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04.27.2013, 2:53 PM

Marriage Media
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.

5. Seven Things You Don’t Know About Interfaith Marriage, Fox News

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.

6. Voting for National Fatherhood Initiative’s 2013 Military Fatherhood Award™ Opens on Facebook, PRWeb 

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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One Response to “The M.Guy Tweet”

  1. diane m says:

    I think the increased percentage of prople buying homes before marriage is a sign of the association between wealth and getting married. If only the well-off marry, you’ll see more early home buying.