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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Alliance supports marriage in Slovakia

Marriage debate ‘still a winning issue,’ conservatives say

Poll: Utahns evenly split as Supreme Court considers gay marriage

St. Louis challenge to marriage law in court

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

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

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

Marriage rates keep falling, as money concerns rise

Record share of Americans have never married

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

Rulings differ on same-sex marriage in Louisiana

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

Marriage redefinition and a lifelong commitment

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

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

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

Marriage and positive child outcomes: Commitment, signaling, and sequence

Mixed signals on same-sex marriage

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

Judge restores part of Indiana same-sex marriage suit

Miss. governor intervenes in same-sex divorce case

Court issues stay on same-sex marriage ruling in Indiana

Experts debate whether marriage is needed for kids to thrive

How to steward the power of marriage

The Harry Potter generation

Redefining marriage was unnecessary – Farage

Pope Francis: Marriage shows “the reciprocity of differences”

“Evangelicals for Marriage Equality” launch draws harsh criticism: No coherent argument made that supports same-sex marriage

“Beta marriage” isn’t a better marriage

Is same-sex parenting better for kids?

Gender gap journalism

Same-sex marriage cases set for early look

An evangelical defense of traditional marriage

Why the ‘concordance reflex’ fails in sexuality debates

Hooking up, shacking up, and saying ‘I Do’

Could homosexuality split the Catholic Church?

‘Christians won’t be bullied into accepting same-sex marriage’

Will SCOTUS say ‘I Do’ to marriage case?

State defends refusal to recognize California same-sex marriage

9th Circuit hears oral arguments in 3 same-sex marriage cases

Children as consumer items: same-sex marriage won’t help us build a culture of life

    National Review: The fortunes of the main branches of American social conservatism are rapidly diverging. On the one hand, we are riding a wave of pro-life legislation sweeping across the nation. Dozens of pro-life laws have been passed in the states in just the past few years, and pro-life sentiment, especially among young people, is hovering around an all-time high. On the other hand, in the wake of United States v. Windsor, it seems that every week another state’s definition of marriage is being overturned by state or federal courts. Our cultural consensus in favor of the traditional definition of marriage has collapsed — most precipitously among young people.


  • Posted: 09/08/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Reflections on same-sex marriage and religious liberty

9th Circuit to take up same-sex marriage in Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii

Single, Christian, and a child of divorce

Ruling in Louisiana could guide new legal strategy for defending marriage

Petition supporting traditional marriage delivered to Gov. Herbert

Indonesia marriage laws: Students challenge law preventing people of different faiths from marrying

Religion and same-sex marriage debates take center stage in Brazil elections

32 states ask Supreme Court to settle marriage

Definition of marriage must ultimately go to high court