Marrying After Sexual Immorality

| May 23, 2015

A young man recently emailed this question in to the Ask Pastor John podcast: Pastor John, I want to propose to my girlfriend, and as I prepare for marriage thoughts of my past mistakes come to mind. I think back to women I slept with before I was saved, and mistakes I made with my […]

Mercatornet: A good day at the Supreme Court

| May 2, 2015

This is encouraging. Chief Justice John Roberts noted that “Every definition that I looked up, prior to about a dozen years ago, defined marriage as unity between a man and a woman as husband and wife.” More great links and comments follow. Read the rest here 

Stats Speak Volumes About the Virtue of Marriage Over Cohabitation

| April 14, 2015

[Editor’s Note: Sometimes articles like this can be discouraging to single parents or children growing up in broken homes. These stats are speaking of wide spread generalizations and are not an account of grace, protection, and provision that God promises to those who are faithful to Him and who find themselves affected by degenerating relationship standards.] The […]

Ham: Why is Marriage Just for Two?

| March 19, 2015

For years I have been asking the question “why only two?” to those people who support gay marriage. You see, the idea of marriage being between only two people is biblically based. Marriage is for two people—a man and a woman—because God created it to be that way in Genesis. Since He is Creator, only […]

The Sexual Liberation Movement Failed Us. We’re Not Surprised.

| March 10, 2015

The ABC Family show The Fosters has reportedly made TV history with the youngest same-sex kiss on the US screen. Two male characters, who portray 13-year-old seventh graders in the show, apparently kissed one another on a recent episode of the show, which also features a lesbian couple raising five biological, adopted, and foster kids. […]

Long Lost Love Letter Found At Thriftstore

| March 9, 2015

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 Senator Eleanor Sobel recently filed a bill to repeal the outdated law, which CBS reports “has been on the books for decades,” in spite of a 2011 attempt to change it.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 […]