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Tim Krueger
Mark and Grace Driscoll's new book, Real Marriage, is a bit like my car. It's what we've come to expect from Christian dating and marriage books. It will lift your hopes and then disappoint you when it counts. The Driscolls are honest and vulnerable, and they clearly want the best for their readers. Still, I wouldn't recommend their book if you have better options, which you do.  Read more
Susan Freund Dutton
This recording examines the traditional rabbinic teachings on the Genesis narrative and traces their connection to Pauline thinking and the teachings of Jesus. Enlarge your vision for the blessing and sanctity of marriage! Read more
In Love & War, the Eldredges attribute the "absurdity of marriage" to innate gender discrepancies. Men and women are so fundamentally different, they assert, that it is no wonder that few can make it work. "Marriage is a submarine with Cinderella and Huck Finn shut inside," they write (p. 155). Here we find the principle flaw in the book—the assumption that all men and all women are the same. Read more
Anna Snyder
The day after our engage­ment people began bombarding us with advice and suggestions for how to plan our wedding. As the bride-to-be, it was assumed I would be in charge of planning everything. Ryan’s role was simply to show up when I told him to show up, wearing what I told him to wear. Countless men (and women) clapped Ryan on the back and insisted that he “just let her do whatever she wants…your job is to stay out of the way.” Many of these people, ironically, are the same ones who expected Ryan to suddenly take the role as the leader as soon as we were married, despite having spent the months before our wedding in complete submission to my wishes.  Read more
The goal of this workshop is to explore ideas to strengthen marriages by examining together biblical, attitudinal, and practical suggestions. All are welcomed to attend, whether married, engaged, or single. Read more
Alice Matthews
Many of us have longed for a sane, nuanced conversation around differing viewpoints on gender issues in marriage. The Spencers and Tracys have given us that conversation in this fine book.  Read more
John Lommel
The church's patriarchal past (and present) is notorious for hiding and diluting the work of women for the kingdom of God. Laceye C. Warner removes the shadow from the evangelistic work of seven women from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in her book Saving Women: Retrieving Evangelistic Theology and Practice.  Read more
Tomboy. This label still seems far too domesticated a term for my childhood as I loved tromping through creeks, making elaborate forts, crawling around in camouflage, and climbing up pine trees. My parents never discouraged my outlets of energy nor my desires to become a detective, a lawyer, or the president; they encouraged me to be all God made me to be. Interestingly, the message I received in Sunday school and gleaned from weekly sermons did not match my parents’ encouragement. Read more
In 1989, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) used the phrase “best interest(s) of the child” five times in its forty articles. Christian scholars not only question the reduction of parental guidance this phrase may inspire, but others have also pondered the difference between “best interest” and “best love” in nurturing children. Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen—a leading Christian psychologist—will examine how theological traditions have affirmed not only the autonomy, or “sovereignty,” of individuals, but also social institutions, including the family. Mary will also propose a “third way” between the extremes of cultural relativism and biological determinism in Christian families. Read more
Egalitarian marriage is a marriage without any hierarchy. Theoretically, everything operates on an equal plane. Tasks and responsibilities are equally shared. We believe that full partnership in marriage is the most biblical view, producing the most intimate, wholesome, and mutually fulfilling marriages. This workshop examines the practical aspects of living out the egalitarian vision. It examines how a husband and wife must work cooperatively to enjoy a healthy, holy, and happy life together. This workshop is most applicable for marriage relationships and ministry practitioners. Read more

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