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Young Americans Are Killing Marriage

Millennials are lagging behind on the traditional markers of adulthood.

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The Trends Redefining Romance Today

Modern day romance is a fluid beast, and the expectations and demands of a rapidly changing culture have transformed the landscape of love. To examine those shifts, this article draws from a number of Barna studies and demographic data, including many from Barna Trends, and takes a peek at the changing dynamics of marriage and singleness, the trends toward premarital cohabitation, the impact of online dating and the possibilities of finding love at work.

Read the research from Barna here.

Let’s Kiss Dating Hello

A sociologist reveals her research about ‘ring by spring’ culture on a Christian college campus for Christianity Today. Read the article here.

Majority of Americans Now Believe in Cohabitation

Shifting gender roles and expectations, the delay of marriage, and a secularizing culture are leading more American adults to believe that moving in together before tying the knot is a good idea. Read the research from Barna here.

Virginia Looks To Bar 12-Year-Olds From Marrying

Although laws in Virginia state the minimum age to wed is 16, the fine print reveals a more disturbing picture: Much younger kids may be able to marry with parental permission and if the girl is pregnant, leading to extreme cases in which youngsters not even in their teens have been granted marriage licenses. Read the article here.

Millennial Math

The infographics throughout this article highlight generational differences in areas of marriage, college, and finances.

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People Are Starting To Change The Way They Think About Marriage In One Important Way

From the article at Business Insider:

For a long time, monogamy and marriage were considered inseparable, at least in most modern Western societies.

But a growing body of research shows that couples are starting to consider that monogamy may not be for everyone — and in some marriages, partners are starting to actively discuss whether they want to be sexually exclusive.

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When Teens Want To Have Children

Teen pregnancy is often talked about in the negative – and as an accident. But what about when teens set out to start a family early intentionally?

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Tied In Knots: Americans Try to Redefine Marriage

byFaith magazine takes a look at some of the arguments advocates for same-sex marriage have used and how Christians should respond.

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2014 Pornography Survey of Christian Men

Shocking new national survey reveals high levels of pornography use and rampant extramarital affairs among Christian men.

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The Glaring Omission From Sex Education

Most teens would like to marry someday but receive little education as to how to plan or look forward to that. Read the full article here.

The End of Purity Culture

3 truths to replace false assumptions we learned from the youth group, from Relevant magazine. Read the article here.

Christians React to the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage: 9 Key Findings

The Barna Group offers research and insight into where Christians stand in this divisive conversation.

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So-Called Same-Sex Marriage: Lamenting the New Calamity

John Piper blogs about the recent Supreme Court decision and the institutionalization of sin.

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More Than Single: Finding Purpose Beyond Porn

This free E-book offered by Covenant Eyes aism to help you learn how to fight porn temptations and find fulfillment as a single.

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A Day Late, A Dollar Short

From the article from Carl R. Trueman for the First Things blog:

Tony Campolo has become the latest evangelical leader to declare for gay marriage. It is perhaps not a surprise: Campolo has been a gadfly in the evangelical world throughout his career and his adoption of this cause is of a piece with many of his other pronouncements over the years. While his move is unlikely to have a great impact on evangelicalism—far more significant will be the coming shifts on the issue by megachurch pastors—his statement is emblematic of the way evangelical attitudes are likely to change.

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The Real Truth About Sex: What We’re Not Telling Our Kids

We’re a culture obsessed with parenthood, or “parenting,” as we like to call it, but when it comes to the hazards of sex, our approach falls somewhere between passivity and paralysis.

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Social Media Linked to Divorce (Again)

Another survey from a British law firm cites social media as a frequently mentioned contributing factor in a disturbing number of divorce cases. Read the article here.

Celibate Gay Christian Leader Urges Faithful to “Normalize” Committed Friendships

Jonathan Merritt interviews Wesley Hill about his upcoming book “Spiritual Friendship: Finding Love in the Church as a Celibate Gay Christian.”

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Is it finally time to put marriage in the dustbin?

Is the institution of marriage in such decline that it is irreversible? And what does this mean for the well-being of children who statistically flourish better under the care of married parents? Read the full article here.