Cohabitation does not lead to stronger relationships

A new study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family finds that the “premarital cohabitation effect” lives on, despite what you’ve likely heard. The premarital cohabitation effect is the finding that those who live together prior to marriage are more likely, not less, to struggle in marriage.

Michael Rosenfeld and Katharina Roesler’s new findings suggest that there remains an increased risk for divorce for those living together prior to marriage, and that prior studies suggesting the effect has gone away had a bias toward short versus longer-term effects.

They find that living together before marriage is associated with lower odds […]

2021-06-05T07:08:29+00:00June 5th, 2021|News Articles|0 Comments

Innocent Mall Encounter Ends in Teen Sex Trafficking

BY CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON
Original Post: May 4, 2021
Updated: May 5, 2021

Sabrina Lopez, like many young teens in Holyoke, Massachusetts, hung out at the namesake mall. It was 2003.

She always noticed a large group of kids near an arcade and, as an insecure 13-year-old, wanted to be part of it. One boy in particular caught her attention, so when two girls in his group approached her and asked if she liked him, she said yes.

“And they were like, ‘Would you like me to put you on?’” Lopez recalled to The Epoch Times.

“And I said yes, because I thought that they were playing […]

2021-05-09T13:23:46+00:00May 8th, 2021|News Articles|0 Comments

New HHS Data: YOUTH DRUG USE INCREASES in LEGALIZED STATES

(Alexandria, VA) – State-level data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health [7], the most authoritative study on drug use conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), found significant increases in youth marijuana use in several recently legalized marijuana states versus last year.

“Once again, marijuana is the stubborn outlier – the only drug significantly going up in several areas across the country and across several different age groups,” said Dr. Kevin Sabet, president of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) [8] and a former senior drug policy advisor to the Obama Administration.

“Weed normalization and commercialization has […]

2020-12-25T12:01:55+00:00December 25th, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

Keeping Kids From Seeing Smut Will Take A Lot More Than Canceling Netflix

Bringing about meaningful change in the wake of ‘Cuties’ is going take a lot more effort than just canceling your Netflix account.

By Emma Freire

A massive outcry over indecent content, demands for a legal investigation, calls for boycotts, countless op-eds bemoaning the decline of American morals — no, I’m not talking about the current backlash against the Netflix movie “Cuties.” I am referring to Janet Jackson’s bare breast during the Super Bowl halftime show back in 2004. It was and still is one of the most controversial events in television history.

At the time, I found it strange that the backlash focused […]

2020-09-20T02:54:23+00:00September 20th, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

Review Of Comprehensive Sex Ed Shows Little Effectiveness, Increased Sexual Activity

  • School based comprehensive sex education shows very little effectiveness, a global research review found. 
  • The review also found that studies of school based sex education foundincreased sexual activity in some cases.
  • This comes as families across the U.S. protest against explicit sex education programs taught in schools.

A global research review of school based comprehensive sex education programs found very little effectiveness from these programs and instead found increased sexual activity.

The review, conducted by the Institute for Research & Evaluation and published in the Issues in Law and Medicine in January, examined 60 studies of […]

2020-09-16T18:00:40+00:00September 16th, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

Do You Know What YOUR TEENS LISTEN TO?

Excerpt from The Public Discourse
By Leonard Sax

History has been made. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s latest release, “WAP,” has crushed the previous record for the most streams by a song in its first week after launch. For the week ending August 13, WAP garnered 93 million streams in the USA alone. In addition to claiming the #1 spot on Billboard’s Top 100—where it remains at this writing—WAP has also reached the number 1 spot in 15 foreign markets, […]

2020-09-01T07:13:01+00:00September 1st, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

Three Simple Rules Poor Teens Should Follow to Join the Middle Class

By Ron Haskins
Courtesy of Brookings

Policy aimed at promoting economic opportunity for poor children must be framed within three stark realities. First, many poor children come from families that do not give them the kind of support that middle-class children get from their families. Second, as a result, these children enter kindergarten far behind their more advantaged peers and, on average, never catch up and even fall further behind. Third, in addition to the education deficit, poor children are more likely to make bad decisions that lead them to drop out of school, become teen parents, join gangs and […]

2020-08-26T02:50:01+00:00August 26th, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments