Lessons from My Wife about How to Be a Good Wife

I was only prepared to choose a college after I had already been to college. When I was in high school and deciding what college I wanted to attend, I thought I knew what I wanted — racquetball courts, high girl/guy ratio, frozen yogurt dispensers in the cafeteria, things like that. It was only after I had…

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7th Anniversary

Today is my seventh wedding anniversary, and the only surprising thing to me is that my wife hasn’t yet figured out that she could do better. Shhh! Nobody tell her! Your grandparents weren’t lying, kids: it really does get better every year. Happy anniversary, Rachel. Here’s the preview video that we played at our wedding.

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Kim Davis’ Body

Abolitionist John Brown attacked the federal armory in Harpers Ferry, Virginia in 1859. He wanted to use the weapons stored there to arm slaves and start a rebellion against the slave-holding South. It didn’t work out like he planned, though, as he was captured and subsequently hanged for treason. Opinions were, and still are, mixed…

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When We Lose Traditional Marriage We’ll Lose a Lot

John Hayward at RedState writes on the unraveling of traditional marriage, sexual mores, and everything that goes along with them: …three points stand as the essence of the Sex Wars: (1) sex between men and women is different than any other variety, because it produces children, (2) children generally prosper best when raised by their…

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A Post-Valentine’s Day Note to My Single Friends

Hey there, single friend. Now that all that Valentine’s Day ugliness is behind us, lean in close and let’s have a real heart-to-heart. I know, when a married person tries to give you “single people advice,” it usually goes like this: “Hey, I understand exactly how you feel. I really struggled with singleness for that…

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It Was Always About Religion, Now People Are Just Noticing

In The Washington Examiner, Timothy Carney writes, “Gay marriage fight now becomes a religious liberty fight“: Today’s talk of tolerance and acceptance of gay marriage will soon give way to intolerance and rejection of those who hold a traditional view of marriage.  The next offensive in this culture war will involve wielding government to force…

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In Literature, This is Called "Foreshadowing"

After today’s Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, President Obama says churches won’t be affected by it: How religious institutions define and consecrate marriage has always been up to those institutions. Nothing about this decision – which applies only to civil marriages – changes that. Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! Oh, golly! That’s a good one. I’ll wait while…

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Can Christianity Survive Gay Marriage?

Well, of course. Christianity has faced much more dangerous, and much more fabulous, challenges than gay marriage. But can a Christian America survive gay marriage? I’m afraid the fact that we even have to ask the question demonstrates that that ship has sailed. And it probably sailed long before anyone reading this blog was born,…

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Shellfish Yes; Gay Marriage No

If I don’t add some more variety to the subject matter here, I’m going to have to change the name of the blog to “Chick-Fil-A and the Gays.” But those topics seem to be all the rage, so here’s one more. Christians are often asked to explain why Biblical admonitions against homosexuality are still relevant,…

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Gay Marriage and Religious Freedom: More Incompatible than Ann Heche and Ellen DeGeneres

I mentioned in a previous post that for gay marriage to exist, religious freedom will have to be abandoned at the altar. At RedState, Erick Erickson expounds on the same theme, with gusto: Once the world decides that real marriage is something other than natural or Godly, those who would point it out must be…

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The Gay Marriage Debate is Fundamentally about Freedom, but Not Like You Think

Rob Portman, Republican Senator from Ohio and one of the early favorites for the party’s presidential nomination in 2016 (how much longer til that election, by the way?), has reversed himself and thrown his support behind same-sex marriage. Reactions that I’ve read have ranged from skeptical to “Ruination!” But his decision, and the reasoning for…

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This Just In: Journalists Don’t Know or Like Christian Conservatives

In example number eleventy gajilion of this ongoing story, a journalism insider pulls back the curtain and reveals yet again that journalists have nothing but contempt for people who hold traditional Christian values. This time it’s the Washington Post, where the ombudsman publishes an email exchange between a reporter and a reader who complained about…

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The Case Against Same Sex Marriage in 5 Minutes

Via Joe Carter, my favorite part is the crickets: A great summary of the non-religious case for traditional marriage, full of simple, plain-spoken fact. So it will mean absolutely nothing to gay marriage advocates.

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Gospel-Centered Marriage

Justin Taylor talks to author Tim Savage about his book No Ordinary Marriage and having a gospel-centered marriage:

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Your Life is the Sum of the Choices You Make

No matter how hard people may try to deny it: Coverage of the facts, by the knowledgeable reporter Jason DeParle, is solid. The problem is that single mothers are presented as victims of a tsunami of inequality that has little or nothing to do with their own behavior. The language is passive. Two-income families are…

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Same-Sex Marriage Makes a Lot of Sense

The White Horse Inn blog points out that, yes, in a man-centered universe, same-sex marriage makes a whole lot of sense: Same-sex marriage makes sense if you assume that the individual is the center of the universe, that God—if he exists—is there to make us happy, and that our choices are not grounded in a…

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How Obama Reads the Bible

It’s not necessarily the same as how other people read the Bible. Denny Burk of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary breaks down the President’s scriptural justification for same-sex marriage: … neither Matthew nor Jesus intended the Golden Rule to be a permission slip for debauchery. “Doing unto others as you would have them do unto you” does…

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The Forgotten "Social Issue"

Politically active Christians are vocal about a certain selection of “social issues,” as they’re commonly called. You know, abortion, homosexuality, keeping devil music and dancing out of Bomont, and such on like that. But there’s one really, really important, and really common, social issue that activists don’t activate themselves about very much.  Classical Values takes…

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A Note on My First Wedding Anniversary, and Why God Doesn’t Talk to You Out Loud

March 14th will mark the first anniversary of my marriage to my lovely wife. Along with teaching me all the things that marriage to a good woman is supposed to teach you (for instance, groups of words that I would say and consider “witticisms” are actually just “incomprehensible”; and normal human beings have a diet…

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