Faith + Family

“…a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife…” Genesis 2:24

We believe that one man/one woman marriage for life is God’s design for healthy and fruitful families and such families are the foundation for a healthy and stable society.

Areas of focus: Marriage, Abortion, Family Discipleship, Church and Marriage, Homosexuality, Child Rearing, Dating/Relationships, Adultery, Parental Rights, Pornography, Population

Land Center Lecture Series Videos Now Available

Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox, Professor of Sociology and Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, visited Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on October 19-20, 2017, to deliver the inaugural Land Center Lectures. Videos of the l... Read More »

In Whose Best Interest?: Cohabitation, Adults, & Children

Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox, Professor of Sociology and Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, lectures on “In Whose Best Interest?: Cohabitation, Adults, & Children” at the Land Center Lecture Series on October 20, 2017. Read More »

Focused on the Family: Is Faith a Force for Good or Ill in the Family?

Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox, Professor of Sociology and Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, lectures on “Focused on the Family: Is Faith a Force for Good or Ill in the Family?” at the Land Center Lecture Series on October 19... Read More »

Marriage Makes the Man: How Marriage Makes Men Work Harder, Smarter, and More Successfully

Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox, Professor of Sociology and Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, lectures on “Marriage Makes the Man: How Marriage Makes Men Work Harder, Smarter, and More Successfully” at the Land Center ... Read More »

Religion is strengthening marriage and families, sociologist finds

By Julie Owens Originally appeared at https://swbts.edu/news/quick-takes/religion-strengthening-marriage-and-families-sociologist-finds/. Are marriages rooted in religion a pathway to a fulfilling and stable life, or encouragement for domestic violence? Studie... Read More »

Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox to Lecture on Faith, Family, and Economics

The Land Center will host Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox, Professor of Sociology and Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, on October 19-20 for a series of lectures on faith, family, and economics. Dr. Wilcox is a leading scholar on ... Read More »

Land Center Lecture Series on October 19-20

The Land Center will host its first lecture series on October 19-20 on the campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox, Professor of Sociology and Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, will be ... Read More »

The Polyamorous God?

This post originally appeared on Travis Dickinson’s website, The Benefit of the Doubt, at http://www.travisdickinson.com/the-polyamorous-god/. Polyamory and the Church Chuck McKnight thinks it’s time for the church to talk about polyamory. So he’s de... Read More »

The Shining Future of the American Family [!?]: A Historical Speculation

Dr. Allan Carlson, the John A. Howard Distinguished Fellow for Family and Religious Studies at the International Organization for the Family and Editor of The Natural Family: An International Journal of Research and Policy, lectures on “The Shining Futur... Read More »

Traditional families likely to experience a rebound, historian believes

By Julie Owens Originally appeared at https://swbts.edu/news/quick-takes/traditional-families-likely-experience-rebound-historian-believes/. Feminism, tax laws, blurred gender roles, economic struggles and a wide acceptance of divorce continue to take their to... Read More »