Married at First Sight
New TV show conveys that society's attitude to marriage is all wrong.
Married parents vs cohabiting parents
Married parents are economically advantaged and less likely to separate.
To take or not to take, your husband’s surname
Is this, like, a totally outdated tradition?
Getting married young? It’s good for your mental health
It also comes with less drunkenness and higher life satisfaction.
Bored with their bliss
More than half of newlyweds do not consummate their marriage that night.
Do traditional gender roles mean a better relationship?
Couples who maintain traditional gender roles seem to have more fulfilling sexual relationships.
A marriage for life keeps the doctor away
Turns out that lifelong marriage delays the onset of disease.
More siblings means less divorce risk
Two or more siblings mean you're more likely to marry and stay married.
Less marriage, fewer fathers
Marriage in the only institution which binds a father to his children.
The pressure of proposing
Somewhere along the way, proposals have become almost bigger and more important than the engagement (and dare I say, marriage?) itself! A topic I’ve been thinking of writing about, it became reinforced today when I read an article titled “Are proposals the new weddings?”
The real lives of 20-somethings
| 26 March 2013
Pop cultures gives a false impression of the lives of twenty-something Americans by leaving out the children they are having, marriage scholar Brad Wilcox writes in Slate.
My marriage and modernity
As a twenty-year old arts student with one year left of my degree, I admit it must have been natural for some people to respond to my engagement last year with less-than-enthusiastic sentiments.
Pride and Prejudice at 200
| 31 January 2013
The romantic appeal of the novel is, of course, at odds with its outmoded gender paradigm.
Marriage is different from cohabitation - Canadian court
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Quebec can exclude cohabiting couples from receiving spousal support in the event of relationship breakdown.
How online dating makes commitment harder
The Atlantic magazine has an article arguing that online dating is undermining monogamy.
Younger generation has more faith in marriage
Young Americans are placing more importance on marriage as a "life goal" than their parents, and want to get married younger.
Swedish working mothers not so happy after all
| 29 October 2012
Why is the mental health of working Swedish women among the worst in the developed world?
Are married folks happier than those who cohabit?
The short answer, according to a recent study, is Yes, No, Maybe, and It depends.
What’s really wrong with the economies: the baby dearth
One way to think about the Great Recession is like a great pause button.
Marriage - a miracle cure
Doctors have discovered a cancer treatment that outranks all others – marriage.
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Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@ mercatornet.com