Monday, July 29, 2013

The M.Guy Tweet, Week of July 21, 2013

1. Marriage Rate Lowest in a Century, Bowling Green State University
That equals roughly 31 marriages per 1,000 unmarried women. Compare that to 1920, when the marriage rate was a staggering 92.3.

2. Special Forces' Marriages on Shaky Ground, Survey Shows, USA Today
Marriages among many of the nation's elite troops — Navy SEALs, Green Berets, Rangers and others — are so damaged after years of war that one in five commandos say that if given the chance, they would have married someone else or not at all.

3. The Experts: Getting Married? Read These Financial Tips, The Wall Street Journal 
[D]raft our financial dream plan together. How many kids did we want? How often and where would we vacation? How would we handle the fact that one of us had enough for a small down payment on our first house, and the other had no savings at all?

4. Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game, Too, The New York Times
But Elizabeth A. Armstrong, a sociologist at the University of Michigan who studies young women’s sexuality, said that women at elite universities were choosing hookups because they saw relationships as too demanding and potentially too distracting from their goals.

5. Unmarried Cheating: Stepping Out in Unmarried, Serious Romantic Relationship, Sliding vs. Deciding
The headline is that overall relationship quality mattered most in explaining who, in unmarried romantic relationships, was most likely to step out on their partner. . . Contrary to what you might have guessed, sexual frequency and sexual satisfaction with the partner were not associated with cheating.

6. Chart of the Week: Marriage Guards Children Against Poverty, The Heritage Foundation
“We know the statistics—that children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime, nine times more likely to drop out of schools, and 20 times more likely to end up in prison,” then-Senator Obama stated in Chicago just a few months before the 2008 presidential election.

7. Power Move: ‘From Fatherless to Fatherhood’ to Air on Oprah Winfrey Network, Atlanta Blackstar
"It provides a glimpse into the lives and perspectives of those from a Hollywood film executive to a mother of six, around the meaning and value of quality manhood and fatherhood."

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