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  • Church of England votes to proceed with trial blessing services for same-sex couples

    11/19/2023 1:50:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/19/23 | Anugrah Kumar
    The Church of England has decided to proceed with trial blessing services for same-sex couples. This decision, made during the General Synod, marks a significant shift in the denomination's stance on same-sex relationships. The Bishop of Oxford proposed the amendment for these trial services, which narrowly passed in the House of Laity by one vote, the U.K.-based group The Christian Institute noted, adding that the House of Bishops supported the motion 23 to 10, with four abstentions. The House of Clergy also voted in favor, 100 to 93, with one abstention. The House of Laity also voted in favor, but...
  • Christian counseling website run by Mike Johnson's wife taken down after HuffPost report

    11/04/2023 4:10:19 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 54 replies
    Christian Post ^ | November 3rd 2023 | Ryan Foley
    A new report maintains that the wife of House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., has deleted her counseling website outlining biblical positions on marriage as a result of the criticism directed at her husband's views. Johnson's Southern Baptist views have become the subject of much media coverage since he was elected last week, with The Huffington Post reporting Friday that his wife, Kelly, operates Onward Christian Counseling Services. The liberal publication included a copy of her company's operating agreement, which includes a statement of faith. The statement of faith includes beliefs about marriage and sexuality, namely that marriage amounts to a...
  • Evangelicals Need to Stop Shaming Men: They need to stop delivering hectoring "Man up!" lectures that simply drive men away

    11/03/2023 3:07:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Aaron ^ | October 26, 2023 | Aaron M. Ren
    Welcome to those of you who just joined after seeing me on Dr. Steve Turley’s show. Thanks so much for signing up. I cover a lot of topics here but the main focus is the intersection of the future of the evangelical church with men’s issues. I recently wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about why men turn to online influencers instead of traditional authorities. And I just finished a five part series digging a bit deeper into some of the reasons I highlighted. What Jordan Peterson Can Teach Church Leaders (in the Wall Street Journal) By Men...
  • ‘Family Feud’ killer Timothy Bliefnick, who mocked marriage on TV, defends tasteless joke about wife before murder

    09/28/2023 3:23:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 28/9/23 | Alyssa Guzman
    The“Family Feud” contestant who was convicted of his ex-wife’s murder after he trashed his marriage on the popular game show is still defending a tasteless joke he made on the program about regretting saying “I do.” Timothy Bliefnick, 40, addressed the infamous quip in his first interview since he was sentenced in August to life in prison for the gruesome murder of his wife, Rebecca “Beck” Postle Bliefnick, whom he shot 14 times. “It wasn’t said with any malice or bad intentions. It was supposed to be funny,” he told Erin Moriarty of “48 Hours” in an upcoming episode, which...
  • Opinion: The problem with all this talk about two-parent ‘privilege’ (major barf alert)

    09/27/2023 8:06:05 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | sep 27, 2023 | Jill Filipovic
    A new book by economist Melissa Kearney makes a readily apparent but still-provocative argument: Children raised by two married parents do better than children raised by single parents. The difference, Kearney argues, isn’t just financial (although the money matters a lot); the “two-parent privilege,” as her book calls it, is also about parental time investment and familial stability. The problem with the point she makes — and with the firestorm of discussion it’s touched off on the left and the right — is that there are many things that are statistically better for us, but if those things are not...
  • Christianity's decline likely due to collapse of marriage, fatherhood: survey

    09/26/2023 4:16:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 84 replies
    Christian Post ^ | September 26, 2023 | Samantha Kamman
    WASHINGTON — Churches must work to restore healthy marriages and fatherhood to combat a growing decline in Christianity, according to a survey released by a faith-based group. J.P. De Gance is the founder and president of Communio, a nonprofit that equips churches to strengthen the marriage and relationship health of its members. On Monday, De Gance discussed the results of the Communio Nationwide Study on Faith and Relationships at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think-tank. The conversation also featured Delano Squires, a research fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion, and Family. The director...
  • Return-to-office mandates are pitting spouse against spouse (mild feminism barf alert)

    09/21/2023 3:00:30 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 9 replies
    Newsday ^ | August 29, 2023 | Sarah Green Carmichael
    …A strong RTO push is likely to blunt the gains of the last two years — when U.S. women reached new highs in labor force participation and men a new level of unpaid household work. It was nowhere near equality, but we were heading in the right direction. … A 2016 analysis from …Australia found that men's applications for flexible work arrangements were twice as likely to be rejected as women's….Although such arrangements increased women's job satisfaction, they seemed to have the opposite effect on men, who said they had been stigmatized by upper management. One manager actually said it...
  • The Grocery Industry Confronts a New Problem: Only 10% of Americans Love Cooking [2017]

