While upholding the goodness of marriage, maybe it’s time the Church dismissed the legalism of “marriage only” in favor of true, loving relationships that are consummated, not in following the letter of the law, but with the spirit of living principles – commitment, communication, trust, respect and a deep and true spirituality.
Christians should put aside ideologies and heated rhetoric to focus on the effective ways we can work across theological differences toward a shared goal of reducing the need for abortion. There is clear, research-based evidence to point the way.
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“We don’t talk a lot about sex. There’s a lot of secretiveness. I hope that the JUSTSEX conference will get people more comfortable talking about sexuality issues and (help them) come up with good problem-solving skills.”
Baptists have consistently said two things about sex — “don’t do it, at least not until marriage” and “don’t talk about it” — a gender and sexuality scholar said last week. She thinks they can do better.
The Southern Baptist Convention’s top public policy spokesman criticized an Obama administration letter telling public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms of their choice as an attempt “to target children’s bathrooms for the sake of transgender ideology.” Russell…
Recently some colleagues of mine and I hosted a four-part series on Baylor University’s campus for survivors of sexual assault and their advocates. We created a space for lament, then silence, next anger, and finally hope. We acknowledged in each…