Category Archives: Marriage

Will Marriage Equality Soon Include Polygamy?

“Will Polygamy be legalized in the United States?” asked Kiley Crossland in a recent WORLD News Service report.

“Acceptance of polygamy is at an all-time high, according to recent Gallup poll.”

“The survey found 17 percent of Americans say the practice of having more than one spouse is “morally acceptable,” up from 14 percent a year ago and more than double the 7 percent who found it acceptable when Gallup started polling in 2003.” Continue reading

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Redefining Marriage: Are Three Better than Two?


Adam Lyons says he’s “the luckiest man alive.” Why? Because the Londoner living in Austin, Texas,  shares his life with two girlfriends, Brooke Shedd and Jane Shalakhova who are bi-sexual.

Lyons, the father of Shedd’s, 2 year old , Dante, is now expecting a baby boy with Shalakhova. The May 18th New York Post article extols their relationship called a “throuple.” The three share parenting duties as well as the same bed. They’re quoted as saying “For us, three definitely works better than two.” Continue reading

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1 in 4 Americans Think a “One Night Stand” is OK

 

“John is a sales executive who travels frequently on business,” writes blogger and family therapist, Abe Kass, “On one recent trip, he met an attractive woman in the hotel bar where he was staying. One thing led to another, and the two wound up having a one-night stand.”

“When John returned home and spoke about the incident with his therapist, John denied that the fling amounted to infidelity. ‘One night stands don’t count,’ John maintained. And he genuinely believed it.”

“Does this scenario sound absurd?” asks Abe. Continue reading

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Boundaries To Protect Your Marriage

 

While away last week ThePreachersWord missed the bomb shell news about Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen.

According to a March 28 Washington Post article by Ashley Parker Mike Pence “never eats alone with a woman other than his wife and that he won’t attend events featuring alcohol without her by his side, either.” Continue reading

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Celebrating Our 50th Valentine’s Day

 

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50 years ago I bought my first little heart-shaped box of Valentine’s Day candy, walked across the Florida College campus from “C Dorm” to Sutton Hall and said “Happy Valentine’s Day” to a young lady I had only been dating a short time.

By the next Valentine’s Day, Norma Jean and I were talking marriage. By our third one together we were married. Over the years we’ve celebrated Valentine’s Day where ever our ministry has taken us. Ohio. Kentucky. Tennessee. Back in Florida, twice. Missouri. And now Texas. Continue reading

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Overcoming One of the Greatest Problems in Marriage

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Yesterday was a great day at the Florida College Lectures. While it was wonderful visiting with old friends, meeting one new ones and enjoying the various scheduled activities, the lessons themselves were powerful, personal and penetrating.

The theme, “From the Beginning: Recovering the Divine Design for Marriage and Family,” seemed to have a reoccurring common warning. This was expressed in a variety of ways. Continue reading

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“Grey Divorce” Rates Rising

It wasn’t easy for 59-year-old Margie White to ask her husband, Dick, for a divorce after 37 years of marriage.

“It really was the most courageous thing that I had to do,” she said. Continue reading

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GREAT VERSES OF THE BIBLE: Proverbs 27:15

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I woke up early this morning. Very early. Way too early! It was 3:00 a.m.

I couldn’t go back to sleep because in the stillness of the night there was this constant, continual sound. Drip. Drip. Drip.

It had rained sometime during the night, which I did not hear, and now all that’s  left is the ever so slight, but annoying sound of water dripping off the roof to the patio below.

It reminded me of a classic metaphor by the wise man in Proverbs 27:15. Continue reading

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How To Stay Married For 75 Years

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Richard and Arlene Baughman have been married 75 years and claim they’ve never had an argument.

“If we had differences we just talked about it,” said Richard.

Arlene joked, “We always said, we didn’t have dishes to throw or shoes to throw because we couldn’t afford it. So, we had to get along!” Continue reading

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Should You Live Together Before Saying “I Do”?

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“The headline caught my eye: “Is it OK to live together before marriage’”, wrote Rubel Shelly in a recent Fax of Life.

Shelly said he knew what the answer would be before he read it. So did I! The internet is filled with blogs with titles like “5 Reasons you shouldn’t say ‘I Do’ Before Living Together First.” Continue reading

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