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The Inhumanity of Marrying Up

October 24th, 2014 No comments

by Samantha Schroeder, a Ruth Institute “It Takes a Family” 2012 conference attendee

This article was first published at ethikapolitika.org on October 9, 2014.

Why is it that we continue to refer to “marrying up” in predominantly socioeconomic terms, as if we’ve just signed a contract for a kitchen renovation instead of a nuptial covenant between two loving persons?

The oft-discussed idea of “marrying up” pervades online journalism, from a New York Times piece by Stephanie Coontz, “The M.R.S. and the Ph.D.” to Kate Bolic’s piece in The Atlantic about the “radically shrinking pool of what are traditionally considered to be ‘marriageable’ men—those who are better educated and earn more than [women] do.” The ideas expressed Coontz’s article—that the material concerns of intellectual and fiscal prosperity trump all others—reminded me of a comment that my mom and my grandmother made of my last college boyfriend: “You can do better, you know that, right?” Read more…

Why We Stand for the Family

August 22nd, 2014 Comments off

by Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.

Why should we stand for the family, or for marriage, or for any of the cultrually conservative issues?

The Judicial Elites have handed down a disastrous series of Federal Court decisions, solidifying governmental commitment to the ideology of the Sexual Revolution. The Entertainment Elites seem to celebrate every family form, except the natural family of a loving father and mother faithful to one another and raising their own children together. The Media Elites continue their shameless manipulation of public opinion. The Economic Elites pour money into political campaigns and propaganda campaigns designed to prop up the structure of the Sexual Revolution. Academic Elites continue their behind-the-scenes scribbling, advocating for recreating marriage, the family and even the human body, in their own image. Read more…

Predicting the quality of your child’s future relationships

June 17th, 2014 Comments off

BY NICOLE M. KING

The News Story – How to save marriage in America

Given that contemporary society seems to be ridding itself of “traditional,” breadwinner / homemaker, marriages, we might think that cohabitation, childless marriages, and career-centred bachelor lives have assumed that place. However, a recent article in The Atlantic indicates that “child-focused” marriages have replaced more traditional marriages. Despite their egalitarian nature – as seen by the shared tasks of domestic work and paid employment – the fact that modern marriages seem to be centred on children may be a hopeful sign for continuation of the natural family. Read more…

Obamacare’s hidden marriage penalty

June 6th, 2014 Comments off

BY NICOLE M. KING

The News Story – The hidden marriage penalty in Obamacare

While intending to provide universal healthcare coverage to all Americans, Obamacare may have unexpected penalties, making it harder for some to obtain health insurance. In particular, married couples at the middle and lower end of the income scale might have to pay more than their unmarried counterparts, when it comes to purchasing health insurance. Read more…

101 Tips for a Happier Marriage–a review

June 5th, 2014 Comments off

by Matt Archbold

Posted on Creative Minority Report on June 5, 2014.

I read 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage: Simple Ways for Couples to Grow Closer to God and to Each Other (Ave Maria Press), by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes.

I posted something about this on Facebook a while ago but now I’m telling you. It’s not a book that works to defend marriage as an institution. It’s a book to help you make your marriage happier. Read more…

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…

Stanford Student Experiences Intolerance from Liberals Concerning Marriage Conference

May 5th, 2014 Comments off

by Dave Jolly

Stanford University is a very well-known and highly respected University.  Their academic standards are higher than most universities.  The school is also known for trying to be a diverse campus that is open to many differing ideologies, however, that reputation is becoming rather tarnished.

In her freshman year at Stanford, Judy Romea found the campus group known as the Stanford Anscombe Society, named after Elizabeth Anscombe, a British philosopher.  According to their website: Read more…

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How Disney Sabotaged Our Love Lives

April 25th, 2014 Comments off
By Ashley Crouch, international speaker, writer, creative media strategy consultant; and Joanna Hyatt, international speaker on dating, relationships and sex, and author, The Sex Talk: A Survival Guide for Parents

This article was first published April 23, 2014, at huffingtonpost.com.

It has been a been a roller coaster month of romantic headlines, from conscious uncoupling to Dancing With the Stars’ crowd-favorite, “Disney Night.” Watching the night of dancing princesses vaguely reminded us of our childhood hopes for a romantic fairytale ending with a perfect other half. Yet, facing the contrast between young dreams and the reality of another broken marriage was a harsh wake-up call. Let’s face it; navigating the path to romance often ends in hotel heartbreak. Why might this be? Read more…

This week! ITAF regional…..

April 9th, 2014 Comments off

The unspeakable link between family stability and prosperity

April 8th, 2014 Comments off
The first step to solving a problem is recognising that one exists.

Sara (not her real name) wouldn’t wish single motherhood on anyone. When she and her partner split, it was hard. She remembers the days of shifting emotions and shifting locations. And of course it was hard financially – which, she adds, it still very much is. Read more…