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China’s Only Children in Marital Crisis

Tracy You recently published an article in Daily Mail that evaluates the effect of the one-child family policy on divorce rates of couples born in 1980. The interference of parents could be possible contributor to increased divorce rates. Nonetheless, divorce is becoming more common amongst ‘post-80s’ Chinese couples.


Young Adults Now More Likely to Live With Parents Than Ever Before

Tara Bahrampour evaluates the difference in the number of young adults who lived at home in 1960, compared to the number of young adults who live at home today. Additionally, she analyzes the decreased percentage of young people who are currently getting married. Marriage and leaving the family home are less practiced than they used to be.


Divorcing with Adult Children: The Unacknowledged Suffering

Jane Gordon Julien delves into the unspoken effects of divorce on adult children and the lasting impact on their lives.


Struggling to Succeed: Employment, Education, Family Life, and Marriage

Joy Smith looks at some problems that plague young men from working class families, specifically those in Chattanooga, TN and how employment, education, family life, and marriage are intertwined.


Can Religion Strengthen Marriage in America? Leaders in MN Respond.

Mitch Pearlstein, PhD recently published a report through the Center of the American Experiment which sought to answer the question of whether or not America’s religious traditions can in fact strengthen marriage. And Minnesota leaders said yes.


Do People Still Think Monogamy is Essential to Marriage?

In Tech Insider, Kelly Dickerson takes a look at the concept of monogamy (fidelity) within marriage and whether or not that concept retains its relevance in current society.


Sologamy: The Outcome of a Narcissistic Society

The recent trend of sologamy, or self-marriage, seem to be linked to the narcissistic culture. Strong, holy marriages are needed as much as ever, if not more.


Empathy and Marriage

Neuroscience confirms what happy spouses know: empathy – especially entering into your spouse’s joy – strengthens marriage.


Children of Divorce, Including Adults

When an adult’s parents divorce, the pain and confusion that result can still be very difficult to deal with. A new series in Huffington Post allows children of divorce to share their stories, offering insight into this difficult experience.


Finding Hope from “Modern Love”

Emily Macke reviews the winning articles from the New York Times college essay contest on modern love and finds hope in the students’ yearning for something more.


Intentionally Child-Free

Emily Macke critically examines the claims of a recent article touting the “child-free” lifestyle, where men and women deliberately forgo having children for a variety of reasons.


Blocks to Millennial Marriages

Emily Macke explores a shift in attitudes about marriage, particularly those of millennials, which seems to suggest that society doesn’t need marriage.


Looking for a Happy Marriage

Emily Macke compares and summarizes the “Keys to a happy and long-lasting marriage” put forth by multiple media outlets. Retirees, most of whom have been married for over 40 years, share their tips on how to have happy marriages.


Do Young People Delay Marriage Because They Value It?

Emily Macke examines a new study that suggests that young people do not value marriage less but in fact value it so much that they delay getting married in order to spend more time making this big decision


Does Pornography Affect Men’s Decision Whether to Marry?

A recent study suggests that men’s use of pornography can not only threaten an already existing marriage but might also be lessening their likelihood of marrying at all.


What couples learn from divorce they could learn from marriage prep

A British newspaper looks at reasons why some people get divorced before the age of 30.


Shared work or shared parenting?

New research on men’s and women’s thoughts on work-life balance reveal some interesting differences between desires and reality.


Does the Pill Impact Attraction?

A new study on the birth control pill examines the possibility that women’s attraction to men and their marital satisfaction could be affected by taking the pill.


Becoming Masters of Love

Emily Macke shares the research findings of psychologist John Gottman about what makes couples “masters” or “disasters” of love.


How Texting Changes When You Get Married

An interesting new study looks at how text messaging changes when a couple gets married. Does this apply to you?


Study Reveals Limitations of Online Dating

Emily Macke discusses a new study that suggests there are challenges and limitations to online dating that someone seeking to find a match should be aware of.


“Before I Do”: Premarital experiences affect the present

Emily Macke discusses a study done by the National Marriage Project that links premarital sex, cohabitation and the size of one’s wedding ceremony to the quality of one’s marriage.


Declining Rates of Catholic Weddings

Emily Macke discusses a trend among Americans today, especially the Millennial generation, who seem to be opting out of Church weddings,


A no-nuptial safety net?

Emily Macke examines a new trend in non-marital relationships to set up a contract for what happens to the couple’s assets if they break up.


The Challenges of Communicating Life and Love

Emily Macke continues her reflection on the Instrumentum Laboris, this time discussing Church teachings on birth control in respect to the recent Hobby Lobby decision and upcoming Extraordinary Synod on the Family.


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