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The Obama Budget: Expanding Welfare, Undermining Marriage

The Obama Budget: Expanding Welfare, Undermining Marriage

The Heritage Foundation How can the government grow the nation’s welfare roles and undermine efforts to support marriage, in a single effort It must simply follow the plan outlined in President Obama’s budget: pay states to grow their welfare roles and eliminate programs that encourage healthy marriage in low-income communities. Despite the fact that low work hours and single motherhood are two of the greatest contributors to poverty in the United States, the newly released budget undoes welfare provisions that encourage work and discourage out-of-wedlock childbearing. Read More

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Marriage: It’s Not Just for Your Grandparents

Marriage: It’s Not Just for Your Grandparents

Apparently, cohabitation is the latest rage with Generation X. More than six million couples cohabit. With almost 50 percent of my generation cohabiting, I'm the odd man out. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as well as other Hollywood stars have made shacking up as popular as iTunes and Starbucks. The rate of cohabitation in the United States has increased more than 1,000 percent since 1960. Read More

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Marriage and the Constitution

Marriage and the Constitution

The Patriot Post The federal same-sex marriage decision out of California sets into motion a sequence of events that will result in a Supreme Court earthquake two years from now. The Supreme Court can either vindicate traditional marriage, or forever redefine the most basic unit of human civilization. Sounds melodramatic, but unfortunately — it’s true.   Read More

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Judging Marriage Proposition 8 Struck Down

Judging Marriage Proposition 8 Struck Down

I have warned you for months that our religious freedoms are imperiled. Well, Armageddon may be close at hand if a new court decision holds up. Yesterday, federal district court Judge Vaughn Walker, a Reagan appointee, overturned California’s Proposition 8, which defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Read More

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Promoting the God-Ordained Family Unit

Promoting the God-Ordained Family Unit

Introduction: The traditional family and adoptions are important to God because it is a healthy, loving environment that reflects God’s love for His children; it is also the wellspring of strong and healthy societies. But in the past fifty years the family has been neglected, even shunned. Therefore, we live in a society of immorality, pain, and spiritual longing. There is a direct correlation between broken homes and crime in America. Seventy percent of teenage criminals come from broken homes. The same goes for teenage murderers.[1] If we respected the Godly institution of family by marrying rather than practicing cohabitation, resisted the temptation of no-fault divorce, and opposed the legalization of perverted partnerships and adoptions, and, instead, honored the Bible’s teachings, we could drastically improve the state of our waning society. Read More

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Religion and Morality in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate

Religion and Morality in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate

Abstract : Some same-sex marriage activists might wish to exclude certain moral and religious viewpoints from the same-sex marriage debate. Evidence shows, however, that religion and moral argumentation are often harnessed in support of same-sex marriage. People of all faiths or no faith at all should be free to participate in the marriage debate and bring moral viewpoints to bear on the issues. Read More

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Married Fathers: America’s Greatest Weapon Against Child Poverty

Married Fathers: America’s Greatest Weapon Against Child Poverty

The mainstream media, liberal politicians, activists, and academia bewail child poverty in the U.S. But in these ritual lamentations, one key fact remains hidden: The principal cause of child poverty in the U.S. is the absence of married fathers in the home. According to the U.S Census, the poverty rate in 2008 for single parents with children was 35.6 percent. The rate for married couples with children was 6.4 percent. Being raised in a married family reduces a child’s probability of living in poverty by about 80 percent. Read More

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Five Essentials for a Thriving Marriage

Five Essentials for a Thriving Marriage

Posted May 31, 2010 Source:Family Life 1. Be thankful for your spouse.   The demands of life, family, and work can cloud your attitude toward the one you chose to accompany you through life. Thanking God often for your spouse is a practical way to focus on what is good and admirable about him or her. It is helpful to occasionally reflect on the early days and recall what attracted you, what made you pledge your life and love to each other, and be thankful. Read More

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What’s Wrong with Letting Same-Sex Couples Legally “Marry?”

What’s Wrong with Letting Same-Sex Couples Legally “Marry?”

From the Family Research Council What's wrong with letting same-sex couples legally "marry" There are two key reasons why the legal rights, benefits, and responsibilities of civil marriage should not be extended to same-sex couples. The first is that homosexual relationships are not marriage. That is, they simply do not fit the minimum necessary condition for a marriage to exist--namely, the union of a man and a woman. The second is that homosexual relationships are harmful. Not only do they not provide the same benefits to society as heterosexual marriages, but their consequences are far more negative than positive. Read More