Married parents vs cohabiting parents

Aug 20, 2014 by

By Nicole M King, Family Edge: The News Story – More unmarried moms are living with partners  A new study by the National Center for Health Statistics reveals “a baby frenzy happening among unmarried couples who live together.” According to the report, 58% of all unmarried births now occur to cohabiting couples, compared to 41% in 2002.  Reports NBC, “Although some studies show that living together may be less stable than traditional marriage, the new report shows that...

read more

Divorce Shocker: Most Marriages Do Make It

Aug 19, 2014 by

By Paul Strand, CBN News: ATLANTA — Most people believe only half of U.S. marriages make it. But a leading researcher is announcing the true divorce rate is much lower and always has been. Shaunti Feldhahn received her research training at Harvard. She and her husband Jeff help people with their marriages and relationships through best-selling books like, For Women Only and For Men Only. This Atlanta-based couple often quoted in their writings and at conferences what they thought was...

read more

No Offense Taken

Aug 18, 2014 by

What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense by Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson, and Robert P. George reviewed byDouglas Farrow, Touchstone. Same-sex marriage is at once a very stupid idea, as this book makes clear, and a very wicked one, which it does not. Whether the deliberate omission is to the book’s credit is a question to which we will return. It suffices for now to observe thatWhat Is Marriage?(which doesn’t, as I recall, deploy the word stupid) represents a model...

read more

Marriage must be at the centre of Tory policy

Aug 18, 2014 by

By Jeremy Lefroy and Fiona Bruce, Telegraph: On Monday, David Cameron will make one of his most important speeches of the year. It is not about the tragic events in the Middle East or our fast-recovering economy, or even about Europe. It is about family breakdown. The scale of this problem is enormous. As the Government’s troubled families programme has confirmed, the cost to the taxpayer of this crisis is probably in the region of £50 billion a year, or £2,000 per household. Beyond that...

read more

The results are in

Aug 12, 2014 by

By Brian Brown, NOM: The results of the survey are in… and they aren’t very pleasant. I’m talking about University of Texas Professor Mark Regnerus’ new study on attitudes about sexual morality. In it, he analyzes sexual and relational attitudes of Christians and non-Christians who support—or who oppose—same-sex marriage. And what he finds is both incredibly significant and extremely disturbing. I’d encourage you to read the article linked above and review its...

read more

Ruthless Ideology and the End of Debate

Aug 6, 2014 by

By R J Snell, Crisis Magazine: Some days ago, Josh Barro of the New York Times tweeted the following message: “Anti-LGBT attitudes are terrible for people in all sorts of communities. They linger and oppress, and we need to stamp them out, ruthlessly.” It’s quite a statement for a public figure to make—for anyone to make—but especially one supposedly devoted to high-level journalism and policy. In a moment of “graciousness,” he clarified that he isn’t calling for anyone’s death, just that “we...

read more