Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2023


2. The Power of Relationship Education: Evidence of Economic Benefits & Policy Recommendations

 Jocelyn S. Wikle, Anya Christensen, & Alan J. Hawkins, Brigham Young University, School of Family Life  

3. What Influences the Success Sequence and Economic Self-Sufficiency? Findings from a Mixed Methods Study

4. A fifth of people watch porn during working day

Alexander Butler

5. Teen-ternity leave: what about the fathers?

  • fjohnson17

6. Inflation, mental health, jobs. Why are U.S. parents so stressed?


Do Americans still love marriage?

The 2023 American Family Survey finds belief marriage is essential is declining. Experts talk about what children need to thrive.

By Lois M. Collins


Americans facing the ‘storm clouds of politicization’

7. The Ninth Annual American Family Survey: Perceptions and Realities of Issues Families Face Today (promo was in last week)

With Daniel A. Cox | W. Bradford Wilcox


Of Meta and Minors, Filters and Filings: An Uncertain Path Forward

By Clay Calvert

8. What’s the Matter with Girls?

9. Seven facts about the economic security of older adults

Wendell Primus and Julia Paris

10. The Babylon Bee's Person Of The Year Is This Housewife You've Never Heard Of Who Loves Her Kids And Does Her Best


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Researcher Spotlight: Margaret Campbell on Families, Disability, and Wellbeing

Emily Kenny is a Knowledge Broker at the Vanier Institute of the Family.

2. You can’t even pay people to have more kids

3. An Annotated Bibliography on Research That Explores Black Families’ Participation in Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education, Economic Stability, and Positive Mental Health

Tia Dickerson*, Elvis Gyan*, Mindy E. Scott, Ria Shelton, and Lisa Kim (*equal contributors)

4. Prevalence of Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Among US Military Veterans: Findings from Surveys with Two National Samples

Lonneke van den Berg, Ellen Verbakel

6. Perspective: How Utah and the nation can better support the choice to marry

By Alan Hawkins, Contributor


 U. Va. sociologist, Deseret News contributor tells BYU students marriage and families are the ultimate source of happiness

By Emma Pitts

7. Divorce rates back to 1970 levels

Harry Benson, Research Director, Marriage Foundation


The psychology of marriage: what makes couples stick together?


8. Gentle parenting can be really hard on parents, new research suggests

Annie Pezalla

9. The Ninth Annual American Family Survey: Perceptions and Realities of Issues Families Face Today

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 | 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM ET

10. Two-parent structure, marriage is best but is not achievable for all — especially women

By  Mona Charen


Candidates for IFS Friday Five


Program Coordinator I

CityLogan Campus

2. The Benefits of Active Parenting in K–12 Education: A Conversation with Eva Moskowitz


LAUREN HALL, President & CEO First Things First

4. Why Aussies can't afford to have children

5. What Kind of Family is Yours?


6. When renovating exposes cracks — in your marriage

By Marisa Kashino

7. Should government promote marriage?

Sutherland Institute

8. How Men Succeed In Marriage with Nick Freitas | The Lila Rose Podcast E70

9. Why Home Ownership Creates Stronger Marriages

 Wharton’s Corinne Low

10. Why Millenials Don’t Want To Get Married? | Declining Marriage Rates A New Normal? | 

11. Adult sibling relationships: The impact of cohabitation, marriage, separation, and childbearing

Zafer Buyukkececi, Beyda Çineli


by Sheila Wray Gregoire

13. 3 Ways to Fix Marriage Boredom

Candidates for IFS Friday Five


Child Well-Being through the Lens of Fathers .... 7th Annual Symposium (November 15-16, 2023 in Philadelphia)

Military-Connected Children in the Education System

Date: November 15, 2023
Time: 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET


Boxer gets EPIC

6. Behavior Management for Kids: 25 Parenting Tips and Tricks

Brian Comly


Brandon Dutcher

8. Marriage rates are declining, impacting economy, said expert


9. Oklahoma declares November 'Family Month': 'Foundational institution of society'

By Ryan Foley

10. Poverty and Place: Exploring the Legacy of Persistent Poverty in America

Thursday, November 16, 2023
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST

11. ‘Mounds of data’ favor marriage and two-parent households, an economist argues in SLC


Candidates for Friday Five

1. Exploring Family Structure Diversity Among Children in Families With Low Incomes

2. Marital transitions during earlier adulthood and subsequent health and well-being in mid- to late-life among female nurses: An outcome-wide analysis

Ying Chen a b

Maya B. Mathur c

Brendan W. Case a

Tyler J. VanderWeele a b


4. Adult Relationship Quality Data Tool

The Marriage Strengthening Research and Dissemination Center (MAST Center)

Janet Holtzblatt, Swati Joshi, Nora Cahill, William G. Gale

6. Opinion: A silver anniversary celebration for the Utah Marriage Commission

By Alan Hawkins, Contributor


Commander, Navy Installations Command


Thriving, Not Just Surviving: Military Family Readiness

MCEC Podcast

8. Study finds more than half of teenagers have no rules for using tech at home

 Roser Reyner

9. Flourishing in Career and Family Life

Public Discourse, Nov 6, 2023 08:00 PM

10. Melissa Kearney on the Two-Parent Privilege

By Nat Malkus


Melissa Kearney: The Importance of the Two-Parent Home

Ep. 307 — Political Economy with James Pethokoukis

11. A Happy Marriage Affects Genetic Mental Health Risk

12. Ep. 123—The Intricacies of Marriage

Yale University Press podcast, we talk with Devorah Baum about her new book, 

On Marriage.



Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. On Edge: Understanding and Preventing Young Adults’ Mental Health Challenges

Authored by Richard Weissbourd, Milena Batanova, Joseph McIntyre, and Eric Torres with Shanae Irving, Sawsan Eskander, and Kiran Bhai.

2. Fragile Neighborhoods: A Book Event with Seth Kaplan (replay)

With Yuval Levin,AEI

3. "Shocking": More mothers are working than ever before

Emily Peck, author of Axios Markets

4. Welfare and Family Self-Sufficiency Learning Agenda


5. 'They yell and I yell back': Preschoolers' descriptions of conflict-laden interactions at home

by Uppsala University

6. Fertility Rate in Canada Fell to (Another) Record Low in 2022

Nathan Battams

7. There is power in telling your children ‘I don’t know’

Perspective by Maryam Abdullah

8. Emotional Regulation: Everything You Need to Know to Improve Your Relationships

Candice Ramsey, MA, LAMFT, CPC

9. Reducing Intergenerational Poverty

National Academy of Sciences


11. Marriage Is Not a Tool

12. Utah celebrates 25 years of supporting healthy marriages

By Kaigan Mears Bigler,

13. A Psychologist Explains The 6 Stages Of Marriage

Mark Travers, Contributor

Thanks. Have a great weekend!

Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. How to Manage Holidays When a Family Member Has BPD

2.  Grounds for Divorce: The Dynamics of Marriage Satisfaction as a Predictor of Divorce

 Mieczysław Plopa1 ,Wojciech Plopa1 , and Anna Skuzińska2

3. Urban Advantage for Careers, Rural Edge for Marriage: A Study on South Korean Young Adults

4. How to Change Your Marriage Mindset

5. Helping Vulnerable Moms and Families: How Do We Get to Bipartisan Support?

Lauretta Brown

6 Marriage Rate in the U.S.: Geographic Variation, 2022

Author: Jaden Loo

7. How to Talk With Kids About the War in Gaza and Israel  



Helping Kids Work Through the Fear and Consequences of Global Violence

8. Greek PM Declares 'National Danger' Over Birth Decline

9. English bishop claims marriage ‘disappearing in Britain’

Charles Collins

10. For relationship maintenance, accurate perception of partner's behavior could be key


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. More than 1 in 7 men have no close friends. The way we socialize boys is to blame

2. Adolescent delinquency: The role of early childhood exposure to intimate partner violence

Shannon Cheung, Chien-Chung Huang

3. Persevering in a Marriage That Tries Your Patience

4. How Do Elementary Students Show Kindness to Others?


5. Summary: Reducing Parental Conflict programme 2018 to 2022 diary research with parents accessing interventions

Anna Silk and Sophie Talbot (Department for Work and Pensions)

6. 7 in 10 adults have strong relationship with their parents — and childhood chores are a big reason why!

Sophia Naughton

7. Local Programs Keep Incarcerated Parents Connected to Kids

Sarah Sample

8. Family resiliency in the aftermath of COVID-19 pandemic: A latent profile analysis

Allen W. Barton, Noah B. Larsen, Qiujie Gong, Scott M. Stanley

9. Mitch Albom: Breaking news: Marriage, two-parent homes good for children!

10. Marital First Responder Workshop

October 14, 2023, 9am to 4 pm Central Time, Online via Zoom and In Person

and if you need a getaway... First hotel in space is set to open in 2025

Katherine Sidnell

Happy Birthday Alysse!

Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Baby Bonds Would Reduce Racial Wealth Inequities. Here’s What Policymakers Need to Know.

Madeline Brown, Marokey Sawo, Ofronama Biu

2. Couples delay getting married in order to buy new home

3. Fathers have ‘unique effect’ on children’s educational outcomes, study finds

Sally Weale, Education correspondent

4. The Effects of Harsh Parenting: A negative self-perpetuating loop

By Lydia Speyer

5. Intentional marriage plus family ministries yield good results

Therese Horvat

6. 10 Ways to Start Your Child's Day with Caring and Empathy

7. Three Years Later: The Impact of Relationship Smarts Plus on Youth in Georgia

Wed, Oct 11, 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

8. Cutting-edge AI boosts healthy relationships, social and emotional learning for youth and adults

9. Youth groups, classes may be key in maintaining faith as kids age

 Leigh Beeson

10. Feeling Undervalued? Relationship Interventions May Aid

  • Marianne Stein

11. 100 Percent of Couples Have Conflict. This Could Help.

12. Economics Newsletter: The Marriage Decline

Commentary By Allison Schrager