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Biblical Marriage

An Open Letter to Kim Davis

Jennifer G. Bird | Posted 09.08.2016 | Religion
Jennifer G. Bird

It is because of my own background that I understand why this matter is not about what other people think or say; it is truly about God's Word for you. And that is why, as an educator, I would like to ask that you take a few moments to think about the way you read the Bible.

Michael Cohen's Rape Comment Is a Gift to Feminists

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 07.29.2016 | Religion
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

Thank you, Michael Cohen, for reminding us how intimately close to the surface of urbanity the assumption of rape is. Thank you for providing (irresponsible and inconceivably nasty) proof of what we need to change and who we need to keep our eye on. It's not always who we might suspect.

Biblical Marriage, Brooms and Faux Rage

Alisha L. Gordon | Posted 06.26.2016 | Religion
Alisha L. Gordon

Funny enough, those who are often in positions of power that have directed this sail of "one man, one woman biblical standard" don't stay true to their own vows, making this Scripture that they hold in such high regard the laughing stock outside the microcosm of Christianity.

When Did Biblical Marriage Get to Be a Thing?

Ellin Jimmerson | Posted 05.17.2015 | Religion
Ellin Jimmerson

I found myself asking, "When did 'biblical marriage' get to be a thing?" And when did "biblical marriage" come to mean opposition to same-sex marriage?

Is Biblical Marriage a House of Cards

David Lose | Posted 04.29.2015 | Religion
David Lose

While I realize that Frank and Claire Underwood -- the scheming, ruthless, and fairly amoral couple at the center of the series -- hardly seem paragons of biblical virtue, hear me out.

Biblical Marriage: I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means

Jennifer G. Bird | Posted 12.22.2014 | Religion
Jennifer G. Bird

In light of the recent resignations of two North Carolina magistrates, explained by their religious convictions that same-sex marriage is a sin or desecrates the "holy institution established by God Himself," I would like to offer a few points of clarification to the overall discourse.

Candace Cameron On Her Biblically Submissive Marriage

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

Actress Candace Cameron Bure spoke on HuffPost Live with host Nancy Redd about her views on marriage, which she's outlined in her new book, Balancing ...

SURPRISE: Scholars Say Bible Doesn't Define Marriage As Between One Man, One Woman

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A trio of Iowa-based religious scholars penned an op-ed in a local paper this week, reminding readers that despite popular opinion, the Bible does not...

Traditionally, Christianity Is Against All Marriage

Kristi Upson-Saia | Posted 06.29.2013 | Religion
Kristi Upson-Saia

The earliest Christian communities considered heterosexual marriage to be fraught with problems and was thus to be avoided. Christian leaders argued that married people were too distracted by their familial obligations to be wholly devoted to God.

Exploring History Tells Us About Marital Traditions

Byron Williams | Posted 06.11.2013 | Religion
Byron Williams

Clearly, marriage has evolved since the days when the Old Testament prophets walked the earth: 5,000 years ago, the dissolution of a marriage could result in the perception that a woman could not bear children, and it's been nearly 50 years since marriage was premised on procreation.

Celebrating 22 Years Of Being Married Biblically

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 01.31.2013 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Normally I would not leverage a personal occasion like this to make a theological and political statement, but with permission from my lovely wife of now 22 years, I want to reaffirm my support of Biblical marriage.

Behind The Billy Pulpit: Will The Real Billy Graham Please Stand Up?

Michael G. Long | Posted 12.25.2012 | Religion
Michael G. Long

If he were to return to his own comments about poverty, if he were to write his own statement and if he were to recall his own Bible-based lobbying for the War on Poverty, he could finally fulfill the role that has long eluded him: a truly biblical prophet.

Chick-fil-A CEO Makes No Bones About 'Biblical Marriage'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.01.2012 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Questioned about the opposition his company has received for supporting so-called "traditional family," Dan Cathy quipped, "Well, guilty as charged." But one does not have to be a biblical scholar to know our society does not follow many of the principles the Bible dictates about marriage.