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Strong online boundaries make for the happiest relationships, study finds

Cutting ties with old flames, before the internet, used to be easy.  Read more

Mentors are key in program to get civilly married couples back to Church

When Mary Rose Verret first welcomed Douglas and Elizabeth into her home, Douglas’ boots squished with the sewage he worked... Read more

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Catholic Church in India launches website to help widows remarry

The Catholic Church in Kerala is hoping to help widows in India - who often suffer from social stigmas -... Read more

Despite the hype, non-monogamy is far from common, researcher says

On October 24, CBS published a 20-minute documentary following the lives of several different groups of people in polyamorous relationships,... Read more

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Hong Kong court says redefining marriage is beyond its authority

A court in Hong Kong has ruled against the recognition of same-sex partnerships, upholding the government’s policy of not recognizing... Read more

Mexican pilgrims at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 21, 2016.

Court orders Mexican Senate to take up pro-family constitutional amendment bill

A Mexican federal circuit court has ordered the country's Senate to consider a pro-family constitutional amendment bill filed more than... Read more

Marriage is 'colorblind' but not 'sex-blind', says Catholic author

After a wedding venue employee in Mississippi cited her Christian beliefs in refusing to host the wedding of a mixed-race... Read more

APA launches task force to reduce stigma of 'ethical' polyamorous relationships

People who practice consensual polygamy are the focus of a special task force recently launched by the American Psychological Association,... Read more

March for Life and Family in Ecuador June 22, 2019. ACI Prensa.

Ecuador march protests abortion, gay marriage

Tens of thousands took to the streets of Guayaquil, Ecuador on June 22 in support of life, marriage, conscience protections,... Read more

How the Church can better respond to the problem of domestic violence

This Sunday, in Catholic parishes across the country, one in four women sitting in the pews will have experienced severe... Read more

North Mexican state rejects attempt to redefine marriage

On Tuesday, the legislature in the state of Sinaloa in northern Mexico rejected a bill which sought to redefine marriage.  Read more

'If you want to be happy for the rest of your life' - Study finds women of faith most satisfied in marriage

A new study examining the correlation between religion and marital happiness found that women who are part of a highly... Read more

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Study shows marriage prep can drive down divorce

States that require some form of marriage preparation see lower rates of divorce, a new IFS study has shown.  Read more

In a changed country, poor Americans miss the benefits of marriage most

Marriage has major benefits for children, adults, and society as a whole, said a marriage scholar this week, and the... Read more

Why aren’t Americans having sex? It’s complicated

A new survey by the University of Chicago has left researchers speculating about why American adults are having less sex... Read more

Pope Francis prays inside the Holy House of Loreto on the Feast of the Annunciation March 25, 2019.

Pope Francis: Marriage and family have 'an essential mission'

On the Solemnity of the Annunciation, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of family and marriage for society, and called the... Read more

Study shows cohabiting relationships to be less stable than marriage

A new study found that in 11 countries across the globe, cohabiting couples have more doubts about their relationship lasting... Read more

Only half of US children are being raised by their married parents

One in two: that is the current number of children in the U.S. who are being raised by both their... Read more

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Australian PM promises bill to protect against religious discrimination

Amid competing claims of religious freedom rights and LBGT rights, the Australian prime minister said Thursday the government will next... Read more

Can Americans today afford to have kids?

When Alicia Hernon realized she was pregnant with her eighth child, her first reaction was to start crying. Read more