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    Chart of the Week: Marriage Guards Children Against Poverty

    As a Senator, Barack Obama was right—there are serious disadvantages to being raised without a father. “We know the statistics—that children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime, nine times more likely to drop out of schools, and 20 … More

    Single Father Households on the Rise

    More single fathers are raising children than ever before, according to a recent Pew research survey. Since the 1960s, the number of households with children headed by single dads has increased ninefold and today is about 8 percent. The growing trend of single-father households is part of the overall growth … More

    Orphans Should Wait No More

    Today in the United States, there are 400,540 children in the foster care system. Approximately 104,236 of these are orphans waiting for adoptive families to call their own. Sixty-nine percent of children in foster care spend five or more years in the system. They spend their childhood circulating in and … More

    Family Fact of the Week: What the Record-Low Marriage Rate Means for Americans’ Well-Being

    Though the marriage rate in America has reached an all-time low, there is a small sign of hope. Within the next two years, there will be a slight rise in the number of weddings as Millennials hit the marriage life stage, according to a recent study by Demographic Intelligence. Given … More

    The Facts on Marriage Laws in America

    The Supreme Court is expected to announce decisions tomorrow in challenges to state and federal laws that define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. At stake in the cases is whether the American people have the freedom to determine marriage policy through the democratic process. Marriage … More

    Marriage: Get Equipped for the Supreme Court’s Decisions

    The Supreme Court is expected to rule in challenges to state and federal laws that define marriage as the union of one man and one woman sometime this week. Below is a list of ways that you can prepare for the Court’s decisions. Ahead of the Supreme Court’s decisions: Get … More

    Marriage: Consequences of Redefinition

    Three recent articles on the online journal Public Discourse examine different ways in which the institution of marriage would be affected if it is redefined to disregard the norm of sexual complementarity. “Yes, Marriage Will Change—and Here’s How,” by University of Texas professor of sociology Mark Regnerus, predicts the effects … More

    Members of Congress Speak Up for Fatherhood and Marriage

    This week, the celebration of Father’s Day provided Members of Congress an opportunity to speak up in support of fatherhood. Representative Vicky Hartzler (R–MO) led multiple Members in floor speeches on the importance and necessity of fathers. They particularly emphasized fatherhood in connection with marriage. Fatherhood in the context of … More

    Father’s Day and the Tie Dads Give

    Throughout the nation, stores stock up on ties for Father’s Day, but there’s one tie that money can’t buy: the bond that fathers establish with their children through their presence and involvement in their lives. Decades of research show that fathers make a difference in a range of measures of … More

    Fathers Optional? Not to Children

    Father’s Day is this Sunday. A time to celebrate fathers throughout America, it is also a time to bring renewed attention to the consequences of fatherless households. President Obama has been a powerful spokesman for those growing up without a father, drawing on personal experience that he recalls frequently. Consider … More