Why Do Men Cheat?

Over the years I have heard several Christian teachers essentially tell women whose husbands had recently cheated on them that “men will be men” and “if a wife makes the home a wonderful place and/or is good in bed, a husband is far less likely to cheat.” Sadly, I was guilty of saying something closeContinue reading “Why Do Men Cheat?”

The War Over Marriage

When gay marriage became the law of the land in 2015, huge swaths of the country welcomed President Obama’s decision to light the White House in the colors of the rainbow with joy. That poignant moment in America’s life was made all the more powerful by the speed with which it happened. Only seven yearsContinue reading “The War Over Marriage”

We Need Simpler Weddings and Cheaper

Simpler and cheaper weddings could encourage more people to marry, a think tank has said. Research by the Marriage Foundation found that the marriage gap between rich and poor has doubled in the last 30 years, with the proportion of parents to newborn babies falling from over two thirds (68%) in 1988 to a thirdContinue reading “We Need Simpler Weddings and Cheaper”

This One Won’t Go Down Well

I’m a pastor wondering what should be the course of action when a Christian knowingly marries an unbeliever. The believer was forewarned and went ahead with the union anyway. Now the marriage has been formalized. So how should we, the church, now respond?” To answer this, let’s clarify how many layers of sinfulness there areContinue reading “This One Won’t Go Down Well”

The Rightful Risks of Motherhood

As we remember eternity and embrace death for Christ as gain, then our lives will change. One change I predict is that we will stop helicopter mothering ourselves and the people around us. To helicopter mother is to hover over others with the intent of controlling them and/or the circumstances surrounding them. You’ve probably heardContinue reading “The Rightful Risks of Motherhood”

Families Are Growing Stronger During Pandemic

The Story: A new survey finds that the pandemic has drawn some families closer together. The Background: The American Family Survey (AFS) is a nationally representative survey of Americans sponsored by the Deseret News and Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy in connection with YouGov. The survey examines “Family Life During a Pandemic” and was taken between July 3Continue reading “Families Are Growing Stronger During Pandemic”