Interview: Nancy Pearcey on Marriage and Men

Jan 13, 2024

In this first of a two-part interview, I speak with Nancy Pearcey, renowned author and academic. Her latest book, ‘The Toxic War on Masculinity’, takes centre stage as she provides insightful perspectives on marriage and masculinity. The full interview can be viewed here.

Pearcey delves into the evolution of family dynamics and gender roles since the Industrial Revolution. She poignantly remarks, “before the Industrial Revolution, men worked with their wives and children all day”, illustrating a bygone era of integral familial bonds.

Highlighting the positive aspects of masculinity in marriage, Pearcey presents research countering the negative modern narrative. She reveals findings on men who exhibit the highest levels of love and commitment in their marriages, challenging stereotypes and advocating for the strength of man-woman unions in family life.

The discussion then shifts to the biological differences between genders, emphasising their complementary nature. Pearcey cautions against harmful cultural influences, particularly from figures like Andrew Tate, who misrepresent masculinity.

In conclusion, Pearcey advocates for a re-embracing of traditional masculine roles – provider, protector, father – as vital for family and societal stability. Her insights shed light on the profound impact of genuine man-woman marriage.

At C4M, our commitment to real marriage stems from understanding its societal benefits, as supported by both research and reality. The lifelong, exclusive union between one man and one woman is foundational for a thriving society.

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