Candidates for IFS Fridat Five

1. Family Engagement: Partnering With Families to Improve Child Welfare Outcomes

 Child Welfare Information Gateway

2. Call for Proposals for 2022 Groves Conference On Marriage and Family

Families as a Source of Strength, Healing & Hope

3. Understanding the Economic and Family Stability-Related Benefits of the Success Sequence and its Milestones


Understanding One-Year Impacts of MotherWise in Denver

5. The Hispanic population has quadrupled in the past four decades. It is also becoming more diverse


The US child population shrank by 1 million between 2010 and 2020

6. Navy families with special education needs were left alone; a new program aims to help


7. The U.S. Remarriage Rate, 2019: Trends and Geographic Variation by Gender

Leslie Reynolds

8. California Non-Profit Poised for Important Family Study

Healthy Relationships California

9. Marriage and the gender gap in college education

David J. Ayers

10. Can Our Nation's Churches Save Marriage—and the Family?

Lee Habeeb

11. Searching on campus? The marriage market effects of changing student sex ratios 

Nico Pestel

David Warsh, proprietor


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education for Expectant and New Mothers: The One-Year Impacts of MotherWise

Understanding One-Year Impacts of MotherWise in Denver

Explore one-year impact findings of MotherWise, a healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) program designed to serve expectant and new mothers with low incomes in Denver, Colorado.

Read the Report >

2. Networking for Emerging Scholars: A Conversation with HMRE Researchers and Practitioners

Hosted by NCFR and the Marriage Strengthening Research and Dissemination Center

October 27, 2021 3:45pm - 5:15pm

3. 7th annual American Family Survey: COVID-19’s impact on family finances, relationships, and well-being

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET

4.  It takes a village 
 The case for family support in every community

  Nicola Smith


Levelling up begins at home: the urgent need to support relationships and families in post-pandemic Britain

5. Nearly half of older adults say bedroom life much better now than in their 30s!
Chris Melore

6. The National Marriage Project at UVa and the St. Anselm Institute were pleased to host Ross Douthat’s presentation, “The Home After the Plague: Family in post-Covid America” on September 22nd.

The recording for the event can be found here, as well as on the NMP web site.

Where is the American family headed as COVID finally seems to be lifting? On the one hand, the pandemic may have delivered yet another blow to an American family already reeling from dramatic declines in marriage and fertility. On the other hand, in the face of trauma and tragedy, people often develop a new appreciation for family, which could prime the nation for family renewal. Ross Douthat, New York Times columnist, will discuss the impact COVID has already had on marriage and family life, as well as the effect the pandemic is likely to have on the family in America in the coming years. He will also discuss how America’s family divides—by class, partisanship, and religion—are likely to be affected by the pandemic’s fallout.

Sponsored by the National Marriage Project at U.Va. and the St. Anselm Institute

7. Latino Parents Report Positive Co-parenting and Parent-Child Interactions that Vary by Gender and Nativity

8. The antipoverty, targeting, and labor supply effects of the proposed child tax credit expansion

9. The Reconciliation Bill More Than Doubles the EITC Marriage Penalty


10. Men Are Now More Likely to Be Single Than Women. It's Not a Good Sign



Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Trends in Relationship Formation and Stability in the United States: Dating, Cohabitation, Marriage, and Divorce

Kasey Eickmeyer, Paul Hemez, Wendy D. Manning, Susan L. Brown, and Karen Benjamin Guzzo

2. What we do and don't know about kindness

Claudia Hammond

3. Mental health of children and parents —a strong connection


Impact Findings from an Evaluation of a Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Curriculum for High School Students

Explore this report from the Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services (STREAMS) evaluation, which shares impact findings from delivering the Relationships Smarts PLUS(RQ+) Version 3.0 curriculum in two high schools in suburban Atlanta, Georgia. The impact study compared groups of students who were offered two different versions of the curriculum—the full 12-lesson, 18 hour version and a shortened 8-lesson, 12 hour version developed for this study—against a control group of students who were not offered any HMRE programming.

Read the Report >

5. Navigating family disputes takes willingness to listen

By Dan Holtz Leader-Telegram staff

6. What are "daddy issues" and how they can be harmful in today's society

By Claire Hoppe,

7. Reconciliation Bill is an Assault on Marriage and Families


8. Married Couples Often Suffer Same Medical Problems, Study Finds

Michael Martin

9. Soldiers strengthen marriages on island Strong Bonds trips

Monica K. Guthrie
Special to U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Public Affairs

10. The Problem of Marital Loneliness

By Agnes Callard

11. The Qualities Of Strong Families


Bill in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Family meals are more frequent, last longer during pandemic

 Chris Melore

2. Family love is the foundation of civilization

Kimberly Ells

3. Mapping America’s diversity with the 2020 census

William H. Frey

4. Explaining US income inequality by household demographics, 2020 update

Mark J. Perry

5. Research digesting why children, vegetables don’t always mix

by Chuck Green | CYFS

6. Deputy Directors, Research

Australian Institute of Family Studies

7. Caron shares 30 years of data in third edition of ‘The Sex Lives of College Students’

8. Hi, my name is...

You say your name thousands of times. What does it say about you?

By Fendi Wang

9. The week's best parenting advice


10. Educational decline among males puts institution of marriage at risk

11. What Experts On Kids’ Social And Emotional Health Are Overlooking

Natalie Wexler

12. Six Ways to Deal With Parental Burnout


13. Pat and I will be biking in Canada next week...

How Bicycling Along a Dusty Moroccan Country Road Helped Save My Marriage



Candidates for IFS Friday Five #390 (over the last 8 years)


Understanding How Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Programs Can Approach Intimate Partner Violence with Spanish-Speaking Hispanic Participants

This new brief from the Responding to Intimate Violence in Relationship Programs (RIViR) project summarizes findings from a case study designed to gather initial information on approaches to intimate partner violence education, screening, and referrals among healthy marriage and relationship education programs serving Spanish-speaking Hispanic participants. 

Read the Brief >

‘We’ve got to get this right’: Army looks to improve base assignments for special needs families



3. 5 Reasons You Need a Getaway Without Kids

4. Why “Fatherhood” is more than a movie

Daniel Clayton, opinions contributor

5. Science-Backed Tips for Maximizing Play Time With Kids

Brenna Hassinger-Das, assistant professor of psychology at Pace University-NYC, and Jennifer Zosh, professor of human development and family studies at Penn State Brandywine

6. Four in 10 young people fear having children due to climate crisis

Fiona Harvey

7. Pastoral Framework for Marriage and Family Life Ministry

Read the document here

9. Stop Waiting for Your Soul Mate

Love isn’t destiny. That’s what makes it so sweet.

By Arthur C. Brooks

10. Two-Thirds of Recent First-Time Fathers Took Time Off After Birth