Relationships in a World of Individualism

  • rWorld

    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

    I also blog at

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The Future of Marriage and Family: Smart Device Addiction

Posted by Dale Kuehne on December 3, 2012

Study after study explains why the relational deficit is a bigger issue in America than our budget deficit. While the current debate about marriage and family is dominated by the same-sex question, the reality is that marriage and family are eroding in dramatic fashion with or without same-sex marriage. There are reasons a majority of Americans will never marry and a growing majority of American kids do not live with both of their biological parents. This article highlights one. We can ask children to check their smart phones at the door at school. We can ask our parishioners to check their smart phones at the door for worship. We could have a technology free day. We can take control of our lives and truly guide our children.

Or are we already paralyzed by the tractor beam of technology?



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