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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: To men with hearts

As the story of Jesus is retold this Christmas season, perhaps it would be good to remember other "Josephs" who have graciously agreed to support and raise children that are not their own. Published December 23, 2008

WETZSTEIN: Forgiveness offers path to freedom

Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza hid in a tiny bathroom with seven others for 91 days in 1994, while madness stalked the land. Hutu militias murdered between 800,000 and 1 million Rwandans, most of them Tutsis. Published December 21, 2008

WETZSTEIN: Let's give tough love to media

We Americans sure love our media. We buy their devices, we watch their content, we give them as gifts. But do our media love us back? Published December 16, 2008

WETZSTEIN: Forgiving brings freedom of heart

The American holiday season is first and foremost a time for family. We gather from afar, renewing childhood bonds, reacquainting ourselves with distant relatives and greeting new family members. Published December 14, 2008

WETZSTEIN: Holiday season catch-up

The holiday season offers lots of chances for family reunions and "catch-up sessions" thanks to all those long letters from distant relatives. Published December 9, 2008

WETZSTEIN: Obama urged to stand by youths

A top item on child-welfare advocates' wish list for President-elect Barack Obama is the revival of a White House Conference on Children and Youth, to be held in 2010. Published December 2, 2008

WETZSTEIN: Too early to judge programs

About 10 years ago, when I started writing about the "marriage renaissance" in America - a phrase I first heard from Smart Marriages founder Diane Sollee - I heard curious comments about the state of marriage research. Published November 30, 2008

WETZSTEIN: 'Change' of role models

Soon most American families will gather for our national celebration of Thanksgiving. On this day, family reigns supreme - at least until kickoff. Published November 25, 2008

WETZSTEIN: Heroism starts at home

It's been seven years since America renewed its love for heroes in uniforms. After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, everyone wore NYPD and FDNY hats and T-shirts in honor of the brave men and women who climbed the stairs and fought to keep order in chaotic streets. Published November 18, 2008

WETZSTEIN: Marriage, family a goal for teens

One of my favorite research groups, Mathematica Policy Research Inc., has released a comprehensive review of where American teens and young adults stand on dating, cohabiting and marriage. Published November 16, 2008

WETZSTEIN: Same-sex marriage blocked

On Nov. 4, voters in California, Arizona and Florida changed their constitutions to say that marriage is the union of a man and a woman. This brings the tally of these marriage amendments to 30. Published November 11, 2008

WETZSTEIN: Desperate parents drop off children

Since September, a handful of parents and guardians have been using Nebraska's "safe haven" law to turn their teenagers and schoolchildren over to state care without facing criminal charges. Published November 9, 2008

WETZSTEIN: Family culture in flux

Regardless of who wins Tuesday, the next administration certainly will see more upheaval in America's family culture. Published November 4, 2008

WETZSTEIN: 'Parasite' of porn is persistent

I recently spoke with a man who asked that I call him "Lee" from Kentucky. Lee had seen the new movie "Fireproof" and wanted to tell me his story about the "parasite" of pornography in his marriage. Published October 28, 2008

WETZSTEIN: Will Generation Y be dumb or great?

Are our youth going to be the "dumbest generation" or the next "great generation"? This unanswerable question recently was posed -- where else -- at a Washington think tank. Published October 26, 2008

WETZSTEIN: Genius takes its toll

When I first saw the trailer for the movie "Flash of Genius," I instantly knew it was about Robert Kearns, the man who invented the intermittent windshield wiper, had it stolen from him by the auto industry and fought back. Published October 21, 2008

WETZSTEIN: Tracking abortion trends

For the best overview of U.S. abortion since it was legalized, I would urge you to get a comprehensive report just released by the Guttmacher Institute. Published October 14, 2008