News | Topic: Marriage

One Million Moms Boycotts American Girl’s ‘Girl Of The Year’ Doll Over LGBT Storyline

The doll’s backstory includes her visiting the farm of her great aunts, who are in a same-sex marriage. Read the article here.

Is Marriage Becoming Irrelevant?

29% say it is very important for a couple to marry if they have a child, down from 38% in 2013. Read the report here.

A Massachusetts Cit Decides To Recognize Polyamorous Relationships

The city of Somerville has broadened the definition of domestic partnership to include relationships between three or more adults, expanding access to health care. Read the article here.

A Global Snapshot Of Same-Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage has become legal in a growing number of countries in recent years. Read the report from Pew Research here.

More People Think It’s Fine For Unwed Couples To Live Together. Here’s Why Many Still Think Marriage Is Better

More Americans have lived with a romantic partner than have married one, a new study from Pew Research shows. Read the article here.

Amost Half Of U.S. Births Happen Outside Marriage, Signaling Cultural Shift

Forty percent of all births in the U.S. now occur outside of wedlock, up from 10 percent in 1970. Read the article here.

Put A Ring On It? Millennial Couples Are In No Hurry

Young adults not only marry and have children later than previous generations, they take more time to get to know each other before tying the knot. Read the article here.

7 Things Your Seven-Year-Old Should Know About Love And Sex

We live in the age of information. We also live in a hyper-sexualized era. Put those two together and you quickly realize there are ideas filtering through our cultural climate that you wouldn’t expect a seven-year-old should know. Read the blog post from Protect Young Minds here.

Young Americans Are Killing Marriage

Millennials are lagging behind on the traditional markers of adulthood.

Read the article here.

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.

Read the article here.

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.

Read the full article here.

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.

Read the article here.

2014 Pornography Survey of Christian Men

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

Read the report here.

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.