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Pope Francis Tells Couples Not to Substitute Dogs and Cats for Children

The pontiff emphasized the importance of fertility in Christian marriages during a recent Mass.

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Ten Years Later, Why Gay Marriage Is Winning

A decade after Massachusetts became the first state to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples, the gay marriage movement has all the momentum.

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How Pope Francis Is Perpetuating Catholicism’s Double Standard

The pope has been celebrated for ministering to people with telephone calls, but is he extending mercy or a culture of hypocrisy?

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How Churches Can Help Cut the Divorce Rate of Any City

Five steps local churches can take to save marriages and prevent divorce.

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Fewer Couples with Out-of-Wedlock Babies Are Rushing to the Altar

New studies document the steep decline in shotgun weddings.

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Sociologist: Religion Can Predict Sexual Behavior

“Religion and sex are tracking each other like never before,” says sociologist Mark Regnerus.

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Are Single People the Lepers of Today’s Church?

In an age of rising singlehood, many churches are still focused on being family ministry centers.

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5 Reasons Religious Millennials Aren’t Marrying

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Or a groom. Or, okay, even a bridesmaid. Why are we waiting to tie the knot?

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Bad Sex: Three Reasons the Fifty Shades of Grey” Milestone Matters

The erotica trilogy has become one of the best-selling books of all time. Why that’s bad news for “Fifty Shades” fans.

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Pope Francis Calls Traditional Marriage an Icon of God’s Love

“When a man and a woman celebrate the sacrament of marriage, God is reflected in them,” the Pope told an audience at the Vatican.