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The social and economic costs of legal abortion
John D. Mueller | 18 July 2016
tags: abortion, economics, family breakdown
Abortion is the main cause of family breakdown, argues an economist.


Saving marriages by healing old wounds and selfishness
Richard Fitzgibbons | 23 June 2016
tags: divorce, forgiveness
Excessive anger and hurtful behaviour can be addressed through forgiveness.


Not for love or money: the economic consequences of delayed marriage
Jason S. Carroll | 02 June 2016
tags: delayed marriage, inequality
Today's relationship churning is particularly hard on the less educated.


You don’t need ‘Meternity’ leave to be happy
Serena Sigillito | 13 May 2016
tags: maternity leave, motherhood
You just need to love someone else more than yourself.


Whose fault was no-fault divorce?
Ryan C. MacPherson | 09 May 2016
tags: no-fault divorce
The story behind America's most enduring oxymoron.


How lifestyle diversity contributes to inequality
Michael Jindra | 31 March 2016
tags: consumerism, entertainment media, family culture, inequality
There's more than economics at play in poverty.


Want a stable family someday? Date intentionally
Amber Lapp | 17 March 2016
tags: cohabitation, dating, family structure
We need a cultural movement to rewrite the script for lasting love.


The true cost of raising a child
Rob Slane | 25 February 2016
tags: childcare, cost of children, family values
Don't let news reports and studies scare you.


Donor conception: a modern day slavery
Elizabeth Howard | 22 February 2016
tags: donor conceived children, slavery
An adult speaks out about the anguish caused by her lack of a biological father.


The return of the housewife
Ada Slivinski | 15 February 2016
tags: housewives, housework
Women are reclaiming the word “housewife” as old-fashioned homemaking comes back into vogue.


They ridiculed my big ears, so I killed them?
Izzy Kalman | 09 February 2016
tags: body image, bullying
How to prevent tragedies motivated by ridicule of body parts.


Belgian artist fights to be recognised as king’s daughter
Michael Cook | 05 February 2016
tags: Belgium, illegitimacy, paternity suits, sperm donation
Truth is more important than legal status.


The Family and the Force
Jordan J. Ballor | 05 February 2016
tags: family relationships, love, Star Wars
The Star Wars narrative invokes dynamics of familial love.


Guns, brains and what really makes an adult
Carolyn Moynihan | 04 February 2016
tags: emerging adults, identity, marriage
A proposal to raise the gun age to 25 in the US raises some deep questions.


A donor-conceived woman speaks out
Stephanie Raeymaekers | 03 February 2016
tags: same-sex parenting, sperm donation
There is a hole in the hearts of people whose biological fathers have been erased from their lives.


Desperately seeking domestic bliss
Ian Dowbiggin | 15 December 2015
tags: Emily Mudd, marriage, marriage counselling, marriage education, USA
Why is the American divorce rate so high if there are so many marriage counsellors?


Defamilialisation: an ideology that shapes our lives
Helen Ward | 08 December 2015
tags: daycare, defamilialisation, the family, work-life balance
The anti-family vision behind McJobs for women and daycare for children.


The Hunger Games herald the ultimate feminist dream
Kathy Gyngell | 30 November 2015
tags: feminism, The Hunger Games, women in military
Women soldiers fighting Islamic State.


The real trouble with not wanting children
Carolyn Moynihan | 27 November 2015
tags: motherhood, sterilisation
Abuse heaped on a young woman who wants to be sterilised tells us something. But what?


Why Paul Ryan matters for parents
Melissa Langsam Braunstein | 15 November 2015
tags: parenting, Paul Ryan, sexism, work-life balance
The Speaker's work-life balance is good for everyone.


Why is America’s youth too fat to fight?
Michael Cook | 09 November 2015
tags: family structure, national security, obesity, US Army
A question for GOP candidates in tomorrow's debate.


Five types of modern couples
Jean-Christophe Demers | 03 November 2015
tags: autonomy, gender roles, marriage issues
The need today is to find a balance between individual autonomy and the life of the couple.


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