On the liberal marriage hypothesis

    The New York Times: The theory that the falling divorce rate (among other indicators) among college-educated Americans is evidence that marriage has been successfully reinvented in the wake of the sexual revolution; that progressive ideas — the acceptance of premarital sex and cohabitation, an egalitarian vision of gender roles in parenting and breadwinning, a stronger emphasis on romantic compatibility and personal fulfillment — have basically been responsible for that reinvention; and that the main cultural force (setting aside economics) preventing working class Americans from embracing this successful reinvention is the unfortunate persistence of traditionalist norms and attitudes about sex and gender roles.


  • Posted: 12/18/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: douthat.blogs.nytimes.com

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Rick Santorum: ‘We need to wake up the church’ to confront abortion

Study: Men who use porn are less likely to get married, may be contributing to decline in marriage in the US

Duggar family wins, TLC won’t cancel “19 Kids and Counting” after petition complains

Russell Moore on Vatican trip: World’s religious leaders optimistic about their fight against the sexual revolution

God’s Defense Attorney

I learned everything I needed to know about marriage from Pride and Prejudice

Same-sex weddings and the shopkeeper’s dilemma

How the American family has changed dramatically

    Time: Modern marriage presents something of a conundrum for sociologists. The benefits of marriage have been widely studied; they include better health, better finances and a leg up for children raised in a stable environment. Some studies have even suggested that the legally wed have more sex. Marriage is an attractive enough proposition that people have marched and protested to allow a new subset of people to have access to it. Yet marriage rates are in decline.


  • Posted: 12/15/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: time.com

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Divorce rates may not be as high as you think

Why not same-sex marriage

Problems with your boss? Try a chat with the office chaplain

Moms and dads, don’t fear your princesses

It’s not just the economy devastating working-class families

Wheaton’s “gay celibate Christian”

Australian ‘Grand Theft Auto’ fans seek to ban Bible after game banned in stores

Pope Francis: Same-sex marriage not topic at Vatican Synod, rather how to support families facing the issue at home

The case for religious freedom

Why Christians care about sex

The divorce of church and state in marriage?

The good-enough marriage

We lost our TV show, but is much more at stake?

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

Real Madrid lose Christian cross from club crest to appease Abu Dhabi bank

Befriend those who disagree: tips for pro-lifers

A look at ‘Justice Scalia’ on the small screen

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

What it means to listen: Free speech from the perspective of the Abrahamic religions

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

The 1950′s, principled pluralism, and the future of America

Should religious and civil marriage be separate? (video)

The Marriage Pledge – Its relevance in Europe

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

Separating civil and Christian 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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  • Source: www.aleteia.org

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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?

30,000 People support Duggars after liberals lobby TLC to cancel “19 Kids and Counting”

Pastor Johann Christoph Arnold on “God, Sex, and Marriage”

Two women facing terminal brain disease, two profoundly different legacies

Rusty Reno doubles down

Celebrity role models causing rise in ‘sexting’

Thousands of pro-lifers support Duggar family, tell TLC to keep “19 Kids and Counting”

Benham Brothers, Steve Crowder urge support for The Duggars amidst media attack

The role of government marriage?

Why more than 100,000 people have asked TLC to dump the Duggars

Why you should not sign “The Marriage Pledge”

In which First Things does some fourth things

Responding to Sullivan on the marriage pledge

Reconnecting an unbound generation

Robert George: We will bring scorn upon ourselves, yet we must continue to fight same-sex marriage

The marriage pledge and the libertarian solution to the marriage debate

A time to rend

In ancient Rome, Pope affirms ancient truths

Pope Francis: Man and woman are at the root of marriage and family

California photographers decide to close business rather than shoot same-sex weddings

Sexual revolution is destroying families, Russell Moore tells Vatican conference

Random acts of civility: More than just polite talk

Where are all the good stories about marriage?

Surprised by solidarity

An accurate parody: On Andrew Wilson and Matthew Vines

Death with aesthetics

    First Things: We don’t speak plainly in public discourse anymore. Rather, we equivocate and deploy euphemisms to sanitize our debates. Take the passing of Brittany Maynard by her own hand, which the media has repeatedly characterized as an act of “dignity.” To be sure, Maynard died with human dignity—but not because she committed suicide. Human dignity is intrinsic. Indeed, to accept the premise of suicide as death with dignity says—or at least strongly implies—that patients who expire naturally die with indignity.


  • Posted: 11/14/2014
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.firstthings.com

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