Culture/Values

Marriage: What the debate is about and not about

Marriage: What the debate is about and not about

By John Biver

Marriage is not an unimportant, secondary issue. The healthier and more resilient a society is, the better able it will be to deal with whatever problems arise, whether it is war or economic downturn. Anything that hurts society reduces its ability to deal with any and all problems.

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The defense of marriage can and must be improved

By John Biver

Many people in the prosperous West no longer understand simple concepts like the “social fabric.” The world they’ve been born and raised in typically doesn’t force any deep thought about why some societies are free, civilized and prosperous while others regularly suffer widespread poverty, disease, societal chaos, and even total war. They’re accustomed to the fruits of Western culture and they take it for granted.

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Why marriage matters: Understanding the basics

By John Biver

The question of why marriage should be kept between one man and one woman is actually a pretty simple issue. Marriage isn’t about “coupling,” or two people feeling something for each other. Marriage is an institution recognized by the state because it is a building block of society.

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The issue of abortion isn’t just a political football

By John Biver

The information age is rife with reminders that the serious issues aren’t just fodder for those earning their living in the arena of political entertainment. Inarticulate politicians who view everything as a “political football” need only scan the headlines to find real life illustrations for why one side of the debate is right and the other is wrong.

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