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Why Millennials Refuse To Get Married

Marriage has been on a downhill trajectory for generations, but with millennials, it's a free fall. Why is this? Check out some of the latest research by Bentley University and Pew Research Center for a comprehensive analysis of this detached generation and where we go from here.

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Stop Saying You’re Happily Married

"If we were more honest about the so called challenges of wedded bliss, we'd all be better off." American culture demands for more transparency in marriage. Elle suggests that couples should embrace each moment without the pressure of labeling. “There are moments of both joy and suffering in any relationship, but the sacredness of marriage is weathering the storm.”

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Caring Dads Probably Came First, Before Providing Dads

The instinct to nurture was embedded in male biology from the beginning of creation. Though, nowadays, men have stepped into a more providing role, research shows that our early fathers were caretakers. Read more from this counter-cultural article at the link below.

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5 Things You Can Do Now To Prepare For Marriage

Wedding planning can be stressful and sometimes, in all the chaos, the concept of marriage can get put on the back burner. Help those in your congregation, in the exciting season of engagement, prepare for a successful marriage with this article by Boundless.

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Fostering Children’s Questions During COVID-19

The question, "why" is no stranger to parents. However in a year that's left everyone wondering why, parents are finding themselves stumbling over how to answer this difficult and pressing question - "why are we still at home?" Check out this article by the Child and Family blog for tips on how to guide parents through this difficult season of transparency with their children.

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How To Be Single and Content

The first step in guiding your congregation towards the process of finding a partner in life is teaching them how to be content on their own. Check out this article by Family Life as they explain their insight on how to encourage others to effectively walk in confidence during a single season of life.

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One-third of engaged christian parents are media stressed

Children and teenagers are spending more and more time online, which is leading to high levels of stress for parents of this age demographic. How can the church help parents navigating the tech space with their children? Check out this article by Barna for a breakdown of what children and teens are doing online and how parents are responding.

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When Unemployment Hits Home: 7 Ways To Help Your Marriage

2020 has been challenging for us all and with that comes challenges in the work place. Millions of Americans have lost their jobs due to COVID19, whether you find yourself in this position or have a spouse suffering from this kind of lost, check out this resource by For Your Marriage on 7 tips for supporting your marriage during this difficult time.

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Dinner Conversation Starters

As we lean into this new year, one of your resolutions might be committing to more meaningful and distraction-less conversations with your family. Check out this resources by Better Marriages for a list of fun conversation starters you can try out with your loved ones.

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Is Marriage Becoming Irrelevant?

American's attitudes about marriage are changing and these trends are consistent with attitudes surrounding morality, which has moved in a less traditional direction. For some of the latest news on these kinds of discoveries, check out this article by Gallup.

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Get Married for the Sake of the Children

The Marriage Foundation released an interesting research paper on the effects of childhood stability in non-married families. For a breakdown of this research, check out the link below.

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Number 7 in 2020: Black Dads Matter

The affects of a father's presence in the household are psychologically exponential for a child's development. That is why promoting responsible fatherhood should be at the forefront of every organizations priorities list. Check out this article by IFS as they share the lengths being taken to promote this kind of environment in black communities.

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Majority of Americans Now Believe in Cohabitation

Cohabitation is the new norm. Shifting gender roles and expectations, the delay of marriage, and a secularizing culture are leading more American adults to believe that moving in together before tying the knot is a good idea. A recent Barna study asked Americans their views on cohabitation: the pros, cons, motivations, and effects of living together prior to marriage. Gain insight into this cultural shift with the article at the link below.

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8 Must Read Marriage Blogs

Save yourself the time it would take you to navigate to your google search bar and check out this list of must read marriage blogs by marriage experts, Love Thinks!

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Is It Possible to Balance Work, Family and Love?

Nearly all US couples believe that it is possible to have a career, raise a healthy family, and stay in love, but does data support this ideolody? Check out this article by Barna for a breakdown of statistics and helpful insight for making it work.

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The U.S. Divorce Rate Has Hit A 50-Year Low But It’s Not All Good News

We live in a tumultuous time. Like all living organisms, love in a marriage needs to be nourished to thrive. What works for one may not work for another, and what worked once may not work now. Therefore, we frequently need to focus on and tend to the health of one’s marriage and not take its existence or our spouse for granted. Check out this article with some simple and practical tips for keeping love strong in today's marriages.

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What’s Love Got to Do With a Lasting Marriage?

We live in a tumultuous time. Like all living organisms, love in a marriage needs to be nourished to thrive. What works for one may not work for another, and what worked once may not work now. Therefore, we frequently need to focus on and tend to the health of one’s marriage and not take its existence or our spouse for granted. Check out this article with some simple and practical tips for keeping love strong in today's marriages.

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What Holiday Stress Means For Couples

Statistics following this years pandemic are predicting a decrease in the number of divorces, since spouses are able to spend more time together working on issues. To read more, check out the link below.

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Divorce Is Down During COVID-19

Statistics following this years pandemic are predicting a decrease in the number of divorces, since spouses are able to spend more time together working on issues. To read more, check out the link below.

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Marriages Between Democrats and Republicans Are Extremely Rare

Interfaith marriages are far more common than that of marriages between two individuals of opposing political parties. Studies are showing that only 4% of people willingly marry into marriages with different political affiliations. To read more about these interesting statistics, click the link below.

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22 Percent of Millennials Say They Have “No Friends”

VOX – Today, members of the millennial generation are ages 23 to 38. These ought to be prime years of careers taking off and starting families, before joints really begin to ache. Yet as a recent poll and some corresponding research indicate, there’s something missing for many in this generation: companionship.

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The Crisis of American Loneliness

THE WEEK – According to a recent YouGov survey, some 30 percent of American millennials say that they are "lonely." More than 20 percent report that they have no friends; a quarter claim to have no close ones. Many even insist that they have no "acquaintances," which should, one hopes, be impossible. But I wonder. For even younger people, in so-called "Generation Z," the figures are even bleaker.

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