Category Archives: Marriage & Family

Culture war, spiritual war

Has the sexual revolution come full circle?

    Summit: Since the 1960s, the predictable slide of collegiate culture toward a bacchanal of sexual permissiveness has upended the old-fashioned view that men and women fill distinct roles in relationships. For generations, women played the pursued, men the pursuers. In a culture that placed a premium on virginity, a young woman needed no excuse to refuse sex. Her default answer was “no.”


  • Posted: 10/24/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Some Las Vegas wedding chapels are turning away same-sex couples

Second federal court upholds natural marriage

Stunted by sexuality

North Carolina judge resigns so he won’t have to conduct same-sex marriages, thinks other magistrates will do the same

Obama claims Constitution ‘guarantees same-sex marriage in all fifty states’

How does religion influence family formation decisions?

Contraception won’t fix fatherlessness

Advice for a declining culture from Archbishop Chaput

How sex difference makes a difference: A reply to Ilya Somin

Puerto Rico federal court dismisses same-sex marriage lawsuit

Ministers jailed for refusing to perform same-sex marriages?

Appeals court calls for dismissal of same-sex marriage suit against state

Chances are your teen is looking at porn

The endangered family and why it must be saved

    Acton Institute: It’s easy to say that a “family can be anything you choose.” You can have Molly has two mommies, or Jaxon who splits his time between Dad’s house and Mom’s or some version of “his, mine, ours.” In reality, the traditional family is a necessary economic and sociological element of a strong society. It’s like the game Jenga: you can slide and maneuver things all you want, but eventually, it all comes crashing down.


  • Posted: 10/21/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: blog.acton.org

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Putting to rest a bad argument: Marriage law and sex discrimination

President Obama evolves on marriage. Again.

Holder: Federal benefits now available to same-sex couples in more states

Wendy Davis supporters try to suggest Greg Abbott is against interracial marriage, but …

As his wife delivers their baby, group smears this pro-marriage professor as international criminal

Same-sex marriage: No one expects the secular inquisition

Can ministers who make a living by conducting weddings be required to conduct same-sex weddings?

Arizona Catholic Bishops’ statement on decision overturning marriage amendment

For more millennials, it’s kids first, marriage maybe

Faith and family, better together? Religion and family around the globe

North Carolina county magistrate resigns out of refusal to perform same-sex marriages

Christian college, under pressure over homosexuality, feeling push from students, faculty

Damnatio Memoria? The Council of Trent and Catholic teaching on divorce

Apple and Facebook offer coverage for egg freezing. Is it a sign of progress for women?

Traditional marriage backers urge registers of deeds to follow their conscience

A church in exile: Hillsong shifts on homosexuality

NC magistrate may lose job after refusing same-sex couple

Are same-sex marriage states ridding themselves of Christians?

Skydiving weddings and social support

Same-sex marriage arrives in conservative Idaho

Pasquotank magistrate refused to perform same-sex marriage

Really, it’s okay to be single

Choosing against the odds

    Family Studies: For all the debate and sensitivity around what makes for a “normal” family today, some things are so intrinsic they remain untouchable. At some basic level families embody a set of commitments for spouse, parent and child, provide stability when functioning well and inculcate a sense of responsibility between members and generations. Through setback and success, these three are ingredient to the building of any contented life, and the family has typically been the school for their tutelage.


  • Posted: 10/15/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Has the Catholic Church changed its teachings on sex and marriage?

The next same-sex marriage fight: religious exemptions

Answering Ted Olson: Changing marriage is not the way to secure dignity and respect for same-sex couples

A pastoral failure

What parents need to know about Snapchat

Same-sex marriage decisions: The constitution protects homosexuals but not blacks and women

The key to successful parenting: Ignore your children

Ninth Circuit’s neutrality questioned on same-sex marriage

Marriage rates hit new, all-time low

America’s singleness problem

Jitney messiahs

Opposition group turns to stealth and sexism to oppose shared parenting in North Dakota

Christian libertarians: You don’t need to defend the sacrament of marriage

Why are so many middle aged men succumbing to sexual sin?

Same-sex marriage in Arizona a step closer

Ex-’gay’ credits God for lifestyle change

What I learned when my children fell apart in front of me

School district issues handouts urging teachers to stop calling kids ‘boys and girls’

“I refuse to be silent”: Writer says homosexuality “shattered” her marriage, family

Synod14: Mid-way report urges listening to families with gaze fixed on Christ

The new focus on children’s rights

The military and marriage

Alaska will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Same-sex marriage obstacles fall in conservative states

Missouri House Speaker calls on Attorney General to defend marriage laws

Ross Douthat on challenges for the family, designing pro-family policy, and more

Roundup: Supreme Court takes one step closer to legalizing same-sex marriage

Judge says same-sex marriage is now legal in North Carolina

Cardinal says Catholic Church will never bless same-sex marriage

Notre Dame gives spousal benefits to same-sex couples

Supreme Court gives green light to Idaho same-sex marriages

Sexting is the new ‘first base’: More than a quarter of teens send or receive explicit photos

Missouri lawmakers may defend marriage amendment

Appeals court: Nevada same-sex marriages can go ahead

Huckabee: If GOP abandons opposition to same-sex marriage, ‘I’m Gone’