Our media culture presents love
as a feeling rather than a virtue. Is a fleeting
sentiment, however, powerful enough to sustain couples through the
torrents that plague today's relationships? Should sexual passions,
blazes fanned by media imagery, be the primary basis for serious
choices between men and women? One should take this opportunity to
consider those factors which contribute to wholesome dating, engaged
and married relationships. Thus, we have put together a special focus on this issue.
Categories for this Feature:
Sex and the Single Life
Philip TurnerSex between single people is common and accepted
in our society. Are traditional teachings about sex only within marriage out of
Sex and the Search for Intimacy
Dick PurnellThe author addresses the relationship between sex, love and
Safe Sex and the Facts
Raymond G. Bohlin, Ph.D.Is "safe sex" an enjoyable encounter
without consequences? Is it the answer to the problem of STD's? The author gives another
side to this contemporary discussion.
Why Wait for Sex?
Alice FrylingThe author presents a powerful statement about
the place of sex in a relationship.
David BlankenhornIt is common for couples today to customize the vows for
their wedding. Do the words that they select have anything to do
with their actual marriage?
Jerry SolomonThe communication and responsibilities in marriage, as well as those
little extras, are discussed in this article.
A Weekend for Reflection Upon a Life of Relationship
John H. Stoll, Th.M., Ph.DMost married couples do not understand the basic principles on which
marriage is based. It is good to take some time to learn them. The
discussion here provides a step in that direction.
Steps to Healing a Marriage
John H. Stoll, Th.M., Ph.DMany relationships today are in need of healing, especially
marriages. Here are some practical steps to starting the
process of ending the pain.
MEN AND WOMEN--DIFFERENCES:
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
Ray and Sue BohlinA man and woman discuss the differences between, well, men and
women. Inspiration for this discussion was provided by more than the
recent bestseller from which this article takes its name.
Men and Women in the Image of God
John M. FrameThis presentation discusses the differences between men and women
through an examination of Biblical passages.
Male-Female Equality and Male Headship
Raymond C. Ortlund, Jr.The equality of the sexes is considered through an
examination of the first three chapters of Genesis.
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