So What, Exactly, is Marriage?

(by Stephen) We live in a time and place of unprecedented claims of the right to privacy. Typically included in this notion of privacy is the idea that sexual acts are purely private matters, the business of nobody but the … Continue reading →

The Kids May Not Be All Right

(by Dave) Moviemakers may like us to believe that “The Kids Are All Right,” but global evidence to the contrary is mounting. Mitch Pearlstein, a former officer in the department of Education and now the president of the Center for … Continue reading →

Deeper Than Desire

(by Stephen) We have been looking at the confusion inherent in the notion that marriage = love + commitment. Let’s examine it further by exploring the following: what human flourishing looks like, how sex is a part of human flourishing. … Continue reading →

Promises of Marriage and the Self

(by Stephen) If marriage is nothing more than love + commitment, it is inexplicable how our laws about marriage—and most importantly, our public ceremonies of marriage—ever came to pass. The expectation that marriage is sexually exclusive and faithful, not to … Continue reading →