marriage en Money Can't Buy You Love, But It Might Help <p>Ross Reynolds talks with sociologist Dr. Christie Boxer about why a growing number of Americans are marrying into their own economic class. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:45:20 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 28662 at Money Can't Buy You Love, But It Might Help Can Child Marriages Be Stopped? Christina Asima seems tired for a 13-year-old. I meet the shy-mannered girl in the remote farming village of Chitera, in the southern African nation of Malawi. She wears a bright pink zip-up shirt and a blue print cloth wrapped up to her chest. Snuggled in that, hugging her side, is a chubby-cheeked baby boy.<p>My gut assumption is that the infant must be Christina's little brother. I know 8-month-old Praise is actually her son. Still, it's startling when, as we speak, she shifts him around front to nurse.<p>"I was 12 years old when I got married to my husband," she explains softly. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:47:00 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 24396 at Can Child Marriages Be Stopped? Is Marriage For White People? With Ralph Richard Banks <p></p><p>Though it was once the norm to get hitched right out of high school, marriage has declined throughout American society. This development is the most pronounced among African Americans, and black women are more than three times as likely as white women never to marry. When black women do marry, they are more likely than any other group to wed a man who is less educated or earns less money than they do. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 03:00:00 +0000 Rachel Solomon 20300 at Is Marriage For White People? With Ralph Richard Banks Rebecca Hoogs And The "Honeymoon" <p></p><p>Local poet Rebecca Hoogs' new collection, "<a href=",7486.aspx" target="_blank">Self-Storage</a>" (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2013), is full of witty and surprising verbal self-portraits. "Honeymoon"&nbsp;turns the mirror outward, looking at two friends' relationship. Hoogs says the poem was prompted by the fact that&nbsp;she knew one very important fact about the couple before they wed.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Hoogs</a> is the curator of the&nbsp;Seattle Arts and Lectures <a href="" target="_blank">Poetry Series</a>, SAL U and the Literary&nbsp;Arts Series. She's the author of the chapbook "Grenade" and has been awarded fellowships from&nbsp;ArtistTrust and the MacDowell Colony.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Read more of Hoogs' poems online at <a href="" target="_blank">The Monarch Review</a>.</p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 15:54:29 +0000 Elizabeth Austen 19477 at Rebecca Hoogs And The "Honeymoon" 'We Grow Songs': Over The Rhine On Making Untamed Music <p></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 06:03:00 +0000 editor 19432 at 'We Grow Songs': Over The Rhine On Making Untamed Music Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense Of Marriage Act <p>The Supreme Court issued rulings on two highly-anticipated cases on gay marriage today. By 5-4, <a href="">it ruled the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, is unconstitutional</a>. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 17:37:20 +0000 NPR Editors 15627 at Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense Of Marriage Act The Promise And Perils Of Interfaith Marriage <p>She wanted their daughter to get a nice Catholic education. He wanted to send her to learn about Scientology on a cruise ship. Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise are a very public example of interfaith marriage, but they represent some trends <a href="">Naomi Schaefer Riley </a>discusses in her new book, “’Til Faith Do Us Part: How Interfaith Marriage is Transforming America.”</p><p>Most notably, 45 percent of marriages in the United States are between people of different religions — and these unions can often lead to unhappiness. By conducting interviews with married (and divorced) couples, Riley explores why interfaith couples tend to be less happy than others and why certain combinations are more likely to lead to failed marriages. She spoke at Seattle’s Town Hall on April 10, 2013. Fri, 17 May 2013 03:00:00 +0000 Rachel Solomon 12893 at The Promise And Perils Of Interfaith Marriage The Meaning Of Marriage <p></p><p>Same-sex marriage is a reality in Washington state and the weddings have begun. Some of the first couples were married at City Hall on Sunday, others are making plans for the coming year. One couple joins us with their story. Are you newly wed? If you’re planning a wedding, tell us about it. If not, how has the possibility of marriage changed your relationship? Share your thoughts with us at 206.543.5869 or <a href=""></a>. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Marcie Sillman 4791 at The Meaning Of Marriage What To Call The New Bride And Groom <p></p><p>Marriage certificates in Washington state will look a little different next month. Terms like bride and groom will be out. The Department of Health wants to use something more gender-neutral, now that same–sex marriage is legal. The agency is taking suggestions at a <a href="">public hearing</a> on Wednesday.</p><p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:26:54 +0000 Ruby de Luna 4239 at What To Call The New Bride And Groom