Week of April 21, 2013
Courtesy of Bill Coffin
1. The Affluent Are Fine; Focus on the Poor, The New York Times: Room for Debate
Yet, many of our transfer policies — like housing assistance and food stamps — unintentionally penalize marriage among lower-income couples.
2. The Impact of Divorce, “Maybe I Do”: Modern Marriage and the Pursuit of Happiness – Kevin Andrews
In 1990, Jane Mauldon of the University of California at Berkeley found that children of divorce run a 35 percent risk of developing health problems, compared with a 26 percent risk among all children.
3. An Economy That’s Tearing Our Society Apart, The Washington Post
It’s hard to overstate the breakdown of marriage and the rise of single-parent families. Consider out-of-wedlock births. In 1980, about 18 percent of births were to unmarried women; by 2009, the proportion was 41 percent.
4. More Young Couples Commit – To Homeownership Before Marriage, Time: Business & Money
Nearly one-quarter (24%) of polled married couples ages 18 to 34 said that they purchased a home before they were married.
A quarter of couples in same-faith marriages actually started off in different faith ones. This suggests not only that religion in America is remarkably fluid, but also that spouses can have a powerful influence over one’s spiritual choices.
National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) has selected the four finalists for the 2013 Military Fatherhood Award™, and now it is up to the public to choose the awardee on NFI’s Facebook page.
7. I’m So in Love — Or Am I? 10 Experiences That Signal You Are in Love, Huffington Post
- 1. You are operating as a loving adult, not as your ego-wounded self.
- 6. You are committed to working through conflict in loving ways.
- 9. You don’t expect to be on cloud nine all the time.
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