News | Topic: Relationships
Jul 7, 2020
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.
Nov 5, 2019
1 In 5 Teenagers Change Their Sexual Orientation During Adolescence – With Girls Nearly 3x As LIkely To Be Sexually ‘Fluid’ As Boys
Teens are ‘nuanced and dynamic’ in how they identify and experience sexuality. Read the article here.
Oct 16, 2019
PSA: Scrunchies Are The Tween Version Of The ‘Bachelorette’ Rose
Not only are the “retro” hair ties back in style, but girls are giving them to guys they think are cute, and they’re turning up in household dryers all over the land. Read the article here.
Sep 10, 2019
Teens Who Don’t Date May Be More Well-Adjusted And Less Depressed
When it comes to teen dating, a new study found that students not in a romantic relationship had stronger social skills and were less depressed than their peers. Read the article here.
Jul 23, 2019
Many Teen Girls Pressured By Partners To Get Pregnant
Nearly one in eight sexually active teen girls are pressured by their partners to have unprotected sex and try to conceive when they don’t want a baby, a U.S. study suggests. Read the article here.
May 20, 2019
For Teens, Romances Where The Couple Never Meets Are Now Normal
A generation that lives online is redefining dating; ‘We only met for 20 minutes and that was the first and last time we ever saw each other.’ Read the article here.
May 17, 2019
Tinder Dating Among Teens: When Swipe-Right Culture Goes To High School
The massively popular dating app claims to block underage users. The only workaround? Lying. And everyone is doing it. Read the article here.
Feb 8, 2019
Teens’ Same-Gender Friendships Key To Later Satisfaction In Romantic Relationships
At age 13, adolescents’ abilities to establish positive expectations of relationships with their peers and to be appropriately assertive with peers were the best predictors of future romantic satisfaction. Read the article here.
Jul 23, 2018
Love and Texts: Seduction in the Digital Age
Financial Times shares an insightful post about texting, online communication and the way it is used in dating relationships. Read the full article here.
Apr 11, 2018
How To Confront Children Using Pornography
Christian Family University shares some helpful tips in regards to confronting children who are struggling with pornography. Read the full article here.
Oct 31, 2017
More Education Is Needed To Help Teens And Young Adults Stand Up To A New Epidemic: Digital Dating Abuse
Mary Kay’s annual ‘Truth About Abuse’ Survey reveals more than 80 percent of young people need more information to talk to friends about abuse. Read the article here.
Jul 27, 2017
Over 1/3 Of Millennials In Relationships Spy On Partners’ Digital Correspondence
Devices—and their contents—are a new path to breakups. Read the report here.
Apr 5, 2017
12 Ways Pornography Just Doesn’t Show Enough
This article from The Federalist states, “Pornography doesn’t go far enough to promote genuine love, which we can see primarily in three areas: conjugal love, relationships, and privacy.” Read the full article here.
Feb 15, 2017
Beyond Sex Ed: How To Talk To Teens About Love
Love — or infatuation, at least — is part of school, whether we want it to be or not. It’s often school that gives us our first crush, our first dance-induced cold sweat, and that first bitter taste of heartbreak. So should we talk about it in schools?
Read the article here.
Feb 14, 2017
Abuse Among Dating Teens Is Tough To Detect, Adults Warned
Teenage abuse and assault victims tend to be less likely than adults to ask for help, said Annette Scott, director of advocacy at S.A.F.E House in Henderson. Read the article here.
Feb 13, 2017
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.
Nov 3, 2016
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.
Sep 6, 2016
Nudity and Social Media Harm Girls
Celebrities routinely appear in compromising and salacious photos, and the tabloid press rewards them with adoring attention. Read the article here.
Aug 1, 2016
Online Pornography Warping Adolescent Brains
Addiction, unhealthy relationships and rising levels of sexual abuse in youth is the reality of easy access to pornographic material. Read the full article here.
Jun 24, 2016
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.