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Mark Regnerus on the science of families

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | Three years after academia rejected his research on same-sex families, the Texas professor reflects on what was gained and lost

No easy answers for courts grappling with family cases involving same-sex couples

No easy answers for courts grappling with family cases involving same-sex couples

By Kiley Crossland
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Family | The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday temporarily blocked an Alabama court ruling against a woman fighting for parental rights over her former lesbian partner’s…

Mary and me

Mary and me

By Chelsea Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | Our little Pennsylvania town really is little . The borough’s boundaries contain a pizza place run by genuine Mediterraneans, a Lutheran church with real…

Embryos become collateral damage in nasty divorce spat

By Lynde Langdon
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Marriage | A California judge this week settled a divorced couple’s dispute over their frozen embryos by ordering them destroyed—even though the woman claimed they…

One-third of millennials have no need to travel for Thanksgiving

One-third of millennials have no need to travel for Thanksgiving

By Julie Borg
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Family | Throughout the Western world, a growing number of millennials aren’t returning home for the holidays, they’re already there. Well over one-third of adults…

Utah judge reverses decision to take foster child from same-sex couple

By Lynde Langdon
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Family | A Utah judge today reversed an order to remove a foster child from a same-sex family and place her with a heterosexual couple. The 9-month-old baby will…

Fears of a first-time mom

Fears of a first-time mom

By Chelsea Boes
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Parenting | Just one glimpse into the newborn care classroom—a sterile upstairs rectangle in the local hospital—made all the feelings I associate with public…

Allan Carlson on coming U.S. moral revival

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | U.S. culture never stays in a moral morass for more than a few generations, researcher argues

Real toys are making a Christmas comeback

By Sarah Padbury
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Business | After years of declining Christmas toy sales in favor of technology purchases, experts report children are once again longing for real toys—as long as they…

Congo releases a small fraction of adopted children to waiting families

By Kiley Crossland
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Adoption | Dozens of children stuck in halted adoptions in the Democratic Republic of Congo are now authorized to leave the country after two years of waiting, according…

Study links state prosperity to two-parent families

Study links state prosperity to two-parent families

By Juliana Chan Erikson
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Marriage | Marriage isn’t just good for the kids: A new study says two-parent families may be good for the American economy, too. The study, published by the American…

It’s in their blood

By Chelsea Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | Last week, a gaggle of busy movers descended on our house—my mother, grandmother, brother, and father. They brought with them a U-Haul stuffed with a new…

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