I recently found myself slightly obsessed and terrified about my marriage.
I’m in a weird season with a ton of new marriages all around me mixed with a bunch of crumbling marriages in the lives of people I know very well—family members, friends, coaching clients.
For better or for worse (pun intended), there’s a lot of focus on marriage all around me.
All of this thinking about marriage, talking about marriage, and working on marriage totally rubbed off on me.... Read More
I wonder if financial fear is one reason keeping young men from proposing to their girlfriends these days. The average age of males on their wedding day has increased from 22.8 in 1960 to 28.2 today (for women the averages are 20.3 and 26.1). Do young men fear that a wife and kids are going to drain away all their income? Does it surprise you to know that the exact opposite is true? That getting married and staying married actually... Read More
Four years ago this month, I married the love of my life. It was a perfect and beautiful day, not to mention a perfect wedding date: 9-10-11. I was beyond excited to move into our first apartment together and to learn so much more about this wonderful new husband of mine as we lived side by side for the first time.
What I didn’t expect, though, was how many things no one had told me about marriage and how much... Read More
The Christian world is badly divided on this issue of gay marriage.
The left generally has supported the LGBT agenda, although at great cost as their denominations have hemorrhaged members and congregations.
So what do the rest of us Christians do now?
Here are ten thoughts:
I don’t fear that gay people who want to get married are a serious threat to heterosexual marriages. The greatest threat to heterosexual marriage is heterosexual people. In my pastoral opinion, the best thing... Read More
Marquette University here in my hometown has been the scene of a minor hoo-ha over a student’s right to offer an opinion in a classroom. In a class entitled Theory of Ethics, a teaching assistant mentioned three controversial topics of today—gay marriage, gun rights, and the death penalty—and then erased gay marriage as a debatable issue “since we all agree on this.” A student approached her afterward and said that he didn’t agree with the concept of a right to... Read More