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Hilary Towers – Role of Millenials in Reviving Lifelong, Faithful Marriage

Various false narratives about marriage and divorce have gained significant influence in our culture over the past few decades. Among the most prominent is the idea that “moving on” to new sexual relationships, and new marriages, is healthy and good. … Continue reading »

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How Churches Can Bridge the Marriage Divide

This interview was originally published by First Things. Earlier this month, W. Bradford Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project and a senior fellow at the Institute for Family Studies, addressed the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on the increasingly “separate and unequal” character … Continue reading »

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Divorce in America: Who Wants Out and Why?

This piece was originally published by the Austin Institute. Since the 1970′s, the share of Americans who eventually leave their marriages has hovered between 40 and 50%.  Divorce, even when seemingly necessary, can be very disruptive to the lives of … Continue reading »

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FIRST-PERSON: Cohabitation & divorce — there is a correlation

This piece was originally posted here on Baptist Press, October 4, 2011. By Glenn T. Stanton COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BP) — How many computers or cars do you think Toshiba and Toyota would sell if they didn’t let you test … Continue reading »

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Breaking Up is Hard to Do, Unless Everyone Else is Doing it Too: Social Network Effects on Divorce in a Longitudinal Sample

Rose McDermott Brown University – Watson Institute for International Studies James H. Fowler UC San Diego Division of Social Sciences; UC San Diego School of Medicine Nicholas A. Christakis Harvard Medical School – Department of Health Care Policy Read Full … Continue reading »

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New Study Says Divorce Can Be Contagious

  Watch the video here. NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Forget about the flu that has been going around – there is something else that is contagious and could put your marriage in jeopardy. As CBS 2’s Tracee Carrasco reported, a … Continue reading »

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The Social Costs of Abandoning the Meaning of Marriage

Marriage plays a fundamental role in civil society because it is characterized by sexual complementarity, monogamy, exclusivity, and permanence. These marriage norms encourage men and women to commit permanently and exclusively to each other and take responsibility for their children.

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Twentysomething Marriage: The Knot Yet Report

One of the most important social developments of our time is the recent rise in age at first marriage, which now stands at 27 for women and 29 for men–a historic high. This report from experts Brad Wilcox, Jason Carroll, and more details the consequences – for better and for worse.

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Why Marriage Matters for Children

“When society debates what children need to grow into healthy, happy, productive, well-adjusted adults, many
things are listed as essentials: access to healthcare, nutrition, good schools, safe neighborhoods, love and plenty of encouragement. All of these are important to proper child-development, but the discussion often ignores the one factor that is prior to all these others: marital status of parents.”

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The Impact of Pornography on Women

An excellent talk by Dr. Jill Manning on how pornography impacts women today in our society.

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