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

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

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

The new focus on children’s rights

The culture wars – have we lost?

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

What the church can do

Wisconsin couple to Catholic bishops: The church is failing to address marital issues

Facing the Music with Jennifer Knapp

Help, I married the wrong person

Acknowledging the ones who stay: A new approach to studying divorce

The unseen pain behind same-sex marriage

Difficult marriage in a modern age

Divorce law out of sync with same-sex marriage

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

Marriage redefinition and a lifelong commitment

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

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

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

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

When, and why, divorce hurts kids

“Beta marriage” isn’t a better marriage

Single, Christian, and a child of divorce

Making marriage-minded decisions

New research on why middle-aged women cheat on their husbands

Restoring our faith in marriage

Christian divorce: Does faith really boost chances of a successful marriage?

Why doesn’t living together before marrying decrease the risk of divorce?

Are evangelicals bad for marriage?

Why same-sex couples divorce more than straight couples

The bitter price of divorce

Same-sex divorce allowed only in Douglas County

Gallup: Gay sex, divorce, extramarital sex reach new highs of ‘moral acceptability’

Italy’s Catholic bishops try to put brakes on speedy divorce law

Court hears arguments in same-sex divorce case

Is divorce bad for children?

“Fifty percent of all marriages end in divorce” and other myths

Retreating from marriage is not the answer to our economic problems

Catholic school principal apologizes for comments about divorce, homosexuality made by guest speaker

Penn. legislator introduces legislation to allow divorce of out-of-state same-sex “marriages”

Same-sex divorce filings challenge Indiana’s marriage laws

Same-sex couple married in Mass. will argue for a divorce in Florida

Same-sex couple “married” in Iowa asks Nebraska court to allow divorce

Study: Divorce has risen to record highs

WA: Appeals court upholds religious restrictions as to children in divorce case

The Church and civil marriage

Alabama same-sex couple denied divorce will pursue court fight

Lawyer in common law divorce suit challenges SC marriage amendment

    WYFF: “A lawsuit filed in Greenville this week could challenge the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Cathy Swicegood, of Mauldin, is seeking a divorce from her female partner of 13 years. But because Swicegood was never legally married, she has no legal protections under South Carolina law . . . ‘We are seeking the courts to issue an order that says both South Carolina laws that ban same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, not only under the South Carolina constitution, but more importantly under the United States constitution,’ he said.”

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  • Posted: 03/14/2014
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W. Bradford Wilcox: Is it time for Catholic Church to accommodate divorce revolution?

    W. Bradford Wilcox at First Things: “There is another reason the Pope and his Church should not simply accommodate this wave: It has taken a devastating toll on the ‘least of these’—especially children and the poor. In the United States, for instance, a recent study of economic mobility for poor children in communities across the nation by Harvard economist Raj Chetty found that “the strongest and most robust predictor [of mobility] is the fraction of children with single parents.” In other words, poor children in the U.S. are much more likely to be trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty if they grow up in communities without strong two-parent families.”


  • Posted: 03/13/2014
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Judge: Same-sex couple can’t divorce in Alabama

Carson Holloway on the culture of dishonesty: abortion, divorce, and Obamacare

Will Alabama grant same-sex couple’s request for divorce?

Bradford Wilcox: No, Christianity is not bad for marriage

AZ: Legislation would add hurdle for divorced parents who have custody of their kids to move

Same-Sex Divorce | California Law Review

India: Christians must wait one year to file for divorce, court rules

Marriage is not just for rich people

Holy See, Malta revise concordat on marriage

Ross Douthat: More imperfect unions

“Utah marriage of same sex couples valid in Delaware, AG Biden says”

AG Holder’s lawless action on marriage in Utah | Ed Whelan

“Federal recognition of Utah same-sex marriages shows need for State Marriage Defense Act”

Federal government to recognize same-sex marriages in Utah

“3 Big Questions About The 1,360 Same-Sex Couples Married In Utah”

Confusing Advice from Utah Governor on Marriage Laws | Ed Whelan at NRO

Utah Gov. issues guidance to agency on status of same-sex “marriages”

Utah case has no bearing on Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage, Tulsa County says | NewsOK.com

Supreme Court stay a promising sign for democracy, federalism, families | Deseret News Editorial

“Utah Gay-Marriage Ban Was a Predictable Disaster” | Noah Feldman at Bloomberg

“Utah AG Studying Status of Same-Sex Marriages Already Performed In the State”

The Rule of Law Gets Another Chance in Utah Marriage Case

ACLU, Sutherland Institute react to Utah same-sex marriage halt