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March 09, 2012

Making Marriage Cool Again

Making Marriage Cool Again

Can we make marriage cool again? I’m John Stonestreet, and this is The Point.

I used to love Dr. J.  Remember him? That silky smooth basketball scoring machine that played for the Philadelphia 76’ers? His twisting, up and under, reverse one-handed layup against the Lakers is still one of the great NBA highlights of all time. Well, this weekend, you can hear an interview that Chuck Colson and I did with a different Dr. J: Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, founder and President of the Ruth Institute whose mission is to “promote life-long married love to college students by creating an intellectual and social climate favorable to marriage.”

That’s a loaded statement, but here’s the jist: when it comes to marriage, Christians are better known – especially among young adults – for what we are against rather than what we are for.  As we struggle to prevent marriage from being re-defined by activist judges and legislators, we also must show why a proper understanding of why life-long married love is the most beautiful option for individuals and society. So listen to Dr. J this weekend on BreakPoint this Week – either by radio or at For the Point, I’m John Stonestreet.

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