4 Questions on Same-Sex Marriage

Sean McDowell and John Stonestreet | September 14, 2015


As same-sex marriage is now legal across the country, Christians will face scenarios that require a great deal of wisdom. But we warn you from the outset: we don’t have all the answers. These are uncharted cultural waters, and applying absolutes in the context of real-life relationships and a shifting culture is tricky. It makes a difference whether one is an employer or an employee, a close family member or a stranger on an airplane, a Christian or a non-Christian.

While there are some lines that believers ought not cross, there are some decisions that are matters of conscience. In 1 Corinthians, Paul says, “For why should my liberty be determined by someone else’s conscience? So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:29 and  31).

It will be difficult to wrestle through the specific situations believers will face in the days to come, so it is essential that we begin to have conversations about them now. We shouldn’t wait until the heat of the moment, but should be prepared with a gracious, thoughtful response. Let’s consider some potential scenarios.

(1) What if my business is asked to provide services for a same-sex


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