tag:billcoffin.org,2013:/posts Coffin Corner 2021-10-14T20:49:32Z Bill Coffin tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1747651 2021-10-14T20:49:32Z 2021-10-14T20:49:32Z 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


Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1745190 2021-10-07T23:28:05Z 2021-10-07T23:28:05Z 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



Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1742064 2021-09-30T02:17:42Z 2021-09-30T02:17:42Z 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, claire.hoppe@iowastatedaily.com

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

Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1739231 2021-09-22T16:40:51Z 2021-09-22T16:40:51Z 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



Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1736830 2021-09-16T22:04:38Z 2021-09-16T22:04:38Z 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


READ MORE https://www.stripes.com/branches/army/2021-09-13/army-special-needs-families-base-assignments-care-education-2873245.html?

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




Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1733871 2021-09-09T21:12:16Z 2021-09-09T21:12:16Z Candidates for the IFS Friday Five
1. Call for Authors Spring 2022 Issue: A New “Normal”

2. Co-Regulation in Practice: Strategies for Practitioners Who Serve Youth Aged 14-24


Update: What We’re Learning About the Pandemic-Related Experiences of ACF Programs and the Children and Families they Serve

Nicole Deterding

3. Root of teen empathy begins with secure relationships at home, study finds

By Sarah Molano, CNN

4. The Ultimate Key to Vision, and Relationship

John Cuddeback

5. Braver Angels Helps Couples See Past Politics to Strengthen Their Relationships

Amber Brooks


Are you and a loved one struggling with your political differences? So many families have been divided by politics. Get help with your relationship from BA cofounder Dr. Bill Doherty.
💌 Apply for Helping Loved Ones Divided by Politics
✅ Sign up to Attend Helping Loved Ones Divided By Politics
Sept. 25 at 5 p.m. ET

6. 30 Days of MD: Interdependence Enhances Our Marriage

8. Why loneliness is increasing, and how to fight back


9. Films showing the reality of marriage

Caryn James

10. Does marriage protect mental health? Evidence from the COVID-19 pandemic

Clara E. Jace, Christos A. Makridis

11. Educated Women Increasingly Likely to Have 1st Baby Before Marriage

 Jill Rosen

12. Is marriage for white people? The US racial marriage divide

Dr Rauh, a University Lecturer at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge

The full paper by Elizabeth M. Caucutt, Nezih Guner, Christopher Rauh “Is Marriage for White People? Incarceration, Unemployment, and the Racial Marriage Divide” is available at: https://www.inet.econ.cam.ac.uk/research-papers/jiwp-abstracts?wp=2105

13 The Marriage Icon



Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1731215 2021-09-02T22:28:25Z 2021-09-02T22:28:25Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. Study aims to provide insights into the dynamics and trajectories of distressed couples

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.

2. Kindness toward others can boost our own physical and mental health. Commit to 21 days of kindness this September with Born This Way Foundation’s #BeKind21 campaign

Zara Abrams


A pedagogy of kindness: the cornerstone for student learning and wellness

Fiona Rawle, University of Toronto Mississauga


New Series of Practice Briefs for Implementing Co-Regulation Strategies in Youth-Serving HMRE Programs

Explore our new series of practice briefs designed specifically for youth-serving programs. This actionable, illustrated series provides step-by-step instructions for implementing six evidence-informed and theory-based co-regulation strategies.

Read the Briefs >

4. Free parenting and relationship support across London

5. HMRE Evaluation Data Tool

6. Mind & Body: Marriage, City Living May Help When Heart Disease Strikes

Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter

7. Handling Back-to-School Anxiety in a Pandemic

 Erin Digitale

8. Building Upon the Resilience of Hispanic Families During COVID-19

9. What Is a Convalidation Ceremony?

10. We studied 100 years of Australian fatherhood. This is how dads changed

Kate Murphy Alistair Thomson



Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1728745 2021-08-26T22:51:47Z 2021-08-30T18:41:17Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. Center Coordinator, Center on Children and Families

2. Pick 1

Understanding How Court Practices and Court System Resources Relate to Judicial Decision-Making and Hearing Quality in Child Welfare Court Cases

A product of our Understanding Judicial Decision-Making and Hearing Quality in Child Welfare project, this brief describes research on court practices and court system resources that relate to judicial decision-making and hearing quality in child welfare court cases.

