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Christian Marriage

10 Things No One Tells You About The Big Day

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 07.20.2014 | Weddings
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

Bridal magazines and Pinterest boards don't often speak of this, but I will: Your wedding day is one day of your life. Your marriage, God willing, will last longer than one day.

Sympathy for the Christian Bigot

Mark Morford | Posted 07.06.2014 | Media
Mark Morford

Do you remember Focus on the Family? James Dobson's famously malicious, anti-everything crew from the Bush years? You might.

What Gene Robinson's Divorce Teaches Us About Marriage

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 07.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

There is always sadness in the news that a marriage has ended in divorce. Whatever the circumstances, a divorce marks the death of the dream of happily-ever-after and the end of a relationship that was entered into with hope, joy and the intention that it be until-death-do-us-part.

The 'Mystery' of Marriage

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 08.25.2013 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

When love captures two hearts they both find out soon that there is much to discover. Usually the relationship begins with the first date or two. The revelations begin immediately; the intensities and time-tables of disclosure vary depending upon the couple.

Fathers Matter, Especially After Divorce

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 08.11.2013 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Not only do fathers matter, but fathers could play the most definitive role in shaping the future faith of their children -- especially divorced fathers.

The Dangers Of Christian 'Marriage Worship'

Christian Piatt | Posted 07.25.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

We preach that marriage fixes everything, from sexual infidelity to general moral decline in our culture. But it hasn't, and the way we teach about it, it won't.

Is God REALLY Speaking To You?

Brian Moll | Posted 07.10.2013 | Religion
Brian Moll

With a myriad of voices competing for the decisions we make each day, how do we distinguish God's voice from all the others? Throughout my life I've asked four questions that have helped me to discern. I believe they must be asked in tandem, though, never one without the others.

My Wife Is Not A Rotisserie Chicken Or Leaky Faucet

Morgan Guyton | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

Complementarian megachurch pastors are like pitchers who only throw 40-mile-an-hour change-ups. It feels cheap and dirty to swing at their pitches, but I'm genuinely bothered by what I've been hearing lately from that strange foreign land where Christians believe that wives are supposed to submit to their husbands.

The Difficult Lesson I Had To Learn In My First Year Of Marriage

Lauren Dubinsky | Posted 06.03.2013 | Weddings
Lauren Dubinsky

The hardest, greatest thing I have learned since getting married is that my husband is first a person, second a man. I grew up hearing that men and women are so different. Opposites. Things about venus, mars, and spaghetti.

Lover Of The Light

Glennon Melton | Posted 04.17.2013 | Religion
Glennon Melton

I assume that there are thousands of women like me out there. Women who woke up one day and found themselves in the middle of their worst nightmare. And who decided not to sit inside that nightmare. Women who are moving wearily but boldly back toward the light.

Don't Believe The Lies, God Doesn't Have A Perfect Match For You

Emily Timbol | Posted 02.25.2013 | Religion
Emily Timbol

I love my husband, but he's not God's match for me. God is not an omnipotent Yenta, spending His days deciding which coupling would lead to the easiest, happiest, most attractive twosome. He certainly isn't sending down Christian biased algorithms to profit driven websites.

Loving The Sinner And The Sin

Chris Carey | Posted 02.04.2013 | Religion
Chris Carey

I wish my family had experienced the highly emotional and moving wedding ceremony of Craig and Alejandro. Why do I care? Perhaps there is some underlying fear that my family is just a small indication of a much broader base of our society.

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.

The Damage Of Overvaluing Virginity

Emily Timbol | Posted 09.13.2012 | Religion
Emily Timbol

Christian men and women are complex, amazing individuals who have been done a great disservice by being told that the most important thing they can bring to a marriage is virginity.

The Mis-education Of Whitney Houston

Frances Cudjoe Waters | Posted 04.28.2012 | Religion
Frances Cudjoe Waters

The concept of women being required, as a matter of faith and faithfulness, "to submit" to their husbands in all things is the pervasive normative gospel preached in churches across racial, denominational and geographical lines.

Seeking Love (And Religion) Online

Posted 02.14.2012 | Religion

Jeff is ready to get married. As an Orthodox Jew, Jeff* is not leaving anything to chance: He prays every morning that he will find a wife, attends bi...

Divorce Prevention Through Marriage Attention

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 03.11.2012 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

The Pharisees have questioned him about the law: "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?" But Jesus redirects them back to God's heart for marriage. The question should be: "How can we be one flesh?"

Military Wives Turn To Bible For Marriage Advice

AP | By KRISTIN M. HALL | Posted 12.28.2011 | Religion

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- With husbands deployed or off preparing for war, some young wives at this sprawling Army installation have spent much of their m...

A Bishop's Whisper From Cardinal Foley

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

In 1987 we got married. My wife's name is Mary. I have since realized that priests may only get one or two Mary-and-Joseph combinations during a career. The local priest made the most of it.

She Loves Me (Yulise In E Flat)

Michael W. Waters | Posted 10.09.2011 | Religion
Michael W. Waters

We consider our union to be beautifully human -- in some places, strong, in other places, weak. But we are fully confident that our marriage is being perfected with each passing day.