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Is “conscious uncoupling” really such a loopy idea?

April 15th, 2014 No comments
Gwyneth Paltrow was ridiculed when she explained her divorce, but there’s a nugget of truth in her words.

It’s very easy to make fun of celebrities when they endorse alternative therapies or weird quasi-religious cults. But if we’re honest with ourselves, there’s an unhealthy dose of envy in such reactions, as if we finally have an opportunity to look down on some ridiculously successful, attractive, wealthy, skilled, or popular individual. Read more…

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This week! ITAF regional…..

April 9th, 2014 Comments off

Housing strains, marriage and mental health

March 17th, 2014 Comments off

by Nicole M. King

The News Story – The foreclosure crisis is still burning years after the housing crisis ended

Though the media keeps harping on glowing stories about the improvement of the real-estate market, a large segment of Americans are still facing the threat of foreclosure. Read more…

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ITAF – regional Conference in Dallas

March 14th, 2014 Comments off

The link between student debt and divorced parents

March 10th, 2014 Comments off

by Nicole M. King

The News Story – Student loans are ruining your life. Now they’re ruining the economy, too.

With graduation around the corner for the class of 2014, many students are beginning to ponder what kind of job will pay off their mountain of debt. And well they should. TIME reported last week that the average amount of student debt for the class of 2012 was $29,400. Over the past ten years, the amount of student debt nationwide has grown from an already staggering $253 billion to a suffocating $1.08 trillion—a 300% increase. Read more…

No, Christianity is Not Bad for Marriage: Brad Wilcox on Red State Family Structure and Conservative Protestantism

February 21st, 2014 Comments off
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Andrew Walker discusses the article Red States, Blue States, and Divorce: Understanding the Impact of Conservative Protestantism on Regional Variation in Divorce Rates with Dr. Bradford Wilcox, Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies. He is also a Visiting Scholar for the American Enterprise Institute. The article referenced in this interview was written by Jennifer Glass, University of Texas, and Philip Levchak, University of Iowa, and was published in the January 2014 American Journal of Sociology. You can find Dr. Wilcox on twitter. Read more…

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…

Sons of Divorce, School Shooters

December 26th, 2013 Comments off

By W. Bradford Wilcox

Another shooting, another son of divorce. From Adam Lanza, who killed 26 children and adults a year ago at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn., to Karl Pierson, who shot a teenage girl and killed himself this past Friday at Arapahoe High in Centennial, Colo., one common and largely unremarked thread tying together most of the school shooters that have struck the nation in the last year is that they came from homes marked by divorce or an absent father. From shootings at MIT (i.e., the Tsarnaev brothers) to the University of Central Florida to the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Ga., nearly every shooting over the last year in Wikipedia’s “list of U.S. school attacks” involved a young man whose parents divorced or never married in the first place. Read more…

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Having Siblings Reduces Risk Of Divorce Later In Life: When It Comes To Big Families, 7 Is Definitely Lucky

December 13th, 2013 Comments off

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Sure, they may take your stuff or spend too much time in the bathroom. But in the long run, having siblings while growing up increases your chance for a successful marriage later in life, one study finds. Read more…

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Divorced From Reality

November 21st, 2013 Comments off

Don’t blame the gay lobby for the decline of marriage.

By Stephen Baskerville, a Ruth Institute Circle of Experts member

This article was originally published November 22nd, 2010, at theamericanconservative.com.

Defenders of marriage must face some hard facts or they are going to lose their fight—and with it, quite possibly, their religious freedom as well. Federal judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling nullifying Proposition 8 in California illustrates that, unless we can demonstrate very specific reasons why same-sex marriage is socially destructive, it will soon be the law of the land. Read more…