Here’s why the choice to stay in a marriage—rather than chase off after something else— might be so much more fulfilling.
With popular media and scholars unabashed about popularizing “consensual non-monogamy,” it’s time for some straight talk about the realities behind the alluring rhetoric of “open love.”
Children deserve to learn true doctrine enthusiastically and often, both at home and at church. We fail them if we’re ashamed or hesitant.
To those who are quick to assume that God’s loving support comes mostly to families without problems, I would recommend the story of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
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?
As people of faith are increasingly critiqued for their convictions around marriage and family, they could be strengthened by a deeper appreciation of the philosophical basis of these religious teachings.
Those who adhere to America’s largest faith tradition, Evangelical Christianity, report that their faith gives them tools such as conflict resolution and forgiveness that help their families’ lives.
A new study questions whether or not consensual use of pornography among partners can improve intimacy or the quality of the couple’s sex life.
Latter-day Saints draw strength from doctrines of the eternal nature of family and from religious practices that unify our community. Many of these strengthening teachings and practices are shared by other communities, and this is something to celebrate.
In contrast to the negative scrutiny of African American families in the past, and consistent with the current focus on hearing the voices of Black Americans, the words and experiences of Black Christian American families of faith are both refreshing and profoundly instructive.