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New study: couples that delay sexual activity experience higher quality relationships

From Family Studies, news about TWO new studies.

Excerpt: (links removed)

[T]wo recently published studies call into question the validity of testing sexual chemistry early in dating.

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Marriage

Bank–Rott.

As examples of the malfeasance of the global financial industry go, the following story is beyond petty. The sums involved are small and I am fortunate enough to be isolated (by unearned privilege and by the fact that my landlord is kind, generous, and a friend) from its direct consequences. 2,725 more words

Banks

Are churchgoing people who accept same-sex marriage really Christians?

Here’s a bit of research from Mark Regnerus to shed some light on what else they believe. (H/T Chris)

Excerpt:

Churchgoing Christians who support same-sex marriage are more likely to think pornography, cohabitation, hook-ups, adultery, polyamory, and abortion are acceptable.

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Christianity

Under Archons

men great and small will hold titles
but the salient fact of democracies
is that no one shall arrogate powers
sufficient to squander the will of the many… 154 more words

POETRY

The trouble with avoiding controversial topics

Lindsay blogs about it on her Lindsay’s logic blog.

Intro:

According to these definitions, a controversial topic is simply one on which many people disagree. In some cases, this may be due to the topic being merely opinion.

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Apologetics

William Lane Craig assesses the credibility of the Rapture doctrine

In the Christian Post. (H/T Pastor Matt’s round-up)

Excerpt:

Several months before “Left Behind” opens in theaters, a prominent Christian philosopher is reminding the American church that the movie’s claims about the rapture are false.

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Polemics

Steven Gerrard's Retirement & The End Of The Roy Of The Rovers Era

Steven Gerrard’s retirement from international football will lead to a predictable plethora of praise from fans, managers and his colleagues in the England national team. Any number of talking heads will pop up on television screens and radio programmes to pay tribute to Gerrard’s tireless running, spectacular shooting and never-say-die attitude and remind us that the England team will be poorer without him. 2,144 more words

Football