A Post About Marriage and What We’ve All Longed for Since the Crib | UnTangled

I’m in the garage working, when my daughter runs in breathless. “Come, Daddy, fast!” she exclaims. I ask her what’s wrong, and she looks at me quizzically. “Just come, Daddy!” Okay. We walk around …

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Here is another great text on marriage by Kelly Flanagan.

I think all married people should read this.

It Matters Whom You Marry « THE CHRISTIAN PUNDIT

It Matters Whom You Marry « THE CHRISTIAN PUNDIT.

Young Christians thinking about marriage should read this arcicle.

Samantha Daniels: 10 Types of Men Who Won’t Marry You

Samantha Daniels: 10 Types of Men Who Won’t Marry You.

Here are the types. What do you think?

Mr. “Still Hung Up On His Ex”: We have all been out with this guy. He says he is over his ex, yet at every turn, he talks about her and compares you to her. Please. He is not over her and until he is over her, he is not marrying you.

Mr. “I Am Not Ready For A Serious Relationship Right Now”: This is the guy who dates a lot and then when he gets too close or decides he isn’t interested in you, he uses the excuse that he’s not ready. The question about this guy is this: Is he really not ready, or is that just a convenient excuse to dump you and avoid the commitment?

Mr. “Bigger Better Deal”: You know this guy. He is the one who likes you a lot but is always wondering if there is a better version of you out there, somewhere in the universe. Honestly, do you need to be with the guy who is never going to think that you are good enough to marry? Continue reading “Samantha Daniels: 10 Types of Men Who Won’t Marry You”

Tim Keller – You Never Marry the Right Person

Tim Keller, Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City

The Relevant magazine has published today a very good article on marriage, by the know Presbyterian pastor Tim Keller. It is adapted from a book, The Meaning of Marriage, that he has written togeter with his wife, Kathy. The article, has a very provocative title, as you could see above. Here are a few quotes from it:

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In generations past, there was far less talk about “compatibility” and finding the ideal soul-mate. Today we are looking for someone who accepts us as we are and fulfills our desires, and this creates an unrealistic set of expectations that frustrates both the searchers and the searched for.

In John Tierney’s classic humor article “Picky, Picky, Picky” he tries nobly to get us to laugh at the impossible situation our culture has put us in. He recounts many of the reasons his single friends told him they had given up on their recent relationships:

“She mispronounced ‘Goethe.’”
“How could I take him seriously after seeing The Road Less Traveled on his bookshelf?”
“If she would just lose seven pounds.” Continue reading “Tim Keller – You Never Marry the Right Person”

Challenging the Unnecessary Delay of Marriage

The issue of present unnecessary delay in the age of marriage in developed countries is brought again to our attention, this time in a book by Ted Cunningham.

Here is an interview with the author, by Ruth Moore, from CT’s Her.meneutics blog.

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What was the impetus for this book?

It was based on our marriage ministry at Woodland Hills. The more I started meeting with 20-somethings, it made me realize you guys just need somebody to picture a special future for you. Your parents didn’t do it; your colleges didn’t do it; the churches you grew up in didn’t do it. They didn’t tell you that marriage is a great thing, something to look forward to, and something you’re going to enjoy. You’re delaying it because you’re doing exactly what you were modeled and taught, so I want to give you a different perspective. Continue reading “Challenging the Unnecessary Delay of Marriage”

A Tribute to Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury

Debra Dean Murphy, an assistant professor of Religion and Christian Education at West Virginia Wesleyan College uses the opportunity of the royal wedding in Great Britain to bring a warm tribute to Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury and one of the great theologians of our time. The article is hosted by Krista Tippett on her blog OnBeing.

I paste here a few quotes from Debra’s text, for your interest:

I have admired Williams since I first encountered his writings in seminary in the late 1980s when he was the Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at Oxford University. The depth and breadth of his scholarship has always been staggeringly impressive. Whether writing on the Resurrection or Arianism or 9/11 or Dostoevsky, Williams — whose work is rooted in his vocation as priest — is an erudite, eloquent, humble, hopeful, generous communicator of the Christian gospel. Continue reading “A Tribute to Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury”