Study: kids of divorce more likely to do badly at school

SD: Committee keeps law allowing people to sue others for breaking up their marriage

Study: Children Of Divorce Less Likely To Practice Religion

    Zenit (links to study): The negative social consequences of divorce are well-known but a new report shows that it also leads to a decline in religious practice. On Wednesday the Institute for American Values published the findings of a group of scholars in a report titled “Does the Shape of Families Shape Faith?: Challenging the Churches to Confront the Impact of Family Change.” Every year about a million children in the United States experience the divorce of their parents, the report pointed out, and overall one-quarter of young adults come from divorced families.


  • Posted: 01/21/2013
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  • Source: www.zenit.org

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Civil Court May Enforce Pre-Nup Penalizing Husband For Failing To Grant Wife A Jewish Divorce

Ariz. divorce case hits snag after marriage’s validity questioned because husband gave birth | AP on Cox News

Absentee Fathers and the Newtown School Shooting

Ariz. divorce case hits snag after marriage’s validity questioned because husband gave birth

Court Rejects Father’s Establishment Clause Challenge To Divorce Decree Provision On Religious Education of Children

Single Belles, Single All the Way: The marriage gap is a problem we can’t afford to ignore. | Mona Charen at NRO

Divorce: A Widely Ignored Self-Inflicted Tragedy

    Stephen M. Krason at Crisis Magazine: How can one talk about changing the libertarian divorce laws—much less the divorce culture—in the Age of Obama, when the national administration and the ruling political party is pushing the most permissive sexual and family agenda in American history? There is no place to work from but the ground up, and we should always keep in mind that the bright future of new historical ages is often fashioned in the throes of a troubled and declining socio-cultural era.


  • Posted: 12/07/2012
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.crisismagazine.com

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Israeli Civil Court Asserts Jurisdiction Over Same-Sex Couple’s Divorce

Till Death Do Us Part: Taking on the Care of Ex-Spouses

    Mercator.net: You may know one of them, or even be one. They are divorced people, mainly women, who have taken on the care of their estranged spouse when he or she is facing serious illness or death. It is a surprising and, to some, a baffling development, but one that is significant enough for two researchers from the University of Missouri to look into. Alerted to their study by a recent feature article in The Australian (“The ex factor” by Kath Legge, November 3, 2012) MercatorNet asked Drs Teresa Cooney and Christine Proulx about their findings so far. Keep in mind as you read the interview that millions of baby boomers, who experienced record divorce rates in the wake of no-fault laws, are now ageing. Men in particular often end up alone and estranged from their children. A current spouse or partner (assuming there is one) friends or siblings may be unable or unwilling to commit themselves to a care-giving role. But for some “exes” their original marital commitment still means what it said.


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

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Oklahoma: Task force told out-of-wedlock births to blame for child poverty

Tenn. GOP Congressman’s Ex-wife Had 2 Abortions

Mass. among 23 states where adultery is a crime, but rarely prosecuted

Texas Supreme Court OKs Do-it-Yourself Divorce Forms

Marriage and Family as Dynamic Process | Amy Ziettlow at Family Scholars

    Amy Ziettlow at Family Scholars: More than a century and a half ago Alexis de Tocqueville made the striking observation that an individualistic society depends on a communitarian institution like the family for its continued existence. The family cannot be constituted like the liberal state, nor can it be governed entirely by that state’s principles. Yet the family serves as the seedbed for the virtues required by a liberal state. The family is responsible for teaching lessons of independence, self-restraint, responsibility, and right conduct, which are essential to a free, democratic society. If the family fails in these tasks, then the entire experiment in democratic self-rule is jeopardized.


  • Posted: 11/14/2012
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: familyscholars.org

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After Divorce, Many Women Lose Health Insurance

The prayer of a sex trafficked child: Escaping the abuse

Divorce causes children harm long into adulthood, says study

Ky. Voices: Hate-crime trial revealed deep dysfunction

UK: Court denies Dad who wanted his children raised as Muslims

Utah lawmakers take stand against unfaithful marriages with alimony proposals

    Deseret News: A person who intentionally destroys their marriage, expecting to get favorable alimony, may have another thing coming, according to Utah lawmakers . . . The bill defines fault as “wrongful conduct during the marriage that substantially contributed to the breakup of the marriage relationship,” including an extramarital affair, abuse, or activity that undermines the financial stability of the other party or minor children.


  • Posted: 10/17/2012
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.deseretnews.com

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Get a grip on family policy, says ex-minister as shocking report claims half of all children will see parents separate

Busting the myth: Christians and divorce

    LifeSiteNews: As Bradford Wilcox, a leading sociologist at the University of Virginia and Director of the National Marriage Project found in 2007, active, conservative members of both Protestant and Catholic churches are significantly less likely to divorce—by 35 and 31 percent, respectively—than Americans who are religiously unaffiliated. The numbers often get skewed, says Stanton, because most studies fail to take into account the level of religious commitment and practice among those who identify themselves as Christians.


  • Posted: 10/09/2012
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.lifesitenews.com

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When Branches Tangle in a Stepfamily Tree

    Elissa Gootman at NY Times: Suddenly these step-relatives, unbound by biological or legal ties, are former step-relatives, left to puzzle over the sorts of questions that can require a whiteboard to explain. Do you invite your ex-stepsister to your wedding, given that you shared a bunk bed with her for seven formative years? How long should you continue texting your ex-stepson if he doesn’t text back? And what, if anything, do you call your ex-stepgrandmother?
    For thousands of people, such questions are not hypothetical.


  • Posted: 10/09/2012
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.nytimes.com

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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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  • Source: www.creditdonkey.com

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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’