The Effects of Marriage vs. Cohabitation On Crime

| March 3, 2015

In Florida, it is still technically illegal for an unmarried man and woman to live together, but that might be about to change. Senator Eleanor Sobel recently filed a bill to repeal the outdated law, which CBS reports “has been on the books for decades,” in spite of a 2011 attempt to change it. Ms. Sobel’s bill […]

What lifetime romance is made of

| February 20, 2015

Until 1993, for 16 years I taught international relations at Georgetown University. In the concluding lecture of the year I used to share with my students some personal reflections to help them as they embarked upon their careers. Many were especially grateful for my advice about how to have a successful marriage. In this regard, […]

Love Letters: George Washington to his Wife

| February 16, 2015

  Like her husband, Martha’s letters also mention divine Providence. Writing to Mercy Otis Warren from Valley Forge on March 7, 1778, she says, “…indeed I think providence was very bountiful in her goodness to your state….would bountiful providence aim a like stroke at Genl Howe, the measure of my happiness would be complete.” Writing […]

Feminism is Bad for Your Heart Health

| February 16, 2015

[Editor’s Note: Anything that is bad for you will not end well. Defying common sense is not the highest of human attributes though many try to prove otherwise. Feminism will cause it’s own extinction. i.e. Feminism gave us birth control, singleness, a putrid sexual ethic, a self-satisfying power grab, statist substitutionary motherhood and dependency. Birth […]

A Woman, A Dog, and A Walnut Tree…

| February 15, 2015

By Geoffrey Botkin From Western Conservatory, So goes the centuries-old English proverb about romance and human affection. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, British fantasy-pornographer Erika Mitchell has revived this cruel idea in a major motion picture1. In Mitchell’s narrative, an innocent college girl is deceived, tormented and abused for the apparent sexual gratification of […]

Love Letters: Home is Not Home Without You

| February 12, 2015

He called her “my beloved esposa” because Anna was his dearest love on this earth. Ironically, while the great military exploits of General Stonewall Jackson are studied in military schools the world over and his iron will and stern self-discipline have become legendary, little is said about his remarkable marriage. The real Thomas J. Jackson […]

Alabama counties not issuing same sex marriage licenses

| February 10, 2015

According to one group of gay rights activists, as many as 50 Alabama counties are currently not issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples. Many counties around the state have suspended the issuance of marriage licenses altogether in the wake of conflicting rulings from the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and a federal […]

Piper, Carson, and Keller on Sustaining the Covenant of Marital Love

| February 10, 2015

Piper, Carson, and Keller on Sustaining the Covenant of Marital Love from The Gospel Coalition on Vimeo. Recommended Resources In Love with Christ: The Narrative of Sarah Edwards Sussannah Spurgeon: Free Grace and Dying Love (Morning Devotions with the Life of Susannah Spurgeon) The Christian Lover: The Sweetness of Love and Marriage in the Letters […]

Four Lessons from Solomon’s Song

| February 9, 2015

In our culture, February means roses, chocolates, and all the traditional symbols of romantic love. After nearly five years of marriage to my wonderful husband, I have enjoyed receiving love letters, holding hands over candlelit dinners, and taking nighttime walks under the stars with my sweetheart. However, I have also learned that there is more […]

Love Letters: Mercy Doddridge to her husband

| February 6, 2015

  The Christian Lover: The Sweetness of Love and Marriage in the Letters of Believers Marriage is under siege in our time, and Christian unions are not going unscathed. Dr. Michael A. G. Haykin believes that love letters written by Christian husbands and wives of the past can help strengthen the ties that bind believing […]

The Most Overlooked Characteristic of a Potential Spouse

| January 30, 2015

“In sickness and in health.” On two occasions I have said those words with the full confidence that the couple repeating those words actually knew what they meant. The first occurrence brought a smile to my face. She had endured and marriage was her reward on the other side of illness. Together they have journeyed […]

The Art of Manliness: Lesson #6 Don’t Be Afraid to Start a Family

| January 24, 2015

[Editor’s note: This is a very rich history full of wisdom and insight into what makes a lasting marriage. Read to the end. You’ll love every bit of it!] Of the many “contradictions” of Churchill’s life, one of the most interesting is that while he loved high-flying adventure, and relished danger, risk, and excitement, he […]

Pinterest Wedding Shrines and Idolatrous Expectations

| January 23, 2015

As a teenager, I read my fair share of Christian romance novels. They were full of dramatic plot lines, sexual tension, one room school houses and Canadian Mounties. The leading men were imperfect but in a tousled and endearing sort of way. They always knew what to say. All the female characters were beautiful, but […]

It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.

| January 4, 2015

Editor’s Note: Pun intended. As they struggle to contain spiraling health-care costs, both government officials and medical experts are finding new reasons to encourage Americans to practice healthy personal habits.  But in two new studies, researchers adduce evidence that—official preachments notwithstanding—only the country’s married couples are likely to adopt such habits. In the first study, […]

Courtship Resources for the 21st Century

| December 31, 2014

It’s (Not That) Complicated: How to Relate to Guys in a Healthy, Sane, and Biblical Way Ever been confused about friendships with boys? How to handle crushes? How friendly is too friendly? How close is too close? What to do when a guy is being way too friendly? What guys think about all this? What […]