Category Archives: Marriage & Family

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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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.firstthings.com

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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

Help, I married the wrong person

Supreme Court decision will lead to same-sex marriage in five states; Here’s why that’s wrong

Same-sex marriage and the Supreme Court: What now for the church?

Today’s orders: Same-sex marriage petitions denied

The fundamental case for parental rights

Synod observer from the U.S. shows what family evangelization is all about

Former homosexual warns America of “unmitigated disaster” of marriage redefinition

    Nathan Cherry: Activists pushing for the legalization of same-sex “marriage” don’t want you to hear from former homosexuals. In their world there is no such thing. Anyone claiming to be a “former homosexual” is, in their opinion, either a liar suppressing their true identity, or they never were really a homosexual. I’m not sure how someone can claim to be a homosexual without ever really being one – it doesn’t seem like something you do as a recreational past time.


  • Posted: 10/03/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: nathancherry.com

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The happy surrogate families

Education or advocacy?

Supreme Court passes on same-sex marriage debate for now

Univ. of New Mexico to host ‘threesome’ sex event for students

The American family is making a comeback

It’s a child, not a toaster

Millennials still want to marry

Acknowledging the ones who stay: A new approach to studying divorce

The unseen pain behind same-sex marriage

Difficult marriage in a modern age

Lack of discipline against homosexuality prompts Mennonite USA church to leave denomination

Will Catholic teaching on marriage change?

September sees surge in sex trafficking arraignments, sentencing

Divorce law out of sync with same-sex marriage

Supreme Court meets to consider same-sex marriage cases

New documentaries tell stories of former homosexuals and their faith

Church asks music director to resign after he married same-sex partner; Congregation laments

People born male allowed in girls’ locker rooms in Kentucky

Marriage debate ‘still a winning issue,’ conservatives say

Poll: Utahns evenly split as Supreme Court considers gay marriage

St. Louis challenge to marriage law in court

Polygamy: Coming to America?

Pregnant lesbian teacher rallies parents to fight her dismissal from Catholic H.S.

Let states, not courts, decide marriage policy

    The Washington Post: On June 26 of last year, the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act in United States v. Windsor, and since then lower courts have issued a string of decisions redefining marriage in the states. This month, in a widely celebrated opinion written by Judge Richard Posner, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit declared that it had “no reason to think [the governments of Indiana and Wisconsin] have a ‘reasonable basis’ for forbidding same-sex marriage.”


  • Posted: 09/29/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Marriage is not a water fountain

Convincing millennials to invest in marriage

These are the lawyers fighting for traditional marriage

I do? No thanks. The economics behind America’s marriage decline.

The secret to a long marriage? Coming from a big family helps

Body-building Christian couple spread the word about religion via their wife-swapping network

Appeals board upholds high school bathroom policy for transgender teen

Transgender employees illegally fired, feds say

Utah to appeal polygamy ruling in ‘Sister Wives’ case

Gilbert school board meeting chaotic as usual

Marriage rates keep falling, as money concerns rise

Record share of Americans have never married

Is divorce equivalent to homosexuality?

    Russell Moore: This week my denomination, through its executive committee, voted to “disfellowship” a congregation in California that has acted to affirm same-sex sexual relationships. This sad but necessary move is hardly surprising, since this network of churches shares a Christian sexual ethic with all orthodox Christians of every denomination for 2,000 years. One of the arguments made by some, though, is that this is hypocritical since so many ministers in our tradition marry people who have been previously divorced.


  • Posted: 09/25/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.russellmoore.com

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How the economy affects marriage rates

To have and to hold, in hardship and unhappiness

“Same-Sex Marriage,” a review

U.S. adults say children need to learn responsibility; Experts say parents must stop over-indulging children