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Andy Stanley on the New Rules for Sex

Pastor Andy Stanley recently gathered with about 250 singles to answer questions on the topic of love, sex, and dating Attendees were asked to write their ...


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Ghosts from Past Relationships Haunt Marriages

After almost ten years and six children together, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt decided to tie the knot and get married. This isn't just a Hollywood love ...


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Man Reflects on His Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction

Sam Allberry, an Anglican minister from Great Britain, recently shared about his struggle with same-sex attraction. Allberry wrote:

Homosexuality ...

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Tim Keller: We Need an Alternative Vision of Sex

Tim Keller was once asked to identify a few obstacles to revival in the contemporary church. Drawing on his experience in Manhattan, Keller started with ...


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U.S. Olympian Is Saving Sex until Marriage

Lolo Jones is an Olympic track and field star gunning for gold at the London Games this summer. But you know what's really hard for Jones? Keeping her ...


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Young Man Reaches Conclusions About His Same-Sex Attraction

Wesley Hill writes movingly about growing up in a Christian home and being taught biblical views on sexuality. And yet, Hill writes, "Confusingly, I found ...


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Statistics on the Average Age of First Marriages

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average age for first marriages for both men and women has been increasing for the last 45 years.

  • In 1965 the average man first married at 22.8; the average woman at 20.6.

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Pastor Encourages a Young Woman to Live Celibate

Eugene Peterson shares a story about a completely unchurched young woman who started attending his church and made a genuine commitment to follow Jesus. ...


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Young Man Learns How to Overcome Lust

In his book The Obedience Option, David Hegg illustrates what he calls "overwhelming faith." Hegg was talking to a young man who claimed that he couldn't ...


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Wendell Berry’s Story about Marital Faithfulness

In his novel Jayber Crow, Wendell Berry tells the story of a gentle barber who opens his shop and then spends the rest of his life in the fictional town ...


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