Does the Shape of Families Shape Faith? Calling the Churches to Confront the Impact of Family Change By Elizabeth Marquardt
120 pages | ISBN 978-1-931764-37-7
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Does the Shape of Families Shape Faith? Calling the Churches to Confront the Impact of Family Change

Social scientists, psychologists, and practical theologians come together to offer new findings on how growing up in a divorced family impacts religious formation, with implications for faith communities.

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Hardwired to Connect: The New Scientific Case for Authoritative Communities By Commission on Children at Risk
84 pages | ISBN 978-1-931764-04-9
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Hardwired to Connect: The New Scientific Case for Authoritative Communities

This pioneering report draws upon a large body of recent research showing that children are biologically primed (“hardwired”) for enduring connections to others and for moral and spiritual meaning.

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Human Embryo Adoption: Biotechnology, Marriage, and the Right to Life By Edward J. Furton and Thomas V. Berg
362 pages | ISBN 9780935372502
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Human Embryo Adoption: Biotechnology, Marriage, and the Right to Life

What should we do with the hundreds of thousands of frozen embryos held in fertility clinics around the world today? One solution would be adoption. Would such a course of action be moral? That is the question faced in this volume.

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Mother Bodies, Father Bodies: How Parenthood Changes Us from the Inside Out By Kathleen A. Kovner Kline and W. Bradford Wilcox
120 pages | ISBN 978-1-931764-36-0
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Mother Bodies, Father Bodies: How Parenthood Changes Us from the Inside Out

Do the words “mother” and “father” mean the same thing or different things? If there are differences, do those differences matter?

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The Marriage Index: A Proposal to Establish Leading Marriage Indicators By Institute for American Values and National Center for African American Marriages and Parenting
36 pages | ISBN 978-1-931764-16-2
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The Marriage Index: A Proposal to Establish Leading Marriage Indicators

In The Marriage Index, a bipartisan group of scholars and leaders has carefully developed a set of Leading Marriage Indicators—fundamental, well-chosen measurements that accurately reveal the direction and overall health of marriage as a social institution.

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The State of Our Unions 2009: Money & Marriage By Elizabeth Marquardt and W. Bradford Wilcox
116 pages | ISBN 978-1-931764-17-9
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The State of Our Unions 2009: Money & Marriage

State of Our Unions 2009 seeks to answer the following questions: How is the Great Recession affecting the institution of marriage, as measured by changes in marriage and divorce rates in the United States? How do family finances—especially credit card debt and family assets—shape the quality and stability of contemporary married life in America?

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The State of Our Unions 2011: When Baby Makes Three By Elizabeth Marquardt and W. Bradford Wilcox
120 pages | ISBN 9781931764254


The State of Our Unions 2011: When Baby Makes Three

The State of Our Unions 2011: When Baby Makes Three takes a look at men and women—with and without children—to determine how parenthood is linked to the emotional welfare of adults of childbearing age.

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The State of Our Unions 2012: The President’s Marriage Agenda By Elizabeth Marquardt and W. Bradford Wilcox
120 pages | ISBN 9781931764384
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The State of Our Unions 2012: The President’s Marriage Agenda

Leading scholars of marriage and family here come together to offer a fresh set of policy recommendations to whomever the nation elects this fall—or indeed, in the future.

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The Taxpayer Costs of Divorce and Unwed Childbearing: First-Ever Estimates for the Nation and All Fifty States By Benjamin Scafidi
44 pages | ISBN 978-1-931764-14-8
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The Taxpayer Costs of Divorce and Unwed Childbearing: First-Ever Estimates for the Nation and All Fifty States

This study provides the first rigorous estimate of the costs to U.S. taxpayer high rates of divorce and unmarried childbearing both at the national and state levels.

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Why Marriage Matters, Third Edition: Twenty-Six Conclusions from the Social Sciences By W. Bradford Wilcox
44 pages | ISBN 978-1-931764-2-47 978-1-931764-28-5
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Why Marriage Matters, Third Edition: Twenty-Six Conclusions from the Social Sciences

Why Marriage Matters reviews the relevant research on family topics and comes to three fundamental conclusions: marriage is an important social good, marriage is an important public good, and the benefits of marriage extend to poor and minority communities.

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