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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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Is the College Date Worth Reviving?

At the beginning of the 21st century, researchers announced a void of dating on college campuses. The absence of dating likely existed for years before researchers made it better known to the world outside campus. Still, the lack of dating was enough … Continue reading »

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"Designed for Sex" by Dr. J. Budziszewski

What we lose when we forget what sex is for. Here are selections from an excellent article by Dr. J Budziszewski, a Natural Law professor at UT-Austin, who just released an excellent book, On the Meaning of Sex. Shelly is … Continue reading »

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An Untreated Pandemic – Porn's effect on brain & relationships by Dr. Patrick Fagan

“Pornography is of great harm to the individual, the couple, and the family.” It is an epidemic, and now researcher, psychologist and scholar on our Speakers Bureau, Dr. Patrick Fagan, discusses the role pornography plays in the culture: Dr. Fagan … Continue reading »

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In Praise of Men by Catherine Palmer

“Men are pigs.” “Men just use women.” “All men care about is beer and sports.” These phrases and others can be found cluttering the pages of Glamour and Cosmo or typed as the header on young singles’ blogs. It appears … Continue reading »

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Building Strong Marriages with Munira Lekovic Ezzeldine

On March 3, the Love and Fidelity Network cosponsored a day-long conference with the Muslim Life Program and AltMuslimah.com called “Courtship, Marriage, and Divorce: The American Muslim Happily Ever After.” This event brought together a diverse group of thinkers ranging … Continue reading »

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Courting with Sohaib Sultan, Zeba Iqbal, Aman Ali, Munira Lekovic

On March 3, the Love and Fidelity Network cosponsored a day-long conference with the Muslim Life Program and AltMuslimah.com called “Courtship, Marriage, and Divorce: The American Muslim Happily Ever After.” This event brought together a diverse group of thinkers ranging … 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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The Conjugal Theory of Sexual Morality, Part II by Charles Capps

Special thanks to Charles Capps for providing us with his award-winning essay on the conjugal theory of sexual morality, as laid out by the New Natural Law Theory. Following up on yesterday’s post, we conclude the essay with part II … Continue reading »

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A Conjugal Theory of Sexual Morality, Part I by Charles Capps

I. Introduction1 Since the cultural upheaval of the 1960s, opposing views of sexual morality have created deep rifts in the fabric of Western society. Today, with the remarkable acceleration of the movement to assimilate homosexual partnerships into the definition of … Continue reading »

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