Category Archives: Love & Marriage

The Imaginary Incel

One of the more negative terms that has become increasingly common in many of the conversations I read and participate in is the term incel, which is a portmanteau for the longer expression involuntary celibate, and tends to make fun … Continue reading

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Book Review: Married Roommates

Married Roommates:  How To Go From A Relationship That Just Survives To A Marriage That Thrives, by Talia and Allen Wagner [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Reedsy Discovery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The … Continue reading

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It’s A Small World After All

Recently I was having dinner with some brethren in this congregation and, as is sometimes the case, I received a request to speak about a particular topic that one of the people at dinner was interested in, namely the connections … Continue reading

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Goldie Linderman’s Ancestors: A Case Study In Pedigree Collapse

One of the more fascinating aspects of genealogy is the problem of pedigree collapse.  Within some families there are marked tendencies towards endogamy, or cousin marriage, which was often pursued in earlier eras as a way of preserving the family … Continue reading

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Book Review: Love Is A Story

Love Is A Story:  A New Theory Of Relationships, by Robert J. Sternberg Is this really a new theory?  Let us be clear that this book is a compelling look at the narrative elements of relationships (including but not limited … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Meaning Of Marriage

The Meaning Of Marriage:  Facing The Complexities Of Commitment With The Wisdom Of God, by Timothy Keller with Kathy Keller I have to hand it to the writer(s) for not avoiding a tough subject.  Writing about marriage is no easy … Continue reading

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The Wedding Of Isaac And Rebekkah, Or The Greatest Servant Ever, Part Two

The wedding, if you can call it, between Isaac and Rebekkah takes place in Genesis 24, and it is a fascinating story, where there is a great deal of interest in the details of ancient life, with a great deal … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Circle

The Circle, by W. Somerset Maugham I do not think this is among the author’s best works, for at present the only work of the author’s I read about in other books is his classic novel Of Human Bondage.  However, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Three One-Act Plays

Three One-Act Plays:  Riverside Drive, Old Saybrook, Central Park West, by Woody Allen In reading the plays of Woody Allen, one has to confront some very unpleasant realities.  For one, there is a certain similarity across the plays of Woody … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Does The Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality?

What Does The Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality?, by Kevin DeYoung Like many contemporary writers, against my own personal inclinations I have felt it necessary from time to time to write about homosexuality [1], and one gets the sense that … Continue reading

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