Archive: December 5, 2010 - December 11, 2010
Recent surveys showing growing numbers of Americans are not that into marriage tell us something interesting about us, but nothing about love and marriage.
By John Mark Reynolds | December 10, 2010; 2:36 PM ET | Comments (13)
Marriage is much more than simply a legal status.
By Pamela K. Taylor | December 10, 2010; 1:52 PM ET | Comments (69)
If familes can not get along, how can neighborhoods, communities society as a whole function well? They won't
By Shmully Hecht | December 10, 2010; 12:52 PM ET | Comments (4)
Islam is hounded by the questions of extremism and violence--of the past and present; Christianity deals with a history of the crusades and inquisition of yore, and church scandals today; Jews are bedeviled now by the Palestinian question; and Hindus, well, there is the caste conundrum. Caste is in no way "intrinsic" to Hinduism and the solution to the caste blight actually lies in a proper interpretation of authentic Hindu scripture.
By Aseem Shukla | December 10, 2010; 12:07 AM ET | Comments (48)
Not all the marriage news is bad.
By Willis E. Elliott | December 8, 2010; 10:11 PM ET | Comments (5)
God's visible hand was prominent in the establishment of the United States of America.
By Clayton Christensen | December 8, 2010; 7:51 PM ET | Comments (6)
In one of the great tragic and unpredicted developments of our times, less educated Americans are now far less committed to marriage than in the recent past and even less committed to marriage than the educated elites.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | December 8, 2010; 4:10 PM ET | Comments (14)
So long as this discussion stays centered on issues of tradition and boundaries we will continue to see marriage become an obsolete relic of a previous age, replaced by new forms of social networks unimagined now by the mainstream
By Jason Pitzl-Waters | December 8, 2010; 4:01 PM ET | Comments (12)
It isn't marriage that's in decline in our country. It's community. As a pillar of our common life, marriage is eroding along with so many other aspects of community important to our American experience.
By Janet Edwards | December 8, 2010; 12:12 PM ET | Comments (9)
A marriage is a boisterous affair for Hindus--the party begins even before the ritual is complete. Marriage is the foundation of societal structure across cultures, and when 40% of Americans proclaim marital obsolescence, that foundation is wobbly indeed.
By Aseem Shukla | December 8, 2010; 11:56 AM ET | Comments (12)
There is no source more frequently used in the documents of our Founders than the Bible. In fact, the very idea of the three branches of government is Biblically based.
By Fr. Frank Pavone | December 8, 2010; 11:39 AM ET | Comments (5)
Marriage represents something that is central to the calling of all of us, including those who do not marry.
By Fr. Frank Pavone | December 8, 2010; 11:37 AM ET | Comments (28)
Saint Nick was a wonderful man who loved and served Jesus faithfully. So, we gladly include him in our Christmas traditions to remind us of what it looks like for someone to live a life of devotion to Jesus as God.
By Mark Driscoll | December 8, 2010; 2:56 AM ET | Comments (91)
I am not sure that marriage is becoming obsolete, but I do feel that marriage has been a football in this country
By Susan K. Smith | December 7, 2010; 3:27 PM ET | Comments (9)
The irony is that many of the organizations committed to promoting marriage seek to exclude same sex couples from these benefits.
By Debra W. Haffner | December 7, 2010; 12:29 PM ET | Comments (11)
The current flurry of survey data suggesting that mainstream Americans are giving up on marriage fills me with hope.
By Tom Flynn | December 7, 2010; 11:25 AM ET | Comments (15)
let's open up marriage to gay and lesbian couples. Who knows? They may have something about commitment to teach the rest of us.
By Barry Lynn | December 7, 2010; 11:23 AM ET | Comments (11)
The hypocrisy in religion is also another reason many young people of my acquaintance are staying away from marriage in its traditional, legal and religious forms.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | December 7, 2010; 10:24 AM ET | Comments (8)
Marriage is becoming less and less viable in the American context because it too often isn't being "practiced" in a sustainable way.
By Max Carter | December 6, 2010; 3:58 PM ET | Comments (9)
I'm hesitant to give advice about marriage because, unlike "experts" like Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich, I've been married only once.
By Herb Silverman | December 6, 2010; 3:43 PM ET | Comments (28)
Marriage as defined in Scripture is supposed to mirror the Triune God.
By Cal Thomas | December 6, 2010; 2:31 PM ET | Comments (48)