Marriage

Wedding Services: Basic Music Guidelines

By J. Wayne Pratt
Music can be a major element at a wedding, which often does not receive sufficient attention. Just as other elements (location, dress, flowers, liturgy, and décor) are… read more

When Can We Stop Calling Marriage an ‘Institution’?

By Tom Fuerst
Something in me dies every time I hear someone talk about marriage as an institution. The word “institution” seems to take all the spirit out of the word… read more

The Conscience of a Spouse

By Adam Hamilton
While [Pilate] was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, “Have nothing to do with that innocent man, for today I have suffered a great deal because of a… read more

Review: Preparing Couples for Love and Marriage

By Bromleigh McCleneghan
There are pastors who don’t like doing weddings, and I can empathize. The wedding industrial complex has turned what might be (and once was) a simple and lovely public… read more

Methodists and Gay Marriage

By Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
PBS's Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly did a story this week on United Methodists and gay marriage. What did you think of the piece? Was it done objectively? Would you have… read more

The Trivialization of Sex

By Adam Hamilton
Churches don’t often spend a lot of time reminding people of the beauty and importance of sexual intimacy. Conversely, society tends to trivialize and cheapen it. People… read more
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