VIDEO: FFPC President John Stemberger shares God's Design for Marriage.
Many young people are afraid of marriage, but that does not mean they are giving up on it. If anything, they possess a hard-earned understanding about the suffering wrought by family fragmentation. They want a better life for their own children, and they deserve the support of everyone from cultural leaders to policymakers to business leaders as they seek that better way.
A thriving marriage is made of two thriving individuals building a relationship together. That would explain why the health of our marriages is ultimately determined by our individual health. We often talk about the importance of physical fitness, but we also need to be diligent about spiritual, emotional and mental fitness.
Pride will commonly make you appear amazing to those rarely around you, yet it will destroy the relationships with those closest to you. On the other hand, the stronger trait of humility will keep both general friendships and close relationships on a constant, upward swing. Let’s look to the scriptures to find out powerful ways to beat pride out of your marriage and manhood.
"Marriage inequality" should be at the center of any discussion of why some Americans prosper and others don't. According to Census Bureau information analyzed by the Beverly LaHaye Institute, among families headed by two married parents in 2012, just 7.5% lived in poverty. By contrast, when families are headed by a single mother the poverty level jumps to 33.9%.
During the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, a national campaign to strengthen marriage, reduce divorce, and promote marriage prior to childbearing, is stirring up hundreds of events nationwide to help couples.
Only 51 percent of merican adults are married - a record low - down from 72 percent in 1960, accordingto a Pew Research Center analysis of census data. There are three ma or factors behind these trends.
Barely half of all adults in the United States -- a record low -- are currently married, and the median age at first marriage has never been higher for brides (26.5 years) and grooms (28.7), according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census data.
Thirty percent of Americans have never been married — the largest percentage in the past 60 years, says the U.S. Census.
Marriage is increasingly optional and could be on its way to obsolescence,according to a survey of more than 2,600 Americans that examines changing attitudes about relationships today.
Divorce & cohabitation cost Maryland millions and should be part of the gubernatorial debate.
Evangelical Christians are gravely concerned about the family, and this is good and necessary. But our credibility on the issue of marriage is significantly discounted by our acceptance of divorce.
America's tragic number -- tragic because it is difficult to conceive remedial policies -- is 70 percent. This is the portion of African American children born to unmarried women.
Over 1,600 attendees are gathering this week for the “Smart Marriages” conference, the world’s largest annual gathering of marriage educators.
In a time when many Americans accept that a 50 percent divorce rate is inevitable, some communities have found ways to nearly "divorce-proof" the marriages in their area.
More than 5,000 men and women recently participated in free classes offered by the nonprofit PAIRS Foundation. A follow-up study of 400 men six months after the nine-hour class offers encouraging news for efforts to curb the rate of divorce and family breakdown.
Nearly two-thirds of all Americans know someone who has been unfaithful to their spouse, according to a new CBS News poll. Nevertheless, a majority of Americans (53 percent) think getting a divorce is too easy and should be made more difficult to obtain than it is now.
Family scholars from six major universities and four leading research institutes have launched a U.S. Marriage Index, the first attempt to track, with a clear, accessible measure, the health of marriage in America.
During their 2009 Fall assembly, the U. S. Catholic bishops approved their new pastoral letter, Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan. The letter represents a summary of Church teaching on marriage.
With the economy sputtering, South Florida couples are staying together more and divorces appear to be on the decline.
Now you can find pre-marital education oportunities close to home. Simply search our map for a location close to you.
A new generation of leaders is trying to reclaim the high ground by asserting publicly what everyone who has ever been married knows: marriage is hard.
Three of the top 10 counties the divorced call home are in Florida.
When it comes to marriage, we now have scientific evidence that living outside of God’s plan can literally make us sick. The deteriorating health of marriage can lead to deteriorating health! Find out why.
The reason for these appeals to lasting unions is simple: on every single significant outcome related to short-term well-being and long-term success, children from intact, two-parent families outperform those from single-parent households.
Leah Ward Sears has accepted a fellowship at the Institute of American Values in New York -- a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that contributes intellectually to strengthening families and civil society in the United States and the world.
Without marriage, Generation X will miss out on the joy and fulfillment that our grandparents experienced. Studies show that married couples have happier and healthier lives. Gen X, you cannot get the benefits of marriage without the commitment of marriage.
In today's Orlando Sentinel, FFPC President John Stemberger responds to OS columnists George Diaz and Scott Maxwell's irresponsible attacks and mocking of the Strong Marriages Florida Campaign and the Marriage Preparation Bill before the Florida Legislature.
To read the Sentinel columns, one would think that the bill is the product of some dark plot by the Family Policy Council to have the government stick “its nose into our bedrooms,” as Mr. Diaz wrote. But, of course, the Plakon bill does nothing of the sort. What the Sentinel articles reveal is an obvious hatred against Mr. Stemberger and his group for reasons unrelated to this bill.
John Stemberger, head of the Orlando-based Florida Family Policy Council, says divorce results in costly poverty programs for households headed by single women.
The Yemmas, both 85, celebrated their 61st year of marriage by renewing their marital vows at the Epiphany Cathedral Parish in Venice along with 519 other couples. Bishop Frank Dewane calculated that of the couples present, their total time married was 25,600 years.
The man who last year led the successful effort to amend Florida's constitution to protect traditional marriage says it's now time for pastors, churches and individual Christians to examine their own marriages, asking hard questions about why the Sunshine State leads the nation in divorce.
The Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC) is seeking to build on the state's new marriage-protection amendment by strengthening marriages. The statewide campaign, "Strong Marriages Florida," launched Tuesday.
Evangelicals in Florida have a plan to cut the divorce rate there 10 percent by the year 2012. It's part of a three year marriage movement called "Strong Marriages Florida."
The Florida Family Policy Council along with other pro-family groups and supporters from around the state announced Tuesday the launch of "Strong Marriages Florida," a new statewide campaign to help strengthen marriages in Florida.
America has the worlds highest divorce rate. Broken homes can have a negative impact on children, and cost taxpayers billions of dollars. But this new campaign will hopefully strengthen existing, and future marriages.
he good news is that a â€œmarriage movementâ€ has sprung up across the country. Many locally based organizations are having amazing success within their communities, working with couples of all ages, and strengthening marriages in many ways.
Many of these programs are aimed at helping couples - especially low-income couples - figure out how to create a stable, secure and faithful relationship, i.e., marriage.
President-elect Obama, the collapse of marriage is the most important social problem facing the nation. When the War on Poverty began in the 1960s, 7 percent of U.S. children were born outside of marriage. Today, the number is 38 percent. Among blacks, it is 69 percent. You are in a unique position to reverse this alarming trend.
The subject of the book, like the film, is the fragility of marriage - and what can be done to strengthen it. This is a message that Hollywood never would dream up. It either reduces love to sexuality, or, at best, has a message to "follow your heart."
A dozen billboards around the state that urge Georgians to "Get Married, Stay Married" are sponsored not by a church or family-values group but by the Supreme Court of Georgia through its Commission on Children, Marriage and Family Law.