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Even churches on the progressive end of the Baptist spectrum, who are open to the LGBTQ community being members, still prefer that their welcoming stance and support of same-sex marriage aren’t too widely broadcast. […] Read More

As parents of special-needs children, your marriage often takes an emotional beating, but know you’re not alone – even though it feels like it. No matter how loose your grip, hold on and let God do the rest. […] Read More

Being married to someone who survived sexual abuse as a child won’t be easy at times. You’ll learn what triggers post-traumatic stress for them. Here are 9 ways you can help your partner. […] Read More

The debate taking place within churches across denominational lines regarding the inclusion of LGBTQ individuals and their relationships is more than familiar by now. On one side, there are traditionalists arguing in favor of maintaining the church’s position of recognizing marriage and celibacy as the only licit options for Christians. On the other side, there […] Read More

Nowhere is the difference between the static and the dynamic views of the Bible more evident than in the ongoing evangelical debate regarding roles in marriage. The traditional view, called the complementarian view, sees the roles as tied to gender and fixed in Scripture. In its most rigid form, the husband is the head of […] Read More

Marriage plays a significant role in the struggle against poverty, contrary to the argument that is made in some liberal quarters. For reasons that I don’t understand, some have an almost reptilian reaction against the suggestion that marriage is an economic positive for families and children. I don’t know if at their core they oppose […] Read More

Missing from today’s religion news is a critically important, positive report about the role of the church in creating stronger and happier families. Most religion news centers around the latest conservative evangelical leader to endorse a Republican presidential candidate, especially by the national press and cable TV. When Jerry Falwell Jr. endorsed Donald Trump this […] Read More

The typical reading of Jesus’ encounter with the woman at the well in John 4:5-30 is faulty. This interpretation presents her as a “loose” woman, a serial divorcee (five times!) who is currently shacking up with a man in an illicit unmarried relationship. Because of her well-deserved reputation for immorality, she is shunned by all […] Read More

When it comes to marriage, I chose wisely. I can readily identify with Winston Churchill’s assessment: “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” This week, my wife, Amanda, and I are celebrating our 30th anniversary. This journey has been an adventure with unexpected twists and […] Read More

Ashley Madison is the world’s largest website dedicated to facilitate people to be unfaithful to their partners. Their tagline sums it up: “Life is Short. Have an Affair.” But over the last few weeks, the hacking of their database by a group called the Impact Team has been front-page news. The group threatened to release […] Read More