Read the Brief >


Using Adult Learning Theory in Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Workshops

Explore this paper, which examines how adult learning theory might inform healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood (HMRF) programming so it can be more successful in supporting family well-being. The paper describes key principles of adult learning theory and suggests strategies based on these principles that HMRF programs can try to support participants’ engagement and learning. 

Read the Paper >


Strategies from Adult Learning Theory That Program Developers and Facilitators Can Use in Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Workshops

This brief highlights five strategies based on adult learning theory that Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) program developers and facilitators can use to support participants’ engagement and learning, exploring specific ways programs can implement these strategies, along with concrete tips and examples.

Read the Brief >


3. How Dads Can Build a Network of Parenting Allies at Work

by Han-Son Lee and Hugh Wilson

4. Couples’ Daily Lives Study seeking participants

5. Pandemic prompts Sunday chicken roast revival as Aussie families rediscover sit-down meals

6. Parents want work-life balance, but they don’t agree on what it looks like

Lois M. Collins

7. Latest Figures Show China's Millennials Aren't The Marrying Kind

By Qiao Long and Chingman


China changes law to allow married couples to have up to three children

Nicole Acevedo

 and The Associated Press

8. Delay and Grandparenthood

Matt Bruenig

9. The staggering, exhausting, invisible costs of caring for America’s elderly

By Anne Helen Petersen

10. We will be attending our nieces' wedding on Sat. See https://time.com/6092329/covid-19-wedding-kids/ 



Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1726267 2021-08-19T16:46:27Z 2021-08-30T18:42:25Z Candidates for Friday Five
1.Providing Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Programs Virtually: Lessons from a Case Study of the ELEVATE Program in Florida


2. History and Implementation of the Federally Funded Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (HMRE) Grants

Mindy Herman-Stahl, Mindy E. Scott, Kendy Cox, and Sharon Vaughn

3. ‘Let them be kids!’ Is ‘free-range’ parenting the key to healthier, happier children?
Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1723639 2021-08-12T18:22:33Z 2021-08-30T18:43:18Z Candidates for Friday Five
1.  CoupleTalk Live

Marian O’Connor

3. Brazil-based research empowering vulnerable families, communities amid COVID-19

by Chuck Green | CYFS

4. More Money for Families

 Linda Boyer, Acting Commissioner, OCSE

5. A course for girls in preparation for marriage

Mildred V. Estes

6. Secrets To Working Together As Married Entrepreneurs

Neal Taparia

7. Wedding bells have to ring loud and long to make up for large pandemic decline

 Lois M. Collins

8. 7 Social Security Spousal Benefit Rules Every Married Couple Should Know

Robin Hartill

9. Unpaid caregivers: How America treats women caring for paralyzed partners

Amber Ferguson

10. Study: Wisconsin marriage penalties hurt families and businesses

By Gailon Totheroh



Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1721028 2021-08-05T14:56:28Z 2021-08-30T18:44:48Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. The Push for Paid Family Leave Had Stalled in America. Then Men Bought In.


2.RECS 2022 Call for Proposals

3. Work-to-Family Conflict and Children’s Problems with School, Friends, and Health: Household Economic Conditions and Couple Relationship Quality as Contingencies

Lei Chai, Scott Schieman

4. What ‘gentle parenting’ can teach us about care, relationships, and communication


5. Financial Playbook for Married Couples -

6. EXTENDED DEADLINE: Apply for the 2021 MAST Center Graduate Internship Program

7. Launch of cross-sector group to help strengthen marriages and family relationships

Grace Yeoh

Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1718651 2021-07-29T18:13:36Z 2021-08-30T18:46:06Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. Using Text Messages to Learn about Participants’ Experiences

2. This time, DoD wants to hear from every active duty military spouse

Karen Jowers


Field-Test New Protective Factors Survey to Help Military Families
A new survey which aims to measure protective factors among military families is seeking military and non-military participants for field-testing. The survey is an adaption of the Protective Factors Survey, 2nd edition (PFS-2), and is called the MPFS. While the tool is designed for military families, researchers need it tested by as many families as possible, including non-military families. The MPFS is anonymous and should take between 10-15 minutes to complete. Your participation will help researchers identify the best ways of supporting military families in the US and abroad. The survey was developed by Greentrike, in collaboration with FRIENDS National Center on Community-Based Child-Abuse Prevention and the University of Kansas Center for Public Partnerships and ResearchComplete survey here.

