Marriage on Trial: The Case Against Same-sex Marriage and Parrenting

Marriage on Trial: The Case Against Same-sex Marriage and Parrenting

by Glenn T. Stanton, Bill Maier



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830832743
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 08/28/2004
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 5.82(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Stanton is director of social research and cultural affairs, and senior analyst for marriage and sexuality, at Focus on the Family, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
He is the author of Why Marriage Matters and a contributor to many books, including Same-Sex Marriage: The Moral and Legal Debate. His book My Crazy, Imperfect Christian Family explores the virtue of imperfect families and the sacredness of the mundaneness of family life.
Stanton has published articles in Christianity Today, the American Enterprise, National Forum, Citizen, Dr. Laura's Perspective, Christian American and The Sunday Times. He is also a winner of the 2001 Amy Foundation Writing Award and is featured in the PBS documentary Affluenza. As a media spokesperson for Focus on the Family, he has been interviewed by hundreds of print and media outlets, including MSNBC and CNN, and he has been quoted in the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA TODAY,, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, the Washington Blade and the Advocate.
A graduate of the University of West Florida, Stanton earned a master's degree in interdisciplinary humanities with an emphasis in philosophy, history and religion. He has taught in each of these disciplines.

Maier is a clinical psychologist and serves as vice president and psychologist-in-residence at Focus on the Family, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
He hosts the national Weekend Magazine radio program and The Family Minute with Dr. Bill Maier. He is a regular contributor to Focus on the Family magazine and has written for Current Thoughts and Trends, Today's Christian Woman, the Houston Chronicle and the Colorado Springs Gazette.
Maier received his master's and doctoral degrees from the Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. He has served at respected institutions such as Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Camarillo State Hospital and the Long Beach Child Guidance Center. He has extensive experience in parent training and education, and his major area of research interest is the impact of cultural trends on child development and family functioning.

Table of Contents

Note to Readers
How This Book Will Equip You to Make the Case for Marriage

Section I: Answering the Same-Sex Marriage Proponents
1. What's Wrong with Letting Homosexuals Marry?
2. Isn't This Primarily an Issue of Justice?
3. Haven't Other Cultures Had Same-Sex Marriage?
4. How Would Homosexual Marriage Threaten Other Families?
5. Wouldn't Gay Marriage Make for a More Open and Equitable Society?
6. Don't Children Just Need Loving Parents?
7. Haven't Professional Medical Groups Said Same-Sex Parenting Is Fine for Kids?
Cheat Sheet for Section I
Section II: Understanding How Marriage Matters to Adults, Children and Society
8. How Does Marriage Benefit Adults?
9. How Does Marriage Benefit Children?
10. Why Do Children Need Mothers and Fathers?
11. How Heterosexuals Paved the Way for the Same-Sex Family Cheat Sheet for Section II
Section III: Debunking the Myths About Homosexuality
12. Are Homosexuals "Born Gay"?
13. Is Homosexuality "Normal and Natural"?
14. Can Homosexuals Change Their Sexual Orientation?
15. Do All Homosexuals Want to Get Married?
Cheat Sheet for Section III

Conclusion: A Christian Understanding of Marriage
Appendix: Is There Hope for the Homosexual? A Discussion on Change and Hope with Mike Haley and Melissa Fryrear

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