Revitalizing the institution of marriage for the twenty-first century : an agenda for strengthening marriage
The contributors address hot-button issues such as same-sex marriage, effects of divorce on children, and the role of fathers in addition to issues such as the permanence of marriage, covenant marriage, and the role of religion in marriage.
Print Book, English, 2002
Praeger, Westport, Conn., 2002
xxiv, 216 p.; 24 cm
9780275972721, 9780275972738, 0275972720, 0275972739
Foreword: Marriage Myths and Revitalizing Marriage by Linda J. Waite Introduction: Revitalizing the Institution of Marriage for the Twenty-first Century by Alan J. Hawkins The Social Costs of De-Institutionalizing Marriage by Steven L. Nock Community Involvement and Its Limits in Marriage and Families by Margaret Brinig The Language of Health vs. the Language of Religion: Competing Models of Marriage for the Twenty-first Century by Don Browning A Plea for Greater Concern about the Quality of Marital Matching by Norval Glenn Why Covenant Marriage May Prove Effective as a Response to the Culture of Divorce by Katherine Spaht Good Incentives Lead to Good Marriages by Allen Parkman Strengthening Couples and Marriage in Low-Income Communities by Theodora Ooms Promoting Marriages as a Means to Promoting Fatherhood by Wade Horn Reflections on the Nature of Marriage by Brian Bix Adoption by Unmarried Cohabitants, Same-Sex Couples, and Single Parents in Europe by Rainer Frank Assisted Reproductive Technology and the Family: Risk or Revival? by Ruth Deech Marriages and Belonging: Reflections on Baker v. Vermont by David Coolidge Marriage Policy and the Methodology of Research on Homosexual Parenting by Robert Lerner and Althea K. Nagai Institutionalizing Marriage Reforms Through Federalism by Lynn D. Wardle Fixing the Family: Legal Acts and Cultural Admonitions by Carl Schneider The Limits of the Law and Raising Up a Sentiment for Marriage by Laurence Nolan A Marriage Research Agenda for the Twenty-first Century: Ten Critical Questions by David Popenoe Index