Growing up with married parents is as important as a good education to escaping poverty

Unrecorded Muslim Marriages, Bigamy, and Polygamy

CA: Religious Wedding Without License Is Not Remarriage That Terminates Spousal Support Order

Senate Approves Bill Altering Evaluation of Prenuptial Pacts (subscription)

More Americans over 50 live together, but don’t marry

Penna Dexter: The consequences of out-of-wedlock births

English law trumps Sharia, rules Appeal Court Judge

Divorcé’s Guide to Marriage: Study Reveals Five Common Themes Underlie Most Divorces

Two Classes in America Divided by “I Do”

Court Applies New York “Get” Law In Muslim Divorce

NY: First lesbian “married” couple to get “divorce”

Baby boomer divorce rates double

Convert from Islam in Sudan Loses Wife, Children

Marriage and family — a hidden casualty of war

Austin R. Nimocks: Baltimore Sun in Your Eyes?

Penna Dexter: “Gay divorce threatens marriage”

Splitting? 79% of marital separations end in divorce

Maryland High Court recognizes same-sex “marriages” for purpose of divorce

“The Gay Divorcees: There Are More Than You Might Think”

Infographic: Money and Marriage

    CreditDonkey: Married people are happier by many measures, yet many marriages are unhappy or fail because couples bring to the partnership significant debt, including student loans and credit card balances, as well as self-deceptions and outright lies about money. Our new research infographic urges couples to take a clear-eyed look at their prospects for happiness if they are not honest with themselves and their partners about money.


  • Posted: 05/09/2012
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Maggie Gallagher: The divorce paradox

NY: Divorces Drag On Even After Reform

    Wall Street Journal: In 2010, New York became the last state in the country to pass a no-fault divorce law and eliminate the need for one partner to be held responsible for the end of the marriage . . . But as no-fault cases proceed through the courts, a handful of judges have interpreted the law differently, calling for trials to determine whether the marriage is “irretrievably broken.”


  • Posted: 05/07/2012
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: online.wsj.com

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Liberalism Is Bad for Literature: The Decline of Marriage and Novels

    Mark Bauerlein at Public Discourse: But it worked only as long as a romance had lifelong consequences. One kiss had to mean a decisive pledge or a gross misjudgment. A marriage contract involved transfers of land and money. Marriage itself lasted forever, and escaping a bad one brought lasting ignominy. Once marriage lost its binding character, it no longer served the novel as a significant plot, and without the marriage plot, the novel lost its basis.


  • Posted: 05/04/2012
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.thepublicdiscourse.com

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“High Price of Foreclosure: Your Marriage”

RI: “Lawmakers take up 3 gay marriage bills”

UK: Judge: time to halt damage done by broken marriages

India: Marriage registration to be made compulsory

Md. high court poised to hear lesbian divorce case

UK: Judges call for ‘no fault’ divorce

UK Judges: Civil partnerships divorce proceedings are same as marriage

“Covenant marriage” bill up for debate in Ala.

Eve Tushnet: The Impossibility of Divorce: A Review of “A Separation”

    Eve Tushnet at First Things: An older man I know once remarked that in his experience, there wasn’t much point in arguing that divorce was wrong. What he’d come to believe was that—especially when the couple had children—divorce was simply impossible. These two people would continue to remain yoked to one another’s lives, their memories, griefs, resentments as intertwined as their laddering DNA.


  • Posted: 03/12/2012
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.firstthings.com

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Children’s Immunizations, and Disputes Between Divorced Parents

Pope Addresses United States Bishops On Crisis Of Marriage And The Family

D.C. Council approves same-sex divorce bill

Unthinkable thoughts: How feminism deforms intellectual culture

Child support debts may leave some with no income

    AP: Old child support debts could cost thousands of poor men their only income next year because of a policy aimed at reducing the cost to the government of mailing paper checks to pay federal benefits.


