Tag: Marriage


What Does Cooking Mean for Singles if “Sex Begins in the Kitchen”?

Contrary to the imagination of the average teenage evangelical, a good marriage consists of more than just sex. A husband and wife create a life together and a home economy out of the entirety of their lives. Their sexual natures...

/ April 11, 2016

The Inevitability of Same-Sex Marriage

There can be no meaning apart from roots. –Walter Brueggemann For astute cultural observers, nothing about the recent SCOTUS decision on same-sex marriage should be surprising. Though there was widespread popular opposition to redefining marriage as recently as 10 years ago...

/ July 2, 2015

Marry or Burn?

Hannah R. Anderson lives in Roanoke, Virginia, with her husband and three young children. In the in-between moments, she is a freelance writer and blogs at www.sometimesalight.com. She is the author of Made for More: An Invitation to Live in God’s Image (Moody, 2014)....

/ October 9, 2014

Think Like Progressives: Marriage and the Pro-Life Movement

Faced with declining social and political support for traditional marriage, conservative evangelicals have started wrestling with the possibility that the time has come to let go of their opposition to gay marriage.  It’s forever-ago in internet time, but I was...

/ April 15, 2013

Is Unwilling Childlessness Necessarily a Call to Adopt?

As an aside in a piece about young couples who decline to have children, Gabriel Fluhrer noted that, “If you are providentially hindered from having children, perhaps the Lord is calling you to adopt children.” This is a fairly conventional...

/ October 26, 2012

Why C.S. Lewis is Wrong on Marriage

You won’t find a more apt example of an excerpt that is contradictory to an author’s broader writings than this bit from C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity: Before leaving the question of divorce, I should like to distinguish two things which...

/ October 9, 2012

Marriage & My Common Good

“The greatest political storm flutters only a fringe of humanity. But an ordinary man and an ordinary woman and their ordinary children literally alter the destiny of nations.” –G. K. Chesterton I’ve recently returned from celebrating my wife’s grandparent’s 6oth wedding anniversary. Their...

/ June 25, 2012

The (Mis)Use of C.S. Lewis by Christian Libertarians

As the idea of gay marriage has become increasingly acceptable in American culture and as the legal institutions have begun to accommodate it, it has become increasingly popular among evangelical Christians to argue for a complete separation of Church and...

/ June 30, 2008