Thinking Ahead

Now that we are Anglicans we have become much more aware of the church calendar and, inasmuch as the good Rector Jay Greener and Curate Amanda Holm Rosengren invite me to join in on the teaching/preaching team, I have begun to think about how preaching over an entire year. I grew up in the kind [Read More…]

When the Wife is Happy…

Source: When the wife is happy with a long-term partnership, the husband is happier, no matter how he feels about the marriage. For marital quality, it seems the wife’s happiness matters more than the husband’s. The conclusion comes from a new study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, which looked at the marital satisfaction [Read More…]

Cohabitation and Marriage: A New Study with Revealing Results

Scott Stanley: In a new paper, Bowling Green State University sociologist Karen Guzzo analyzes how the odds of cohabitation leading to either getting married or breaking up have changed over the years. Before getting to her findings, let’s review some of the cohabitation trends she highlights in her report (based on prior studies). 1) The [Read More…]

A Good Infograph about Divorce

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America, Church Divorce Rates

Source: In her book, The Good News About Marriage, Feldhahn lays out what she found during her eight years of investigating the complicated, complex divorce statistics. First, the divorce rate is way below 50 percent and much lower for those who attend church. Feldhahn estimates the overall divorce rate for the country is around 31 percent. [Read More…]

From the Shepherd’s Nook: Jesus, Marriage, Divorce (John Frye)

Our Friday From the Shepherd’s Nook post is, as always, by John Frye. Jesus sits and teaches as the new Moses correcting the distorted teachings and practices of Torah related to marriage and divorce. We will review chapters six and seven of Scot McKnight’s Story of God Bible Commentary: Sermon on the Mount. Torah intends [Read More…]

Loveology: A Review

This review is by a person who has thought about the topic and by a person to whom John Mark Comer has written his book, Loveology. The review is by former student, Kellie Carstensen, who led a student group that met in my office routinely to discuss relationships and love. When Traditional Meets Trendy: John Mark [Read More…]


We need books on love, and we need books on marriage, and what we most need is both to soaked with how the Bible and Christian faith teach both — because we inhale and exhale modernity’s and postmodernity’s perceptions of both, and the former is connected to radiating emotions and the second to happiness, and [Read More…]

Why Millennials are Not Marrying (Corrie Mitchell)

Source 1. We’re driven by our careers. 2. True love isn’t waiting. 3. Men are acting like boys. 4. We don’t know how to date. 5. Singleness is attractive. [Read more…]

Jesus, Paul and Grounds for Divorce

At the Ecclesia church planter’s gathering last week Bill Webb presented on the redemptive movement hermeneutic and then I “illustrated” Bill’s approach by looking at the divorce texts in the NT to discern how redemptive moves take place with respect to the realities of this world (with marriage, divorce, and remarriage). My focus was on [Read More…]