Posts Tagged ‘divorce’
Is lifelong married love possible? Proponents of “conscious uncoupling” say no, but Pope Francis says a resounding “yes!”
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.
One of the most reliable predictors of a lifelong marriage is the commitment to a lifelong marriage. Put the “D word” (Divorce) off the negotiating table. Commitment pushes you toward solutions, and perhaps a counselor.
In new research on divorce, Catholics enjoy a lower-than-average divorce rate – a sign of hope. But marriage rates continue to be low among both Catholics and the general public – a sign of concern and a reminder of the need to encourage young people to embrace the vocation of lifelong marriage.
In its concluding “Message to the People of God,” the October world Synod of Bishops underscored the role of the church’s married couples and families in the new evangelization. The Synod’s message also addressed the role of grandparents in the family and the pastoral needs of divorced and remarried Catholics.
Statistics show that marriage in low-income communities is threatened and often experiences bad outcomes. However, a new report suggests that it would be wrong to assume that people in low-income communities do not value marriage. The report’s authors suggest that if wrong assumptions guide programs aimed at strengthening marriage, those programs may miss the mark.
A new report finds that divorces are becoming much more frequent for middle-aged and older adults, even as the overall divorce rate is declining or stable. The report says this finding has far-reaching ramifications.
A new research report says that many divorces are preventable, and children and society could benefit if these couples had a second chance.
Contrary to popular belief, divorce has been declining in the U.S. since its peak around 1980. Couples who marry today have a better chance of reaching a milestone anniversary, in part because they are waiting longer to get married.
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This book takes on the challenging questions: How is God present in the pain of a divorce? How does one know when a marriage is over? How can the healing process bring new life? Grounded in Christian tradition and sound psychology, Susan Rowland offers for all who have gone through divorce.
Newly married couples begin life together in anticipation that their marriages will last. If a marital relationship subsequently ruptures couples can find themselves in very uncertain and sometimes fearful circumstances.
A new study, provocatively titled “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, Unless Everyone Else Is Doing It Too,” described divorce as to some extent contagious. Are you at risk?
Is it true that 50% of all marriages are destined to end in divorce? Not so, says New York Times writer Tara Parker-Pope in her new book, “For Better: The Science of Good Marriage.” In fact, far more marriages succeed than fail. See what she says is the real story behind the statistics.
The risk of divorce diminishes when husbands help at home with child care and other household tasks, according to Wendy Sigle-Rushton, a senior lecturer in the social policy department at the London School of Economics. The risk of divorce when both spouses work is entirely offset when the husband helps out with the household’s “unpaid” work.
What is an annulment? “Annulment” is an unfortunate word that is sometimes used to refer to a Catholic “declaration of nullity.” Actually, nothing is made null through the process. Rather, a Church tribunal (a Catholic church court) declares that a marriage thought to be valid according to Church law actually fell short of at least […]
How does the Church view divorce? The Church believes that God, the author of marriage, established it as a permanent union. When two people marry, they form an unbreakable bond. Jesus himself taught that marriage is permanent (Matthew 19:3-6), and St. Paul reinforced this teaching (see 1 Cor 7:10-11 and Eph 5:31-32). The Church does […]
Why are married parents important for children?
A snapshot of marriage in the U.S.
The Catholic Church cares about your marriage. In fact, the U.S. Catholic bishops are working hard to make marriage a priority (see National Pastoral Initiative for Marriage). Every marriage matters, because marriage comes from the hand of God. God brings a man and a woman together to love and support each other. Their love becomes […]
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.
Index of leading marriage indicators released; Marriages in America: Number declines, age rises; Pope Benedict: Address uncertainty regarding foundation of family in marriage; Catholic communicator discusses marriage, divorce and annulments; Should engaged couples talk together about how rich they hope to become?; Synod for Africa: Concluding words on marriage and family.
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.
Immigration reform that reunites wives with husbands, parents with children; Is U.S. divorce rate declining?; Unemployment’s crushing effects on marriages and families; Lessons learned on enduring love in marriage; Key challenges faced by U.S. bishops in defense of marriage; Statistics on tying the knot with someone of another religious affiliation; Family breakdown linked to poverty: Support urged for marriage and family.