Marriage Is So Last Century

Traditional Marriage: An Outmoded Institution Kirsten Uhler, Cogitations, May 5, 2009 Kirsten wrote a brilliant paper on marriage for the sociology course in which she is currently enrolled. None of the “benefits” of marriage require marriage. Children can be conceived and reared and sexual satisfaction can be had without any legal contract or public vows […]

The Progeny Effect

Till Children Do Us Part Stephanie Coontz, NY Times, February 4, 2009 Do children supplant the things that make committed relationships so great? Or, conversely, can they strengthen a relationship by providing common goals, identity, focus and aspirations? Women’s magazines of that era promised that almost any marital problem could be resolved by embarking on […]