VIA CHRISTIANITY TODAY: By Mark Regnerus Virginity pledges. Chastity balls. Courtship. Side hugs. Guarding your heart. Evangelical discourse on sex is more conservative than I’ve ever seen it. Parents and pastors and youth group leaders told us not to do it before we got married. Why? Because the Bible says so. Yet that simple message […]

VIA MSNBC: Michelle Obama may have become an archetypal African-American female success story — law career, strong marriage, happy children — but the reality is often very different for other highly educated black women. They face a series of challenges in navigating education, career, marriage and child-bearing, dilemmas that often leave them single and childless […]

VIA ELEV8: By David Stewart I do a lot of pre-marital counseling in my practice. And I love to see the refreshing, hopeful, and heartwarming look of new love in the faces of my counselees. The sweet tension of eros love is a constant reminder of how blessed I am to have found “my good […]

VIA ELEV8: If someones asked your husband, “What Kind of Wife Do You Have?” what do you think his response would be? Hmmmm. While you continue to ponder that thought, allow me go on. Today, I began to ponder exactly what kind of wives should we strive to be.  Of course, the word of God […]

From Couples who shack up before tying the knot are more likely to get divorced than their counterparts who don’t move in together until marriage, a new study suggests.