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  • The Changing American Family (Barf Alert)

    11/27/2013 10:56:40 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | By NATALIE ANGIER
    CHELSEA, MICH. — Kristi and Michael Burns have a lot in common. They love crossword puzzles, football, going to museums and reading five or six books at a time. They describe themselves as mild-mannered introverts who suffer from an array of chronic medical problems. The two share similar marital résumés, too. On their wedding day in 2011, the groom was 43 years old and the bride 39, yet it was marriage No. 3 for both. Today, their blended family is a sprawling, sometimes uneasy ensemble of two sharp-eyed sons from her two previous husbands, a daughter and son from his...
  • Satisfied Only With Utter Destruction

    06/17/2013 5:43:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    Challies ^ | June 17th, 2013 | Tim Challies
    There is much debate and much concern today about redefining marriage. Where it hasn’t happened already, it seems very nearly inevitable that the definition will soon be expanded to include homosexual unions. And once marriage has been redefined away from the union of one man to one woman, it seems almost impossible not to see it also expand to include polygamous relationships. Already books and media and reality television are attempting to convince us of the goodness, normalcy and health of polygamy; this is just the advance guard the portends a coming all-out attack. Of course this is not the...
  • 7 Reasons Marriage Is Falling Apart in America

    04/06/2013 7:32:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2013 | John Hawkins
    It's no secret that marriage has been in decline in America, but most people don't realize how quickly it has been crumbling. The numbers are staggering and the sea change in attitude that has gone along with them would shock previous generations of Americans. "In 1960, two-thirds (68%) of all twenty-somethings were married. In 2008, just 26% were." "To get a sense of how different attitudes were in the 1960s, perhaps this will do it. (M)arried women were asked, ‘In your opinion, do you think it is all right for a woman to have sexual relations before marriage with a...
  • Bill would forbid parents from getting no-fault divorce (Iowa)

    03/05/2013 11:19:41 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 56 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | 03/04/2013 | O. Kay Henderson
    Seven Republicans in the Iowa House are pushing a bill to prohibit parents of minor children from getting a “no fault” divorce and the proposal could be debated in a House committee this week. A three-member subcommittee debated the bill today. Representative Tedd Gassman, a Republican from Scarville, said he’s concerned about the negative impact divorce has on children. “In my opinion, it’s time to look out for the children instead of constantly worrying about the adults,” Gassman said. Daren Clark of Forest City — one of Gassman’s constituents — spoke about his recent divorce and the ongoing conflict with...
  • Winning the war against men, Part 2

    07/12/2010 11:15:41 AM PDT · by Christian Cage · 26 replies · 1+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 12, 2010 | Vox Popoli
    In every large-scale military conflict, there is the macro war and the micro war. While the macro war fought strategically by the generals has a great influence on the micro war fought tactically by the individual soldiers, the two wars are nevertheless distinct from one another and must be contemplated separately. In this second column in the series related to the war against men, I am focused solely on the micro war that is fought in the houses, classrooms, churches and night clubs of America. In the prelude to a battle, the local commander always considers four things. His resources,...
  • (No Fault Divorce): The No Blame Game

    01/04/2009 10:50:02 AM PST · by Publius804 · 10 replies · 408+ views
    insidecatholic.com ^ | 1/03/09 | Stephen Baskerville
    The No Blame Game America is in revolt over marriage. Some 30 states have now passed amendments to protect the definition of marriage, and more will follow. Same-sex marriage has also shaken the decades-long loyalty of African-Americans to the Democratic Party. Only a short time ago, few would have predicted such a public uprising in defense of marriage and the family. And this may be only the beginning. Bill Cosby's celebrated 2004 remarks on family morality -- and the largely positive response -- has placed a once-taboo subject at the top of the African-American agenda. And another ballot result has...
  • 'No-Fault' = No Kids

    11/26/2007 10:26:35 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 297 replies · 155+ views
    Townhall ^ | 11/25/2007 | Kevin McCullough
    As a general rule, plaintiffs who file for "no-fault" divorce should be found unfit to gain custody of their children. This should be done for the protection of the children involved. But most importantly it should be done to restrain the growth rate of the scourge known as "no-fault" divorce. Radical homosexual activists have been bold in their attempt to redefine the basic make-up of the family by assaulting the God ordained institution of marriage with whatever creative sexual union could be devised. Yet the damage they've inflicted upon children to date is miniscule compared to the arrogance, selfishness, and...
  • Judge in Reno shot at courthouse

    06/12/2006 11:48:18 AM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 573 replies · 20,660+ views
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A judge has been shot at a courthouse in Reno, a police spokesman says.
  • How America can end its divorce epidemic

