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 […]

The New Singleness

| January 7, 2015

[Editor’s note: Maggie Gallagher’s The New Singleness is from 2011 but still pertinent. Her article is referring to Katie Bolick’s Atlantic Cover story, Nov. 2011 – All the Single Ladies. (Which actually has some good historic references. She plainly admits she isn’t interested in keeping with them.) Maggie does well outlining what the millennial generation is facing; something we must […]

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 […]

How Courting a Man Ruined Me

| October 29, 2014

When Mack first told me he wanted to be more than friends, my initial reaction was “Not gonna happen.” That’s mostly because I’d never dated. Anyone. Like ever. And I’ve never wanted to. I was protecting my heart. I’d watched my friends date, watched their hearts get broken and continue the cycle. For me, I didn’t […]

The Affair

| October 26, 2014

By Chad Bird, author at the Flying Scroll There are times when a man and a woman, even though they’re good people, even though they’re both married and committed to their respective spouses, even though these spouses love them, find themselves falling in love with another person whom they think is their soulmate. It isn’t […]

Marriage linked to Income Increase

| October 2, 2014

The News Story – Marriage rates keep falling, as money concerns rise A Pew Research Center Report released Wednesday reveals that a record 20% of adults over the age of 25 have never married, and that number is expected to rise to 25% by 2030. The New York Times reports that at least a part of this marriage decline is […]

Courtship: Should There Be Only One Suitor?

| September 17, 2014

Imagine this: Marc has a female friend he’s known for years. Recently, he’s begun to realize what a good wife she would make and how much he enjoys her friendship. He talks to his parents who agree this looks like a wise course, then he calls her dad and makes an appointment to talk to him. He […]

The slow, tentative return of women’s lost sense of sexual honour

| September 16, 2014

Something in our nature craves the constraints that produce the rewards an honour code confers. A recent editorial in Canada’s National Post informs us that many indicators, such as a dramatically diminished interest in topless bathing in France, the bellwether of female sexual liberation, point to a return of relative conservatism in women’s attitudes to sex. In North […]

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 […]

Is Marriage a Form of Prostitution?

| September 5, 2014

By Angela Shanahan at Mercatornet The tired old ideas of ageing feminists are being discredited by a younger generation. When I heard that an Australian social commentator called Jane Caro had compared “traditional” marriage to prostitution on the popular TV program Q&A, I thought, “Oh, here we go again!” That trope of feminist literature is almost as […]

The Boundaries of a Wise Heart

| September 4, 2014

“You have to demand respect!” These words, uttered passionately into my cellphone earlier this week, have driven me from blog-hiding to write about a topic that is near and dear to my heart these days (quite largely because of that passionate conversation): boundaries and respect in male/female relationships. Respect may seem an odd topic for […]

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,” […]

18-year old male not having sex. World freaks out.

| July 15, 2014

So there’s this guy. His name is Phin, he’s 18, and he’s never had sex before. And he doesn’t plan to until he gets married. No, he’s not ugly, and he definitely seems to have met females before. But he explained his choice really well in a Guardian article (which was originally published in his […]

Michelle Duggar’s Marriage Advice for Newlyweds

| June 27, 2014

Question from a “19 Kids and Counting” fan: What advice will you give Jill as a newlywed wife to keep in mind throughout her marriage? Find out what Michelle Duggar has to say about being available, disagreements, and marriage advice. Read the rest here.

Reexamining the Patriarchal Vision

| May 26, 2014

By Israel Wayne  I was recently approached by a mother at a homeschooling convention who heard me speak to the teens on the topic of “Waiting for True Love.” She brought her 11-yr-old daughter up to me and said, “Mr. Wayne, can you please tell my daughter why, when she turns 18, that she needs not […]