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What’s work for you?
Zac Alstin | 30 April 2015
tags: careers, philosophy, work
The further our economy drags us from basic doing, the less meaningful work is.


Childless by choice - and happy?
Ada Slivinski | 17 April 2015
tags: childlessness, happiness
Even if it's a free choice, not having kids may leave you less contented.


Cohabitation may be hazardous to your health
Patricia Lee June | 13 April 2015
tags: child wellbeing, cohabitation, marriage
Moving in is not a sound step towards, let along substitute for, marriage.


The healing power of empathy
Izzy Kalman | 01 April 2015
tags: bullying, empathy, rampage shooting, school shootings
What should a Texas community have done when it discovered a 13-year-old fantasising about a rampage killing?


Vodafone’s pitch to moms makes sense, but more options are needed
Ada Slivinski | 17 March 2015
tags: maternity leave, work-life balance, working mothers
What's offering for those who want to cut back on work?


Our Kids: A tale of two Americas
Carolyn Moynihan | 13 March 2015
tags: American dream, child poverty, inequality
Robert Putnam's new book poses a serious challenge, but does he nail the right answer?


Frozen berry health scare puts heat on Big Food
Zac Alstin | 22 February 2015
tags: big business, contamination, food security, frozen berries, global supply chain, Hepatitis A
A frozen berry Hepatitis A scare raises questions about global supply chains and consumer awareness.


The help low income families need
W. Bradford Wilcox | 18 February 2015
tags: family policy, marriage gap, poverty
Economic measures are important, but so are national efforts to reverse marriage decline.


Simplicity parenting: how to raise emotionally healthy children
Eloise Cataudella | 18 February 2015
tags: child development, culture of excess, parenting
Four steps to restoring balance in a child's life. (Part 2 of two.)


Simplicity parenting: it’s time to underwhelm the children
Eloise Cataudella | 17 February 2015
tags: child development, culture of excess, parenting
A family counselor argues that parents are falling into the trap of providing too much. (Part one of two.)


“Not to have children is a selfish choice” says Pope Francis
Carolyn Moynihan | 16 February 2015
tags: fertility rates, Pope Francis, the family
The Pope’s latest message about the family challenges the depressed societies of Europe.


Challenging ideological colonization
Johnpaul Menchavez and Oliver M. Tuazon | 13 February 2015
tags: marriage, marriage law, Philippines
The Philippines is nearly the only country in the world without divorce. An expert on marriage law explains why.


Losing track of marriage and divorce
Carolyn Moynihan | 06 February 2015
tags: American Community Survey, divorce
The US Census Bureau may drop key questions from its community survey. Experts object.


Barack Obama’s tax plan for proletarian families
Allan C. Carlson | 05 February 2015
tags: family policy, Obama administration, taxation
And a real alternative that invests in middle class families.


Communicating the family, for the sake of a better future
Carolyn Moynihan | 28 January 2015
tags: communication, Pope Francis, the family
Pope Francis' message for World Communications Day is a heads-up for family advocates.


Endangering the home in the name of productivity?
Joanna Roughton | 26 January 2015
tags: economic growth, motherhood, work of the home
The number of British home-makers who feel compelled to join the workforce continues, inexorably, to rise.


Relationships in America: the good news
Mark Regnerus | 16 December 2014
tags: marriage culture, religion, same-sex marriage
A large new study yields some encouraging results.


Love and the labouring classes
Carolyn Moynihan | 15 December 2014
tags: marriage gap, men, working class
A new book from a leading family scholar analyses the marriage gap.


Abandoned babies and the missing adoption option
Kristan Dooley | 10 December 2014
tags: adoption, infanticide, motherhood
Women who feel unable to raise their own child need this humane alternative.


How Michael Brown’s death really challenges us
Carolyn Moynihan | 27 November 2014
tags: black America, family structure, Ferguson
The rage and handwringing will be for nothing if the state of the black family is not addressed.


The music of man and of woman
Carolyn Moynihan | 21 November 2014
tags: Humanum, interreligious dialogue, marriage
A new affirmation of marriage by world religious leaders.


Tough love is still love
Jennifer Roback Morse | 19 November 2014
tags: Catholic Church, compassion, marriage, orthodoxy
Is it possible for the Catholic Church to be both orthodox and compassionate?


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