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Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein, a Washington Times staff member since 1985, is manager of special sections in The Washington Times' Advertising and Marketing Department.

Previously, she spent 30 years as a Washington Times news reporter, covering national domestic policy, in addition to being a features writer, environmental and consumer affairs reporter, and assistant business editor.

Beginning in 1994, Mrs. Wetzstein worked exclusively on welfare and family issues such as child support enforcement, abstinence and sex education, child welfare, sexually transmitted diseases, marriage, divorce, cohabiting and gay marriage.

She has won several newspaper awards, including 1977 Cub Reporter of the Year and 1983 Heart of New York award, both from the New York Press Club.

Articles by Cheryl Wetzstein

WETZSTEIN: Teens without love role model

Do black and Hispanic teens have high expectations for romantic relationships? Yes. Do they understand what constitutes a healthy romantic relationship, i.e., trust, honesty, good communication? Yes. Published November 17, 2009

WETZSTEIN: What's missing in sex education

The massive health care reform bill in Congress contains a measure to spend $75 million a year on comprehensive sex education, under the heading of "adulthood training." Published November 15, 2009

WETZSTEIN: Faith, family work together

Earlier this year, American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray wrote a warning about American elites pushing America to become like Europe. Published November 10, 2009

WETZSTEIN: Polls show turn to civil unions

Maine voters go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether they will allow gay couples to marry. Gay marriage was enacted in May by a Democrat-led Senate and House and Maine Gov. John Baldacci, a Democrat. Published November 3, 2009

WETZSTEIN: Better marriages goal of new index

The Marriage Index is composed of five leading marriage indicators, plus a composite score, for a total of six scores. It finds that America is not doing well on marriage. Published November 1, 2009

WETZSTEIN: Race issue not black and white

With the veneration of champion golfer Tiger Woods and President Obama, one would think the days of worrying about people being ostracized for being "mixed race" would be over. Published October 27, 2009

WETZSTEIN: Porn common in college dorms

If there's one thing about college that shouldn't be surprising, it is that vast numbers of students have pornography in their living quarters and on their computers. Published October 25, 2009

WETZSTEIN: Birth control seen as 'green'

With a global conference on climate change looming in Copenhagen in December, it should come as no surprise that a flurry of studies have been released. Published October 20, 2009

WETZSTEIN: Abortion not only option available

It used to be that if a woman had an unplanned pregnancy, she most likely would search out the local abortion clinic to address her needs. Times have changed. Published October 11, 2009

WETZSTEIN: Black marriage needs win-win

Let's call this "ladies' comeuppance," part two. I recently attended a forum at the Congressional Black Caucus Conference. Published October 6, 2009

WETZSTEIN: No-fault law marks its 40th

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the earthquake that rocked the American family. Such an anniversary deserves to be remembered. Published September 22, 2009

WETZSTEIN: Real drawbacks of cohabiting

Among American family trends, it is safe to say gay marriage has dominated headlines. But gay marriage is not the biggest story in family trends. That honor goes to the rise of unmarried cohabiting. Published September 20, 2009

WETZSTEIN: Adult abusers face drug effects

Before summer fades completely, I want to revisit a news item that may have blown by you. It's about how nearly 3 million of our aging baby boomers are still potheads or drug abusers after all these years. Published September 13, 2009