At Second Blush: Why Marriage is Far From Obsolete

By Stan Guthrie

Time magazine, knocked off its perch as one of the world’s most respected purveyors and interpreters of the news, is trying to stay relevant in the new media world. Perhaps that is the simplest explanation for its latest cover story, “Who Needs Marriage? A Changing Institution.” The piece plays off of the latest study of the Pew Research Center, “The Decline of Marriage and Rise of New Families.” In the article, Time editor-at-large and author Belinda Luscombe produces this remarkable sound bite: “The Pew survey reveals that nearly 40% of us think marriage is obsolete.”

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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