My apologies for not having posted in a long time! Finals in January took away most of my time. I'd like to recommend a book written by two senior fellows of the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, NJ. The book is called: The Meaning of Marriage: Family, State, Market, and Morals by Robert P. George (a Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University) and Jean Bethke Elshtain (a Professor of Social and Political ethics at University of Chicago).
From what I've read, it looks to be a book about the value and role of marriage in our modern life using different focuses. It looks at marriage from a philosophical view, a legal view, an economic view , for example. I think this book is sorely needed in a movement (the pro-marriage movement) that is just beginning to take root. So, if you're at all interested in marriage (whether academically or otherwise!) go out and buy this book. It would be an appropriate addition to any modest woman's library.