Distinguish civil marriage from sacramental? Of course. Divide them? No!

Truth be told: Two clear voices amid the growing din

Separating civil and Christian marriage

A legal perspective on ‘The Marriage Pledge’

“Not Yet”: A response to ‘The Marriage Pledge’

Defenders of the family are not as warm and fuzzy as you think

    Aleteia: Last week I was privileged to attend the Humanum Colloquium held at the Vatican, and about which I wrote in advance with optimism regarding the use of new visual arts to convey old truths. Now, with the colloquium behind me, I find myself thinking about the lasting contributions of this international gathering. And it strikes me today that perhaps one of the most important things was an attempt to frame the current international debate about marriage in terms of the humanity owed to the innocent.

  • Posted: 11/25/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Why I changed my mind on civil marriage

‘Parties treat same-sex marriage opponents as morally inferior’

‘Monty the Penguin’ advert criticized for not being inclusive enough

To rend is not to retreat

What are the objections to The Marriage Pledge?

Our canvas Christendom

The church and civil marriage

To go or not to go? Why we shouldn’t take ‘The Marriage Pledge’ too soon

Does a ‘decent interval’ suffice to rehabiliate what is (allegedly) wrong?

30,000 People support Duggars after liberals lobby TLC to cancel “19 Kids and Counting”

Pastor Johann Christoph Arnold on “God, Sex, and Marriage”

Two women facing terminal brain disease, two profoundly different legacies

Rusty Reno doubles down

Celebrity role models causing rise in ‘sexting’

Thousands of pro-lifers support Duggar family, tell TLC to keep “19 Kids and Counting”

Benham Brothers, Steve Crowder urge support for The Duggars amidst media attack

The role of government marriage?

Why more than 100,000 people have asked TLC to dump the Duggars

Why you should not sign “The Marriage Pledge”

In which First Things does some fourth things

Responding to Sullivan on the marriage pledge

Reconnecting an unbound generation

Robert George: We will bring scorn upon ourselves, yet we must continue to fight same-sex marriage

The marriage pledge and the libertarian solution to the marriage debate

A time to rend

In ancient Rome, Pope affirms ancient truths

Pope Francis: Man and woman are at the root of marriage and family

California photographers decide to close business rather than shoot same-sex weddings

Sexual revolution is destroying families, Russell Moore tells Vatican conference

Random acts of civility: More than just polite talk

Where are all the good stories about marriage?

Surprised by solidarity

An accurate parody: On Andrew Wilson and Matthew Vines

Death with aesthetics

    First Things: We don’t speak plainly in public discourse anymore. Rather, we equivocate and deploy euphemisms to sanitize our debates. Take the passing of Brittany Maynard by her own hand, which the media has repeatedly characterized as an act of “dignity.” To be sure, Maynard died with human dignity—but not because she committed suicide. Human dignity is intrinsic. Indeed, to accept the premise of suicide as death with dignity says—or at least strongly implies—that patients who expire naturally die with indignity.

  • Posted: 11/14/2014
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.firstthings.com

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Sexual liberty and religious liberty can exist. Here’s how

In for the long haul: Factors contributing to the marriage crisis

Murmurs of sex change regret

The Gospel, homosexuality, and the future of marriage: A perspective on the #ERLC2014 message

A word for discretion

Millennials navigate the ups and downs of cohabitation

Five reasons why young Christians and some pastors don’t vote and avoid politics

Transparently lame

Russell Moore, Rick Warren to join Vatican conference on marriage and family life

Robert P. George: Victims of marriage culture breakdown are poor children

Law school according to Kanye West

Southern Baptists break bread with groups that disagree at conference

Author says abortion is normal and ‘part of being a mother’

Brittany Maynard won’t kill herself November 1: “Doesn’t seem like the right time now”

Robert George: Same-sex marriage proponents won’t tolerate dissent

Churches should shift priorities from defending to re-teaching marriage, say ERLC conference panelists

The best of times

Ten things that are killing the family

Southern Baptists admit errors on homosexuality but reject same-sex marriage affirming churches

Americans believe in heaven, hell, and a little bit of heresy

Christian rapper Jackie Hill-Perry comes out as ex-gay firebrand

If you care about the poor, care about marriage

How the decline in marriage is fueling inequality

“Murphy Brown” was wrong, new research suggests

Southern Baptists’ surprising tones towards sexuality

San Franciso’s University of California launches first online abortion class

Top United Methodist council affirms reinstatement of minister who officiated same-sex wedding

Living on both sides of the parenting gap

A new time for choosing on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

    The Heritage Foundation: America exists to defend the unalienable rights of the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” These truths have been challenged in the past 50 years in ways that Ronald Reagan could not have imagined in 1964. Unless they are protected in law and—more important—lived out in culture, constitutional self-government will be increasingly at risk. In this new time for choosing, we must return to the synthesis of the American Founding: ordered liberty based on faith and reason, natural rights and morality, limited government and civil society—with the laws of nature and nature’s God providing the standard.

  • Posted: 10/27/2014
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.heritage.org

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Culture war, spiritual war

Has the sexual revolution come full circle?

    Summit: Since the 1960s, the predictable slide of collegiate culture toward a bacchanal of sexual permissiveness has upended the old-fashioned view that men and women fill distinct roles in relationships. For generations, women played the pursued, men the pursuers. In a culture that placed a premium on virginity, a young woman needed no excuse to refuse sex. Her default answer was “no.”

  • Posted: 10/24/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.summit.org

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Are you pro-life? It’s because you’ve been brainwashed!