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How Do You and Your Spouse Handle Conflict?

Every marriage has problems from time to time. A new study identfies constructive strategies that couples can use to deal with conflict and improve their chances of staying together.


Grandparents More Likely to Raise Grandchildren

One of every 10 children in the U.S. today lives with a grandparent, and 41 percent of those children are being raised primarily by that grandparent, the Pew Research Center reported Sept. 9. The center reported that a “small but growing minority of grandparents” have primary responsibility for their grandchildren.


Recession Pushes More Wives Into Workplace

The Great Recession has forced many wives to become the primary breadwinners in their families. How are American families coping with the new financial realities?


Why Do Spouses Resemble Each Other?

It is quite commonly believed that in terms of their personalities, a husband and wife grow more and more alike over the course of a long married life together. However, a new study suggests that conventional wisdom is largely misinformed on this score.


Religious Faith Plays Crucial Role for Minority Couples

When couples share “core religious and spiritual values,” and “practice in-home devotional activities such as prayer or Scriptural study,” they tend to be more satisfied in their relationship, according to a just-published study. These religious factors fulfill a uniquely important role for many U.S. African-American and Hispanic couples.


Is Divorce Contagious?

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?


The New Dad: Not Your Father’s Model

A “quiet revolution” is under way among young fathers in America, born of a “new spirit and determination among men … to find their place not just at work but in the home,” according to “The New Dad,” a study released in mid-June by the Center for Work and Family at Jesuit-run Boston College.


For Better: The Science of a Good Marriage

What average person expects a book chock-full of statistics and research data to be readable, much less interesting and applicable to everyday life? Yet the way Tara Parker-Pope relates the numbers is absorbing for anyone who is married or interested in marriage.


Interracial and Interethnic Marriages Reach Record Levels

In 2008 a record 14.6 percent of new marriages in the U.S. were between spouses of different races or ethnicities. Read the story behind the numbers.


The Truth About Divorce Statistics

The Truth About Divorce Statistics

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.


Who Are the Mothers of Today’s Newborns?

A new research study shows a complicated picture of marriage and motherhood in the U.S. today. Among other findings, more mothers of newborns are older, while a record number of births are to unmarried women.


Even Seriously Distressed Marriages Can Be Helped

If both spouses want to make their marriage work, even greatly troubled marriages can benefit from professional therapy, according to the newly published findings of a study led by Andrew Christensen, professor of psychology at the University of California Los Angeles. He stressed that while “it takes only one person to end a marriage,” it […]


March 2010: How the Millennial Generation Views Marriage and the Family

The Millennial Generation in the U.S., the first generation to come of age in the new millennium, values parenthood and marriage “far above career and financial success,” according to a Feb. 24 report on a 2010 Pew Research Center survey. However, the Millennials are not “rushing to the altar” to get married, the Pew Center said.


Cohabitation

Cohabitation

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 […]


Loving for a Lifetime

Loving for a Lifetime

In the past century, life expectancy has increased by 30 years. Richard Johnson believes God has given human beings an additional three decades so that they can draw upon the wisdom of the mature years, an age when spiritual growth can flourish.


Why Married Parents Are Important for Children

Why Married Parents Are Important for Children

Why are married parents important for children?


Looking for Long-Term Dividends? Try Marriage

Looking for Long-Term Dividends? Try Marriage

One of the oldest axioms of married life is that two can live more cheaply than one. The facts support the notion that, for a variety of reasons, a married couple can stretch a dollar bill a lot farther than two people living on their own.


Economic Impact

Economic Impact

Marriage is a wealth generating institution. It leads to significant economic benefits for married persons.


Health

Health

Married people experience overwhelming benefits in physical and mental health, personal safety, and sexual intimacy.


Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

A snapshot of marriage in the U.S.


Internet Porn by the Numbers

Internet Porn by the Numbers

Surprising statistics on internet porn use.


Women and Online Pornography

Women and Online Pornography

Few articles discuss women’s involvement with online pornography. Are there women who, like many men, are addicted to online pornography?


Ten Ways Cyberporn Damages Marriage

Ten Ways Cyberporn Damages Marriage

Here are ten of the leading ways in which a man’s use of Internet pornography can damage marital love, according to Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons of the Institute for Marital Healing.


Are Faith-filled Couples Happier?

Are Faith-filled Couples Happier?

David and Amy Olson did a national survey with a sample of over 21,000 couples in 1999. Part of their survey was questioning couples regarding their spirituality and how it affected their relationship with their spouse. According to their survey, one’s spiritual life does have an impact on their marriage.


Ten Important Research Findings On Marriage

Ten Important Research Findings On Marriage

A study from the National Marriage Project at Rutgers University.


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