3. 36 Questions That Can Help Kids Make Friends

Jill Suttie


James White


7. When family stress is high, teen depression can follow


8. Professor Heidemarie Laurent shares tips on managing stress and building resilience

9. UArizona Psychologists Receive $2.9M to Study Neural Mechanisms of Emotions in Couples

10. Differences in Financial Risk Preferences Can Make or Break a Marriage

 Christine Clark

11. Marriage and Divorce Decline during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Study of Five States

Wendy D. Manning and Krista K. Payne

12. All kids lie: How to handle it, and when you should worry

Connie Chang



Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1716311 2021-07-22T22:13:59Z 2021-07-22T22:14:00Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. Building Upon the Resilience of Hispanic Families During COVID-19

Tue, Jul 27, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families

2. Both Sides of the Critical Race Theory Debate Are Abandoning Black Children | Opinion



Donna K. Ginther, Astrid L. Grasdal, Robert A. Pollak 


Learning About Hardships, Financial Strain and Social Support Among Parents with Children in Head Start from the FACES Fall 2019 Data Collection

This brief, using nationally representative data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2019), explores how families experience and perceive available resources and whether the measurement of constructs such as material hardship, financial strain, and social support provide better predictors of family and child well-being than measuring household income alone.

Read the Brief >



Learning About Head Start Children and Families from the FACES Fall 2019 Data Collection

This report provides a national picture of the children attending Head Start in fall 2019 and their families. It shares information about the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) study, including the background, design, methodology, assessments, and analytic methods, as well as detailed descriptive statistics in a series of tables on children and their families.

Read the Report >

6. This is a reminder that the Call for Proposals for the Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) 2022 is open!

Submitting a proposal for the first time or want a refresher?

Join OPRE for a virtual information session on Thursday, July 22 from 4:00–5:00 pm ET to hear more about the conference, conference tracks, proposal types, and tips for a successful proposal. After registering, you will receive a confirmation from no-reply@zoom.us and a calendar invitation from RECS@impaqint.com with the session login details. The information session will be recorded. Register Here

7. From like to love: Two-thirds of romantic couples start out as friends

OR the journal article

The Friends-to-Lovers Pathway to Romance: Prevalent, Preferred, and Overlooked by Science



9. One in five women say COVID impacted on plans for having children

By Jewel Topsfield

10. Relief Foundation provides marriage counseling to 222,000 youths

  • Key Programmatic Elements of Father Engagement to Promote Self-Sufficiency (KEEP Fathers Engaged)


  • https://aspe.hhs.gov/key-programmatic-elements-father-engagement-promote-self-sufficiency-keep-fathers-engaged

  • 12. 
  • China making marriage easier, divorce harder


    13. What introverts married to extroverts need to know

    Mitchell Qualls



    Bill Coffin
    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1713890 2021-07-15T21:31:50Z 2021-07-15T21:31:51Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. Request for public comment re Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse Handbook of Standards and Procedures

    A Notice by the Children and Families Administration, HHS

    2. 2021 NARME SUMMIT

    San Antonio, Texas, July 21 – 23 – NARME Summit

    3. The state of American friendship: Change, challenges, and loss

    Daniel A. Cox

    5. Leading Fatherhood Organization Lights a FLAME in Inland Empire, CA

    By Healthy Relationships California

    7. Most Marriages Survive a Spouse's Brain Injury
    Cara Murez, HealthDay Reporter

    9. What Happened to Peanut Butter and Jelly?
    Ashawnta Jackson

    10. Exploring Census Data: How Americans Spend Leisure Time

    Thursday, July 22, 2021 Time: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (ET)

    11. ‘The Way We Are Now 2021’ report from eharmony and Relate 

    12. Learn how to run The Marriage Course online or in person!

    Date: Wednesday, July 21

    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CT (12:00 p.m. ET, 10:00 a.m. MT, 9:00 a.m. PT)

    BTW, speaking of courses/programs, this week marks the 31st anniversary of the first Navy PREP training https://prepinc.com/


    Bill Coffin
    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1711731 2021-07-08T19:28:20Z 2021-07-08T19:28:20Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) 2022 Call for Proposals


    Promising Practices for Strengthening Families Affected by Parental Incarceration: A Review of the Literature

