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Category Archives: Cohabitation

Reflections on the Stanford Anscombe Society Conference

By Carlos Flores In early April I had the opportunity to attend the Stanford Anscombe Society’s excellent conference, Facing History: The Legacy of the Sexual Revolution. Though a Stanford LGBT student activist group presented the Stanford Anscombe Society with some … Continue reading »

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SIU 2014 Teaser: Scott Stanley and “Sliding vs Deciding”

By Cassandra Hough If you haven’t marked your calendar yet, be sure to mark it for November 7-8, 2014 when the Love and Fidelity Network will be hosting its Seventh Annual National Conference on Sexuality, Integrity, and the University.  We’ve … Continue reading »

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How Disney Sabotaged Our Love Lives

    Ashley hits the nail on the head when she claims that the cultural belief in a “soulmate” actually undermines our chances at happiness. “Further,” she claims, “it fosters self-centeredness; one rarely longs to be a soul mate for … Continue reading »

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Summer Reading, Part II: Cultural Trends in Dating, Mating, and Marriage

  In Part I of our suggested summer reading list we provided some of the basic arguments regarding marriage, family, and sexual integrity. In Part II you’ll find a set of books describing trends in modern relationships including the effects … Continue reading »

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Taking Action: Part II

Editor’s note: The following is the second of a two-part interview with a former student in the University of Pittsburgh’s Anscombe Society, Gabriel Xavier.  The first installment focused on memories of his time at Pitt. In this installment he focuses … Continue reading »

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Are my chances of divorce 50/50? The impact of internalizing popular interpretations of research

When I was in college I became concerned about divorce. Ironically, divorce was foreign to me. It had not occurred in my immediate or extended family. In fact, I grew up in a secure and loving home environment with parents … Continue reading »

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Downside of Cohabiting Before Marriage from the NYTimes

Over the weekend, the NY Times had a strikingly poignant article on the effects of cohabitation upon relationships and marital expectations. Here are a few important excerpts to note: Cohabitation in the United States has increased by more than 1,500 … Continue reading »

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Divorce Dilemma by Eve Tushnet

Divorce rates have fallen from their peak in the early ’80s, the deep pain often felt by children of divorce is openly acknowledged, and young Americans typically express both fear and a moral horror at divorce. They are determined not to repeat the mistakes of previous generations; avoiding divorce is a constant anxiety, even obsession.

But as with most purely reactionary cultural movements, the revolt against divorce has been much better at targeting what it rejects than figuring out what it’s for. In a strange, sad twist, the divorce counterrevolution has only weakened our marriage culture more.

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A Generation Failing to Commit by Rachel A.

      Abstract The period of time referred to as “emerging adulthood” has been redefined, allowing young adults to alter their goals and lifestyles. Marriage is no longer viewed as an essential step to adulthood, nor is it greatly … Continue reading »

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"Why Young Persons Would Wait Forevermore" by Catherine Palmer

Most women still want to be princesses, and most men still seek to win a woman’s heart. Hefner and Sanger diminished the person to the mere sum of parts, yet we know that men and women are remarkable and multifarious, fantastic and so much more. There is still magic in the differences of the sexes—and what a joy it is to encounter them! Indeed, our world contains the possibility of being radically altered by this ‘other,’ who, through the eyes of love, suddenly becomes much larger than we saw before.

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