Category Archives: Marriage & Family

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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  • Source: www.washingtonpost.com

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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

Legal group calls for recusal of Supreme Court justices for officiating same-sex ‘weddings’

Southern Baptist leaders cut ties with California homosexuality-affirming church

Rulings differ on same-sex marriage in Louisiana

What the media totally ignored in Emma Watson’s gender equality speech

Marriage redefinition and a lifelong commitment

Emma Watson is right – Don’t take potshots at fathers

Poll shows support for redefining marriage has stagnated

Poll: Support for same-sex marriage may be leveling off

Evangelicals, marriage equality, and loving reality

The Catholic/Evangelical/Baptist/LDS/Lutheran amicus curiae brief in support of cert in the Utah same-sex marriage case

Pastor tells Christians to avoid lawsuits by compromising religious convictions

Justice Kagan performs same-sex wedding

Parishioners meet with bishop over same-sex couple

At Supreme Court, kicking the tires on a same-sex marriage case “fit for history”

Five things Catholics need to start saying in the same-sex marriage debate

Breaking the silence: Redefining marriage hurts women like me – and our children

Learning friendship from parents

What makes a marriage last? A happy wife, according to research

Families may differ, but they share common values on parenting

Parental incarceration might be worse for children than parental divorce or death

Liberals teach kids tolerance over faith; conservatives teach kids faith over tolerance, new survey finds

Marriage and positive child outcomes: Commitment, signaling, and sequence

Mixed signals on same-sex marriage

Homosexual acts cannot be approved or celebrated by the Church – Here’s why

When, and why, divorce hurts kids

Judge restores part of Indiana same-sex marriage suit

Scientific education: Do we love our children?

Court issues stay on same-sex marriage ruling in Indiana

Experts debate whether marriage is needed for kids to thrive

How to steward the power of marriage

‘Premarital Sex is a Big Rip-off’ Author: Porn addiction highest ever among women, including married and virgins

The Harry Potter generation

Survey: Church congregations more racially diverse, open to homosexual members

Pope Francis: Marriage shows “the reciprocity of differences”

The meandering judicial philosophy of Judge Posner

    National Review: Posner was clearly leaving himself wiggle room on the issue, and has used it. At some point between 1998 and 2012, the Blade notes, Posner changed his mind about same-sex marriage, announcing the change in a rambling posting on his blog that cited his newfound conclusions (based in part, it seems, on a Wikipedia entry).


  • Posted: 09/15/2014
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  • Category: Bench & Bar, Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.nationalreview.com

Incest and pornography: More similar than we think

Porn use among Christians higher than non-Christians

“Evangelicals for Marriage Equality” launch draws harsh criticism: No coherent argument made that supports same-sex marriage

“Beta marriage” isn’t a better marriage

A tale of two fathers: Silas Marner on the true meaning of fatherhood

Gender gap journalism

Same-sex marriage cases set for early look

An evangelical defense of traditional marriage

Why the ‘concordance reflex’ fails in sexuality debates

Women’s colleges, religious universities change policies for transgender students

Hooking up, shacking up, and saying ‘I Do’