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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In a recent Pew research poll, 40% of Americans assert or strongly assert that marriage in America is obsolete.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
Gay Marriage
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This has been a difficult year for anybody who could be called a social conservative.  California’s state Supreme Court made California the third state to legalize gay marriage (along with Connecticut and Massachusetts). In one of the anomalies of the November elections (in which liberal/progressives made great political gains), Californians also passed Proposition 8, which struck down same-sex marriage.   The new movie “Milk” (released last month) celebrates the life of martyred gay activist Harvey Milk, who was shot down along... Read More
Gay Marriage
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These are not happy days for defenders of traditional male-female marriage.  The State of New York recently decided to recognize all marriages (including gay marriages) performed in other states. The voters of California passed Proposition 22 by a 61% majority vote affirming traditional male-female marriage, but the California Supreme Court in May struck it down as unconstitutional. The justices asserted that the right to a same-sex marriage is implicitly guaranteed in the state constitution. Christians who believe in an inspired... Read More