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December 11, 2013
Signs of being divorce-proof
Here are five bits of social science research that would indicate a person is unlikely...
November 08, 2013
Allowing divorced Catholics to take Communion?
Pope Francis and the Roman Catholic hierarchy are reportedly re-considering the practice of denying Communion...
October 22, 2013
A society that is losing interest in sex
Young people in Japan are not only losing interest in marriage. They are losing interest...
September 16, 2013
Cohabitation requires too much commitment?
The number of unmarried couples who are just living together skyrocketed in the last decades...
August 06, 2013
Now that we have changed marriage so that people of the same sex can marry,...
June 28, 2013
Maybe the Church will now take marriage seriously
As my daughter pointed out, churches have been violating God's design for marriage long before...
June 24, 2013
Meeting online yields happier marriages
Who says the new information technology is messing up human life? A new study has...
April 17, 2013
Marriage as capstone rather than cornerstone
Betsy VanDenBerghe on a conceptual shift in the way young adults are viewing marriage: The...
March 25, 2013
The Unitarian controversy over polyamory
Most churches and theological traditions have their controversies, spats, factions, and schisms. Unfortunately, that is...
March 11, 2013
Wanted: A married couple to fly to Mars
A private space venture is seeking a married couple to take a 501-day space flight,...
February 14, 2013
Should we make divorce harder to get?
Here is a Valentine's Day topic, sort of: The Family Policy Institute of Washington cites...
November 13, 2012
Married priests must still be celibate?
Rome has allowed for some married priests, particularly Anglicans who have gone over to Catholicism. ...
October 10, 2012
Now to legalize polygamy
Now that gay marriage is legal in many jurisdictions and broadly accepted, activists are taking...
July 31, 2012
The Case for Early Marriage
Christians have been emphasizing abstinence, says University of Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus, whereas they should...
May 30, 2012
Cohabiting parents vs. married parents
Twenty years ago, Vice-presidential candidate Dan Quayle gave a much-ridiculed speech in which he warned...
May 29, 2012
Women who want a divorce
The Washington Post has an ongoing feature about "myths." Last Sunday the topic was Five...
May 14, 2012
Married to the state
Behind the rhetoric of "the war on women" and the "Julia" website is a strategy...
March 01, 2012
Our new book on family vocations is out!
I have a new book that I wrote with my daughter, Deaconness Mary Moerbe, with...
February 14, 2012
A Valentine’s Day meditation on Scripture
In honor of the noble martyr Valentine, whose day we celebrate today, I would like...
January 24, 2012
Why the “open marriage” charge makes Newt more popular
The rumor on the Drudge Report was that Newt Gingrich's ex-wife would come out with...
December 27, 2011
Newt wasn’t married after all!
Newt Gingrich is on his third marriage, but the Roman Catholic church, which does not...
November 23, 2011
Legalizing Group Marriage
Elizabeth Marquardt notes that three different strands are coming together to legalize group marriage: the...
October 07, 2011
Divorce without marriage
As the number of co-habiting couples skyrockets, a new legal problem has come to the...
October 05, 2011
Marriage that expires
Now that we can remake humanity's most basic institution at will, or so we think,...
September 19, 2011
Divorce on grounds of Alzheimer’s
So what all is disturbing about this? Pat Robertson advised a viewer of yesterday's 700...
August 02, 2011
Living together out of wedlock is still something like marriage. Too much like it, apparently...
July 25, 2011
A Civil War soldier’s letter to his wife
I am going to make you cry. To mark the 150th Anniversary of the Battle...
July 15, 2011
The revolution in the institution of marriage continues, as the legalization of polygamy is now...
July 05, 2011
And now, consensual adultery
Gay marriage is not the only revolution in the works. The lead article in the...
June 27, 2011
But marriage might restrict gays’ freedom
Though New York state has now legalized gay marriage, Katherine Francke, a gay law professor...
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