Resources from Summit

‘Rejoice in the Wife of Your Youth’: The Benefits of Marrying Young

Marrying Young

What’s the best practical advice a parent, teacher, or pastor can give a 20-something today? According to one researcher, telling him or her not to hold off on marriage is a good place to start. Despite cultural pressure for millennials to put off matrimony and “take advantage” of their 20s, W. Bradford Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project, says the science tells a different story. 

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The Consequences of Putting Off Marriage, for Christians and for Culture

The Consequences of Putting Off Marriage, for Christians and for Culture

More young Americans than ever are kicking cans down the road instead of dragging them from their bumpers. In other words, they’re putting off marriage for ever longer periods of time, creating long-term problems for those who don’t wait to have sex and lengthening temptation for those who do wait, especially 20-something Christians. How can the body of Christ support young couples and those in their 20s who are single?  

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The State of Our Marriages

State of Marriage

It’s no secret that marriage in America is floundering. Whether it’s divorce, cohabitation, or unfaithfulness, corrosive influences throughout the culture are leaving fewer intact, healthy marriages all the time. But what can couples who’ve already tied the knot or who plan to do to increase their likelihood of success? To answer that, we need to understand how this situation developed. 

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Singling Out the Problem

Singling Out the Problem

New data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in Bloomberg last week shows that singles now make up the majority of adults in the U.S. population. About 125 million Americans, or 50.2 percent of those over the age of 16, are single, up from 37.4 percent in 1976. The uptick in lifelong singleness is just another symptom of this culture’s exchange of God’s social design for an artificial one. 

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Subculture Breeds Weak Immunity

Subculture Breeds Weak Immunity

Findings from the Public Religion Research Institute suggest that the best way for conservative Evangelical parents to reinforce their values in their kids is to get them out of Evangelical subculture and expose them to unfamiliar people and beliefs. Nazworth of The Christian Post suggests that these counterintuitive findings may tell us a lot about what some have called the “Christian bubble”.  

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Swapping Slenderman for Aslan: Why We Must Surround Our Children With Good Stories

Swapping Slenderman for Aslan: Why We Must Surround Our Children With Good Stories

There are stories of valor and there are stories of ghoulish depravity. What kind of story do you think led two 12-year old girls to attack a friend, stab her 19 times, and leave her bloodied – unable to walk – in a nearby park? With ruthless ferocity, the two middle school students set out to kill their friend in order to gain entrance into Slenderman’s mansion. The girls insisted that Slenderman was real, and they wanted to prove it by serving as his proxies. 

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Do Jay-Z and Beyoncé Have a Perfect Marriage?

Do Jay-Z and Beyoncé Have a Perfect Marriage?

At the Grammy Awards, Beyoncé and her husband of six years, Jay-Z, performed a sultry rendition of the hit song “Drunk in Love”, which is a risqué paean to unfettered intimacy. After watching the performance, Alyssa Rosenburg, a blogger at Think Progress, made a surprising claim: Beyoncé and Jay-Z made the case for marriage that conservatives can’t.  

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