Fixing the marriage crisis

Family | Churches and ‘big data’ boosted marriage stability in one community
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/01/19, 05:06 pm

A Florida city saw its divorce rate drop 24 percent in just two years after churches and private organizations teamed up to strengthen local families. And organizers hope to replicate their success in other cities.

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He says, she says

Family | A ruling this week means a Texas father gets a say in his son’s disputed gender identity
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/25/19, 04:31 pm

A judge in Texas on Thursday upheld two parents’ joint custody of their 7-year-old twins, putting to bed a case that became a national lightning rod in the storm over transgender ideology.

Dallas County Family District Judge Kim Cooks said parents Anne Georgulas and Jeffrey Younger would continue to share custody and make joint decisions for twin boys James and Jude Younger. Georgulas and Younger were embroiled in a legal dispute over the care of James since the annulment of their marriage in 2015.

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What adults want over what children need

Family | Pending legislation in France would let women intentionally create fatherless children
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/18/19, 01:45 pm

The lower house of the French Parliament overwhelmingly passed a measure this week that mandates the national healthcare system cover in vitro fertilization (IVF) for single women and lesbian couples. The current system allows assisted reproduction for infertile heterosexual couples only.

Proponents argue women have a right to bear children regardless of their marital status or sexuality, but French pro-family groups contend the new legislation treads on the rights of children by denying them a relationship with their father.

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