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THE BIBLE, THE LAW, AND MARRIAGE

In theory, American law is never determined on the basis of religious values alone. Nevertheless, religious traditions continue to exert a formative influence on social policy-making, especially on matters of sex and marriage. Consider, for example, how Jewish and Christian … Continue reading

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THE BIBLE, THE LAW, AND MARRIAGE

In theory, American law is never determined on the basis of religious values alone. Nevertheless, religious traditions continue to exert a formative influence on social policy-making, especially on matters of sex and marriage. Consider, for example, how Jewish and Christian … Continue reading

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THREE SEXUAL ROADS LESS TRAVELED

An increasingly old fashioned sexual road is the road of dating before having sex. If social commentator Donna Freitas is right, it has been plowed under by a “hook-up culture” devoted to sex that’s fast, uncaring, unthinking, and perfunctory. And … Continue reading

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MARRIAGE TODAY: COMMITMENT VS. SATISFACTION?

Traditionally understood, the ultimate purpose of marriage is to bear humanity’s hopes for the continuity of the generations and the stability of society in the here and now. Today, the purpose is more to keep its partners happy. The problem … Continue reading

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GOD, MARRIAGE, AND CHICK-FIL-A

You know that things are out of hand when mayors tell a restaurant chain to stay out of their cities because they disagree with its president’s theology. I happen to disagree with the theology, too, but not with making it … Continue reading

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IS TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE ON THE ROCKS?

Many coupling singles today are finding satisfaction-oriented relationships more attractive than relationships based on commitment. Getting a good start on a career, especially for women, is making more sense than finding a good-for-life mate, a good nanny, or even a … Continue reading

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