    09/21/2023 4:52:39 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 95 replies
    Harvard Business Publishing ^ | September 22, 2017 | Eddie Yoon
    I’ve spent two decades consulting extensively for consumer packaged goods companies. Early in my career I gathered some data for a client on cooking. This research found that consumers fell into one of three groups: (1) people who love to cook, and cook often, (2) people who hate to cook, and avoid that activity by heating up convenience food or outsourcing their meals (by ordering out or dining in restaurants), and, finally, (3) people who like to cook sometimes, and do a mix of cooking and outsourcing, depending on the situation. At the time, the sizes of the three respective...
  • Couple Married for 75 Years Explain the Secret to Long-Lasting Love

    09/16/2023 3:26:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    WalesOnline ^ | 16 SEP 2023 | Laura Clements
    Eric and Vera Pritchard tied the knot on September 18, 1948. More than seven decades on their love remains undimmedOn the eve of his wedding 75 years ago Eric Pritchard went to the reception venue to check on the arrangements only to be told there was no booking under his name. Luckily his neighbour had a large boarding house standing empty and so at the very last minute everything was shipped over the fence and Eric and his wife-to-be, Vera, phoned all the guests about the unexpected venue change. It's a story that still makes Eric and Vera, now 98...
  • While LGBTQ+ Community Embraces Open Marriages, Straight Society Is Scandalized: Poll

    09/16/2023 3:33:06 PM PDT · by fwdude · 21 replies
    The Advocate via Yahoo! News ^ | Sept 15, 2023 | Christopher Wiggins
    New Pew Research Center polling revealed a range of opinions about open marriages among Americans across various demographic groups, with the LGBTQ+ community accepting this relationship arrangement at significantly higher levels than other groups. (Snip) The survey revealed a stark contrast between acceptance rates based on sexual orientation. Bisexual, lesbian, and gay adults expressed significantly greater acceptance, at 75 percent, than heterosexual adults, at 29 percent. Even when accounting for age differences, this discrepancy persists.
  • New York Times op-ed says liberals need to admit that single parent families are large 'drivers' of childhood poverty - and that youngsters whose parents are married

    09/14/2023 5:16:56 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sep 14, 2023 | Harriet Alexander
    New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof on Wednesday published an op-ed entitled: 'The One Privilege Liberals Ignore' Kristof referenced a new book out next week by Melissa S. Kearney, an economist at the University of Maryland, entitled: 'The Two-Parent Privilege' Kristof and Kearney argue that liberals have a 'blind spot' about two-parent families, and see supporting the institution as racist and divisive American liberals need to accept that single-parent families are more likely to raise children in poverty, an influential New York Times columnist has argued. Nick Kristof said the fact was taboo among progressives, who worried that they would...
  • About 8 in 10 women in opposite-sex marriages say they took their husband’s last name

    09/13/2023 4:43:25 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 30 replies
    Pew Research ^ | September 4, 2023 | Luona Lin
    Marriage in the United States has been changing in many ways over the past several decades – but the tradition of women taking their husband’s last name is still going strong. In a new Pew Research Center survey, we asked married people whether they changed their last name after marriage.How we did thisPew Research Center asked 2,437 U.S. adults in opposite-sex marriages whether they changed or kept their last name when they got married. We also asked 955 U.S. adults who have never been married what they would do if they got married. The questions used in this analysis are...
  • Does Marriage Equal Happiness? Well, when the couple has a proper understanding of wedlock, the numbers say “yes.”

    09/10/2023 7:31:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/10/2023 | Trevor Thomas
    New research on marriage has drawn significant attention, leading to several widely read articles on the matter. Early last month, at UnHerd, in a piece entitled “The best predictor of happiness in America? Marriage” authors W. Bradford Wilcox and David Bass write:Americans who are married with children are now leading happier and more prosperous lives, on average, than men and women who are single and childless.Is that statement surprising? In an age that prizes individualism, workism, and a host of other self-centric ‘isms’ above marriage and family, it may well be. But the reality is that nothing currently predicts happiness...
  • Catholic Farmers Banned from Selling Fruit for Opposing Gay “Marriage” Win Lawsuit

    08/25/2023 4:45:42 AM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    Do you know that Barack Obama opposed anal marriage during the 2012 election? Can you imagine getting from that to this in such a time frame? Honestly, I think the cellphones have a lot to do with it. People are handing over their brains to their cellphones. Life Site News: Catholic farmers can sell their fruits at a local market after a federal judge ordered East Lansing, Michigan to stop discriminating against the family for its opposition to homosexual “marriage.” Judge Paul Maloney ruled that the city discriminated against Steve and Bridget Tennes of Country Mill Farms (CMF) when it...
  • Knave and Spalding: A law firm drops a politically incorrect case.