    2. American men suffer a friendship recession

    Daniel A. Cox | National Review

    3. Love: How the feeling of power determines happy relationships

    Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg via ScienceDaily

    4.Effect of a Universal Postpartum Nurse Home Visiting Program on Child Maltreatment and Emergency Medical Care at 5 Years of Age
    A Randomized Clinical Trial

    W. Benjamin Goodman, PhD1; Kenneth A. Dodge, PhD1; Yu Bai, PhD1; et al

    5. Premarital and Couples: “Marriage is not just spiritual communion . . .

    Chandrama Anderson

    6. High Rollers and spouses attend Strong Bonds Marriage Retreat

     Senior Master Sgt. Paula Macomber

    7. The Ideal Job-Seeker Norm: Unemployment and Marital Privileges in the Professional Middle-Class

    Aliya Hamid Rao

    8. Adjunct - Marriage and Family - Online - College of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Job Description

    Make a Difference at Grand Canyon University


    National Marriage Week USA Executive Director Job Description

    9. The Longest Presidential Marriage In U.S. History Turns 75 Today


    10. Lean In and Listen Up: How Can We Strengthen North Carolina’s Early Intervention, Early Childhood, and Mental Health Services?

    NC Child

    11. Help for loved ones divided over politics


    Bill Coffin
    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1709408 2021-07-01T17:13:09Z 2021-07-01T17:13:10Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2021 MAST Center Small Grant Program

    2. Work-to-Family Conflict and Children’s Problems with School, Friends, and Health: Household Economic Conditions and Couple Relationship Quality as Contingencies

    3.  Parental Relationships Spectrum*

    4. The difference a father makes

     Mona Charen

    5. Family Research Council Welcomes Jennifer Bauwens as Director of the Center for Family Studies, Releases New Publication on Ethical Principles for the Helping Profession

    6. Intimacy Anorexia and how to handle it in marriage

    Mitchell Qualls

    7. On Marriage and Divorce (Part 2)

    Paul Skallas

    8. How to Help Your Marriage Last

    9. Enduring qualities of spouses shape behavioral interactions, predict relationship satisfaction

    by Bob Yirka , Medical Xpress

    10. 10 fun things to do to celebrate your anniversary



    Bill Coffin
    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1706599 2021-06-24T00:57:35Z 2021-06-24T00:57:35Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. Kids Count Data Book 2021: State Trends in Child Well-Being: 

    podcast iconEpisode 54: Howard Markman and Scott Stanley

    Howard Markman and Scott Stanley are internationally recognized researchers who have authored over 100 publications and whose work has spanned over four decades. During this episode, they talk about their many years of collaboration including the development of the PREP® curricula for relationship ...


    3.Unhappy marriages can be fatal, increasing male death rate by 19%: Israeli study


    Perceiving marriage as successful may help husbands live longer

    Nancy Clanton, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    4. How gender norms and job loss affect relationship status
    Michele W. Berger

    5. The surprising history of home economics, from industry to diplomacy
    Rachel Newcomb

    6. Parents may underestimate impact of involving adolescent children in conflicts

    Sara P. Brennen


    7. The Most Effective Way to Thank Your Significant Other
    Paul Nicolaus, The Atlantic

    8. Perspective: I grew up with an absent father. Now I’m especially grateful for Father’s Day

    By Bethany Mandel

    9. The GOP Needs To Become Invested In Family Policy

    JUNE 18, 2021 By The Federalist Staff

    10. Forget race or class, marriage is the big social divide
    Edward Davies

    11. On Marriage and Divorce (Part 1) The Divorce Wave

    12. Improved couple satisfaction and communication with marriage and relationship programs: are there gender differences?-a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Zeinab Javadivala 1, Hamid Allahverdipour 2, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi 3 4, Somaye Azimi 5, Neda Gilani 6, Vijay Kumar Chattu 7


    13. Be prepared for the challenges of marriage



    14. Median Age at First Marriage: Geographic Variation, 2019 

    Author: Krista K. Payne



    What Do the Left and Right Get Wrong About Family Policy?

    An online event at 7pm ET on Thursday, June 24 hosted by Michael Toscano and featuring Christine Emba, Leah Libresco Sargeant, and Joe Waters.



