Last week was a throwback to the 19th century when Mormon polygamy was the center of American news coverage.
Did you hear about the for-profit wedding chapel owners in Idaho who are claiming a constitutional right (pdf) to refuse services to same-sex couples? From Marci Glass's entertaining post:
I hate to be the one to point this out to the Reverends Knapp, but they are not, in fact, pastors of a church. They own a wedding mill.
A Pauline case for same-sex marriage
"It is better to marry than to burn," says Paul. This strange, embarrassing passage may offer some ground for fresh discernment.
Truth telling about Christian marriage
Some ask why a pastor would pass up a chance to draw a young couple into the church. But perhaps that's the wrong question.
Sacramental or utilitarian?
Marriage After Modernity: Christian Marriage in Postmodern Times, by Adrian Thatcher
When I first told friends that David and I were having serious marriage conversations, I expected smiles and congratulations. Instead I observed raised eyebrows and puzzled frowns.My friends’ first question is understandable. “He lives in Arkansas. You have another two years in New York before you finish your doctoral course work. Won’t you be engaged forever?”
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