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The Romance of Domesticity - Nathan Schlueter

As with Manicheanism in the time of Augustine, so in our own time there lurks a dangerous heresy that twists both the truth and a good many lives. I call that heresy Romanticism.  Read more...

The Spousal Secret - Mike Aquilina

The secret to being a good husband.  Read more...

The Struggle Over Marriage - Robert P. George

Recently, the editor of Public Discourse sat down with Robert P. George to discuss the state of the marriage debate. While supporters of same-sex “marriage” claim that history is on their side, it turns out that supporters of traditional marriage have more reasons for hope than they may realize.  Read more...

The Supreme Court, You and Me, and the Future of Marriage - Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson & Robert P. George

What happened on June 26th at the courthouse matters, and we must keep up our witness to the truth about marriage, by word and deed, until it is safely beyond judicial overreach.  Read more...

The Top Ten Myths of Divorce - David Popenoe

A discussion of the most common misinformation about divorce.  Read more...

The Top Ten Myths of Marriage - David Popenoe

A discussion of the most common misinformation about marriage.  Read more...

The True Meaning of Marriage - Archbishop Timothy Michael Dolan

The stampede is on. Our elected senators who have stood courageous in their refusal to capitulate on the state's presumption to redefine marriage are reporting unrelenting pressure to cave-in.   Read more...

The Unitive and Procreative Dimensions of Conjugal Love - FATHER WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Recall that in two previous issues, we have examined our belief concerning the sacrament of marriage and the beautiful expression of marital love, which is both unitive and procreative.  Read more...

The Very Sad Childfree Life - Father Robert Barron

Time Magazine's recent cover story "the Childfree Life" has generated a good deal of controversy and commentary.   Read more...

The Wisdom of Upholding Tradition with Respect to Marriage - Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson and Robert P. George

There is a reason why conjugal unions have been distinguished from all others since antiquity.  Read more...

Together and in Love - Michaelann Martin

We have learned that it is so important to keep our marriage alive and well. Just as we feed our souls with prayer and our bodies with food, so too we need to feed our marriage.  Read more...

True Intimacy - Thomas Lickona

Popular culture often confuses sex and intimacy.  Read more...

True love — and sacrifice - Father Raymond J. de Souza

The 50th edition of the New York Film Festival honoured two movies that are not the usual avant garde festival fare.   Read more...

True Love Character Test: An Essential Aid to Finding Real Love - Thomas Lickona

This activity will help you look more objectively at the character of someone you feel romantically attracted to.  Read more...

Truly priceless St. Valentine's Day gifts - Rick Fitzgibbons, M.D.

Based on working with thousands of couples over the past 34 years, I would like to offer suggestions for priceless gifts that you can give to your spouse this Valentine's Day. These are the gifts of virtues that will strengthen your personality, marriage, children and society.  Read more...

Unhappily Ever After - KAREN S. PETERSON

Seventy-eight-year-old psychologist Judith Wallerstein does not look like a rebel.  Read more...

Virtue and The Art of Living - Edward P. Sri

I'll never forget the instructor's last words: "And if you happen to fall out of your kayak, don't try to stand up in the river."  Read more...

Wars of the Ring - Daniel Cere

The familiar way of marriage as a 'bridge' between a man and woman is now the focus of intense legal scrutiny and controversy. An inevitable 'war of the ring' has been looming on the horizon for the last decade. Now the war has broken out; and those committed to the heterosexuality of the marriage bond appear to be confused, ill-prepared, and in retreat.   Read more...

What is Marriage? - Robert George, Sherif Girgis, & Ryan T. Anderson

Marriage understood as the conjugal union of husband and wife really serves the good of children, the good of spouses, and the common good of society. The arguments against this view fail while the arguments for it succeed.  Read more...

What Marriage Is . . . and What It Isn't - Robert George

Marriage is the kind of good that can be chosen and meaningfully participated in only by people who have at least an elementary understanding of it and who choose it with that understanding in mind.   Read more...

Where Have The Good Men Gone? - Kay S. Hymowitz

Not so long ago, the average American man in his 20s had achieved most of the milestones of adulthood: a high-school diploma, financial independence, marriage and children.   Read more...

Where in the World Is Octodad? - Kay Hymowitz

Where is Octodad? Surely Ms. Suleman's babies have a father. Yet his role in the baby-palooza is barely mentioned.   Read more...

Who's Your Daddy? - W. Bradford Wilcox

There's more to fatherhood than donating DNA.  Read more...

Why I never should have had eight children - Leila Miller

I'm going to tell you why I never should have had eight children.   Read more...

Why Marriage Is Good for You - Maggie Gallagher

Recently, I had the opportunity to review the scientific evidence on the consequences of marriage for adults. What I found surprised me. Quietly, with little fanfare, a broad and deep body of scientific literature has been accumulating that affirms what Genesis teaches: it is not good for man to be alone — no, nor woman neither. In virtually every way that social scientists can measure, married people do much better than the unmarried or divorced: they live longer, healthier, happier, sexier, and more affluent lives.  Read more...


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