Wed, Sep 04|
Seminar: "The Future of Christian Marriage" with Dr. Mark Regnerus
How do Christians find a mate in a world that increasingly yawns at marriage? Dr. Mark Regnerus will draw upon his research in seven countries to share what people today think about Christian marriage and what folks all over the world are doing to make marriages work.
Time & Location
Sep 04, 2019, 7:00 PM – Sep 25, 2019, 8:30 PM
Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
About The Event
Join us for four consecutive Wednesdays as we consider how Christians find a mate within a religious faith that esteems marriage but a world that increasingly yawns at it. Some of the challenges Christians face are mathematical – there are far more women than men in religious congregations. Others are ideological. Short-term relationships and a desire to “keep my options open” have become the norm. Still other challenges are economic: is marriage smart when good jobs seem to be shrinking while inequality grows?
Dr. Mark Regnerus will draw upon his research in seven countries - the U.S., Mexico, Spain, Poland, Russia, Lebanon, and Nigeria – to share what people today think about Christian marriage and what folks all over the world are doing to make Christian marriages work.
Dr. Regnerus is a professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin and a senior fellow at the Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture. The author of three books from Oxford University Press and nearly 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals, his research and scholarly essays have appeared in media outlets as diverse as Slate and First Things. He and his wife Deeann have three children.