Candidates for Friday Five

1. FP-19-27 Marriage to Divorce Ratio in the U.S.: Demographic Variation, 2018

2. 30 Core Disagreements Couples Encounter

Grant Hilary Brenner MD,  

3. 'I haven’t seen a healthy version of marriage': children of divorce on the lasting impact

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

4.  4B is the feminist movement persuading South Korean women to turn their backs on sex, marriage and children

Agence France-Presse    


FEATURE: South Korean women saying ‘no’ to marriage


5.Marriage and pregnancy reduce crime


6. Allegorical Maps of Love, Courtship, and Matrimony

The Public Domain Review  

7.  Launching the Navy Family Support Program: A Heartfelt Blend of History and Memoir (Kindle Edition)

by Ann O'Keefe (Author)

8. Call for Articles: Low-Income Families in the 21st Century

Deadline: Jan. 7, 2020

9.  For richer or for poorer? The economic case for marriage is worth remembering

Paul Ormerod

10. Family Strengthening Research (FY2018)



11. 2020 Census Will Help Policymakers Prepare for the Incoming Wave of Aging Boomers


Children with special health care needs are more likely to have adverse childhood experiences

By Deborah SeokDavid Murphey, and Fadumo M. Abdi

13. Evaluating the success of President Johnson’s War on Poverty: Revisiting the historical record using a full-income poverty measure

Promoting Positive Adolescent Health Behaviors and Outcomes: Thriving in the 21st Century
  Optimal Health coverAdolescence is a period of immense growth, learning, exploration, and opportunity during which youth develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills that will help them thrive throughout life. While most youth traverse
adolescence without incident, some need additional support to promote their optimal health.

Sometimes such support comes in the form of prevention or intervention programs designed to encourage healthy behaviors that will follow the adolescent through adulthood. A committee of the National Academies was asked to identify the key elements that help make these programs effective in improving outcomes for youth.

While limited research prevented the identification of a set of key components, the committee’s review of available evidence did reveal the strengths of population-wide programs that consider adolescent risk taking as normative, support social-emotional learning and positive youth development, and are provided from childhood throughout adolescence. The committee’s report urges federal agencies to support these programs, as well as further research to enable the identification of core components of effective interventions.

Download the report  |  Read the summary  |  Read the Highlights  |  Brief for Policymakers  |  Press Release



Candidates for Friday Five

1. Are federally supported relationship education programs for lower-income people working?


What it will take for social and emotional learning to succeed

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 3:00 pm to 5:15 pm EDT


2. In this angry and stressed-out time, research says we can learn to be kinder

Steven Petrow   WAPO

3. “Solo” Dads and “Absent” Dads Not as Different as They Seem


4.  Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Leveraging the Best Available Evidence


5. Immigration demographics: A look at the native and foreign-born populations

6. Parent-child reading and playing improves both cognitive development and social/emotional development in a mutually reinforcing way

A. Weisleder, C.B. Cates, J.F. Harding, S.B. Johnson, C.F. Canfield, A.M. Seery, C.D. Raak, A. Alonso, B.P. Dreyer, & A.L. Mendelsohn  

7. 4 Qualities You Should Look For in a Mate

Rian Gordon

8.  Is Divorce Costing Florida Too Much Money?

By Elena Sheppard

9. DIFI Forum Addresses Marriage Challenges Faced by Arab Families

10.   Groves Conference on Marriage and Family 2020 (Call for proposals by 12/20)
 Family Advocacy and Family Policy: Applying Family Research to Policy

11. Satisfaction Is Important, but Give Me a Lever to Pull
Scott M. Stanley Ph.D.


December 12, 2019 , 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. 

Report Release Webinar

Promoting Positive Adolescent Health Behaviors and Outcomes: Thriving in the 21st Century

Candidates for Friday Five

2. Between- and Within-Subject Associations of PTSD Symptom Clusters and Marital Functioning in Military Couples

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

 5. Nation Celebrates Its 399th Annual Feast

6. Can Babies Learn to Love Vegetables?

 Burkhard Bilger

7. Relationship Education and Child Outcomes: Seeing Beyond Couple Effects

Sarah Hokanson & Alan J. Hawkins  

8.  Helicopter Parenting Leads To "Low Self-Regulation & Social Competence"



Helicopter parents and ‘hothouse children’—WVU researcher explores the high stakes of family dynamics


9. The secret to a happy marriage could be spending five days a month apart
Lizzie Thomson

10. Communio Launches Major, Multi-Year Effort to Reduce Divorce in Denver



Candidates for Friday Five

1. FSU research: Helicopter parenting hinders children's self-control skills

 Bill Wellock  

2. Resilience Factors Improve Health Prospects for Disadvantaged Children

3. Work, family, and community: A framework for fighting poverty

Angela Rachidi and Robert Doar | American Academy of Political and Social Science

4. Remarks by Vice President Pence at the 2019 National Adoption Month Celebration

5. Encouraging Kindness in Kids

From Greater Good in Action  

6. Gramsci, cultural Marxism and the cost of dismantling the natural family
Roger Kiska

8. State of Mind: Suicide is an increasing problem among military families

Andrew Feathe

9. How medieval marriages laws changed Western society


Do You Want to Get Married Someday?

Shannon Doyne  


In an era of declining marriage, American Jews show surprising resilience. Why?

By Charles Fain Lehman

12. This is when Millennials will get married across the US over the next 15 years

Kyle Schnitzer


13. Children’s Family Structure, 2019

 Krista K. Payne  



Candidates for Friday Five

2. More People Think It's Fine for Unwed Couples to Live Together. Here's Why Many Still Think Marriage Is Better

3. Family Science in the News: Fathers' Cautionary Tales, Financial Disagreements, and Racial Divisions in the Working Class


4.  Post-Workism & Total Work: 5 Future Scenarios when the Religion of Work Loses Followers


5. Mental Health Awareness is a family affair

By Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster


6. Divorce Rates Are Falling, but Put a Hold on the Celebration



7. In one earner families with young children, 90% of the time it’s still dad that works and mum that stays at home

Harry Benson

8. Teens who have a loving relationship with their mother are less likely to enter abusive relationships


9. How an Unfair Division of Labor Hurts Your Relationship


10. Mobilising churches can save marriages – it did in Jacksonville

Carolyn Moynihan   


This nonprofit saves marriages one Facebook ad at a time

Zoey Maraist | Catholic Herald Staff Writer

11. The Church, intensive kinship, and global psychological variation