Time to challenge no-fault divorce

    First Things: Like the increase in abortions after Roe v. Wade, divorce rates increased significantly with the onset of the policy. As with Roe, there were other contributing factors, especially the sexual revolution, which multiplied the “liberating” effects of the new legal regime. The clear losers in both were children—aborted in ever increasing numbers after Roe, and wounded socially, economically, andspiritually in the wake of no-fault divorce.

  • Posted: 12/08/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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The case for religious freedom

Change looming for city’s pastor-targeting ordinance

Gloucester schools face challenge with proposed restroom policy

Heterosexual couple start legal bid for civil partnership

ADF recommends policy to protect student privacy in restrooms, locker rooms

Why Christians care about sex

RC cuts ties with agency over same-sex couple adoption ruling

Ex-church employee alleges discrimination after his same-sex engagement

Gender-bending proposal a threat to Minnesota high school sports, say critics

Good news about relationships in America: Findings from a new, large, nationwide survey

The divorce of church and state in marriage?

Court orders school district to pay $75,000 for denying boy use of girls’ restroom

The good-enough marriage

To fight child homelessness, strengthen families

Women are having fewer babies than ever in the US

Ordinance repeal on Fayetteville ballot

GOP Missouri legislative leaders ask to appeal same-sex marriage ruling

Irish school withdraws worksheet on Bible’s teachings on homosexuality over complaint

Family breakdown points to important role of marriage

Quitting while ahead: Why some United Methodist evangelicals suggest a split, even though their side is winning

What’s stopping young adults from forming stable families, part 2

Do ‘gendered toys’ contribute to domestic violence?

The divorce surge is over, but the myth lives on

Missouri lawmakers try to appeal same-sex marriage case

Missouri man denied same-sex divorce appeals

Greek Justice Minister declares he will never back same-sex marriage; says it’s dangerous to society, traditions

Nation’s capital bans conversion therapy

1 in 3 Americans want a divorce between clergy and civil marriages

This ‘Giving Tuesday’, give the gifts of life, strong families, and the freedom to live out your faith

Are the financial pressures of illness contributing to elder divorce?

    Family Studies: Discussions about divorce, family stability, and the like typically focus on individuals and families in their normal childbearing and child-rearing years, and for good reason. Unstable or single-parent families have it tougher in all sorts of ways, and to the degree that their struggles affect future generations, solving their associated problems is all the more important. Indeed, it certainly is not uncommon to hear in conversation, even among those who think poorly of divorce in general, an almost audible relief when divorce occurs without children being involved, either because the couple has not had children or the children are grown and gone.

  • Posted: 12/02/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: family-studies.org

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Time to rend marriage? 1 in 4 pastors agree with First Things petition

Should religious and civil marriage be separate? (video)

Local clerks must allow same-sex marriages

Proposed Minnesota policy would allow student athletes to choose teams based on ‘gender identity’

Traditional marriage ‘a compelling government interest’

The mystery of case assignment in the Ninth Circuit

Same-sex marriage acceptance by Finnish Lutheran Archbishop prompts mass resignations from church; nearly 8,000 resign over weekend

Student has no right to discuss same-sex marriage in Marquette ethics class?

The Marriage Pledge – Its relevance in Europe

Study: Children suffer negative effects of divorce

Texas asks judge to uphold marriage law during appeal

Atlanta Fire Chief suspended after writing Christian book calling homosexuality ‘perversion’

Working in family law can reflect God’s compassion

‘Welsh smacking ban would criminalise most parents’

A chronology of (mostly) my comments on ecclesiastical cooperation with civil marriage

Distinguish civil marriage from sacramental? Of course. Divide them? No!

Truth be told: Two clear voices amid the growing din

Many faiths, common view on marriage: Men and women are created for each other

Arkansas, Mississippi marriage laws overturned

How the normalization of pornography fuels the rape culture

Separating civil and Christian marriage

The Census still doesn’t know how many same-sex couples there are

Americans evenly split on legalizing same-sex marriage in states, midterm exit polls show

What we lose when our families shrink

Ashers: MLA in equality law ‘conscience clause’ bid

What’s stopping young adults from forming stable families?

Atlanta’s Fire Chief suspended for publicly professing Christian beliefs

Schuette urges court to take same-sex marriage case

Michigan supports prompt review of same-sex marriage

A legal perspective on ‘The Marriage Pledge’

“Not Yet”: A response to ‘The Marriage Pledge’

Defenders of the family are not as warm and fuzzy as you think

    Aleteia: Last week I was privileged to attend the Humanum Colloquium held at the Vatican, and about which I wrote in advance with optimism regarding the use of new visual arts to convey old truths. Now, with the colloquium behind me, I find myself thinking about the lasting contributions of this international gathering. And it strikes me today that perhaps one of the most important things was an attempt to frame the current international debate about marriage in terms of the humanity owed to the innocent.

  • Posted: 11/25/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Marriage and the black family

Why I changed my mind on civil marriage

‘Parties treat same-sex marriage opponents as morally inferior’

‘Monty the Penguin’ advert criticized for not being inclusive enough

To rend is not to retreat

What are the objections to The Marriage Pledge?

Our canvas Christendom

The church and civil marriage

To go or not to go? Why we shouldn’t take ‘The Marriage Pledge’ too soon

Does a ‘decent interval’ suffice to rehabiliate what is (allegedly) wrong?