The gig seemed fairly routine. Then I saw the parrots.
A missed flight, a cheap motel, and a mushy apple
This year, the Oscars honored three films that are poignant meditations on a person's agency in falling and staying in love.
Twenty years in marriage and ministry
What has made this experiment in marriage and ministry work, both for the congregation and for us?
Secrets of joined lives
No one from the outside can fully grasp the inner workings of any marriage. Even those inside sometimes find themselves lonely and strangers.
Sexuality and Salvation in American Evangelicalism
The old stereotype is that evangelicals are unable or unwilling to talk about sex. Lately, the reality is the opposite.
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.
How Inequality Is Remaking the American Family
June Carbone and Naomi Cahn follow the life trajectories of two couples with much in common—but not marriage.
How the church fails the divorced
Divorce is a time when we most need our brothers and sisters in faith. Yet churches and clergy often ignore divorcing people.
How Interfaith Marriage Is Transforming America
Forty-two percent of U.S. marriages are interfaith. Naomi Schaefer-Riley convinced me that this is one of the biggest stories in religious life.
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