A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Category: Marriage

More Than Marriage: What’s Behind Polyamory In the Church

When I first heard the term “polyamory,” it sounded like one of those eyebrow-raising issues you hear about on daytime talk-shows – shocking, extreme, and on the fringe.[1] Less than a decade later, it’s creeping out of the shadows ... Read More »

Ms. Independent Gets Married

Editor’s Note: Below is a correspondence from a reader written to Dr. Dorothy Patterson, affectionately known as “Dottie.”   Dear Dottie, What advice would you give women who are transitioning from singleness to marr... Read More »

The Secret Lives of Christian Swingers

A few years ago, the Ashley Madison website made waves through the Christian community.  The site told people that having an affair would, in fact, be good for a marriage rather than harmful.  Most who spoke against it talked about the so... Read More »

Adultery, Divorce, and The Believer

She sat in my office and tearfully told me she was leaving seminary to go fight for her marriage. This promising student, let’s call her Shari, had discovered her husband was the epitome of unfaithfulness. The details are not important ot... Read More »

Why Intimacy in Marriage is So Much More Than Sex

This past week former NFL player and host of “World’s Funniest,” Terry Crews, was interviewed on Huffington Post Live. He admitted that he and his wife just completed a 90-day fast from sex. After seeing the shock on the interviewer... Read More »

Not a Grey Area: Why Biblical Sexuality is Private, But Not Prudish

Sex is a tough topic for Christians. Still, Christians (and non-Christians, too, for that matter) need to know the biblical teaching about it. The difficulty lies in finding the line between being private, prudish, and perverse. Between bei... Read More »

Dear Dottie: My Husband Won't Let Me Go to Church

Dear Dottie, I came to Christ a little over a year ago. Since then, I found a strong church family, was baptized, and started attending the worship service along with a women’s Bible study. My husband, who is not a believer, has been... Read More »

Why I Won't Regret Waiting Until My Wedding Night to Lose My Virginity

I was skimming Facebook the other day when I saw an article with a startling title, “I Waited until My Wedding Night to Lose My Virginity and I Wish I Hadn’t.” It wasn’t posted by the most reliable friend for good reads, so I kept s... Read More »

Why I Won’t Regret Waiting Until My Wedding Night to Lose My Virginity

I was skimming Facebook the other day when I saw an article with a startling title, “I Waited until My Wedding Night to Lose My Virginity and I Wish I Hadn’t.” It wasn’t posted by the most reliable friend for good reads, so I kept s... Read More »

How Marriage is A Good Thing

We believe that marriage was created by God as a covenant between one man and one woman for the purpose of communicating the relationship between God Himself and His people; that biblical marriage is the only rightful relationship for sexua... Read More »