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Contraceptives Show Grave Consequences - Fr. William Saunders

In the 1960s, the Church faced increasing pressure regarding the use of contraceptive means with the marketing of the anovulant pill. In response, Vatican Council II stated in Gaudium et Spes, "In questions of birth regulation, the sons and daughters of the Church, faithful to these principles, are forbidden to use methods disapproved of by the teaching authority of the Church in its interpretation of the divine law (No.51).  Read more...

Culture of Divorce, Culture of Death - Anthony Esolen

"Come sit over here," my wife whispered to me. "Let's give Dad a chance to be alone with her."  Read more...

Defining Marriage Down . . .is no way to save it - David Blankenhorn

Does permitting same-sex marriage weaken marriage as a social institution?  Read more...

Did I Get Married Too Young? - David Lapp

Marriages of people in their early to mid-20s are not nearly as risky as you think.  Read more...

Dignity and Difference: Presenting Before the Parliamentary Committee on the Same-sex Marriage Bill - Iain T. Benson

I recently returned from a trip to the humid expanses of Ottawa and Toronto. I was invited to appear before the Parliamentary Committee on Bill C-38, the same sex marriage bill.  Read more...

Divorce Dilemma - Eve Tushnet

The biggest threat to marriage today is fear of its dissolution.  Read more...

Divorce Without Vows - Jennifer Graham

Regardless of their politics, Americans owe Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins gratitude for this: that their 23-year relationship unraveled, and ended, far from the public eye.  Read more...

Do I Need and Annulment? - Jacqueline Rapp and Pete Vere

Here are some of the common questions about marriage and annulments.   Read more...

Do You Make Your Husband a Better Father? - Danielle Bean

As wives, we want what’s best for our husbands. As mothers, we want what’s best for our kids. One of the best ways to accomplish both of these things is to help our husbands to be better fathers.  Read more...

Do You Make Your Wife a Better Mother? - Danielle Bean

Today we’ll consider some ways men can encourage their wives in motherhood.  Read more...

Does Faith = Hate? - Rod Dreher

Gay marriage and religious liberty are uneasy bedfellows.  Read more...

Doing What Christ Tells Us About Marriage - Fr. Roger J. Landry

Recently we meditated upon the most famous wedding of all time...one in which we did not even know the names of the bride and groom. It was the one that took place in Cana in Galilee, and it's the most famous wedding because Jesus Christ was there — and what happened at that wedding has been remembered by Christians ever since.  Read more...

Domestic Disturbances - Patrick Fagan

The culture of the traditional family is now in intense competition with a very different culture. The defining difference between the two is the sexual ideal each embraces.   Read more...

Don't give up marriage fight! - Rod Dreher

I heard from Maggie Gallagher the other day, who wrote to object to my view that the battle to stop same-sex marriage is lost was not only defeatist, but inaccurate.   Read more...

Dozens of Cousins - Anthony Esolen

Learning from those who have to like you, even when they don't.  Read more...

Educating for Marriage, Sort Of - Dana Mack

The recent push for high school marriage preparation is encouraging. But it would be more effective if the leaders of the marriage preservation movement saw marriage education in its broadest light, as an introduction to the history, cultural richness, social utility, and civic meaning of marriage as an institution. Unfortunately, what passes for marriage preparation in the thousands of schools and churches around the country that currently offer it to teenagers is not marriage preparation at all.  Read more...

End the Welfare Marriage Penalty - Sam Brownback & David Blankenhorn

We believe that the time is ripe to transcend the usual partisan politics and implement a plan to stop penalizing lower-income couples who do the right thing — for themselves and their children — and get married.  Read more...

Families’ Priceless Gift to Free Society: Self-Giving Love - Louise Perrotta

Jennifer Roback Morse, an economist by trade, was captivated by laissez-faire theory...until she became a mom. It was then she realized that a self-interested approach to family life does not result in personal happiness or the common good of a free, democratic society.  Read more...

Family Decline: The Findings of Social Science - PAUL C. VITZ

Looking back on extensive documentation on the decline of the family in America, it is apparent that by far the single most important factor in the many social problems presently confronting us is the failure of fathers, the fact that men have abandoned their role in the family.  Read more...

Family for Life - Leon J. Suprenant, Jr

"Daddy, I'm pregnant."  Read more...

Fed on myths, preying on men - Barbara Kay

A whole industry has grown up around domestic abuse. Don't believe its propaganda.  Read more...

Feminism and the Family an Indissoluble Marriage - MARY ANN GLENDON

May Ann Glendon outlines the real problems women (and families) face today, while explaining how feminism must change in order to become relevant to the needs of modern women.  Read more...

Five Myths on Fathers and Family - W. Bradford Wilcox

Be on the lookout this Father's Day week for stories with these bogus memes.  Read more...

Five non-religious arguments for marriage over living together - Dennis Prager

There are enormous differences between being a "husband" or a "wife" and being a "partner," a "friend" or a "significant other".  Read more...

For Better or for Worse? - Mary Ann Glendon

President Bush's endorsement of a constitutional amendment to protect the institution of marriage should be welcomed by all Americans who are concerned about equality and preserving democratic decision-making.  Read more...


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