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Forty Years Wandering - John F. Kippley

This year marks the fortieth anniversary of Daniel Patrick Moynihan's controversial "The Negro Family: The Case for National Action."  Read more...

G.K. Chesterton: It's Not Gay, and It's Not Marriage - Dale Ahlquist

Chesterton was so consistently right in his pronouncements and prophecies because he understood that anything that attacked the family was bad for society.   Read more...

Gay Marriage, Democracy, and the Courts - Robert P. George

The culture war will never end if judges invalidate the choices of voters.  Read more...

Getting It Right: The Foundation of Friendship - Edward P. Sri

What can a celibate priest really teach us about love, sexuality, and relationships between men and women?  Read more...

Getting Old - Douglas McManaman

Ask a group of young people what kind of life they have their hearts set on: a life that is ever changing and ever new, one packed with excitement, or a life that is routine, unexciting, repetitive and ordinary?   Read more...

Habits for a Happy Marriage - Richard Fitzgibbons, M.D.

In my 34 years of working with Catholic couples, I have observed seven major conflicts that create severe marital stress. The good news is that these weaknesses can be overcome.  Read more...

How Contraception Destroys Love - Edward P. Sri

In his book Love and Responsibility, Karl Wojtyla — now known as John Paul II — reflects not simply on why contraception is immoral, but even more, on how contraception actually can destroy the love between a husband and wife in marriage. Here, we will consider four points from his reflections on this topic.  Read more...

How Splitting Up Brought Them Together - Una McManus

“Cohabiting is far from harmless,” said Father Vic. “Did you know that sociological studies show that living together before marriage increases the risk of divorce — by as much as 50%? Former cohabiters have higher levels of conflict, abuse and violence, plus overall lower levels of happiness.” He called cohabitation “training for divorce.”  Read more...

How to Get the Man of Your Dreams - Jonathan E. Doyle

The author of a new book is quizzed about its big promise.  Read more...

Husband’s Day - Jennifer Roback Morse

Father’s Day is a day for honoring fathers. But I would like to take a step back and honor men as husbands.   Read more...

I wuv you - David Warren

Valentine's Day is just the sleaziest little idea for a commemoration that anyone ever came up with.  Read more...

In Defense of the Family - Maggie Gallagher

The Massachusetts governor stands up for marriage.   Read more...

Infant Awe: A Review of Babies! - Meghan Duke

Babies! Eighty glorious minutes of babies.   Read more...

Introduction—Marriage: the Mystery of Faithful Love - ALICE VON HILDEBRAND

In our society, the beauty and greatness of married love has been so obscured that most people now view marriage as a prison: a conventional, boring, legal matter that threatens love and destroys freedom.  Read more...

Jane Austen, Public Theologian - Peter J. Leithart

To call Jane Austen a public theologian is counterintuitive for two reasons: she does not seem much interested in things public, and she does not seem much interested in things theological.  Read more...

Journalistic Malpractice in "Marriage is Dead" Report - Michael Medved

On Tuesday, January 16th, 2007, the American people awoke to startling and disturbing news: for the first time ever, the majority of women in the country were living without a husband.  Read more...

Law, Feelings, and Religion at the Bar in Iowa - Matthew J. Franck

What happens when judicial arrogance becomes so habitual as to become second nature?   Read more...

Let marriage be marriage - Fr. Raymond J. De Souza

What is the one thing, which if changed, would help improve Canada.  Read more...

Losing the right to a mommy and daddy - Barbara Kay

“I believe children have the right to a mother and a father, and preferably their biological parents.” These words — I agree with them, and so do the UN Conventions of the Child — were once the equivalent of saying you believed in peace on Earth and goodwill toward men.  Read more...

Love Amid the Frostbite - Mike Aquilina

A couple in love will learn many lessons in the everyday events of their life together.  Read more...

Love and . . . Responsibility? - Edward Sri

It is routinely pointed out that about half of all marriages end in divorce. But what is not often discussed is the other half of the equation: the marriages that don't break up. Are those marriages thriving? Do married couples that stay together feel truly close to one another? Do they achieve true, lasting, personal intimacy?  Read more...

Love and Responsibility: Avoiding Fatal Attractions - Edward P. Sri

A man eating lunch at a restaurant notices an attractive woman at another table, and is immediately drawn to her beauty. His heart stirs, and he finds himself wanting to see her again.  Read more...

Love and Responsibility: Beyond the Sexual Urge - Edward P. Sri

In our first reflection on Pope John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility, we considered the “personalist principle,” which says that we should not treat other persons merely as a means to an end.  Read more...

Love is worth it - Jennifer Roback Morse

Romance is a wonderful feeling, but it can’t hold a candle lit dinner to committed love.  Read more...

Love, not biology: A Chinese-American Mother’s Day - William McGurn

Come Sunday morning, my wife and I will lie in bed as we hear the clatter of pans downstairs, the occasional yell for someone to butter the toast or get the eggs off the stove, followed by footsteps as they carry the finished tray upstairs.  Read more...


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