Family First or Vocation First? A New Church Challenge

In a faith that puts a high value both on vocational work and on marriage and family, it can be hard to find a balance. [Read more…]

The Best Things: Marriage Moats

How a daily mini-blog about chickens, children, and carrots can make your relationships stronger, whether you’re married or not. [Read more…]

Eternal Love in Heavenly Bodies

Why I intend to keep hugging and kissing my wife in heaven – even if we might spend some time in the ultimate long-distance relationship first. [Read more…]

Is There Marriage in Heaven?

Are there marriages in heaven? The most obvious answer would seem to be no, based on Jesus’ words to the Sadducees as recorded in Luke 20:27-38, Matthew 22:23-32, and Mark 12:18-27. Here’s the Luke account: But certain of the Sadducees, who deny that there is any resurrection, came to Him and asked Him, saying, “Teacher, [Read More…]

A Happy Announcement

You may have noticed that posting has been light (i.e. non-existent) on this blog for the last month and a half. Of course, with this blog that’s not an unheard of occurrence, but this time there’s a very good reason for it. At the beginning of August I flew to Singapore to visit my girlfriend, Anne [Read More…]

Can Men and Women Be “Just Friends”?

Jennica Nobre has a thought-provoking new essay over at New Church Perspective entitled “There is No Such Thing as ‘Just Friends’”.  In it she proposes that there are three kinds of male/female relationships: Friendly Acquaintances: in which a man and woman see each other every so often due to circumstance, work, school, or other gatherings, [Read More…]