Honors: All We're Meant to Be has received numerous honors. Second, we aim to show why we marriage supporters can at the same time comfortably join many other heterosexual Christians in supporting the aspirations of gay and lesbian persons—and why we can do so not despite, but because of, our eagerness to renew marriage. What God Has Joined Together? We will, therefore, articulate the human need to belong. She married John Scanzoni in 1956. They don't get to what the Bible says until page 84. Across the country, states have voted, courts have debated, and churches have divided over the legitimacy of same-sex marriage.
Written by heterosexual Christians, this book approaches both sides with gentle humility. By affirming marriage for all, What God Has Joined Together concurs with conservatives' call for marriage renewal and a more marriage-supporting culture. American Evangelicals and the 1960s University of Wisconsin Press, 2013 , p. By affirming marriageandndash;for allandndash;What God Has Joined Together concurs with conservatives's call for marriage renewal and a more marriageandndash;supporting culture. Why, for example, do the American Family Association and the Family Research Council argue so vigorously that supporting heterosexual marriage requires keeping homosexuals unmarried? Drawing on scientific research as well as on the Bible, the authors explain that marriage is emotionally, physically, financially, and spiritually beneficial for everyone, not just heterosexuals. This book at I actually think this is a great book on gay marriage for gay people.
In other words, we take marriage seriously. ¹² Bridging the Divide Across the polarized church and nation, the debate rages. If the acceptance of same-sex marriage was strictly a matter of sociology and psychology, Myers and Scanzoni have written a slam dunk argument for affirming and even encouraging same-sex marriage. Apostle Paul could have visited a pride parade, Jesus could have been at a gay wedding turning water into wine, Moses could have embraced a few gay Israelites in his army days. Special thanks are due Kathryn Brownson for her wisdom, research, and assistance in manuscript preparation; to our agent, Susan Arellano, for connecting us to HarperSanFrancisco and being our occasional sounding board; to our discerning, patient, and supportive editor, Eric Brandt; and to Elaine Merrill and Carl Walesa for helping transform our work into a published book.
But no reason to really get into that. Discussion Questions If you are a marriage supporter, or if what you have read about this book gave you the impression that it aims to undermine marriage, you may wish to read and or, for more, to read the book's marriage-supportive chapters. Honors: All We're Meant to Be has received numerous honors. Amid the uproar one perspective is decidedly missing: that of thoughtful, pro-marriage Christians who, informed by their faith, are struggling to make sense of this issue. They have made a commitment to love, support, comfort, encourage, and respect each other, helping each other to learn and grow and be all that they can be—separately and together. Maybe it's best just to be like Paul and dedicate your life to Jesus. Across denominational lines and throughout the nation, the debate rages between those who see.
What God Has Joined Together? But these authors attempt to bend Christianity until it breaks to get their point across. The book ends with a persuasive case for gay marriage and outlines how this can be a win-win solution for all. Gay marriage has become the most important domestic social issue facing twenty-first-century Americans -- particularly Americans of faith. Scanzoni specializes in the intersection between religion and social issues. What God Has Joined Together? Massive evidence reveals that children, adults, and communities thrive where marriage abounds.
This was the early 'bible' of Evangelical feminism; it was called 'ground-breaking' and 'epoch-making. It is very clear that the authors care very much for dedicated marriage and families, particularly in a world where we are seeing commitment dropping to an all-time statistical low. These and other, related questions are tearing many faith-based communities apart. If you seek personal advice for yourself or a friend or family member, we regret being unable to offer assistance. Gay marriage has become the most important domestic social issue facing twenty-first-century Americans -- particularly Americans of faith.
Same sex marriage continues to be a hotandndash;button issue, especially for people of faith. This book had a fair bit of comedy in it. To Linda Bieze, Ralph Blair, Elizabeth S. For more than 40 years, the homosexual activist movement has sought to implement a master plan that has had as its centerpiece the utter destruction of the family. If you don't follow their argument, or feel that the Bible trumps common sense and scientific knowledge, then this book won't change your mind. What God Has Joined Together? And we will highlight lingering issues that merit further research and dialogue.
Most Christians are pro-marriage and hold traditional family values, but should they endorse extending marriage rights to gays and lesbians? We affirm the solemn words of the traditional wedding ceremony in the Book of Common Prayer 1892 , which asserts that marriage is holy and honorable and should not be entered into unadvisedly or lightly, but reverently, discreetly, advisedly, soberly, and in the fear of God. Across the country, states have voted, courts have debated, and churches have divided over the legitimacy of same-sex marriage. If Jesus enjoined us to love our neighbors as ourselves, and the homosexual is our neighbor, does that mean we should accept and bless gay marriages? Drawing on scientific research as well as on the Bible, the authors explain that marriage is emotionally, physically, financially, and spiritually beneficial for everyone, not just heterosexuals. For 'love is the fulfilling of the law' Rom. If you're going to be gay - you might as well be married. He serves on the National Marriage Project advisory board.
Is sexual orientation a chosen lifestyle? Now in paperback, this concise book examines in an accessible way the social scientific and biblical dimensions of this issue that continues to capture headlines and ignite people's passions on both sides. I mostly agreed with the book and mostly liked it; it would be interesting to see what the authors would do with a new edition that could incorporate more information. If Jesus enjoined us to love our neighbors as ourselves, and the homosexual is our neighbor, does that mean we should accept and bless gay marriages? He writes that gay activist goals that seemed unthinkable just a few years ago have largely been achieved or are now within reach…. The authors' conclusions may stir controversy in some quarters, but their arguments should not be ignored. We also believe that society, by supporting marriage, benefits as well. Rather, in this book written by and for heterosexuals, we offer faith-informed and behavioral-science-informed reflections on sexual orientation, the human need to belong, and Christian sexual ethics. Biblical Feminism and All We're Meant to Be Numerous scholars, whether they agree or disagree with the book's basic premise of gender equality, consider All We're Meant to Be to have been a major catalyst in launching the biblical feminist movement.