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Couple With "Amazing Love" for One Another Die Four Hours Apart, Holding Hands

Here’s a bittersweet tale that should nonetheless brighten your Friday with its wonderful witness to Married Joy: A couple married for 62 years recently died four hours apart while lying next to each other.  The story of their lifelong love has quickly gone viral. KERO-TV reported that Don and Maxine Simpson traveled the world, adopted two […]

We DO Need Fathers

In a recent Rolling Stone interview, pop icon Katy Perry remarked about fatherhood, “I don’t need a dude.  It’s 2014!  We are living in the future; we don’t need anything.  I’m not anti-men. I love men. But there is an option if someone doesn’t present himself.” D.C. McAllister responded at The Federalist with a very […]

Marriage Tips from a Couple Married for 87 Years

Zelmyra and Herbert Fisher married on May 13, 1924.  In 2008, they broke the Guinness World Record for being the longest married living couple.  Both died at the age of 105–Herbert in 2011 and Zelmyra in 2013. Before their deaths, the Fishers answered fourteen questions about their relationship and what made their marriage last for […]

Video: How Ryan Anderson Responded to a Gay Man Who Wants to Redefine Marriage

The Daily Signal has highlighted two great videos of marriage champion Ryan Anderson.  In the first video, Anderson charitably responds to a gay man’s questions about marriage. Anderson explained how redefining marriage ultimately makes marriage dissolve: In the second video, Anderson discussed the differences in the law’s interest in contracts and in marriage:  

Polygamy the Key to Happy Relationships?

Readers of the NOM blog know that the push to redefine marriage has far-reaching consequences.  Redefining marriage renders the institution meaningless.  Once marriage is no longer the lifelong union of one man and one woman, there is no logical conclusion as to why three or four consenting adults can’t “marry.”  After all, if marriage is solely based on adults’ […]

An Opportunity to Protect Conscience Rights

Last week at National Review, our friend Ryan Anderson presented four major problems with President Obama’s new executive order on sexual orientation and gender identity.   The four biggest problems with the executive order, Anderson wrote, are: 1.) It undermines our nation’s commitment to reasonable pluralism and reasonable diversity, 2.) It equates conscientious judgments about behavior, 3.) It […]

6 Couples Married 50 Years Apiece Share Wisdom, Advice

More than 50 years ago, six Michigan couples married–and they have been friends ever since.  Each couple wed within weeks of the others back in 1963, meaning they have been married for a combined 300 years.  The couples have all remained friends over the years, participating first in each other’s weddings and eventually each other’s children’s […]

Should Parents or Government Raise Children?

“There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire […]

Southern Baptist Convention: Executive Order Violates Freedom of Conscience

Russell Moore, president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, has joined other faith leaders in raising concerns over the lack of religious liberty protections in President Obama’s new executive order. Moore said: “While we don’t know the full implications of this executive order, I am disappointed that this administration […]

Catholic Bishops Slam "Unprecendented and Extreme" Executive Order

The bishop-Chairmen of two USCCB Committees slammed President Obama’s July 21 “gender identity” executive order for its lack of religious freedom protection and “flaws in its core prohibitions.”  This new “non-discrimination” executive order, aimed at preventing workplace discrimination against LGBT persons, opens the door to discrimination against Christians and those with deeply-held beliefs about the nature of marriage […]

"Victory for Pro-Life, Pro-Family Catholics and Other Christians"

From Aleteia, more on the recent marriage victory in Europe: …the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) lowered the boom on European progressives. And, the wind was taken out of the sails of American liberalism. […] Moreover, whereas U.S.-based agitators for same-sex marriage have pulled off their boldest accomplishments through the […]

Christian Post: "Traditional Marriage Group Calls for Boycott of JP Morgan Chase Over LGBT Survey"

The Christian Post recently reported on NOM’s new VoidChase boycott of JP Morgan Chase Bank: National Organization for Marriage announced its boycott of the financial company earlier this week due to a survey the company did of employees that many believe was meant to punish employees who disagree with pro-LGBT positions. Joseph Grabowski, director of communications for NOM, told […]

Human Rights Court Says Europe Cannot Be Forced to Redefine Marriage

Amid their constant claims of victory and incessant harping on about the inevitability of same-sex “marriage,” supporters of redefining marriage received a major setback recently. The European Court of Human Rights ruled Wednesday that the refusal to recognize same-sex “marriages” does not violate the European Convention on Human Rights. As reported by the National Catholic Register: In a […]

Cardinal George: "American Liberties" Are "All Being Traded Off in Favor of Freedom of Sexual Expression"

It is becoming more and more apparent that the redefinition of marriage is incompatible with religious freedom. In his recent column, Francis Cardinal George of Chicago reflected on this rising conflict within the United States. Subtly taking to task those who claim marriage supporters are on the “wrong side of history,”  Cardinal George warned that “We should […]

"The Implications of Redefining Marriage are Staggering..."

The consequences of redefining marriage are formidable and grave, Michael Brown recently wrote at Charisma News.  Brown pointed out some of the absurdities of California’s new law deleting the “biased” and “outdated” terms “husband” and “wife” from the state’s marriage law.  The terms have been replaced with “spouse.” Women cannot be fathers and men cannot be mothers, […]

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