For Better & for Worse

The Marriage-Go-Round
The State of Marriage and Family in America Today
Andrew J. Cherlin
Alfred A. Knopf, $25.95, 288 pp.

Andrew Cherlin, a sociologist at Johns Hopkins University, is one of America’s leading experts on the family. After closely tracking developments for the past three decades, he’s decided to pull American marriage over and subject it to a close inspection. His book delivers a stern warning to this fast-paced conjugal culture: “Slow down—watch out for the children.”

Cherlin recognizes that if you want to get Americans’ attention it’s best to...

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Daniel Cere is professor of religion, ethics, and law at McGill University, and an affiliate scholar at the Institute for American Values.

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