Articles

Modern Orthodox Authors

Sex and the Moral Imagination

Fr. Stephen Freeman

As the day draws near for the US Supreme Court to insist on nationwide approval for gay marriage, a watershed in modern thought has been reached…click here to read more.

Marriage the Great Sacrament

Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetra

Nobody would dispute that the most important day in a person's life, after his birth and baptism, is that of his marriage. It is no surprise, then, that the aim of contemporary worldly and institutional upheavals is precisely to crush the most honorable and sacred mystery of marriage. …click here to read more.

The Orthodox Christian Marriage

Fr. Alexey [now Hieromonk Ambrose] Young

Orthodox Christianity is a way of life, not merely something we do on Sunday mornings and quickly forget when we leave church. A way of life is a whole coming together of habits and attitudes, ideas and actions: a style of life, a way to live…click here to read more.

Choosing a Spouse

Translated by Paula Genis from
Semyia Pravoslavnavo Khristianina

What a pleasure and a joy it is to see a family where love and peace prevail between husband and wife, where the husband and wife share each other's joys and sorrows, thus mutually lightening all life's difficulties…click here to read more.

An Orthodox Response to an Anti-Orthodox
Defense of Gay Marriage

Fr. John Whiteford

David J. Dunn’s article has been out for some time, and since I have engaged him on this issue on “Ancient Faith Today” as well as on my blog, I would not have bothered to write a specific rebuttal of it at this point…click here to read more.

The Bible the Church and Homosexuality:
Obscurantegesis vs the Truth

Fr. John Whiteford

When it comes to the interpretation of the Scriptures we speak of "exegesis" (which refers to bringing the correct meaning of the text out through proper interpretation) and "eisegesis" (which is reading an incorrect meaning into the text of Scripture that is not in fact there)…click here to read more.


Church Fathers

Where does Humanistic Culture Lead?

St. Justin Popovic

Theanthropic culture transfigures man from within, and thereby likewise influences his external condition. It transfigures the soul, and by way of the soul, it transfigures the body…click here to read more.

Advice to All Christian Women

St. Gregory the Theologian

For your wedding, I, your spiritual father Gregory, offer you this poem as a gift. And I consider it to be the best possible advice a father could offer to his beloved daughter…click here to read more.

Letter to my Wife

Tertullian

 

The Inward Mission of Orthodoxy

St. Justin Popovic

I have thought it meet, my best beloved fellow-servant in the Lord, even from this early period, to provide for the course which you must pursue after my departure from the world, if I shall be called before you; (and) to entrust to your honour the observance of the provision…click here to read more.

 

It is very, very difficult indeed for infinite and eternal life to make its way into the human soul - so narrow - and even into the narrower human body. Held behind bars, the inhabitants of this earth suspiciously stand their ground against anything from without...click here to read more.


Other Conservative Authors

Tracking Christian Sexual Morality
in a Same-Sex Marriage Future

Mark Regnerus

 

What you Need to Know About Marriage

The Heritage Foundation

 

As mainline Protestant denominations increasingly accept the ordination of gay clergy and publicly affirm same-sex unions, the sociologist in me wishes to understand what this development means for people in those denominations…click here to read more.

 

 

 Frequently Asked Questions on defining marriage, including… "What are the consequences of redefining marriage?" "Why does marriage matter to the government?" …and 13 more hot-button questions, with answers

Frequently Asked Questions on defining marriage, including… "What are the consequences of redefining marriage?" "Why does marriage matter to the government?" …and 13 more hot-button questions, with answers

 Do you support natural marriage, but don't know how to explain why, especially without reaching for a Bible? Please check out this flyer produced by The Ruth Institute.

Do you support natural marriage, but don't know how to explain why, especially without reaching for a Bible? Please check out this flyer produced by The Ruth Institute.

77 Non Religious Reasons to Support Man/Woman Marriage

The Ruth Institute