A Queer Guide to Christian Marriage
by David Khalaf; Constantino Khalaf
Pub Date 08 Jan 2019
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Same-sex marriage may be legal in America, but it’s still far from the accepted norm, especially in Christian circles. So where can LBGTQ Christians who desire a lifelong, covenantal relationship look for dating and marriage advice when Christian relationship guides have not only simply ignored but actively excluded same-sex couples?
David and Constantino Khalaf struggled to find relational role models and guidance throughout dating, their engagement, and the early months of their marriage. To fill this void, they began writing Modern Kinship, a blog exploring the unique challenges queer couples face on the road from singleness to marital bliss. Part personal reflection, part commentary, and full of practical advice, Modern Kinship explores the biblical concept of kinship from a twenty-first-century perspective. This important resource tackles subjects such as dating outside of smartphone apps, overcoming church and family issues, meeting your partner’s parents, deciding when and how to have children, and finding your mission as a couple. Modern Kinship encourages queer Christian couples to build God-centered partnerships of trust and mutuality.
are overdue for a marriage resource that is intentionally architected to be
inclusive across all sexual orientations. Modern Kinship is an
instant classic, helpful to couples of any arrangement—including straight
—Mike McHargue, Host of “Ask Science Mike,” and Co-founder of The Liturgists
can’t think of a better book than Constantino and David’s when it comes to
helping kinfolk in and around our church find belonging, purpose and love
available to all of us!"
—Adam Nicholas Phillips, founding pastor of Christ Church: Portland