Will Catholic teaching on marriage change?

Of sex and men: Why sexual restraint matters

    Family Studies: If I know anything about men, it’s that they respond best to messages that leave a little room for heroism. It’s why Playstation uses the “Greatness Awaits” campaign, and it’s why the Army’s old advertisements challenged men to “Be all that you can be.” Advertisements to men that emphasize safety and caution are probably not as effective as those that draw on adventure and sacrifice and risk-taking.


  • Posted: 09/30/2014
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September sees surge in sex trafficking arraignments, sentencing

Divorce law out of sync with same-sex marriage

Supreme Court meets to consider same-sex marriage cases

Synod on the family: There is no need to fear debate in the Church

Alliance supports marriage in Slovakia

ADF to Slovak court: Allow citizens to affirm their values at ballot box

New documentaries tell stories of former homosexuals and their faith

Church asks music director to resign after he married same-sex partner; Congregation laments

People born male allowed in girls’ locker rooms in Kentucky

British sex survey 2014: “the nation has lost some of its sexual swagger”

Marriage debate ‘still a winning issue,’ conservatives say

Poll: Utahns evenly split as Supreme Court considers gay marriage

Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling likely to land in term’s finale

St. Louis challenge to marriage law in court

Incest should be decriminalized, says German ethics council

Polygamy: Coming to America?

Pregnant lesbian teacher rallies parents to fight her dismissal from Catholic H.S.

Is the Supreme Court ready to settle the same-sex marriage battle?

Same-sex marriage supporters, opponents alike eager for Supreme Court ruling

Let states, not courts, decide marriage policy

    The Washington Post: On June 26 of last year, the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act in United States v. Windsor, and since then lower courts have issued a string of decisions redefining marriage in the states. This month, in a widely celebrated opinion written by Judge Richard Posner, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit declared that it had “no reason to think [the governments of Indiana and Wisconsin] have a ‘reasonable basis’ for forbidding same-sex marriage.”


  • Posted: 09/29/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Marriage is not a water fountain

A pessimistic case for hope

Convincing millennials to invest in marriage

These are the lawyers fighting for traditional marriage

I do? No thanks. The economics behind America’s marriage decline.

The secret to a long marriage? Coming from a big family helps

Body-building Christian couple spread the word about religion via their wife-swapping network

Appeals board upholds high school bathroom policy for transgender teen

Transgender employees illegally fired, feds say

Farmers to lesbian couple: ‘We’re not hateful people’

Utah to appeal polygamy ruling in ‘Sister Wives’ case

Gilbert school board meeting chaotic as usual

HeForShe: When are we going to get honest about gender issues?

Marriage rates keep falling, as money concerns rise

Record share of Americans have never married

Incest a ‘fundamental right’, German committee says

Is divorce equivalent to homosexuality?

    Russell Moore: This week my denomination, through its executive committee, voted to “disfellowship” a congregation in California that has acted to affirm same-sex sexual relationships. This sad but necessary move is hardly surprising, since this network of churches shares a Christian sexual ethic with all orthodox Christians of every denomination for 2,000 years. One of the arguments made by some, though, is that this is hypocritical since so many ministers in our tradition marry people who have been previously divorced.


  • Posted: 09/25/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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How the economy affects marriage rates

To have and to hold, in hardship and unhappiness

ACLU wants to file brief in Mississippi same-sex divorce case

Church-state separation allows rules on employee morality, lawyers say

“Same-Sex Marriage,” a review

U.S. adults say children need to learn responsibility; Experts say parents must stop over-indulging children

Legal group calls for recusal of Supreme Court justices for officiating same-sex ‘weddings’

Southern Baptist leaders cut ties with California homosexuality-affirming church

Rulings differ on same-sex marriage in Louisiana

What the media totally ignored in Emma Watson’s gender equality speech

Advocates for and against redefinition of marriage file briefs with Supreme Court

Marriage redefinition and a lifelong commitment

Emma Watson is right – Don’t take potshots at fathers

Poll shows support for redefining marriage has stagnated

Poll: Support for same-sex marriage may be leveling off

Evangelicals, marriage equality, and loving reality

The Catholic/Evangelical/Baptist/LDS/Lutheran amicus curiae brief in support of cert in the Utah same-sex marriage case

Pastor tells Christians to avoid lawsuits by compromising religious convictions

Justice Kagan performs same-sex wedding

Parishioners meet with bishop over same-sex couple

At Supreme Court, kicking the tires on a same-sex marriage case “fit for history”

Five things Catholics need to start saying in the same-sex marriage debate

Breaking the silence: Redefining marriage hurts women like me – and our children

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

‘Named Person is ultimate insult to loving parents’

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

ADF: Catholic diocese free to require ministry workers to follow Church teaching

Gov. Phil Bryant intervenes in same-sex divorce case in DeSoto County