Marriage crisis predated gay marriage, conf. speakers say | Baptist Press

Baptist PressNASHVILLE (BP) –The crisis in marriage preceded the rapid rise of legalized same-sex unions, and the church faces a daunting challenge in addressing it, speakers told 1,300 attendees on the first day of a Southern Baptist conference on the issue.

Southern Baptist and other Christian leaders addressed a gamut of related issues Monday (Oct. 27) at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s first national conference, “The Gospel, Homosexuality and the Future of Marriage.” A capacity crowd gathered at the Opryland Resort and Conference Center in Nashville at a time when court rulings have cleared the way for the legalization of gay marriage in 35 states, the percentage of never-married Americans is at a record high, cohabitation has become the default position of many adults and divorce remains a problem in the culture and church. Continue reading →

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