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Old Natural Law Theory, Marriage, and Sexual Ethics


September 24, 2019

“Old natural law theory” begins with the natural end of our sexual faculties and derives ethical principles from there. But this approach has to rely implicitly on prior value judgments in order to distinguish between biological facts that are axiologically or morally relevant and those that are not. The second in a two-part series.

Sexual Ethics, Human Nature, and New Natural Law Theory


September 23, 2019

“New” natural law theorists and “old” natural law theorists both see human flourishing as the proper end of all ethics, including sexual ethics. Yet they disagree about how human nature informs practical reasoning. This first in a two-part series.

6 Things that Keep an Emotional Connection in Marriage

By: Susan Merrill

April 06, 2018

It’s important to keep an emotional connection as a couple, and Mark and I have learned some ways to make that happen. I say make that happen because if you don’t put your mind to staying connected to your husband, a thousand other things will get in the way of doing it. Or, in my case, 5 children — even though I loved them —  had a habit of getting in the way.

These 6 things will help you stay connected to your husband.

5 Habits of Happily Married Couples

By: Cassandra Soars

November 15, 2019

Research shows in order to have a happy marriage, you must do 5 nice things for every negative one. 5 to 1! This morning my husband and I had a negative interaction. Because he didn’t sleep well, he was tired and stressed, and I didn’t respond well to his grouchiness. We didn’t argue; we just didn’t have a positive experience with one another. This simple negative interaction is probably a common occurrence for many couples.

I had no idea that it would take us both being intentional to make sure we had 5 positive interactions to make up for this 1 negative one. Healthy habits are a powerful tool in a relationship. Want to be happily married for a long time? Try making these 5 things a habit.

3 Little Things You Can Do this Week for a Better Marriage

By: Nancy Jergins

January 01, 2020

My son is into sports. So I find myself using sports analogies pretty often to help him understand a concept or motivate him. That’s how I came upon a quote by John Wooden, one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time, that applies not only to motivating 13-year-olds but also to marriage.

“When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur… Not tomorrow, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made. Don’t look for the big, quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That’s the only way it happens — and when it happens, it lasts.”

Try these 3 little things you can do this week for a better marriage.

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