Monthly Archive: March 2012

Ending Metro Detroit’s Broken Family Pandemic

DOFH envisions a Renaissance in marriage and family life in Southeastern Michigan.  It unfolds in this year of faith as clergy, pastors and lay leaders ask their married congregations to help them create five marriage mentor ministries in which married couples volunteer to mentor others from engagement and marital enrichment along the natural life cycle of marriage’s …

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Ultimate Purpose

Most would agree that improvement of America’s family law systems requires knowledge of the role of the legal profession in the courtroom and in areas of public policy and statute development.  Attorneys influence all of these sectors. So, do the collective results of individually litigated cases reflect the unique reality of evidence and testimony offered …

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Autobahn To Recovery

Pundits cite many reasons for Michigan’s morbid economy. Most center around the business climate—for example, anti-business tax policy, omnipotent  and inflexible state bureaucracy, high union labor costs, and decision-making overly invested in the automotive sector. Michigan is fighting for its survival. Unemployment is over 10% with automotive sales’ declines in the mid 30% range. Foreclosures …

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Marriage is Pro-Life

A Duty To Protect Human Life and the One-Flesh Union  Discernment, a fundamental virtue, is the ability to distinguish ‘good’ from evil. This faculty is critical for managing the daily demands that influence the behavior of individuals, organizations and communities. The ability to discern shapes our perspectives about human life, marriage and children. Good begins …

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No-Fault Divorce: America’s Divorce Mill

What is no-fault divorce? When you ask most people, they will say Divorce is a mutual-consent process, or that it preserves privacy, or that it eliminates blame for the failure of the marriage. Not many people will answer that it’s a lawsuit in which one party is suing the other party. And even fewer will …

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Community Marriage Policies Answer a Vital Need

By Michael T. Ross, M.D. & Mike McManus Marriage is the vibrant center of the common good. At a time when systemic disintegration of marriage has created a crisis of global proportions, marriage remains the most valuable and cost effective resource for a family, a community and for a nation. Community Marriage Policies answer a vital …

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A Time For Marriage

The disintegration of marriage is the issue for 21st century America. While 90 percent of America’s top jobs require a college degree, 60 percent of children in urban schools don’t graduate from high school.  In Detroit, a predominantly African American city, only 25% of children graduate.  For African American males, this drops to 20%.  Surprisingly, it …

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Ministering to the Marriage Needs of the Community

Marriage doesn’t seem to be an important component of our families these days—at least if you believe what our culture tells us.  The Hollywood version of family is quasi-living together, outrageous weddings, serial marriage and divorce, and belligerent behavior between spouses, ex-spouses, and often their children.  While some of what we see comes from living …

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Marriage: The Disappearing American Dream

The American dream has been aborted. Washington and state leaders of both parties have jettisoned our fundamental rights–rights such as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  Our founders fought hard for these rights and enshrined them in our Constitution and first ten amendments. For two centuries, realizing this vision was our nation’s dream and …

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The Conciliation Courts

The Conciliation Courts movement began in Los Angeles.  The California Conciliation Court Act, which was enacted in 1939, permitted the judge in any court in the State to establish a Conciliation Court.  The mission of the Conciliation Court was primarily to preserve families by providing means for the reconciliation of spouses. The Los Angeles Conciliation …

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