First Things: God may not be dead, but considering the imago Dei in philosophical discourse and public policy certainly is. Not only that, but the rational reasons for acknowledging the exceptional dignity of humans are wrongly denigrated as merely reflecting our religious past in which rigid moralism supposedly trumped reason.
First Things: It is commonly argued that holding to a traditional sexual ethic is really an excuse to exclude gay, lesbian, and bisexual people from full participation in the group. If that were true in an uncomplicated sense, I should have lost my position in 2011 as a leader of the graduate chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at UNC Chapel Hill. During a meeting that year, I brought up my experience being sexually attracted to people of both sexes.
Family Studies: As much as parents would hope their children will have good friends and healthy romantic relationships, they can’t guarantee against broken hearts and hurt feelings. But as common sense suggests parents can help prepare their children to establish good relationships with their peers by first establishing good relationships with their children.