Monthly Archive: March 2013

Broken Family Law: Guidelines and Fixes

“The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.”[i]  John F. Kennedy 1961 Since John F. Kennedy spoke these inaugural words, out-of-wedlock births skyrocketed from 5.3% to 40.6% of all births (by 2008) as society abandoned marriage. In just five decades, the United States has established …

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Marriage: What It Is, Why It Matters, and the Consequences of Redefining It

Abstract Marriage is based on the truth that men and women are complementary, the biological fact that reproduction depends on a man and a woman, and the reality that children need a mother and a father. Redefining marriage does not simply expand the existing understanding of marriage; it rejects these truths. Marriage is society’s least …

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Marriage: America’s Greatest Weapon Against Child Poverty

Abstract: Child poverty is an ongoing national concern, but few are aware that its principal cause is the absence of married fathers in the home. Marriage remains America’s strongest anti-poverty weapon, yet it continues to decline. As husbands disappear from the home, poverty and welfare dependence will increase, and children and parents will suffer as a …

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