and related sexual anomalies or be punished by the State, just “as Christians and Jews are fined […]

Courtship: It’s Just Coffee

| August 20, 2014

Editor’s Note: Is courtship just coffee? Evidence that defining the terms and expectations is so very important.  From Raising Real Men “Hey, I’ve got some unexpected time free. Want to meet for coffee?” an adult young man texts a female friend. “I’m not comfortable meeting guys like that. You need to talk to my father,” […]

Femina on Courtship Tales

| August 20, 2014

  “Ben came and picked me up on his motorcycle that night – wearing his cool leather jacket. Yes, we went on a date. On a motorcycle. Just the two of us. Dad did not come along in a sidecar on the motorcycle, and he did not come and sit at the next table with […]

Why Courtship Is Fundamentally Awed

| August 18, 2014

By Douglas Wilson Thomas Umstattd Jr. recently made a splash with his article “Why Courtship is Fundamentally Flawed.” To be perfectly honest, I thought a number of his points were very good, like frosted flakes in the bowl glinting in the morning light of your quiet breakfast nook. But I also thought, retaining the honesty theme here, […]

North Carolina Caves

| August 16, 2014

Editor’s Note: Y’all have work to do. Our prayers are with you.  North Carolina’s attorney general announced yesterday he would not continue defending his state’s traditional marriage laws after a federal appeals court struck down a similar statute in neighboring Virginia. “Our attorneys have vigorously argued this case every step of the way,” Attorney General Roy Cooper, […]

Tennessee judge issues first ruling in favor of traditional marriage

| August 16, 2014

A judge in eastern Tennessee has dropped an anchor amid the deluge of state and federal court rulings favoring same-sex marriage. In a decision last week, Roane County Circuit Judge Russell E. Simmons Jr. said Tennessee, which defines marriage as only between a man and woman, need not recognize gay marriages performed in another state. […]

5 Things People Think About Marriage and Growing Up That Are Wrong

| July 18, 2014

The following are actual statements I’ve read or heard in just the last few weeks about marriage and life, and I assume many people believe them. And because the way a culture thinks about marriage greatly influences said culture, we need to be thinking rightly about it and helping others do the same. Especially our […]

CA Governor Bans the Words ‘Husband’ and ‘Wife’ In Marriage

| July 15, 2014

In the state of California, heterosexual married couples can no longer be referred to as husbands and wives. Democrat Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that not only redefines marriage, but eliminates any reference to husband and wife, replacing each with the generic term of spouse. Read the rest here Have you […]

The Marriage Vow

| July 1, 2014

In an age when the divorce rate among Christians differs in no respect from that of unbeliever, to the shame of the church, we seem to have forgotten what a vow is. A few years ago, I had the privilege of seeing what it means to an older generation to promise “For better or for […]