    Bill Coffin
    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1704594 2021-06-17T23:28:32Z 2021-06-17T23:28:33Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. At 100 years old, Edmund Gordon thinks the key to schooling starts at home

     Laura Meckler, Washington Post

    2. How a Father’s Love Helps Kids Thrive in Life

    By Maryam Abdullah

    3. Honoring Fathers by Elevating Their Voices, Leveraging their Strengths, and Embracing their Diversity

     Katie Pahigiannis, Pooja Gupta Curtin

    4. Redefining the ‘feminist dad’

    Naomi Schaefer Riley | Deseret News

    5. Having Cross-political Relationships Might Not Always Be Beneficial

     Elena Buliga, Cara C. MacInnis, Gordon Hodson, Julia Biamonte

    6. No-Fault Divorce Is Not the Right Way to Achieve “Therapeutic Justice”

    7. Husbands who don’t help out with household chores more likely to have higher incomes

    John Anderer

    8.  JOB DESCRIPTION President/CEO First Things First Chattanooga, TN

    9. Marriage and Journaling

    Robin N. Fatovic M.S.

    10. Kelly Maxwell Haer Named Executive Director of the Boone Center for the Family at Pepperdine University

    11. does cohabitation compensate for marriage decline?

    by Wendy D. Manning, Susan L. Brown, and Krista K. Payne


    Posted byRachael Hoagland

    13. Want a Stronger Marriage? Be Sure You Agree About the In-Laws

    Thanks for what you do Alysse! Congrats on 5 years at IFS!


    Bill Coffin
    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1701720 2021-06-10T20:39:05Z 2021-06-10T20:39:05Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. Exploring Careers in Family Science


    2. Unmarried Opposite-Sex Couples Living Together More Likely Than Married Couples to Both Work


    3. China Institutes “Cooling Off” Period for Divorces

     Nicole King

    4. Revisiting family policy | Conservative anti-poverty month

    Jun 14, 2021 02:00 PM in London

    5. What Estranged Families Can Teach Us About the Political Divide


    6. Infographic: Love Lives are Not Neutral

    7. Tips for Communicating With Your Teen


    10 Tips To Help Dads and Daughters Stay Close

    8. Long shadows: The Black-White gap in multigenerational poverty
    Scott Winship, Christopher Pulliam, Ariel Gelrud Shiro, Richard V. Reeves, and Santiago Deambrosi


    10. Affected Development: Will Kids Ever Recover from Isolation?




    Bill Coffin
    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1698698 2021-06-03T23:21:54Z 2021-06-03T23:21:54Z Re: Candidates for Friday Five
    11. Fatherhood FLAME


    Bill Coffin
    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1698655 2021-06-03T21:58:07Z 2021-06-03T21:58:08Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. We're not that choosy: Emerging evidence of a progression bias in romantic relationships

    Samantha Joel, Geoff MacDonald

    2. Two Can Be as Sad as One

    3. Confronted By Aging Population China Allows Couples To Have 3 Children

    4.Youth Relationship Education Research & Practice Priorities

    Highlights from the Marriage Strengthening Research and Dissemination Center

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific

    5. Family Strengthening Research 2020


    6. 6 ways to help kids regain a sense of purpose

    Phyllis Fagell

    7. The 7 Things to Teach Dads about Civility

     Christopher A. Brown

    8. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2021 MAST Center Small Grant Program

    9. Founded as the pandemic hit, a new center gathers experts on the changing family

    Jenesse Miller

    10. A conversation on the Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys

    Tuesday, Jun 08, 2021, 2:00 PM EDT - 3:15 PM EDT



    Bill Coffin
    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1695871 2021-05-27T17:01:08Z 2021-05-27T17:01:08Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. Announcing the 2021 Family Life Education Summit

    Friday, June 25, 2021 / Virtual / 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Central Time

    2. Family and Marriage Paid Dividends During COVID-19 Lockdowns

    By Stefano Gennarini, J.D.

    3. Why single parents are getting less from the child tax credit than married couples

    by Leandra Bernstein

    4. Stress in America™



    6. Why Sen. Mitt Romney met with President Biden to discuss federal aid for families

    Samuel Benson, Opinion writer

    7. Onboard Navy counselors help sailors cope with stress from shore-to-sea transitions



    Posted by James Zahn

    9. Prague-based family advisor helps employees navigate "digital parenting"

    Chloe’ Skye

    10. What is it about marriage that still appeals to Australians of all ages?

    By Hilary Harper on Life Matters

    11. Hungary sees significant increase in marriages

    12. Romance Your Wife With These 8 Easy Tips From The Love Experts At The Babylon Bee



    Bill Coffin
    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1693230 2021-05-20T22:59:14Z 2021-05-20T22:59:14Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. We are leaving fathers out of this important discussion

