Category Archives: Marriage & Family

For more millennials, it’s kids first, marriage maybe

Faith and family, better together? Religion and family around the globe

North Carolina county magistrate resigns out of refusal to perform same-sex marriages

Christian college, under pressure over homosexuality, feeling push from students, faculty

Damnatio Memoria? The Council of Trent and Catholic teaching on divorce

Apple and Facebook offer coverage for egg freezing. Is it a sign of progress for women?

Traditional marriage backers urge registers of deeds to follow their conscience

A church in exile: Hillsong shifts on homosexuality

NC magistrate may lose job after refusing same-sex couple

Are same-sex marriage states ridding themselves of Christians?

Skydiving weddings and social support

Same-sex marriage arrives in conservative Idaho

Pasquotank magistrate refused to perform same-sex marriage

Really, it’s okay to be single

Choosing against the odds

    Family Studies: For all the debate and sensitivity around what makes for a “normal” family today, some things are so intrinsic they remain untouchable. At some basic level families embody a set of commitments for spouse, parent and child, provide stability when functioning well and inculcate a sense of responsibility between members and generations. Through setback and success, these three are ingredient to the building of any contented life, and the family has typically been the school for their tutelage.


  • Posted: 10/15/2014
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Has the Catholic Church changed its teachings on sex and marriage?

The next same-sex marriage fight: religious exemptions

Answering Ted Olson: Changing marriage is not the way to secure dignity and respect for same-sex couples

A pastoral failure

What parents need to know about Snapchat

Same-sex marriage decisions: The constitution protects homosexuals but not blacks and women

The key to successful parenting: Ignore your children

Ninth Circuit’s neutrality questioned on same-sex marriage

Marriage rates hit new, all-time low

America’s singleness problem

Jitney messiahs

Opposition group turns to stealth and sexism to oppose shared parenting in North Dakota

Christian libertarians: You don’t need to defend the sacrament of marriage

Why are so many middle aged men succumbing to sexual sin?

Same-sex marriage in Arizona a step closer

Ex-’gay’ credits God for lifestyle change

What I learned when my children fell apart in front of me

School district issues handouts urging teachers to stop calling kids ‘boys and girls’

“I refuse to be silent”: Writer says homosexuality “shattered” her marriage, family

Synod14: Mid-way report urges listening to families with gaze fixed on Christ

The new focus on children’s rights

The military and marriage

Alaska will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Same-sex marriage obstacles fall in conservative states

Missouri House Speaker calls on Attorney General to defend marriage laws

Ross Douthat on challenges for the family, designing pro-family policy, and more

Roundup: Supreme Court takes one step closer to legalizing same-sex marriage

Judge says same-sex marriage is now legal in North Carolina

Cardinal says Catholic Church will never bless same-sex marriage

Notre Dame gives spousal benefits to same-sex couples

Supreme Court gives green light to Idaho same-sex marriages

Sexting is the new ‘first base’: More than a quarter of teens send or receive explicit photos

Missouri lawmakers may defend marriage amendment

Appeals court: Nevada same-sex marriages can go ahead

Huckabee: If GOP abandons opposition to same-sex marriage, ‘I’m Gone’

How I became an evangelical voice for marriage quality

    First Things: Evangelicals are changing their minds on gay marriage. So argues the Log Cabin Republicans’ David Lampo in a recent op-ed in the Daily Caller. In defense of his thesis, Lampo trots out the examples of two prominent evolved evangelicals: David Blankenhorn and yours truly. The problem here is that Blankenhorn is not an Evangelical and I have not changed my mind on gay marriage. If David and I are the two best examples of an evangelical evolution, it ain’t happening.


  • Posted: 10/09/2014
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Joan or John?

What Maggie Gallagher and other marriage experts think about the Synod’s agenda

The profound injustice of Judge Posner on marriage

An honest pro-SSM family-law scholar

What the church can do

South Carolina Supreme Court halts same-sex marriage licenses

Want to be happy for the rest of your life? Have a big, cheap wedding

Marriage and society: Getting to the heart of the matter

Stop calling it marriage equality

FURTHER UPDATE: Same-sex marriage OK in Nevada

Justice Kennedy allows same-sex marriage in Nevada

Wisconsin couple to Catholic bishops: The church is failing to address marital issues

School told to call kids ‘purple penguins’ because ‘boys and girls’ is not gender inclusive

The defense of marriage isn’t over

Cruz rips SCOTUS on same-sex marriage

Methodists resolve same-sex marriage complaint against 36 pastors without a trial

The beauty of the country of marriage

What follows same-sex marriage?

Facing the Music with Jennifer Knapp

SC Attorney General makes statement on same-sex marriage

Traditional sexuality, radical community