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Homosexuality, the Bible, and Christianity

Three Spiritual Conundrums have recently been submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life on the subject of homosexuality. First, from QuestioningMale: PLEASE shed some light on Homosexuality. I am a CHRISTIAN – never been abused, molested, etc. who has attended

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What does Emanuel Swedenborg Say about Homosexuality?

This article is for people who want to know what Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) says on the subject of homosexuality.  If you’re not interested in that, you can safely skip it. For the broader picture, and my reasons for writing these two articles

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Is Sex Before Marriage Forbidden in the Bible?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Kimberly: Hi Lee! I was wondering if sex before marriage is forbidden in the Bible. . . and if it is, why? I have

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Posted in The Bible Re-Viewed

If You’ve been Married More than Once, Which One will you be With in the Afterlife?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Anna: If a widow remarries after Death of her husband, which one will she be with in her afterlife? Thanks for the good question,

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Posted in Sex Marriage Relationships, The Afterlife

“And They Lived Happily Ever After”

I have a pet peeve about the love stories in many popular movies and novels. We could call it the and-they-lived-happily-ever-after complex. For classic fairy tales, “And they lived happily ever after” is the most popular ending. Here’s the pattern:

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How Can I Help a Loved One who is In an Abusive Relationship?

A reader named “Sister-In-Law” recently submitted a spiritual conundrum in which she describes the situation of her husband’s brother, “John” (not his real name), who is married to a woman who abuses him verbally and physically. The woman has a

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Posted in Pain and Suffering, Sex Marriage Relationships

How to Know if Mr. or Ms. Right is Right for You: Pointers from Gloria and Emilio Estefan

You’ve been in a relationship and are considering taking the next step into marriage with your partner. How can you have confidence that your marriage will not become a statistic like so many others that started with wonderful excitement, promise,

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Posted in Popular Culture, Sex Marriage Relationships

Hugh Jackman Battles . . . Gossip?

In 2008, People magazine featured Hugh Jackman as the Sexiest Man Alive. Today, Jackman is hotter than ever in his new movie, The Wolverine. (Psst: Hugh Jackman is gay!) What? Hugh Jackman is happily married! (Psst: It’s a sham marriage!

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Posted in Popular Culture

How does Marriage Fit In with a Spiritual Life? Is There Marriage in Heaven?

Is marriage biological, social, or spiritual? Answer: All of the above. Not to mention divine. Yes, we humans have the same biological drives to mate and reproduce as the rest of the higher animals. And yes, marriage does help to

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Beyonce and Jay-Z Reveal the Secret: How to Start a Lasting Marriage

Hollywood marriages are not known for their longevity. But not all celebrities get it wrong. Though some stars’ marriages last only a few years . . . or months, others’ marriages last fifty years or more. What’s the secret? Why

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