Posts Tagged ‘cohabitation’
A series of essays on all aspects of marriage and family life. Each author brings an expertise and poignant personal stories.
Scott Stanley and Galena Rhoades recently published an article in the blog of the Institute for Family Studies evaluating the effects of cohabitation on individuals, their relationships, and on society as a whole. The research indicates that cohabitation can negatively affect future marriages in profound ways.
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.
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.
Does cohabiting before marriage lessen one’s chances of divorce? Conventional wisdom might say “yes,” but social science says “no.” Read on for why the “alternative lifestyle” of marriage is a solid foundation for a couple’s future.
A new Spanish-language film (with English subtitles) from the USCCB illustrates through a dramatic plotline the beauty of lifelong married love between a man and a woman. Take a look!
New research studies show that many women are choosing cohabitation over marriage as their first union. What are the benefits and costs of delayed marriage?
New research finds that cohabitation has replaced divorce as the number one threat to the stability of family life. Children in poor and working class families, whose parents are less likely to be married, are at a particular disadvantage.
How committed to you is the man or woman you’re beginning to think you’d like to marry? How do you “decode” this person’s level of commitment? Scott Stanley cautions couples not to attach a “sign of commitment” label to actions that may have little to do with commitment. “I think it’s important that people have ways to read correctly how committed their partner can be to them,” Stanley said.
Why does the Catholic Church teach that marriage can exist only between a man and a woman? Marriage, as both a natural institution and a sacred union, is rooted in God’s plan for creation. The truth that marriage can only exist between a man and a woman is woven deeply into the human spirit. The […]
It’s no secret that many couples are cohabiting, that is, living together in a sexual relationship without marriage. Currently, 60% of all marriages are preceded by cohabitation, but fewer than half of cohabiting unions end in marriage. Many couples believe-mistakenly-that cohabitation will lower their risk of divorce. This is an understandable misconception, since many people […]
As a courting or engaged couple, you have probably discussed where to draw the line about sexual intimacy before marriage. The Catholic Church teaches that every act of sexual intercourse is intended by God to express love, commitment and openness to life in the total gift of the spouses to each other. This total commitment is possible only in […]
A snapshot of marriage in the U.S.
Marriage and family: Lessons of the recession; Study finds children are hard work – and make married couples happy; Why hasn’t cohabitation lowered the risk of divorce?; Supporting the vocation of marriage; A glance back at Christmas.
How the unmarried respond when asked why they move in together; Couples tie Internet to marital conflicts; Long-married couples provide needed sign of encouragement to the young; Factors that threaten a lasting marriage; Americans believe in marriage, but divorce at astonishing rates; SPECIAL REPORT: Marriage and family in Pope Benedict’s new encyclical.