WASHINGTON — Catholic University of America professor Paul Sullins said Friday that there is "no expectation" of sexual faithfulness in many gay marriages, noting that studies have shown only a small minority of gay marriages are truly monogamous.
Sullins, an associate professor of sociology who focuses on family studies, participated in a Family Research Council panel discussion on the aftermath of last June's Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage. The discussion focused on the effect the court ruling has had on American society one year later.
After Sullins, Institute on Religion & Democracy President Mark Tooley and the director of FRC's Center for Religious Liberty Travis Weber gave 10-minute presentations and fielded questions from the audience. more >>
Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley says after she broke her vow to God not to have sex before marriage, she has struggled to forgive herself.
"I think one of the hardest things to do is forgive just in general," Mowry-Housley said on the daytime talk show "The Real" when asked a questions about forgiveness. "But I think the hardest thing to do is forgive yourself.
"Sometimes when you do something that you know maybe you shouldn't have done, it's hard to move on," she said. "I have a very long story about what I needed to forgive myself about. You guys all know that I made a pact to myself to stay a virgin before I got married and I tried for a very very very long time." more >>
Complacency can be dangerous to any relationship, whether it's dating or in a marriage, say Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke, authors of the book, 31 Creative Ways to Love and Encourage Him and Her.
The evangelical couple share their advice in a video posted on their YouTube channel, saying that while there are several negative things that can ruin a relationship, including lying, cheating, and contempt, one of the lesser-known relationship dangers is complacency, or becoming lazy in your connection with your spouse or partner.
Jefferson, who frequently publishes "Monday Messages" and dating videos on his YouTube channel, explains that when he and Alyssa feel most in touch in their relationship is when they are taking a proactive approach toward each other, instead of treating each other like roommates or "ships passing in the night" due to their busy parenting and work schedules. more >>
It's not often Christian films take on romance in a comical way, but the first look at the new trailer for "In-Lawfully Yours" shows that a group of millennials at Regent University teamed up with Home Theater Films to do just that.
Set to arrive on DVD and Digital HD on Sept. 6, "In-Lawfully Yours" features an all-star cast including Chelsey Crisp ("Fresh off the Boat"), Marilu Henner ("Taxi," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine") and Corbin Bernsen ("LA Law," "Psych," "Major League") along with Philip Boyd ("Tyler Perry's The Have and the Have Nots") and Joe Williamson ("Grey's Anatomy").
The new flick, produced by the creators of Christian Mingle, seeks to get viewers to discover the joys of falling in love in unexpected places in the style of an enchanting romantic comedy. more >>
The PC(USA) Presbytery of Lehigh filed a lawsuit earlier this week asking a judge to prohibit the 2,600-member First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, from leaving the denomination.
"The countersuits by the Lehigh Presbytery were joined by 22 members of the 140-year-old Center Street Church, the largest Presbyterian congregation in the Lehigh Valley," reported The Morning Call.
"It came as church leaders have scheduled a congregational meeting Sunday to vote on whether to immediately separate from the denomination, according to the filings." more >>
Progressive-minded Americans were "totally sure," according to a 2010 poll, that their viewpoints would not be considered bigoted "five years from now."
The recently declassified survey found that 87 percent of liberal respondents answered that they were "totally sure" that their views will remain equality-friendly five to ten years into the future.
The remaining 13 percent responded with either "absolutely sure", "completely sure", "surer than sure", "very sure", "Pauly sure", "Jersey sure", or "are you serious, bro?" more >>