    Opinion by Jessica Seinfeld


    Changes in Responsible Fatherhood Clients’ Outcomes Over Time 



    2. Leveraging Science to Inform Policies that Strengthen Learning and Health in a Post-COVID-19 World

    a Virtual Congressional Briefing MAY 26th from 12:00 - 1:00 (EST)

    3. Govt reminds schools: ‘You must promote marriage’


    Wedding costs and the Marriage Gap

    4. For A Happier Marriage, Spend Less On Your Wedding

    6. COVID-19 May Lead to ‘Population Shock’ as Koreans Postpone Marriage and Childbirth

    7. A Seat at the Table: Piloting Continuous Learning to Engage Fathers and Parental Relatives in Child Welfare

    Roseana Bess, Matthew Stagner, Nickie Fung, Jennifer Bellamy, Eliza Abendroth, and Diletta Mittone

    8. How do you stay in love forever? Married readers share their tips

    9. Healthy Marriage Promotion and Responsible Fatherhood Grants



    Bill Coffin
    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1690471 2021-05-13T20:34:48Z 2021-05-13T20:34:48Z Re: Candidates for Friday Five
    11. Family Policy Brief


    Bill Coffin
    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1690464 2021-05-13T20:23:06Z 2021-05-13T20:23:06Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. 1500 Join Wide Reaching Program to Match Jewish Singles


    2. The use of telepractice in the family and relationship services sector

    Anagha Joshi, Nicole Paterson, Dr Trina Hinkley, Dr Nerida Joss

    3. For some parents of young adults, the pandemic offered a second chance at connection

    Amy Joyce


    Families reunite in pandemic and rethink what home means

    Hannah Selinger

    4. Most young adults want to marry. So why won’t our politicians back marriage?

    Harry Benson

    5. Family meals are good for the grown-ups, too, not just the kids

    Anne Fishel, Harvard University



    7. Italy marriage rate lowest in EU - Eurostat

    8. Marriage Secrets From Couples Who Have Been Together 25 Years or More

    by Colleen Sullivan  

    9. The Role of Gratitude in Sexual Communal Strength



    Bill Coffin
    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1687969 2021-05-07T01:01:26Z 2021-05-07T01:01:27Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. 8 tips and truths for parenting young children and staying strong as a couple

    2. NCFR Call for Papers — The Science of Families: Nurturing Hope, Happiness, & Health

    3. Implementing Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Programs with Couples

    Sydney J. Briggs, Mindy E. Scott, and Deja Logan

    4. What workism is doing to parents

    Lyman Stone and Laurie DeRose | The Atlantic

    5. Four Ways New Moms Can Get Through the Rest of the Pandemic


    6. How To Teach Kids About Empathy

    7. Healthy Marriage Grantees: Snapshots on Changes in Outcomes for Clients Over Time


    UK National Marriage Week – ‘Naked Marriage’


    The Wedding is just one day but Marriage is for a Lifetime

    Jonathan Williams

    9. First Marriage Rate in the U.S., 2019

     Leslie Reynolds

    10. Want to improve your child’s math skills – read them a book

    Source: David Purpura, purpura@purdue.edu, @davidjpurpura

    11. No Country for New Babies

    By Eric Levitz@EricLevitz

    12. Korea moving to embrace diverse family types

    Bahk Eun-ji

    13. With love on the rocks, marriage counselling booms in China


    Bill Coffin
    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1684838 2021-04-29T05:11:29Z 2021-04-29T05:11:30Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. Hungary shows what effective family policy can look like

    Harry Benson

    2. Advertising & Exhibitor Options

    NARME's 10th Anniversary and Annual Summit, July 21-23, San Antonio,TX

    3. An Evaluation of the ELEVATE Program for Couples: Considering Vulnerabilities and Relationship Length

    Julianne McGill Francesca Adler‐Baeder Chelsea Garneau‐Rosner

    4. Parents more lenient about alcohol with teens who experience puberty early

    Katie Bohn, PSU News

    5. Walking with a partner is great but might slow you down

    6. What’s in Biden’s American Families Plan — and does it meet experts’ expectations and hopes?

    By Lois M. Collins

    7. They fell in love after WWII and Japanese incarceration. At 98, he’s published tribute to his beloved


    8. Book of the week: ‘An American Marriage’ is a look into a relationship colliding with the effects of mass incarceration

