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Can the Church Save Marriage?Subscriber Access Only
Matrimony rates are in decline, even among conservative Christians. Here’s what that means for the future.
Why Married Women Need More Male Friends
Christlikeness, not social distancing, is key to male-female contact in the church.
My Same-Sex Attraction Has an Answer
But it’s the answer God gives all of us.
To Touch or Not to Touch?Subscriber Access Only
In an era of anxiety about personal boundaries and sexual signals, Jesus shows us how to minister to others with care and sensitivity.
Christian Sex Ed in an Age of Ubiquitous Porn
How anxious parents should speak with their kids about a complicated topic.
Is Life Unsatisfying? Augustine Says, ‘You Are Not Alone.’Subscriber Access Only
James K. A. Smith accompanies the church father on a journey through the human heart.
Polyamory: Pastors’ Next Sexual FrontierSubscriber Access Only
These once-taboo relationships are showing up in churches across the US.
In the Face of Sexual Temptation, Repression Is a Sure-Fire Failure
How do we solve the problem of desire? Christian asceticism offers an alternative way.
Both Purity Culture and Hook-Up Culture Failed MeSubscriber Access Only
Then I found church fellowship.
What Christians Really Think About the Church’s Relationship Advice
New survey research sheds light on how believers navigate the stickier matters of dating and marriage.
The Jonas Brothers, “The Bachelor,” and Our Culture’s Rejection of Sexual Purity
Perhaps the culture's aversion to the Christian sexual ethic is actually a rejection of its source.
Meeting Jesus as a Black Woman in a White CitySubscriber Access Only
I asked God to rescue me from a place I hated. He wanted me to stay put.
Celibate Gay Christians: Neither Shockingly Conservative nor Worryingly LiberalSubscriber Access Only
A new book uses stories and statistics to dispel stereotypes and suspicion.
A Major New Study Asks: How Does Church Affect Marital Health?
A recent report suggests that highly religious couples have better relationships and better sex. Domestic violence, however, is the same for them as their less religious neighbors.
I Used to Hide My Shame. Now I Take Shelter Under the Gospel.
How a gay atheist teenager discovered Jesus and stopped living undercover.
Waging a Smarter War on PornSubscriber Access Only
It’s a serious problem among evangelicals. But fixating on it might be missing the bigger picture.
What Can Drug-Addicted Doctors Teach Porn-Addicted Pastors?
With the right approach, churches can give struggling ministers a fighting chance.
The Church Made Vagina Sculptures Long Before Nadia Bolz-Weber
But early Christian yonic art symbolized baptism, not free sex.
Nadia Bolz-Weber’s Gospel of Shame-Free Sexuality
We can't defeat shame by whittling down God's law to fit our behavior. We need the good news of God's forgiveness instead.
Move Over, Sex and Drugs. Ease Is the New Vice.
Do modern amenities make it tough for us to embody God’s love?

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N. T. Wright: The Pandemic Should Make Us Humble—and Practical
N. T. Wright: The Pandemic Should Make Us Humble—and Relentlessly Practical
We can’t know for sure why it’s happening or how to stop it. But Scripture calls us to grieve with God’s Spirit and get to work serving others.

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