This morning, I tweeted the following survey: Clinical psychopaths are manipulative anti-social narcissists who are incapable of experiencing love or empathy. The condition is untreatable. If you came to believe your friend was married to a non-violent psychopath, would you support your friend divorcing that individual? — Tentative Apologist (@RandalRauser) July 27, 2018 As of […]
Is marriage just for males and females?
This afternoon, Michael Brown posted the following tweet promoting a short (6-minute) video addressing the topic “Can You Be Gay and Christian?” It doesn't take a rocket scientist to recognize that males were designed for females and females for males. Our Creator knew exactly what He was doing. We illustrate it clearly here: https://t.co/aFa8LNL8nf — […]
Are Christians being hypocrites about marriage?
In “Christians standing against gay marriage need to be consistent on divorce” I pointed out the tension with Christians impugning gay marriage as unbiblical whilst ignoring Jesus’ teaching on divorce and remarriage. To put this problem in perspective, I want to start by saying something further about the problem of divorce. In his book The Scandal […]
Why John Piper shouldn’t work at a battered women’s shelter
“What should a wife’s submission to her husband look like if he’s an abuser?” This question opens a three minute commentary from John Piper. Let’s consider his answer: Okay, now it’s time for a debrief. Piper starts out with an obvious point. What kind of abuse are we talking about? As he says: “Is […]
What makes for a good marriage?
Chris Hallquist said: “Some relationships make the switch from monogamy to non-monogamy and are the better for it….” I replied: “According to what standard?” Chris replied: “???” Yes folks, he gave me a triple IS (incredulity score). That is serious. Chris continued: “Both people are happier about their marriage? Seriously, what kind of question is […]
Marriage, ethics and the new ascetics
In this post I’m going to deal with a couple commentaries on my recent posts on the ethics of marriage and illness. Steve Hays of Triablogue The first is a brief response to Steve Hays of Triablogue. I feel obliged to respond to Hays, however briefly, because the poor fellow seems desperate for some attention. […]
Till death do we part? Ethical reflection on marital vows
In my previous post I found myself in the surprising situation of defending Pat Robertson’s widely panned commentary on the morality of divorce in the case of advanced Alzheimer’s. I was not necessarily agreeing with Pat’s view, but I was certainly sympathetic to it. Not everyone was in agreement. A couple people offered reasonable […]