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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?


From counselling to therapism: how expert help could harm your marriage
Kaitlin Wynia | 06 November 2014 |
tags: counselling, marriage
Modern marriage therapy has come to promote individualism over marital commitment.


For richer, for poorer: the difference marriage makes to family fortunes
Carolyn Moynihan | 04 November 2014 |
tags: family structure, marriage culture, poverty
If we care about the poor we ought to care about marriage.


Income splitting: a fairer deal for Canadian families
Andrea Mrozek | 31 October 2014 |
tags: Canada, family benefits, Family taxation
Government move will ease pressure on parents and help family stability, says supporters.


Can rich countries afford a living wage?
Daniel Blackman | 15 October 2014 |
tags: economics, family, just wage
If not, can they afford the family, on which the whole of society depends?


“There is no future for a society of self-absorbed individuals”
Cormac Burke | 15 October 2014 |
tags: consumerism, family, generosity
What values are being passed on in Western homes? What needs to change?


Politicians fail the family - does the Pope have the answer?
Laura Keynes | 14 October 2014 |
tags: Catholic Church, equality, family
Equality is the political favourite, but family pressures will be solved by unity, says Francis.


It’s a synod on the family, remember
Cormac Burke | 06 October 2014 |
tags: Catholic Church, family, marriage
Divorce, annulments, and contraception certainly have their impact on family life, but surely it is a negative one.


Tinkering with the chemistry of love
Michael Cook | 25 September 2014 |
tags: Julian Savulescu, marriage, relationships, same-sex marriage
Can we really improve relationships with 21st Century love potions?


Why do rich countries have so many poor children?
Carolyn Moynihan | 18 September 2014 |
tags: child poverty, marriage
The missing link in the child poverty debate.


Is marriage a form of prostitution?
Angela Shanahan | 05 September 2014 |
tags: marriage, prostitution
The tired old ideas of ageing feminists are being discredited by a younger generation.


Dining alone, or alone together
Carolyn Moynihan | 22 August 2014 |
tags: family meals, living alone, solitude
More people live alone and others seem to prefer their own company at the table.


Familial love is not a contract
Andrea Mrozek | 15 August 2014 |
tags: marriage contracts
No-one thrives when they believe the love of their family exists only by contractual obligation.


US versus New York Times on drugs
ONDCP | 30 July 2014 |
tags: drugs, marijuana, Obama administration
The Obama Administration strongly opposes the legalisation of marijuana use.


Parenting as a political activity
Holly Hamilton-Bleakley | 14 July 2014 |
tags: parenting, politics, virtue
Society needs virtuous people more than it needs laws.


Out of the cave: leading our children away from celebrity culture
Holly Hamilton-Bleakley | 02 July 2014 |
tags: celebrity culture, parenting, philosophy
We are surrounded by images and messages that do not tell the truth about the good life.


Don’t expect stable families without a living wage
Carolyn Moynihan | 27 June 2014 |
tags: conservatives, family policy, just wage
There’s a conservative case for a just wage and a couple of marriage researchers have just made it.


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