Ethics and Religion Talk: Does Money Solve Marital Problems?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 10-04-2021 under OPINION

Linda Knieriemen, Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Holland, responds: I would never counsel that money and grateful participation giving to charity will resolve issues— marital or otherwise. In fact, access to abundant money is...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is Divorce OK?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 04-13-2020 under OPINION

Rev. Ray Lanning, a retired minister of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, responds: “ ‘OK’ is hardly the right word for divorce.  The prophet Malachi lived in a time when many thought that divorce was ‘...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Does God really hate divorce?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 11-05-2018 under OPINION

Fred Stella, the Pracharak (Outreach Minister) for the West Michigan Hindu Temple, responds: “To begin with, God doesn’t ‘hate’ anything. In Chapter IX of the Bhagavad Gita it states, ‘I know not hate, I know not favor...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What to do with frozen embryos after divorce?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 09-17-2018 under OPINION

 A new Arizona law would give frozen embryos to either spouse who wants to use them, even after a divorce. Is it ethical to force someone to become a parent against his or her will? On the other hand, is it ethical to force the destruction...

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Local writer battling brain cancer seeks help to write his story with Kickstarter campaign

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 07-09-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

A Grand Rapids man with an inoperable brain tumor turned to Kickstarter, an online fundraising service, to help write his life story. David Wenzel, a 33-year-old writer, wants his story to serve as an advisory narrative for the millennial generation...

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Ask-a-Lawyer: Divorce & Child Custody

by (grpl)

Submitted 10-16-2014 under

The Grand Rapids Public Library, in partnership with the Grand Rapids Bar Association, hosts this free series that provides information about common legal issues. At each session, expert attorneys give a short overview of the legal topic, followed...

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Help for Marriages in Crisis

by (Retrouvaille Gr...)

Submitted 09-08-2011 under NONPROFITS

Julie had her eye on the cute boy with long dark hair all through high school. They were friends, but it wasn’t until the end of their senior year that Tony Gessner thought Julie had actually turned “hot.” By that time she had...

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"Fireproof" Your Marriage - What the divorce lawyers don't want you to know

by (Jewly Warren)

Submitted 08-25-2010 under OPINION

I was asked to review the series “Love and Respect,” by Emerson Eggerichs, by my pastor for the purpose of advertising the upcoming seminar series to be presented by Redeemer Lutheran Church along with the movie, "Fireproof." I brought the series...

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