What happens when a leader in the purity movement gets a divorce?

Former evangelical pastor Joshua Harris has put himself in a difficult situation.

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  • Former pastor, Joshua Harris, recently announced that he's divorcing his wife of twenty years.
  • Harris's 1997 book, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, sold over a million copies and is credited for influencing the Christian purity movement.
  • His work has harmed a lot of people, causing Harris to rethink his ideas two decades after its publication.
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Marijuana improves couple intimacy, new research suggests

Couples who use marijuana experience greater intimacy.

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  • New studies suggest positive benefits of marijuana use by couples.
  • Whether one or both use it, relationship intimacy can improve.
  • Previous studies found that marijuana boosts sex lives.
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How your genes could affect the quality of your marriage

How important is it to consider a romantic partner's genetic profile before getting married?

How important is it to consider a romantic partner's genetic profile before getting married?

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Islam spread through the Christian world via the bedroom

Unions between Muslims and non-Muslims played a huge part in the expansion of Islam.

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There are few transformations in world history more profound than the conversion of the peoples of the Middle East to Islam. Starting in the early Middle Ages, the process stretched across centuries and was influenced by factors as varied as conquest, diplomacy, conviction, self-interest and coercion. There is one factor, however, that is largely forgotten but which played a fundamental role in the emergence of a distinctively Islamic society: mixed unions between Muslims and non-Muslims.

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Decades ago, ecstasy — yes, MDMA — was used in marriage counseling

A revival is occurring, and we sure can use it.

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  • For the first decade after it was synthesized, MDMA was used in individual and couples therapy.
  • Many therapists spoke against the criminalization of MDMA in 1985 due to the drug's therapeutic potential.
  • A revival has occurred in recent years, with the government allowing clinical trials to move forward.
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