Family Matters: Our best lessons are taught by example

The lack of a good example leaves a gaping hole in many folks’ understanding of what, exactly, constitutes a good marriage. At the same time, society has tossed out any kind of Biblical standard as to how husband/wife relationships were designed to work, so now we have the blind leading the blind. Even more alarming, the blind have started calling good evil and evil good. … Continue reading Family Matters: Our best lessons are taught by example

Martin & Katie Luther’s Scandalous Marriage

“As soon as this former monk married a former nun, people took interest,” says Gabriele Jancke, a historian at Freie University in Berlin. “The moment someone left the cloister, they destroyed themselves, from the Catholic point of view. It was as bad as being divorced.” As Luther’s intellectual fame grew, some of his allies, uncomfortable with his wife’s outsize presence, referred to her as “Doctorissa” in … Continue reading Martin & Katie Luther’s Scandalous Marriage

Kay: Have we Christians made Marriage too Complicated?

This is an excellent piece, perfect for where our christian community is at right now. There has been far too much binding of the conscience to social spheres, even christian ones, which has undermined Christ sovereignty over our lives including our marriages. Well done Kimberly! It was a late Saturday morning. After a big pot of coffee and a lot of talking the two of … Continue reading Kay: Have we Christians made Marriage too Complicated?

Mercatornet: Jane Austen’s Marriage Challenge

During the last couple of weeks, while Jane Austen fans have been paying tribute to the famous novelist on the 200th anniversary of her death, devotees of a very different type of fiction have been getting their fix of Game of Thrones, Season 7. From all accounts this television series has more dead bodies than a busy mortuary, making it incredibly popular for some reason. A … Continue reading Mercatornet: Jane Austen’s Marriage Challenge

MercatorNet: Millennials are looking for parental guidance on love

A new Harvard study about the dating habits of young adults, ages 18-25, reveals that most Millennials are looking for guidance on how to form loving relationships. The survey, which included over 2,000 young adults, found that about 70% of Millennials described wishing they had received more information from their parents about finding and keeping love. Read the rest here Continue reading MercatorNet: Millennials are looking for parental guidance on love

Mercatornet: Fatherhood Affects Poverty

Editor’s Note: We take exception to the author’s suggestion that governments can in part alleviate poverty through job creation and subsidies. Such actions require the impoverishment of others through unlawful taxation. Charity belongs to the church and private individuals not the state. According to the World Bank, in the year 2015 the extreme poverty rate (less than $2/day) around the world allegedly dropped below 10% … Continue reading Mercatornet: Fatherhood Affects Poverty

Unbroken Faith Ministries: A Hopeful Charge in Light of Chief’s Justice Moore’s Removal

With the sanctity of marriage under vicious attack by runaway despots and Chief Justice Moore removed from office in Alabama yesterday, it’s easy to grow discouraged at the state of our land. Yet the Chief’s legal counsel made a statement in his defense that we should take to heart: “The best antidote for unreality is reality.”1 A key point to consider is this: While we … Continue reading Unbroken Faith Ministries: A Hopeful Charge in Light of Chief’s Justice Moore’s Removal

Challies: Marriage vs. Co-Habitation

“Private assurances are terribly easy to break; they evaporate like the morning dew. … But when all my wider family, my friends, my work colleagues, and my neighbors know I have publicly made this pledge, then I am much more inclined to keep it. I do not want them thinking I am a liar. And marriage begins precisely with those public promises.” Read the rest … Continue reading Challies: Marriage vs. Co-Habitation