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In 2 Charts: Why the ‘War on Poverty’ Should be Renamed the ‘War on Marriage’
Kelsey Harris, The Daily Signal

According to research by Robert Rector, an expert in welfare at the Heritage Foundation, more than 40 percent of all children born in the U.S. were born outside of marriage in 2013, and the number of single-parent families with children has skyrocketed by nearly 10 million.

With fewer young people gambling, time for a government rethink
Chrisitan Science Monitor

Despite a proliferation of casinos and lotteries, fewer Americans are playing, especially those under 30. Now is a good time to question government backing of an industry that targets youths.

Practical Wisdom from Proverbs for Applying Your Faith at Work
Grey Ayers, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

What does it mean to work with Christian distinctiveness for a client, alongside your co-workers, or for your boss?

To Fight Child Homelessness, Strengthen Families
Alysse ElHage, Family Studies

The link between single mothers and child homelessness is one more reason the decline of marriage should alarm us.

Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).

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