By Ashley Crouch, international speaker, writer, creative media strategy consultant; and Joanna Hyatt, international speaker on dating, relationships and sex, and author, The Sex Talk: A Survival Guide for Parents


This article was first published April 23, 2014, at

It has been a been a roller coaster month of romantic headlines, from conscious uncoupling to Dancing With the Stars’ crowd-favorite, “Disney Night.” Watching the night of dancing princesses vaguely reminded us of our childhood hopes for a romantic fairytale ending with a perfect other half. Yet, facing the contrast between young dreams and the reality of another broken marriage was a harsh wake-up call. Let’s face it; navigating the path to romance often ends in hotel heartbreak. Why might this be?

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Book review of 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage.

by Patti Armstrong, Register Correspondent

101 Tips for a Happier Marriage

Simple Ways for Couples to Grow Closer to God and to Each Other

By Jennifer Roback Morse & Betsy Kerekes

Ave Maria Press, 2013

144 pages, $12.95

To order:

It takes two to fight, but can just one to save a marriage?

According to 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage: Simple Ways for Couples to Grow Closer to God and to Each Other, relationships can get better through the power of one.

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Married to the State

On February 3, 2014, in Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D, Marriage, by Betsy

by Sarah Jean Seman

This article was first published February 3, 2014, at

Marriage is a little bit terrifying.

Just think about it. It joins two individuals with their own sets of aspirations, habits, quirks, fiscal responsibilities, and families in a binding contract…‘til death do you part.

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A Firm Foundation

On August 27, 2013, in Family, Marriage, William C. Duncan, by Betsy

by a Ruth Institute Circle of Experts member, and the director of the Marriage Law Foundation.

This article was first published August 27, 2013, at ethika politica.

Our laws have never, thankfully, required a parenting license. Historically, though, determining a legal parent often meant looking at a marriage license (or proof of marriage, since licenses are a relative newcomer on the legal scene).  

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by Mark Regnerus, a presenter at Ruth Institute’s It Takes a Family Conference 2013.

This article was first published on June 7th, 2013, at

The sexual permissiveness of men will emerge a winner in the contest of ideas as same-sex marital norms begin to shape the larger institution of marriage.

Will same-sex marriage cause harm to opposite-sex marriage? It’s one of the most enduring questions surrounding state and national legal decisions about marriage.

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