    04/26/2011 7:53:33 AM PDT · by rhema · 19 replies
    WSJ ^ | APRIL 26, 2011
    Is it now so politically incorrect to oppose gay marriage that a white shoe law firm will throw over a client rather than defend a law signed by President Bill Clinton? Apparently so, after yesterday's show of invertebrate representation by King and Spalding, the giant Atlanta-based law firm. King and Spalding dropped the House of Representatives as a client yesterday only days after agreeing to argue for the House in defending the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, or Doma. The jilting prompted the firm's lead attorney in the case, former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement, to resign...
  • 63% of divorcees say this is the No. 1 thing that would have saved their marriage—and it's not more money

    08/17/2023 6:05:26 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 95 replies
    MSN ^ | August 17, 2023 | Aditi Shrikant
    There are many reasons people choose to file for divorce: lack of family support, infidelity, and compatibility are the top three, according to a survey by Forbes Advisor which polled 1,000 Americans who are divorced or currently getting a divorce. But, almost all of those surveyed believe their union could have been saved by one factor or another. In fact, only 5% of respondents said they don't think anything could have fixed their partnership. Here are the top five factors that divorcees believe could have saved their -A better understanding of the commitment of marriage prior to marrying -A better...
  • What is the Biblical Definition of Marriage?

    08/14/2023 4:58:41 AM PDT · by Varsity Flight · 8 replies ^ | Robert Hampshire
    What Is the Biblical Definition of Marriage? Robert Hampshire Quote: "Think about it: Two far-from-perfect people are covenanting their life together based on no matter what they have done in the past, no matter what happens in the future, in sickness and health, and for better or worse until they die. What a beautiful picture of Jesus Christ (the groom) and his never-ending love for the Church (the bride)."
  • Trudeau's Divorce Leaves Nation In Shock That He Was Married To A Woman

    08/02/2023 1:20:17 PM PDT · by DFG · 28 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 08/02/2023 | Babylon Bee
    OTTAWA, CANADA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the separation from his wife of 18 years Tuesday, shocking millions of Canadians who reportedly had no clue the effeminate leader had been married this whole time, least of all to a woman. "Oh wow, he was married?" said normal Canadian woman Jill Thorleaf. "That's nice. Wait -- to a woman? Really?? Huh. Wow. I had no idea. Good for him." In a brief statement, Trudeau called for privacy as his life crumbled around him. "Please stop asking if Sophie was really a woman," said a tearful Trudeau. "You're hurting my feelings!...
  • Swiping and Dating Preferences: Gender divides in sex and relationships

    07/23/2023 4:06:03 AM PDT · by karpov · 115 replies
    Substack ^ | July 23, 2023 | Rob Henderson
    Earlier this year, the American Perspectives Survey collected data from a representative sample of more than 5,000 U.S. adults aged 18 and older. Here I’ll go through and share the results and some thoughts. Some of the findings are predictable. Other results are surprising. The survey found that women care a lot more about height than men do. 56% of women say they would be less likely to date someone who is “much shorter” than they are, while only 32% of men say they would be less likely to date someone who is taller. In other words, men are generally...
  • The Biggest Waste of Money in American Society is the $30,000+ Wedding: It's time for some sanity on weddings

    07/20/2023 8:49:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    Culturcidal ^ | 07/20/2023 | John Hawkins
    In 2021, the median salary for Americans 25 to 34 was $52,156 per year. Meanwhile, the cost of the average wedding was around $30,000. What’s wrong with this picture?You have young couples getting together, struggling to pay their bills, maybe with college debt to pay off, probably getting ready to work on a kid – which we all know is insanely expensive these days – and they’re going to spend $30,000+ on a one-day ceremony. Let’s also not forget that a man is supposed to spend a “two-month salary” on an engagement ring. That’s another $8,692 of that median salary....