Man marries a goat
December 1st, 2017

When it comes to marriage, they say love knows no bounds. Well, we’re inclined to believe it! This list of odd pairings will leave you scratching your head. From a 106-year-old bride to a woman in love with a building, there sure are some strange couples out there. Continue reading

A rainbow American flag
August 10th, 2017

In contrast to recent signals from the White House, statistics show that public support for gay marriage has been steadily increasing in recent years. Across America, people are more accepting of the LGBT community than ever before. And it’s not … Continue reading

Broken rings signifying divorce
May 18th, 2017

Esther has spent the past 29 years attempting – unsuccessfully – to divorce her husband. Not a civil divorce, mind you. That part was easy. Civil proceedings moved quickly through the courts after her husband tried to murder her back … Continue reading

Dying couple holding hands
March 21st, 2017

After 59 years of marriage, Margaret and Don Livengood spent their final few days together, side-by-side in a single hospital room, holding hands. When the end finally came, Don and Margaret passed away within a few short hours of one … Continue reading

A domestic violence victim with her hand to her lips.
October 20th, 2016

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and organizations around the country are holding events to highlight the issue. Those showing support include many churches and religious groups. Although nobody doubts they have good intentions, their efforts are undermined by claims … Continue reading

Pope Francis looking concerned
June 21st, 2016

Pope Francis raised eyebrows last week when he said that most modern marriages are “invalid”.  In a series of off-the-cuff remarks, the pope explained that young people these days “live in a culture of the provisional” and don’t truly understand what … Continue reading

Divorce Cake - Universal Life Church Monastery
September 9th, 2014

“I offer you my solemn vow to be your faithful partner in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, and in joy as well as in sorrow. I promise to love you and to cherish you for as … Continue reading

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April 21st, 2014

If it was ever discovered that Jesus had a wife, what would it mean for the future of the church? A couple of years ago, an ancient papyrus fragment was discovered which contained references to such a figure, quickly becoming … Continue reading

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April 9th, 2014

“To have and to hold”. “To love and to cherish”. Such phrases have left an indelible mark on our understanding of what it means to unite in holy matrimony, at least in Western Christianity. But what are the origins of … Continue reading

February 22nd, 2012

U.S. presidential hopeful Mitt Romney may be feeling a slight headache in the coming months as the presidential campaign gets into full swing. Universal Life Church minister Helen Radkey, who has spent the last several decades fighting posthumous baptisms by … Continue reading