Category Archives: Marriage

“Being in love is a good thing, but it is not the best thing,” C.S. Lewis

What we call “being in love” is a glorious state, and, in several ways, good for us. It helps to make us generous and courageous, it opens our eyes not only to the beauty of the beloved but to all … Continue reading

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John Hammett on not allowing women to be pastors and the organizing principle of traditional v. technological society

In arguing for complentarianism (only men qualify as pastors/elders/bishops) versus egalitarianism (women can qualify as pastors/elders/bishops), Hammett notes the following reason as to why the two sides of the debate differ: Another factor, helpfully noted by Stephen Clark in his … Continue reading

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Population Reference Bureau answering, Which is worse for children: witnessing “disturbed family relations” or the divorce itself?

People who experience parental divorce while growing up face an elevated risk, in adulthood, of seeing their own marriages end in divorce… Our research suggests that it is the actual termination of the marriage, rather than the disturbed family relations that precede marital dissolution, that affects … Continue reading

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Ken Sande and Tom Raabe (and Luther): Idolatry is not so ancient

Most of us think of an idol as a statue of wood, stone, or metal worshiped by pagan people. But the concept is much broader and far more personal than that. An idol is anything apart from God that we … Continue reading

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Gary Thomas: Learn to love your different spouse

[Your spouse] seems so different from you, I know.That’s why it seems so difficult to love him or her. When you think on one level, she thinks on another. When you’re certain this perspective matters most, he brings in another … Continue reading

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