Here’s why the choice to stay in a marriage—rather than chase off after something else— might be so much more fulfilling.
Joining the Church of Jesus Christ healed me from the violence and exploitation that is common to many women and taught me to expect more from men.
With great precision, a surgeon can miraculously repair a part of our body that is throbbing in pain. Could the same thing sometimes be needed for aching stories we carry around that simply aren’t true?
Contrary to dismissive public rhetoric, more and more couples are thriving in what the world calls “mixed-orientation marriages.” Yet anyone considering it faces enormous opposition. It’s time for that to change.
“It must not have been right” we say, after another relationship full of eternal possibilities falls apart (or never starts to begin with). But could we be missing something else going on?
The love we’re being encouraged to share in our world today is largely affirmative of whatever someone else wants, believes, and does—even if that trajectory leads someone to long-term heartache. Is it time to be honest that this really isn’t love after all?
Marian Edmonds-Allen and I discuss “covenantal pluralism” which can fix LGBTQ+ and faith divides. We review her history, and religion helping LGBTQ+ rights.
As long as we love ourselves more, so the popular precept goes, our happiness will also grow. Is that really true? Not if our self-love disregards the reality of truth and our need to love that most.
This month we feature passages from Tolstoy on the struggles of the spiritual life and David Brooks on
the importance of building moral character.
All across the globe, people have different theories of what went wrong with the Meghan and Harry fairytale. Most explanations, however, offer little hope of any redemption from the mess. There is one notable exception.
The question of trust is front and center in crises in America today. Some declare a need to “trust more”—while others insist on less and a need for more scrutiny and critique. What if they are both right?
Zero population growth was the rave in the 1960s and 1970s. I almost got caught up in it myself. As I look at my family today, I thank God I didn’t. Surprisingly, it’s still a thing today.