The road to same-sex marriage within churches is likely to be a long one indeed.
Even though more than half of Australia's Christians are in favour of marriage equality, churches have been slow to allow it – here's why.
It’s likeness that makes the heart grow fonder.
It's a classic adage for those seeking love. The problem is that psychology research shows it's just not true.
Relationship science can weigh in on whether you’re with a winner.
If there were a Keltner List for relationships – as for induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame – what would be on it? A relationship scientist draws on psychology research to help you assess your love.
An ex-8th Division prisoner of war is reunited with his family at Ingleburn POW reception camp in New South Wales, November 1945.
Ernest McQuillan/Australian War Memorial
Over 20,000 former POWs returned to Australia at the end of the second world war. Archival research sheds light on those who struggled to readjust to life here - and the impact on their wives.
President Clinton poses with Monica Lewinsky in a Nov. 17, 1995 photo.
While sexual harassment is still all too common, at least we’re having more open conversations about it, and victims are speaking up on their own terms.
A dating site has been told to take down its ads, but science highlights some fascinating truths about internet love.
Is a too-strict definition of monogamy undermining your relationship? Research shows that while most people expect exclusivity in a relationship, infidelity is still the leading cause of divorce.
Seeking monogamy without jealousy? Try ditching the fear of your partner's intimate connections with others and write your own relationship rules, suggests a relationship researcher.
French engraving of a cuckolded husband.
University of Victoria
'Cuck', short for cuckold, is the favoured insult of men's rights activists today. But the term has a long history: from the 16th to 18th centuries it reflected a deep anxiety about women's sexual appetites.
New legislation undermines the institution on the island – and creates division.
Holidays don’t always bring you closer
A scholar applies lessons from her research to negotiate with her spouse better and have an 'awesome holiday.' Here's how you can too – and make your family life happier overall.
Women protest against child marriage in Albany, New York.
AP Photo/Anna Gronewold
It is possible for minors in all 50 states to get married. A scholar explains the long history of child marriage, mostly of young girls, in the US.
Just four lower house MPs voted against legalising same-sex marriage.
The drawn-out process of Australia legalising marriage equality has finally come to a close, with a bill passing the lower house by an overwhelming majority on Thursday.
Those caring for spouses with dementia are often isolated, lonely and emotionally overwhelmed.
With people living longer lives and dementia on the rise, it's time to consider whether it's verboten for spouses acting as full-time caregivers to seek love and comfort outside their marriages.
People celebrate the results of the same-sex marriage postal survey in Melbourne.
AAP Image/Luis Enrique Ascui
Given that only 20 years ago Tasmania decriminalised male homosexuality, the same-sex marriage survey result represents an extraordinary change. But there is still work to be done.
Health insurance impacts decisions about contraception, marriage and more.
Once young women could access health insurance through their parents, they seemed to make very different decisions about contraception, abortion and marriage.
Members of the original 1978 Sydney Mardi Gras in 2008. Older gays and lesbians grew up in more radical times, and some don’t support same-sex marriage.
AAP Image/Jane Dempster
When it comes to same-sex marriage, there's a big gap in support between old and young gay men. Older gay men often see marriage as conservative, and fear marriage will create a "gold standard" for gay relationships.
Heart pierced by a rusty nail.
Fewer people are getting married. What gives?
If people want commodities like: love, company, doing tasks together, they are better off if marriage is permitted.
It's better for the economy for more people to be married because of productivity and efficiency gains. This whole framework doesn't require people to be of the same or different sex.
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Data show parents with daughters are slightly more likely to separate than those with sons, but the risk disappears where the fathers grew up with a sister.
In any non-compulsory poll, anything that deters people from voting is a concern.
AAP Image/Sam Mooy
Most people have probably already made up their mind which way to vote in the same sex marriage postal survey. But the recent SMS campaign may distract some from even voting.