Category Archives: Marriage & Family

Committee of the Kansas Board of Regents to study implications of same-sex marriage

Redefining marriage redefines parenthood

Does marriage make you happier? What a new study found

Rejecting the industrialized sex of ’50 Shades of Grey’

Christian and counter-cultural: A response to Michael Hanby

    First Things: Over the past decade, especially in the struggle over same-sex marriage, some of my friends and allies among social and religious conservatives have called me a defeatist for my culture-war pessimism. I believe that pessimism today is simply realism, and that it is better for us to retreat strategically to a position that we are capable of defending. The cultural battlefield has changed far more than many of us realize.

  • Posted: 02/12/2015
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S.F. archbishop’s morality clause at Catholic schools outrages many

Report: Just 17% black teens live with parents, 54% for whites, both low marks

Graph: Most states have majorities who favor same-sex marriage

Ruth Bader Ginsburg thinks Americans are ready for same-sex marriage

Challenges facing low-income families today

Charlotte considers allowing men who identify as women to have ‘restroom choice’

The LDS church and same-sex marriage

If the Supreme Court redefines marriage, how should the church respond?

Why Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be all about sex (week)

Middle school students given ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ puzzles

Love, tax, and wedlock

How conservatives can support single mothers

How to lower your risk of divorce: Advice to singles

Many Ala. counties refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses

SCOTUS & SSM: The fix is in

Is Alabama’s Roy Moore the new George Wallace?

The “no difference” theory is dead

The nature and purpose of pornography

    Ethika Politika: The production and the consumption of pornography are human activities. (From here, I’ll refer to production and consumption together as pornographic communication.) Accordingly, pornography, in both its production and consumption, is intentional in structure—that is, what identifies pornographic production and consumption is the intent of the parties involved in that production and consumption. So in an effort to identify what is pornographic or non-pornographic, it isn’t enough to delineate or envision a collection of physical behaviors that is “off-limits.”

  • Posted: 02/10/2015
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Kellerism comes to Alabama same-sex marriage wars, care of a political blast by New York Times

You new around here? Some thoughts on Alabama and same-sex marriage

    Doug Wilson: Look. Racial bigotry is a sin. Sexual perversion is a sin. The fact that the respective players in these two battles were and are Alabama and the Federal Government is completely beside the point. Those who glibly point to that as though it settles everything are like those who think that a son who once participated in an intervention over his mother’s alcoholism has thereby earned the right, twenty years later, to pressure her into committing tax fraud. No, no. Let’s go over this carefully. Drunkenness is a sin. Fraud is a sin. They are both sins. Whoever is championing the sin is the sinner.

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Writing as though history happened: On being countercultural Christians

Clash over Alabama same-sex marriage licenses heads to court

New research on same-sex households reveals kids do best with Mom and Dad

How cohabitation leads to divorce

Are Americans just delaying marriage–or forgoing it altogether?

Irresponsible Supreme Court denial of stay in Alabama SSM order

Clarence Thomas faults Supreme Court for refusing to stay same-sex marriage in Alabama

Bakers who declined service to same-sex couple found to violate anti-discrimination law

Marquette moves to fire tenured conservative professor for blog post

Alabama: The thirty-seventh same-sex marriage state

Falling marriage rates reveal economic fault lines

Students opposed to ideological agenda shamed in classroom

Dissenters suggest High Court may rule for same-sex marriage

The absurdity of transgenderism: A stern but necessary critique

Support family-friendly, economically-wise policies–Not transportation pork or dependency

Gordon College states its case

Polyamory activist hijacks ‘third way’ pastor’s sexuality logic

Christian activist says he asked baker for ‘God hates sin’ on cake, not ‘God hates gays’

Many heroes, so little heroism

Alabama seeks same-sex marriage delay

NC judges could decline to officiate same-sex marriage ceremonies under proposed legislation

Support of same-sex marriage comes with caveats

How to revive the American dream in blue-collar America

Sweet Cakes by Melissa discriminated against same-sex couple, Oregon hearings officer rules

The girl in the tuxedo: Two variations on sexual orientation and gender identity

Alabama AG asks U.S. Supreme Court to stay same-sex marriage ruling

Judge rules Oregon bakery discriminated against same-sex couple in wedding cake rebuke

Is Christian teaching on sexuality psychologically harmful?

Gov. Snyder: Michigan will recognize about 300 same-sex marriages

Pandora’s argument: Why justified same-sex marriage justifies anything

Alabama same-sex marriages could begin next week after court lifts stay

Bakery risks large fine for discrimination against a same-sex couple

Judge rules Oregon bakery discriminated against same-sex couple

Obama wants same-sex couples to have spousal benefits

Why are sex-shop workers teaching sex ed in a public high school?

“Conjugal Union: What Marriage Is and Why It Matters”: A review

Mennonite couple stops hosting all weddings to settle sexual orientation discrimination complaint

Wedding venue settles bias complaint by halting all wedding services

Dear Justice Kennedy: An open letter from the child of a loving gay parent

Originalism and marriage

What Americans think of same-sex marriage

Louisiana Supreme Court urged to rule in same-sex marriage

With Mormons evolving on social issues, Catholics and Baptists press on

Former transsexual says surgeons too quick to operate

Why pornography use becomes a habit

Alabama same-sex marriage developments: A second decision and defiance

Alabama Supreme Court chief justice encourages defiance on same-sex marriage ruling

Evangelical-Catholic coalition: marriage in crisis

Washington Post story on same-sex marriage in Oklahoma is long on emotion, short on religious insight