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October 27, 2016

High Numbers of Unemployed Men in the Shadows

A recent study explores the alarming trend of rising unemployment rates among men of working age and its social, cultural, and moral consequences.

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October 21, 2016

A Happy Spouse May Make You Healthier

A recent study focused on the effect the happiness of a spouse has on a person’s health. Results found that a happy spouse positively affects the physical well-being on their significant other, resulting in a happier life together and better marriage.

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October 18, 2016

How Does Parental Technology Use Affect Both Parents and Children?

In a world where multitasking is sometimes seen as a necessity, parents are facing a challenge in balancing work life with home life. A recent study explored how frequent parental technology use in the home can negatively affect both parents and children.

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September 30, 2016

Is There a Connection Between Divorce and Religion?

A recent study found that children of divorced parents are less likely to identify as religious or regularly attend religious services. These results have important implications for Church ministries involved with engaged and married couples.

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August 12, 2016

Reality vs. “Infertility”

A recent lawsuit whereby four women are suing for infertility treatment provides an opportunity to reflect on Church teaching about fertility, infertility, children and marital love.

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August 11, 2016

How does “boomerang fathering” affect families and children?

In her recent article published on the University of Houston’s website, Marisa Ramirez discusses the findings from new research which studied “boomerang” fathering and female adolescent depression. The results indicate that even the ambivalent presence of a biological father could decrease stress and depression in adolescent girls.

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August 4, 2016

Why is acceptance of marital infidelity growing?

In her newly published article in the blog of the Institute for Family Studies, Alysse ElHage discusses potential contributors to the increased acceptance of marital infidelity amogst American adults. The research indicates that pornography could be a major influence on the statistics.

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