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Seminar: "The Future of Christian Marriage" with Dr. Mark Regnerus
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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.