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Category Archives: Divorce

Love, Marriage, and the Pursuit of Happiness:
Why We Should End the Pursuit – Part 2

by David Rodriguez This is part two of a series on love, marriage, and the pursuit of happiness. Having previously described the pursuit of happiness and its relationship to love, David Rodriguez continues the discussion by defining the relationship between love … Continue reading »




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Summer Reading, Part II: Cultural Trends in Dating, Mating, and Marriage

  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 »




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Recipe for Success: Marriage Edition

By: Amanda Brennan Student Fellow Amanda Brennan reflects on her experience at the Love and Fidelity Network’s annual conference last fall. Uniting with hundreds of other young minds to discuss the current state of marriage, family, and sexuality left me … Continue reading »




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Are my chances of divorce 50/50? The impact of internalizing popular interpretations of research

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 »




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Downside of Cohabiting Before Marriage from the NYTimes

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 »




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Building Strong Marriages with Munira Lekovic Ezzeldine

On March 3, the Love and Fidelity Network cosponsored a day-long conference with the Muslim Life Program and AltMuslimah.com called “Courtship, Marriage, and Divorce: The American Muslim Happily Ever After.” This event brought together a diverse group of thinkers ranging … Continue reading »




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Divorce Dilemma by Eve Tushnet

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.




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