  • Posted: 02/27/2012
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: hosted.ap.org

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“Young Mothers Describe Marriage’s Fading Allure” | NYT

Canada: “Tories to close loophole in gay-divorce law”

Divorce and Children: New Study Confirms Irreparable Harm

    ZENIT: Each year in the United States over a million children are the innocent parties to the divorce of their parents. While divorce also hurts the parents it is the children who particularly suffer, according to recent research. The findings come in a study published in January by the Marriage and Religion Research Institute, “The Effects of Divorce on Children,” by Patrick F. Fagan and Aaron Churchill. | Study


  • Posted: 02/15/2012
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  • Category: Marriage & Family

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Utah: Bills to strengthen marriage

“Poster couple for gay marriage in California is getting divorced” | NY Daily News

Nagging in Marriage Is More Common Than Adultery But Can Also Lead to Divorce

AZ Study: Divorce is not the key to a happy – or long – life

Wife’s lover ruined marriage, says husband who sues for $1.5 million

NJ: Church-State Barrier Held Violated by Judge Ordering Husband To Give a ‘Get’

The Marriage Economy: ‘I Couldn’t Afford To Get Divorced’ : NPR

Couples Avoid Marriage Because They Fear Divorce

Juan Williams: Poverty of children demands attention

    Juan Williams at TheHill.com: The Census Bureau reports that 29 percent of white children are considered in or near poverty, along with 64 percent of black children and 65 percent of Hispanic children. There is a link between poverty and a rising number of out-of-wedlock babies born every year, with 24 percent, 38 percent and 42 percent of white, black and Hispanic woman-headed families, respectively, living in poverty. These harsh facts are an ugly consequence of American family breakdown and political inertia in a time of congressional fights for political advantage over budgets and tax breaks.


  • Posted: 12/19/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: thehill.com

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Kay Hymowitz: The Truth About Marriage In America

NC lawsuit alleges marriage license requirement infringes religious freedom

    Plaintiff Jeff L. Thigpen, as Register of Deeds of Guilford County, North Carolina, and as a citizen of North Carolina and the United States, objects and finds it morally and constitutionally repugnant to administer a system which requires all persons entering into marriage to have licenses that will be recorded; to oblige pastors, priests, and rabbis who are performing marriage ceeremonies to perform them pursuent to licenses issued by the state; and to require either the religious or civil solemnization of marriages.”


  • Posted: 12/15/2011
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.news-record.com

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TX: Gotta be married to get divorced

UK: Divorces rise for first time since 2003

Did Christians give marriage away?

NC: Religious Marriage Without License Is Merely Voidable, and Not Terminated By Religious Divorce Alone

Cal Thomas: What’s Wrong With Adultery?

    Cal Thomas at Townhall: Ultimately, what voters must decide is this: Does a presidential candidate’s personal flaws rise (or fall) to a level that inhibits his ability to do the job of president? Put another way, if you are about to have surgery, do you care if the doctor is a cad, or do you care more whether most of his patients are alive and well?


  • Posted: 12/06/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: townhall.com

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Court Orders Father To End Mormon Education of Children Without Mother’s Consent

Legal Periodical: Marriage and Divorce in a Multicultural Context: Multi-Tiered Marriage and the Boundaries of Civil Law and Religion

Oklahoma: Lawmakers study repeal of state ‘no-fault’ divorce laws

William J. Doherty and Leah Ward Sears: Delaying divorce to save marriages

    William J. Doherty and Leah Ward Sears at The Washington Post: Still, many are skeptical about whether we can lower the divorce rate without trapping more people in bad marriages. This skepticism is fueled by two common assumptions: Divorce happens only after a long process of misery and conflict; and, once couples file for divorce, they don’t entertain the idea of reconciling.


  • Posted: 10/28/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.washingtonpost.com

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Maggie Gallagher: A Modest Proposal to Reduce Unnecessary Divorce

Senate Judiciary Committee tackles divorce and marriage

Long-running marriages become rare but no less special

Pakistan: Divorce remains sticking point in Hindu Marriage Act

Glenn T. Stanton: Cohabitation & divorce — there is a correlation

Northeast, Not Bible Belt, Has Lowest Divorce Rate In America

Egypt: desire for divorce drives Coptic-Muslim tensions

Bible not linked to South’s divorce rate

Egyptian Copts Seeking Divorce Plan To Resign To Invoke Legal Loophole

‘Divorce Hotel:’ Couples end their marriage in luxury hotels