Marriage and Family Room

Welcome to the Marriage and Family Room...created as a location for sites pertinent to my Marriage and Family classes at Lane Community College. Not all links placed in here are ones I would support, but they're here to give exposure to many points of view. The link directly below sets the tone for this Room...take a look and then enjoy the Featured Sites provided...Thanks.

Harry Overstreet...from THE MATURE MIND... about the Family

*****An Invitation from TSS*****

MENU OF FEATURED SITES

Abuse
Against Marriage
Androgyny
Christian Sites
Cohabitation
Divorce
Gender
General M/F Sites
History/Current Perspectives
Jealousy and Conflict
Love/Relationships
Parenting
Right to Marry
Sexuality
Singlehood
Wedding Ceremonies

TSS Directory












ABUSE

The Invisible Boy: Revisioning the Victimization of Male Children and Teens

Male Survivor

Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma

SEXUAL ABUSE OF MALES: PREVALENCE, POSSIBLE LASTING EFFECTS, AND RESOURCES

The Battered Husband Controversy
Selective and dubious interpretationss by Kate Orman...check it out for yourself

Spousal Abuse Rates

Psychological Abuse: Implications for Adjustment & Commitment to Leave Violent Partners

Researcher Documents Psychological Casualties of Abuse

Intimate/Domestic Violence Resources


























AGAINST MARRIAGE

Antimarriage

Alternatives to Marriage Project (ATMP)

Marriage and Love...by Emma Goldman















ANDROGYNY

Androgyny As an Ideal for Human Development

Androgyny and Gender Dialectics (Article and Links)

Bem Androgyny Test




























CHRISTIAN SITES

Christian Marriage & Family Home Page


















COHABITATION

Alternatives to Marriage Project: Cohabitation
























DIVORCE

Divorce Reform Page

Oregon Divorce Law

Current State Divorce Laws

Divorce Source: The Divorce Research Center














GENDER

Homophobia Among Men

Thirty years after the discovery of gender: psychological concepts and measures of masculinity

Sexist Quotations

Twenty Statements Test (TST) and Guidelines

I Want a Wife
Serious Satire about gender roles

Human Liberation Poem

Beauty Hurts

A Gender Glossary

Manhood Online

Andrea Dworkin Website

X: A Fabulous Child's Story


























GENERAL M/F SITES/TOPICS

Council on Contemporary Families

Family Fact Sheets

EIGHT TYPES OF MARRIAGES AND FAMILIES IN THE BIBLE, AS COMPARED TO TODAY'S PRACTICES

Kearl's Guide to Sociology of Family

Exploring Marriage

Lost in a Masquerade

Which of these is a Family?

Marriage and Family Statistics
























HISTORY/CURRENT PERSPECTIVES

Marriage, Poverty, and Public Policy
by Stephanie Coontz and Nancy Folbre

Interview with Stephanie Coontz

The American Family
An Essay by Stephanie Coontz

The Way We Really Are
Chapter by Chapter Abstract of book by Stephanie Coontz

The Way We Weren't
by Stephanie Coontz
Short article overviewing her book of the same name

Nostalgia as Ideology
By Stephanie Coontz




























JEALOUSY AND CONFLICT

15 Suggestions for Constructive Conflict

Jealousy: A Typology and Essay
by David H. Kessel

Jealousy: Causes and a Possible Cure...by Emma Goldman

Jealousy

The benefits of jealousy
By Serge Kreutz
Strange brew of ideas!!

Jealousy Test































LOVE/RELATIONSHIPS

alt.romance FAQ

Close Relationships and Personality Research

Marx, Fromm, and Overstreet...on Love



















PARENTING

National Center for Men's Voluntary Fatherhood Project

Single & Custodial Fathers Network, Inc.

Single Fathers

The Child and its Enemies...by Emma Goldman

Am I Parenting Material?
Great questionaire for people to consider their parenting aptitude

Stepfamily in Formation

Pregnancy and Parenting

Parenthood.com






















RIGHT TO MARRY

Gay Marriage Central























SEXUALITY

Gender and Sexuality Studies

Hite Research International Homepage

Harry Overstreet...on Sexuality
Insightful observations from The Mature Mind

Self-Questions Concerning Sexuality

Letter writer questions definitions of Promiscuous Sex and re-examines love

Does Sex Education Work?




























SINGLEHOOD

How Compatible are You?
A questionnaire for those considering marriage while dating/courting

Reasons To Marry and Not To Marry
A short survey about Women, Men, and You

Being Single

The Singles Cafe






















WEDDING CEREMONIES

Alternative Ceremonies

Muslim Wedding Ceremonies

Marriage Ceremony in Japan





















































































Harry Overstreet from THE MATURE MIND (Guess the year he wrote this)

"Thus, many things have happened to the home since machinery entered the world. For the most part, these things have not been clearly recognized by the individuals involved. The average adult, even the average parent, takes the home for granted as if it had come in its present form straight from the workshop of the Creator. Any suggestion that many things need to be changed, particularly in the economic order that has been so largely responsible for the altered and insecure modern home, either leaves him unconvinced or rouses him to anger against "radicalism." This is in itself a sign of adult immaturity. The very institution the adult most cares about is one about which he knows so little...and thinks so little, in any deep sense...that he has allowed it to become an institution secondary in power and at the mercy of forces that he considers it un-american to try to change.

It is quite possible that most of what has happened to the home is still beyond our individual power to correct. But maturity of mind would seem to require at least some intelligent awareness of the situation. The home is not the perfect institution that immature sentimentality makes it out to be. It is, today, full of serious dangers to the psychological health of both its individual members and our total culture. A readiness to see these dangers is called for...and an awareness of their character. The mature adult will regard the modern home as something to be deeply anxious about. Also, he will regard it as something to be cherished...and changed."