Category Archives: Marriage & Family

Learning friendship from parents

What makes a marriage last? A happy wife, according to research

Families may differ, but they share common values on parenting

Parental incarceration might be worse for children than parental divorce or death

Liberals teach kids tolerance over faith; conservatives teach kids faith over tolerance, new survey finds

Marriage and positive child outcomes: Commitment, signaling, and sequence

Mixed signals on same-sex marriage

Homosexual acts cannot be approved or celebrated by the Church – Here’s why

When, and why, divorce hurts kids

Judge restores part of Indiana same-sex marriage suit

Scientific education: Do we love our children?

Court issues stay on same-sex marriage ruling in Indiana

Experts debate whether marriage is needed for kids to thrive

How to steward the power of marriage

‘Premarital Sex is a Big Rip-off’ Author: Porn addiction highest ever among women, including married and virgins

The Harry Potter generation

Survey: Church congregations more racially diverse, open to homosexual members

Pope Francis: Marriage shows “the reciprocity of differences”

The meandering judicial philosophy of Judge Posner

    National Review: Posner was clearly leaving himself wiggle room on the issue, and has used it. At some point between 1998 and 2012, the Blade notes, Posner changed his mind about same-sex marriage, announcing the change in a rambling posting on his blog that cited his newfound conclusions (based in part, it seems, on a Wikipedia entry).


  • Posted: 09/15/2014
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  • Category: Bench & Bar, Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.nationalreview.com

Incest and pornography: More similar than we think

Porn use among Christians higher than non-Christians

“Evangelicals for Marriage Equality” launch draws harsh criticism: No coherent argument made that supports same-sex marriage

“Beta marriage” isn’t a better marriage

A tale of two fathers: Silas Marner on the true meaning of fatherhood

Gender gap journalism

Same-sex marriage cases set for early look

An evangelical defense of traditional marriage

Why the ‘concordance reflex’ fails in sexuality debates

Women’s colleges, religious universities change policies for transgender students

Hooking up, shacking up, and saying ‘I Do’

Could homosexuality split the Catholic Church?

9th Circuit hears oral arguments in 3 same-sex marriage cases

Sexual assault and college practices

Children as consumer items: same-sex marriage won’t help us build a culture of life

    National Review: The fortunes of the main branches of American social conservatism are rapidly diverging. On the one hand, we are riding a wave of pro-life legislation sweeping across the nation. Dozens of pro-life laws have been passed in the states in just the past few years, and pro-life sentiment, especially among young people, is hovering around an all-time high. On the other hand, in the wake of United States v. Windsor, it seems that every week another state’s definition of marriage is being overturned by state or federal courts. Our cultural consensus in favor of the traditional definition of marriage has collapsed — most precipitously among young people.


  • Posted: 09/08/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.nationalreview.com

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Reflections on same-sex marriage and religious liberty

9th Circuit to take up same-sex marriage in Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii

Single, Christian, and a child of divorce

Naked consent: Why personal speech codes won’t curb a social problem like sexual assault

Ruling in Louisiana could guide new legal strategy for defending marriage

Petition supporting traditional marriage delivered to Gov. Herbert

32 states ask Supreme Court to settle marriage

Definition of marriage must ultimately go to high court

Court rules against marriage laws in Indiana, Wisconsin

Louisiana marriage amendment survives challenge

    SCOTUS Blog: Ruling that the Supreme Court’s one-year-old decision striking down a provision of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act “does little more than give both sides in this case something to hope for,” a federal judge in New Orleans on Wednesday upheld Louisiana’s ban on same-sex marriages and its refusal to recognize any such union performed in another state. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Martin C. Feldman thus became the first by a federal court to reject a constitutional challenge since the Justices’ decision in United States v. Windsor.


  • Posted: 09/04/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.scotusblog.com

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Federal judge becomes first to uphold state marriage amendment

The importance of dad

    Acculturated: The fact that any of this might need scientific backing is disheartening. And the notable recommendations found in this article—prison reform, a stronger job market for men, changes to child support laws, etc.—fail to address the deeper, moral quandary of a society that has largely given up on the idea that marriage is the foundational institution for human flourishing (and ought to be treated with the seriousness it deserves). Releasing prisoners won’t create better fathers. A stronger economy doesn’t sway the soul from sexually reckless behavior.


  • Posted: 09/04/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: acculturated.com

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Why it’s wrong to equate a man’s worth with his career

Why so many Christians won’t back down on same-sex marriage

We cannot afford to view children as commodities

Louisiana’s marriage law upheld by federal judge

Firing of same-sex couple at Catholic school draws outcry

Federal judge upholds Louisiana’s marriage law

Poll: Church leaders predict repression over objections so same-sex couplings

Young people, sex, and relationships: The new norms

Overcoming the porn plague

A big cash fine is intolerance in action

Fla. Supreme Court asked to rule on same-sex marriage

Anti-marriage judges destroying public trust, says Staver

Seven reasons why the current marriage debate is nothing like the debate on interracial marriage

Federal appeals judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin marriage laws

Is transgenderism a mental disorder or a right?

Same-sex marriage case: Opposing sides weigh in

Linda and Richard Eyre: Basic assumptions about the family now under fire

Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb: Same-sex marriage survey results raise questions

How natural family planning shaped my view of sex

US attorney backs same-sex couples in marriage case

Cultivating your marriage and guarding it from impurity

Same-sex marriage vs. the First Amendment

A fourth same-sex marriage appeal filed

Reading the Court’s signals on same-sex marriage

Marriage policy: States should make their own laws

Making marriage-minded decisions

Cuomo: Outlaw gender identity discrimination