Category Archives: Cohabitation
In Part I of our suggested summer reading list we provided some of the basic arguments regarding marriage, family, and sexual integrity. In Part II you’ll find a set of books describing trends in modern relationships including the effects … Continue reading
Editor’s note: The following is the second of a two-part interview with a former student in the University of Pittsburgh’s Anscombe Society, Gabriel Xavier. The first installment focused on memories of his time at Pitt. In this installment he focuses … Continue reading
When I was in college I became concerned about divorce. Ironically, divorce was foreign to me. It had not occurred in my immediate or extended family. In fact, I grew up in a secure and loving home environment with parents … Continue reading
Over the weekend, the NY Times had a strikingly poignant article on the effects of cohabitation upon relationships and marital expectations. Here are a few important excerpts to note: Cohabitation in the United States has increased by more than 1,500 … Continue reading
Divorce rates have fallen from their peak in the early ’80s, the deep pain often felt by children of divorce is openly acknowledged, and young Americans typically express both fear and a moral horror at divorce. They are determined not to repeat the mistakes of previous generations; avoiding divorce is a constant anxiety, even obsession.
But as with most purely reactionary cultural movements, the revolt against divorce has been much better at targeting what it rejects than figuring out what it’s for. In a strange, sad twist, the divorce counterrevolution has only weakened our marriage culture more.
Abstract The period of time referred to as “emerging adulthood” has been redefined, allowing young adults to alter their goals and lifestyles. Marriage is no longer viewed as an essential step to adulthood, nor is it greatly valued. With these … Continue reading
Most women still want to be princesses, and most men still seek to win a woman’s heart. Hefner and Sanger diminished the person to the mere sum of parts, yet we know that men and women are remarkable and multifarious, fantastic and so much more. There is still magic in the differences of the sexes—and what a joy it is to encounter them! Indeed, our world contains the possibility of being radically altered by this ‘other,’ who, through the eyes of love, suddenly becomes much larger than we saw before. Continue reading
This article was reprinted from here. Another school year is in full swing. Frat houses around the country are once again swollen with partygoers and intoxicated youth. Sunday mornings once again mark the regret of thousands of young women who … Continue reading
An increasing number of young Americans who have completed high school but not college are having children in fragile cohabiting relationships instead of within marriage. Even those who are married face a high divorce rate, being more than twice as likely to divorce in the first ten years of marriage as their college-educated peers. As Wilcox and Cherlin state in their paper, “The nation’s retreat from marriage, which started in low-income communities in the 1960s and 1970s, has now moved into Middle America”. Continue reading
After one year as president of the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., John Garvey took to the pages of the Wall Street Journal to announce a change in his university’s policy for housing students on campus: a return … Continue reading