    04/07/2005 5:54:01 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 12 replies · 1,333+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 7, 2005 | WorldNetDaily
    How America can end its divorce epidemic Posted: April 7, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern By David Kupelian © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com When 32-year-old Paul and his 17-year-old fiancee Anna walked into the Norristown, Pa., courthouse to apply for a marriage license, the justice turned them down flat when he learned they had known each other for only one day. Yet after much pleading and persuasion, the judge reluctantly granted them their license, and Anna and Paul were married three days later. The wedding, held at Paul's brother's house, wasn't much – only four people in attendance, no wedding gown, no flowers,...
  • Letter to Focus on the Family challenging their stand on No-Fault Divorce (good read)

    11/28/2004 1:44:21 PM PST · by woodb01 · 115 replies · 2,379+ views
    As posted half-way down the front page of www.NoDNC.com To those who are concerned at Focus On The Family and Focus On The Family Action  Dear Concerned, In spite of all the good that Focus On The Family has done in the area of family rescue, I believe you have missed seeing the major enemy: No-Fault Divorce. It is true that divorce came as a result of feminism and hearts drawn away by self-centered, and selfish actions, but the major enemy, Easy Divorce, came as a result of uncontested changes in divorce laws in all 50 states. All of us have done much...
  • Conservatives urge closer look at marriage

    11/21/2004 11:07:42 AM PST · by DBeers · 23 replies · 1,619+ views
    Times Union ^ | November 21, 2004 | DAVID CRARY
    NEW YORK -- "Protection of marriage" is now the watchword for many activists fighting to prevent gays and lesbians from marrying. Some conservatives, however, say marriage in America began unraveling long before the latest gay-rights push and are pleading for a fresh, soul-searching look at the institution. "When you talk about protecting marriage, you need to talk about divorce," said Bryce Christensen, a Southern Utah University professor who writes frequently about family issues. While Christensen doesn't oppose the campaign to enact state and federal bans on gay marriage, he worries it's distracting from immediate threats to marriage's place in society....
  • Defending Matrimony

    06/05/2004 9:44:25 PM PDT · by Bai Mac. · 74 replies · 1,881+ views
    June 6, 2004 | Bai Macfarlane
    One may ask, against whom or what must we defend matrimony? There has been much publicity about defending matrimony against those who want to recognize same sex unions, but there is another force which, as yet, is not being properly challenged. This web log is about the other challenge: DIVORCE. Pope John Paul II, stated in Novo Millennio, ".. this fundamental institution [the family] is experiencing a radical and widespread crisis. In the Christian view of marriage, the relationship between a man and a woman — a mutual and total bond, unique and indissoluble — is part of God's...
  • No Responsibility in this Culture of Instant McGratification

    03/29/2004 9:32:16 PM PST · by It's me · 5 replies · 249+ views
    The Troubador | April 2, 2004 | Sara Connolly
    Quick – more federal funding! I say that because it’s more fun than “America has a problem,” but the meaning is the same. Everyone, by now, has heard of the lawsuits being filed against McDonalds on behalf of overweight people eager to find someone to blame for their problems. Americans were too dumb to realize that eating a constant stream of super-sized Big Macs and Sausage and Egg McMuffins and McApple McPies with McIce-cream Cones might cause some weight gain and so now, we have problems with McObesity.Yes, America was a fish – a nice plump fish – swimming through...
  • To rescue marriage, address divorce

    08/01/2002 11:41:08 PM PDT · by RogerFGay · 185 replies · 782+ views
    DenverPost.com ^ | July 31, 2002 | Al Knight
    To rescue marriage, address divorce The federal government has recently claimed an interest in encouraging marriage on the grounds that children who are raised in a two-parent home seem to do better emotionally, intellectually and socially than those who are not. There are a number of reasons, however, why marriage won't become more attractive until the rules and regulations pertaining to divorce are revised. The administration will have little success with one until it properly considers the other. The White House has chosen to emphasize the advantages of marriage in a kind of splendid isolation. In its proposal to...
  • Moves against no-fault divorce

    05/09/2002 5:34:29 AM PDT · by Pern · 10 replies · 1,056+ views
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune ^ | May 08, 2002 | H.J. Cummins
    Some want to put the "fault" back in "no-fault." Others just want to "close the exit doors a little." Though particulars vary, challenges to no-fault divorce are multiplying in state legislatures nationwide. None have actually changed the no-fault divorce laws that have spread to every state since the 1970s - laws that allow one spouse to end a marriage without needing to accuse the other of evil, or "find fault." But since the late 1990s, efforts have intensified to require such features as waiting periods and couple counseling, or even to eliminate no-fault divorces for families with young children. "It...