    Jillian Gallagher, Contributing Writer

    9. Six out of 10 young Koreans think marriage unnecessary

    10. Opposite-sex marriages: average (mean) age at first marriage by sex in England and Wales, 1998 to 2017

    On vacation in Monterey, CA (where Pat and I started out after getting married)

    Bill Coffin
    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1682067 2021-04-22T23:11:21Z 2021-04-22T23:11:22Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. Which Relationship Service Fits Best? Teaching the Difference Between Relationship Education and Couples Therapy

    Brandon K. Burr Daniel S. Hubler

    2. An Evaluation of the ELEVATE Program for Couples: Considering Vulnerabilities and Relationship Length

    Julianne McGill Francesca Adler‐Baeder Chelsea Garneau‐Rosner

    3. Guilty secrets: How the COVID-19 pandemic helped some middle class families

    Hannah Van Drie and Morgan Welch

    4. A sense of humor, giving space, trying to listen: Advice from 73 years of marriage

    Juan SiliezarHarvard Staff Writer

    5. Marriage, Divorce, Widowhood Remain Prevalent Among Older Populations


    6. To Keep Women in the Workforce, Men Need to Do More at Home

    by Daniel L. Carlson, Richard J. Petts, and Joanna Pepin

    7. Does Birth Order Really Determine Personality? Here's What the Research Says


    8. Maltreatment of Children With Disabilities

    Lori A. Legano, Larry W. Desch, Stephen A. Messner, Sheila Idzerda, Emalee G. Flaherty, COUNCIL ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT and COUNCIL ON CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

    9.  Parenting Time and Child Support: Information for Fatherhood Programs and Fathers

     Jessica Pearson, Ph.D. and Anne Byrne, M.A. Center for Policy Research

    https://www.fatherhood.gov/sites/default/files/resource_files/Parenting%20Time%20Child%20Support%20-%20for%20508%202-17-21.pdf  Parenting Time and Child Support: Information for Fatherhood Programs and Fathers

    10. Has the Pandemic Caused More Breakups?


    Bill Coffin
    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1679226 2021-04-15T22:18:38Z 2021-04-15T22:18:39Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. Using Conceptual Models to Tailor Programming on Adulthood Preparation Subjects to Pregnant and Parenting Youth

    2. Teaching well-being at scale: An intervention study

    David B. Yaden, Jennifer Claydon, Meghan Bathgate, Belinda Platt, Laurie R. Santos


    In Pursuit of Happiness

    3.  The State of America’s Children® 2021

    4. 8 States Join Learning Network Supporting Child And Family Well-Being Throughout The Pandemic

    5. I'm a Dad and a Family Mediator: Here Are 5 Tips for Being a Better Communicator

    Jeffrey Owens

    6. April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

    7. Study suggests parental warmth protects troubled teens from psychopathic features and antisocial behavior

    by Eric W. Dolan

    8. 10 Top Books To Learn How To Rejuvenate American Families

    Scott Yenor

    9. Stanford study identifies another explanation for the ‘marriage premium’


    10. Experts say Instagram for kids is a terrible idea

    Facebook is working on a new version of its popular app that’s targeted at children under 13.

    By Rebecca Heilweil



    Bill Coffin
    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1676384 2021-04-08T22:54:42Z 2021-04-08T22:54:43Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. About Family Science


    More About Family Science: History & Name

    2. Key to a thriving, happy romance? Plenty of playfulness, say researchers

    3. “Disconnection During a Pandemic: Connecting During Quarantine, and Beyond”

     Heather Chamberland, Psy.D., AMFT, LCP

    4. July 21 – 23 – NARME Summit, San Antonio, Texas


    5. Ten ways to protect your child against bad experiences

    Jennifer Hays-Grudo and Amanda Sheffield Morris of Oklahoma State University

    6. Implementing Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Programs with Couples

    Sydney J. Briggs, Mindy E. Scott, and Deja Logan

    7. The best start for life: a vision for the 1,001 critical days

    8. The pandemic has caused parents to slow down. Here’s how to preserve that pace.

    Christine Koh

    9. Time to teach men, women how to be a better spouse

    Dr Sharifa Noaman al-Emadi

    10. How Happy Marriages Stay Happy: 7 Signs of a Rock Solid Relationship

    Virginia Pelley

    Bill Coffin