The ideal of love as a primary reason for marriage began to spread in the late 18th century and early 19th century, partly due to the French and American revolutions and the idea that people had a right to pursue personal happiness.
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(RNS) A federal judge has ruled that Utah’s laws on polygamy are unconstitutional, in a case involving the Brown family featured on TLC’s reality series “Sister Wives.”
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Supreme Court Justice Lord Roger Toulson wrote that religions should not be confined to those with faith in a supreme deity. “To do so would be a form of religious discrimination unacceptable in today’s society,” he said.
(RNS) Excerpt from “Talking Taboo”: Then it happened. I didn’t mean it to. But at some point I started getting flutters at the “dink” of my iPhone. A text or phone message from him could easily redeem the halfheartedness of an otherwise mediocre day. At some point I started crushing on him.
(RNS) A survey of 916 gay and lesbian couples found that religious leaders officiated at just one in four same-sex marriages, and that only 12 percent of ceremonies were held in religious spaces.
(RNS) Marriages within the Orthodox community are expected to account for more than half of all Jewish marriages in Britain by 2023.
(RNS) Baptism rates are in steady decline for U.S. Catholics, Southern Baptists and others. Will high profile attention to the ritual from the Archbishop of Canterbury to the pope inspire a change?
(RNS) Alyce Conlon was placed on paid leave early in 2011 after informing supervisors that she and her husband were considering separation or divorce.
(RNS) Of the top 25 colleges where men are likely to meet their spouse, all are private Christian institutions, according to an analysis done by Sofus Macskassy and Lada Adamic, researchers on Facebook’s data science team. More than 60 percent of the top 25 colleges where women are likely to meet their spouse are also private religious schools.