So Gay Marriage Is Here. What Now?
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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
Gay Marriage, Ethics, and Morals
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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
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Apparently “Brangelina” (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) just tied the knot. I don’t know if I’m embarrassed or proud to say I found this out a couple weeks after the fact only because a friend brought it up. While I may not be the type to gush over the latest celebrity wedding, weddings and marriage have been on my mind a lot lately. We’ve received over a dozen wedding invitations this summer, and this week marks our third wedding anniversary. As... Read More
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It's Marriage Month and our bloggers are tackling relationship issues--from the male perspective (He said) and the female perspective (She said). Click here to read what Pastor Jeske has to say about communication this week. When my husband and I were first married, as we’d drive in the car, we’d occasionally ask each other questions such as “What am I doing well?” and “What would you like me to work on?” Now that we’re out of the blissful, newlywed stage and there are... Read More
Is Marriage Obsolete?
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In a recent Pew research poll, 40% of Americans assert or strongly assert that marriage in America is obsolete. Here are nine reasons people give which might explain the collapsing of marriage in America. 1. I assume that the relationship is probably going to break up at some point, and the breakup will hurt less if you were never married in the first place. 2. Marriage is an exploitative chauvinistic anachronism that heavily favors patriarchal control. Liberated women will more... Read More