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Karen’s Story: Cohabiting with Regrets

cohabiting with regretsI believe we are living under a brutal sexual regime. The Sexual Revolution routinely chews people up and spits them out.

Let me tell you a story about a young woman whom I know by reputation, but have never met. I have inferred some parts of her story, based on my experiences that are in some ways similar to hers.

Karen was the oldest girl in a large Catholic family. She entered nursing school in the 1980’s. At the age of twenty, she left her family home to look for an apartment.  She called an old family friend seeking advice.

The old family friend was a much older man, some forty years older. She moved into the basement of his home. Almost immediately, she entered into a sexual relationship with him. This relationship lasted about six years.  She ended the relationship because she wanted to have children and he didn’t.  He already had grown children from his first marriage. Read more…

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Do we even need marriage anymore?

May 13th, 2014 Comments off

BY NICOLE M. KING

The News Story – Divorce law overhaul: is there really any point to marriage anymore?

Recent suggested changes in Britain’s divorce legislation have one Telegraph writer pondering why we would ever bother getting married in the first place. Read more…

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Jennifer Roback Morse: ‘Remember the Victims of the Sexual Revolution’

February 4th, 2014 Comments off

The marriage expert is working to help individuals and families heal from the ill effects caused by today’s sexually permissive culture.

by SUE ELLEN BROWDER

The Ruth Institute, which has focused primarily on defending marriage to college students, has changed its mission and now hopes to create a mass social movement to counteract the ill effects of the sexual revolution, such as the breakdown of family life, including cohabitation, divorce and unwed pregnancies. Read more…

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Are married or cohabiting couples happier?

September 30th, 2013 Comments off

by Nicole M. King

The News Story – Russians consider boosting divorce tax, citing ‘moral and demographic decline’

In a move sure to ruffle liberal Americans’ feathers yet again, Russia is considering an increase in the current tax on divorces.

Kelly Phillips Erb of Forbes reports, “Russia is considering upping the tax on splitting up to 30,000 rubles ($941 US) from the current rate of 400 rubles ($13 US). The increase of nearly 7500% has two goals: raising revenue and discouraging divorce.”  The revenue will be used to “plug holes” in Russia’s current budget deficit, a rising concern to many.  In addition, however, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev hopes that the higher tax will cause some to pause before rushing into either marriage or divorce.  Erb calls the move part of Russia’s larger “rush to morality” in the past few months.  Read more…

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Sex on the first date is a bad idea

September 9th, 2013 Comments off

by Nicole M. King

The News Story – Five reasons that sex on a first date is a bad idea

One of the dilemmas Americans began to encounter when they decided that marriage wasn’t a necessary precursor to sex is that now, nobody can quite agree on when it is acceptable. Read more…

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Men and Women Often Expect Different Things When They Move In Together

July 11th, 2013 Comments off
A new study suggests that men are more likely than women to be not “completely committed” to their partners.

At 33, my friend (I’ll call her Shannon) had little to show for her five-year relationship with her live-in boyfriend. No ring. No baby. No future. So she finally decided to break up with him. Read more…

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“Astonishing” demographic change in Latin America

June 25th, 2013 Comments off

by Shannon Roberts

New published demographic research by Albert Esteve at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, reveals Latin American society is changing at an unprecedented rate.   For generations people have been focused on early marriage, family and child-rearing, but now co-habitation rather than marriage is becoming a norm and having children is being postponed.  It is the same picture we already see in many other countries.  However, Sao Paulo of the Economist observes that the change is happening “astonishingly quickly” in Latin America.  It took “rich” countries 50 years, with changes occurring in sequence, while in Latin America the changes have happened in half the time and all at once, resulting in faster, less predictable social change.  Read more…

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Risks of Living Together Before Marriage

June 5th, 2013 Comments off

Posted by: MarriageToday with Jimmy Evans

If you live together with someone before getting married, your chances of divorce increase significantly. Also, almost every problem people think they are avoiding by living together actually increases—abuse, infidelity, breakup, etc.

Even though cohabiting with someone might seem like a good idea, it is a practical disaster. The worst thing about cohabitation is the mindset that drives it. To understand this mindset and how it sets up a relationship for failure, you must first understand the mindset that is necessary for success in marriage. Read more…

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How I Know My Wife Married the “Wrong” Person

June 5th, 2013 Comments off

Today my wife Lindsay and I celebrate our two year anniversary. Two years ago, we tied the knot and took the plunge. Two years ago, the cutest girl in Indiana was taken off the market! Two years ago, we launched the beginning of the rest of our lives. Two years ago…

And after two years, there’s no hiding behind the dinner-and-a-movie façade of dating life any longer. I can’t buy enough flowers to conceal it. I can’t open enough doors. I can’t say enough “I love you’s.” She knows (and painfully, so do I) that she married the wrong person. Read more…

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90 percent of unmarried couples with babies will break up by baby’s teens: Study

May 29th, 2013 Comments off

by Hilary White

LONDON, May 23, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Half of all British children born this year will be living with only one parent by the time they reach their teens, a study has revealed.

The study, titled “The myth of long-term stable relationships outside of marriage” undertaken by the Marriage Foundation, found that 45 percent of British teenagers between the ages of 13-15 are not living with both parents and that 9 out of 10 children born to unmarried, cohabiting “partners” will be living in single-parent households by their teens. Read more…

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