Visiting America in the 1830’s, the German traveller Francis J. Grund found a land characterized by “early marriage,” “the sanctity of the mar- riage vow,” “rapid increase of population,” and “domestic happiness.” Indeed, he saw “the domestic virtue of the Americans as the principle source of all their other qualities,” including democratic governance.Allan C. Carlson
At the end of the At the end of the 1950s,the prematurely deceased Serbian poet Branko Miljković wrote the famous verses in which he asked himself “Will free- dom itself sing as slaves have sung of it?”Miša Đurković
When in October 2015 the World Congress of Families adopted its World Family Declaration, it did so remind us of the fact that “the family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State,” as proclaimed in Article 16(3) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This is a truth echoed in many of the world’s national constitutions.Pavel A. Parfentiev
Thumbs up–spotlight on the good things happening in the world
July 30, 2021
Pro footballers Cuadrado and Mancini proclaim the importance of faith, Hungarian justice minister affirms opposition to EU’s attempt to introduce LGBT ideology in schools, and attorneys general from 21 American states push back against Biden’s LGBT guidance.
German court convicts Polish author and German publisher of paper exposing crimes of homosexual lobby in the Church
July 29, 2021
Not only does it show that the courts are valuing abusers over victims, it shows the courts are in cahoots with the LGBT agenda to start a witch-hunt of conservatives… far and even abroad.
What to wear? Female fashion takes centre stage (again) in the sports arena
July 28, 2021
From Norwegian handballers being fined for refusing to wear bikini bottoms, to a British Paralympian who was just fine with her skimpy shorts, the topic of sexualization of women in sports continues to be… well… wide-ranging.
The “trans abuse” story
July 27, 2021
Ideology is blind by definition. We must open our eyes to the reality of things as soon as possible.
Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters by Abigail ShrierTwisting the Knife
The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having—or Being Denied—an Abortion by Diana Greene FosterThe Burden of the Bondwoman
Broken Bonds Jennifer Lahl, Melinda Tankard Reist, and Renate Klein (eds.)Spinifex, 2019; 140 pages, $24.95 Charlie Sheen gained fame as an actor, but notoriety as a john. When a judge asked him why a man of his status would have any need for commercial coitus, Sheen is reported to have explained that he wasn’t paying […]Identity Crisis
Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics Mary EberstadtTempleton Press, 2019; 192 pages, $24.95 It is commonplace, though surely justified, to lament the extreme polarization of public life. With the launching of impeachment proceedings during an election year, those divisions seem unlikely to dissipate soon. Related and in some cases underlying this division […]
In many countries around the world, the meaning of marriage has changed dramatically over the past decades. From being an important and even crucial component of a successful life, marriage is increasingly seen as one option among many. Nowhere is this more true than in Nordic countries like Sweden, in which most couples experience long cohabitation periods before marriage, and many forego it altogether. Nonetheless, important distinctions remain, and researchers from the University of Stockholm seek to better understand the relationship between couples’ intentions to marry, and whether those intentions become reality.A Dwindling Dating Pool
Commentators have noticed for some time now the seeming dearth of “marriageable” men, i.e. the ones with education, employment, and income comparable to women’s. Many factors have been blamed for this trend—lack of economic opportunity, higher rates of female education, a crunched labor market. Now, researchers from Cornell, Brigham Young, and South Utah Universities have joined together for a systematic study of this phenomenon in America.Children Achieving Less
Researchers have long understood that parental divorce tends to lead to lower educational attainment for children. Now, a group of scholars seek to understand exactly how this trend occurs.Growing Old, With Family and Friends
Given the past century’s dramatic increases in life expectancy, at least for those living in developed nations, much research is now centering on how to increase the quality of those additional years of life. Adding to this research is a new paper assessing how marriage, parenthood, and social network impacts the subjective well-being and mental health of older adults.