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Marriage in the 50 States - The Heritage Foundation

Many states across the nation are moving to either strengthen their existing statutory language that recognizes marriage between a man and a woman or to amend their constitution to preserve the traditional meaning of marriage. The information on this page is intended to reflect the breadth of the movement to defend marriage throughout the United States.  Read more...

Marriage Now Just a Sexual Relationship - Fr. Raymond de Souza

All in all, it is an impressive bit of work for a mere 38 years.  Read more...

Marriage, Same-Sex Relationships and the Catholic Church - Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki

In the following address Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois shows himself to be another articulate and courageous bishop in his defence of marriage.   Read more...

Marriage: A Way to Heaven - Deacon Douglas McManaman

Today is Marriage Sunday and the Archbishop has asked us to preach on marriage, and our pastor in turn has asked me to address this topic, probably because I am married.   Read more...

Marriages of convenience - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Twenty-five years ago today Lady Diana Spencer wed the Prince of Wales.  Read more...

Married men live longer - National Post

Marriage breakup has real health risks for both men and women, but especially for men.  Read more...

Mary and the Gift of Life: Motherhood Requires Openness to the New Person - Mary Shivanandan

Marriage has been a dominant symbol in both the Old and the New Covenants of God's love for man and Christ's love for the Church.  Read more...

Men, Women, and Tenderness - Edward Sri

Holding hands, sharing an embrace or a kiss — these can be innocent expressions of love. But without great vigilance and virtue, these outward expressions can easily become a form of utilitarianism that actually ends up driving two people farther apart from each other and preventing love from fully developing.  Read more...

Missionary cohabitating - Terry Mattingly

Young men and women have accepted the message from their culture — a message that is not supported by the data — that cohabitation is a good way to prepare for marriage. Data from the University of Wisconsin provides a painful bottom line: couples that cohabit before marriage increase their odds of divorce by 50 percent.   Read more...

More on Marriage - George Weigel

Why support a Federal Marriage Amendment? Here are ten reasons why.  Read more...

Nickels, Dimes and Family Size - Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk

A few years ago, I spoke with a young man preparing to get married.  Read more...

Not request but demand - David Warren

In this vexed and painful fight over the "definition of marriage," perhaps the most difficult task is to convince not only the proponents, but also most of the opponents of any "re-definition of marriage" that it is not in their power.   Read more...

Notes for the Etiquette of a New Age - Hadley Arkes

It may be worth starting to devise a scheme of etiquette to help us respond when a friend excitedly announces the same-sex marriage of one of their children.   Read more...

Obama can change what black men think - Barbara Kay

Just being themselves, the Obamas may inspire a more critical healing process than the ongoing one between American blacks and whites: namely, bridging the 45-year-old rift between black men and black women.  Read more...

Of Love, etc. - Theodore Dalrymple

We are in revolt against ‘the limitations imposed by our mortality, genes, social and physical environment, and chance,’ as Satan was in revolt against God.   Read more...

Of Popes, players and prostitution - Father Raymond J. de Souza

The Christian wisdom of Chesterton and Benedict is inclined to see the possibility of hope at the brothel door.   Read more...

Of Wine and Roses and Everyday Living - Teresa Thomas

My husband David is out of town at a dealer show for business. I miss him when he's gone.  Read more...

Old Faithful - Lionel Shriver

Americans disapprove of marital infidelity — in the movies, at least.  Read more...

On black issues, Obama plays the white card - Barbara Kay

Fatherlessness, not white racism, is arguably the single greatest influence in preventing blacks’ rise to social and cultural parity with whites.   Read more...

One Man, One Woman - Robert P. George

The case for preserving the definition of marriage.  Read more...

One Man, One Woman - Mitt Romney

No matter how you feel about gay marriage, we should be able to agree that the citizens and their elected representatives must not be excluded from a decision as fundamental to society as the definition of marriage.  Read more...

Only One Man: Bishop John Fisher and Christian Marriage - Eldred Willey

As a child I devoured junior history books, and relived through them the battles of the past. It must have been they which first taught me about the great battle which was the English Reformation.  Read more...

Opposition to Gay Marriage is Not Discrimination - Rabbi Aryeh Spero

The claim being made by advocates of gay marriage is that the ban of gay marriage is simply about prejudice. They are wrong.  Read more...

Prepare yourself for the 'Marriage Debate' - Catholic Civil Rights League

Each of us has a responsibility to give reasons for our beliefs. That same-sex relationships are not marriages can be understood and defended by rational people. We have summarized the debate into four strong arguments supporting marriage, four counter arguments to typical pro-homosexual "marriage" challenges, and four responses to red-herring arguments that do not illuminate the debate.  Read more...

Preserving Marriage in Substance, Not Just Name - Ryan T. Anderson

Should the state treat marriages the same way it treats baptisms and bar mitzvahs -- as purely religious practices properly left to religious institutions?  Read more...


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