Category: Marriage/Family

Why Gen Z prefers dogs to babies

The last time I travelled on the London Underground, I had our Labrador, Saffy, with me. Britain is a nation of dog lovers. So the ad I spotted in that Tube carriage, for the dating app Tinder, seemed particularly fitting. It depicted a smiling young couple in psychedelic clothing, with the caption: “Finally Having Kids”. They each rest one hand on a pushchair. In the pushchair is a dog.

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Marriage collapse, absent fathers ‘unraveling’ Christianity in growing US crisis: study

“What we’re seeing in the study is that the net effect of all of that is the crisis of loneliness; that the most lonely people walking around in our churches, in our communities, are actually not the elderly or widows. It’s men and women in their 30s, who in every other time period — almost every other decade before this century — would have been overwhelmingly likely to be married.”

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Navigating Tech With Your Teens: What Parents Can Do

“To people in power and who make change, please criminalize harmful content, please eradicate harmful content. … We don’t want it. We want our children back; we don’t want to lie awake terrified for children’s mental health.”

Winslet is one of many celebrities giving a voice to concerns about the dangers of social media and smartphones — concerns that are shared by an overwhelming majority of parents. Parents have an intuitive appreciation for what the research is showing — namely, that high-tech use is linked to markedly higher rates of loneliness, depression, and sleep deprivation among teens, as a Wheatley Institute report noted.

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Conservatives Shouldn’t Let the ‘Masculine Critique’ Go Unchallenged

Conservatives have long criticized second-wave feminists for attacking the basic cell of society—namely, the family. But there is now an emerging “masculine critique” of the fruits of 1960s feminism. The crux of this nascent movement is that men should rethink their approach to marriage, children, and family in a society where women have more economic, political, legal, and cultural power than ever before.

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Why the World Is Running Out of Babies

Only 3% of the world’s population currently lives in a country whose birth rate isn’t declining. According to a 2020 BBC report, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Thailand, and South Korea will lose half their populations by the end of this century. Within 75 years, virtually every country on earth will have a shrinking population. Those in the West will be among the first and fastest declining.

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Is the Sex Recession Over?

For me, the release of the 2022 data from the General Social Survey (GSS) could only mean one thing: what’s going on with the sex recession? Back in 2021, I examined the previous decade of data from both the GSS and the National Survey of Family Growth. I tried to get a handle on whether the sex recession had worsened over the previous 10 years. The answer was equivocal: there wasn’t strong evidence of a decadal trend in celibacy, although celibacy had definitely spiked in 2017-2019.

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Biden Pushes Homosexual Marriage as a Binding Human Right

Pressuring countries to adopt homosexual marriage is especially controversial because it is beyond the scope of any human rights obligations. No international human rights treaty requires countries to ratify homosexual marriages, let alone mentions homosexual relations. Traditional countries will see pressure from the U.S. government on an issue that is not internationally recognized as an unwarranted intrusion in their national affairs and an effort to politicize human rights. Pressure on homosexual marriage at the Universal Periodic Review is part of a wider strategy to advance homosexual/trans issue in U.S. foreign policy.

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No Children, No Families, No Future.

Hungary’s Constitution clearly defines both marriage and parents. Marriage is “the union of a man and a woman established by voluntary decision…and is the basis of the survival of the nation. Family ties shall be based on marriage and/or the relationship between parents and children.” (Article L.1) While Christians see these truths as self-evident, they are not universally embraced. That was not the case with Ave Maria University students, faculty, and staff, who responded with raucous applause.

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Biden Administration To End Familial DNA Testing Used To Detect Child Trafficking At Southern Border: Report

CBP authorities began implementing the DNA testing program under the Trump administration “following a court order related to the separation of migrant children from their families and evidence drug cartels were using children to create fake family units to sneak illegal immigrants across the border,” according to the outlet. Derek Benner, ICE HIS executive associate director, said the goal of Rapid DNA testing remained twofold. “First, to protect children from being smuggled across the border by ensuring they are with their parents and not being used as pawns by individuals attempting to exploit immigration loopholes,” Benner said, according to Defense Daily. “Second, to identify and stop the criminal organizations that are generating false documents and supporting child smuggling.”

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