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Marriage Matters: Perspectives on the Private and Public Importance of Marriage

Marriage Matters: Perspectives on the Private and Public Importance of Marriage (Paperback)

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In Marriage Matters, Janice Shaw Crouse argues that marriage is a critical element in a free society and that society's most vulnerable communities, especially minorities and the poor, suffer the most from the retreat from marriage. Because marriage advances the public interest, we should create laws and policies that support rather than undermine it. Crouse demonstrates both the public and private importance of marriage, and organizes her argument in a thoughtful and logical manner. Crouse argues that marriage is by far the best family unit for raising children, and shows how the trend away from marriage has fuelled some of the nation's worst social problems. Households lacking traditional fathers are disproportionately poor. Crouse notes the government has taken on a breadwinner role by creating welfare programs such as food stamps and Medicaid, but observes that social programs cannot provide the moral guidance of a father. The groundwork for strong marriages and lasting relationships is examined in detail. Crouse also discusses the role of sex in marriages and the harmful influence of casual sex.

She shows how marriage matters to individuals (specifically to women and children) and depicts same-sex marriage as a potential threat to the institution. Other public policy issues affecting marriage are also explored.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentCentral governmentCentral government policiesLGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial welfare & social servicesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: family & relationships Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc Publication Date: 30/08/2016 ISBN-13: 9781412863179  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Janice Shaw Crouse is senior fellow at the Beverly LaHaye Institute at Concerned Women for America. She served as an official delegate to the United Nations both in 2002 and 2003, and was a presidential speech writer under the George W. Bush Administration. She writes a weekly column that is carried in the Washington Times, American Spectator, American Thinker, and Townhall. She is the author of Gaining Ground: A Profile of American Women in the Twentieth Century; A Woman's Path to True Significance; and Children at Risk: The Precarious State of Children's Well-Being in America.

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