Faith and Love

The many issues that arise when religion and spirituality is mixed with romantic relationships. Cover image:

Final Words: My Last Phone Conversation with My Mom

By Julie J. Exline Ph.D.
What messages do we want to share with our loved ones before they die?

The Irony of Divorce Law

By Ruth Lee Johnson J.D.
The history of divorce is also the history of romance.

Marriage Wars: The Real Fight is Over Moral Superiority

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
The marriage wars are about moral superiority.

How Your Blood Sugar Could Be Wrecking Your Marriage

By David DiSalvo
A new study links low blood sugar to relationship stress.

What If We Choose To Do It With Love?

By Mikhail Lyubansky Ph.D.
Racial Justice Requires a Choice That Seems Hard to Make

Does Christianity Harm Children?

By Phil Zuckerman Ph.D.
We need to talk more openly about the abusive aspects of Christian theology

The Philosophy of Lust

By Neel Burton M.D.
Is lust really the first rung on the ladder of love?

Should Your Spouse Keep A Spread Sheet On You?

By J. R. Bruns M.D.
The basic disconnect that sends marriages spiraling downward

Dearest Daughter Emily

By Barry X. Kuhle Ph.D.
An atheist father’s love letter to the daughter who wants to pray with him.

Are Sex And Religion Natural Enemies?

By Scott A. McGreal MSc.
Loving thoughts might increase religious belief, and sexy thoughts decrease it.

Religion and Acceptance of Gays

By Michael C. LaSala Ph.D., LCSW
Are gay people damned to hell?

Religious Attitudes Towards Polyamory

By Elisabeth A. Sheff Ph.D., CASA, CSE
From conservative Christianity to Tantra, they range from rejection to welcome.

The Atheist Who Came to Christmas

By Dawn Stanton

A matter of faith between friends.

Sex and Religiosity

By Robert N. McCauley Ph.D.
Studies of religiosity may illuminate sources of sex differences.

Managing Interfaith Relationships

By Thomas G. Plante Ph.D., ABPP
Holidays can be extra stressful for interfaith relationships

Four Strategies for Becoming Multicultural

By Monnica T Williams Ph.D.
Learn how to cultivate a well-rounded personal identity through others'

Can Prayer Keep Your Lover from Cheating?

By Jeremy Nicholson M.S.W., Ph.D.
Increasing faith can reduce unfaithfulness in romantic relationships.