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Choosing to be married to a pastor is hard. Many spouses deal with depression. The church needs to come to a fuller understanding of the often unrealistic expectations and pressures placed on ministers and their families. […] Read More

Nearly half of mainline Protestant pastors agree ‘nothing [is] wrong with two people of the same gender getting married,’ a Lifeway report found. Meanwhile, evangelical pastors’ support remains unchanged at 8%. […] Read More

As churches debate same-sex relationships, a conversation on the topic can’t take place without a wider discussion on sex, marriage and family as understood through the lens of the church’s theological tradition. […] Read More

In a reversal from 15 years ago, more US adults from 18 to 44 years old have lived together than have been married, with 59% reporting cohabitation and 50% reporting marriage at some point, a report found. […] Read More

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