tag:billcoffin.org,2013:/posts Coffin Corner 2018-01-11T23:40:15Z Bill Coffin tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1230609 2018-01-11T23:40:15Z 2018-01-11T23:40:15Z Re: Candidates for Friday Five


On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 3:22 PM, Bill Coffin <billcoffin68@gmail.com> wrote:
1. National Marriage Week USA Media and Publicity Tool Kit





2. Call for Papers – Practicing Science: Virtues, Values, and the Good Life

To submit a proposal, please send a title, abstract (no more than 250 words), and short c.v. to Christina.M.Leblang.6@nd.edu by February 2, 2018. Decisions about contributed proposals will be communicated to applicants by March 1, 2018.

Further details of the conference program can be found online at http://ctshf.nd.edu/news/call-for-papers-practicing-science-virtues-values-and-the-good-life/.





3. Many Questions Unanswered About the Future of Evidence-Based Policy at SAMHSA


Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2018/01/11/questions-future-evidence-based-samhsa-nrepp/#Bd1hzfABbMPeCcrX.99





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At what age can children be left alone?

Jen Reekie






​5. 

A Person-Oriented Approach to Evaluating Couple Relationship Education

 Jennifer Griffith







​6. 

3 of History’s Great Power Couples






​7. 

Education for family life in Australia, 2017: Smyth, Hunter, Macvean, Walter & Higgins, transcript from the MAREAA Conference, Nov 2017.




By Michael Cook

Prepare for a loneliness epidemic 







​9. 

MARRIED PEOPLE ARE MORE SATISFIED THAN SINGLE PEOPLE, STUDY FINDS

OLIVIA PETTER



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U.N. Resolution on Families Shows "Necessary and Promising Progress"





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Christians Against Poverty team up with Toucan







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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1230495 2018-01-11T20:22:29Z 2018-01-11T20:22:29Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. National Marriage Week USA Media and Publicity Tool Kit





2. Call for Papers – Practicing Science: Virtues, Values, and the Good Life

To submit a proposal, please send a title, abstract (no more than 250 words), and short c.v. to Christina.M.Leblang.6@nd.edu by February 2, 2018. Decisions about contributed proposals will be communicated to applicants by March 1, 2018.

Further details of the conference program can be found online at http://ctshf.nd.edu/news/call-for-papers-practicing-science-virtues-values-and-the-good-life/.





3. Many Questions Unanswered About the Future of Evidence-Based Policy at SAMHSA


Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2018/01/11/questions-future-evidence-based-samhsa-nrepp/#Bd1hzfABbMPeCcrX.99





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At what age can children be left alone?

Jen Reekie






​5. 

A Person-Oriented Approach to Evaluating Couple Relationship Education

 Jennifer Griffith







​6. 

3 of History’s Great Power Couples






​7. 

Education for family life in Australia, 2017: Smyth, Hunter, Macvean, Walter & Higgins, transcript from the MAREAA Conference, Nov 2017.




By Michael Cook

Prepare for a loneliness epidemic 







​9. 

MARRIED PEOPLE ARE MORE SATISFIED THAN SINGLE PEOPLE, STUDY FINDS

OLIVIA PETTER



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U.N. Resolution on Families Shows "Necessary and Promising Progress"





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Christians Against Poverty team up with Toucan







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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1226553 2018-01-04T17:35:59Z 2018-01-04T17:35:59Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. 10 things we learned about strong families in 2017







2. PROVIDING SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS EXPERIENCING RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS: Tips for Clinicians, Family Members, and Friends 

by Yaliu He, PhD












4. Thursday Thought






5.Former first lady pushes for premarital education incentive









6. Strengthening prevention and early intervention services for families into the future

 Toumbourou, J., Hartman, D., Field, K., Jeffery, R., Brady, J., Heaton, A., Ghayour-Minaie, M., & Heerde, J. (2017).






7. Culturally Responsive Relationship Education for Rural Communities





8. Being Single in Britain Today






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Father's rejection may increase child's social anxiety, loneliness







10. Half the world’s population reaching below replacement fertility


TOMAS FREJKA








11. Making government services more efficient: Introducing the ‘evidence tool kit’

Robert Doar





12. Research: Divorces tend to spike in January

 Jonathan Jackson





13. Childless Iowa: More communities left with few, if any, kids

Kyle Munson






Thanks Alysse.

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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1216371 2017-12-14T01:22:07Z 2017-12-14T01:22:07Z Candidates for Friday Five #208 (last one this year)
1. Texas Council on Family Relations (TxCFR) Annual Conference

Call for Proposals Deadline: Jan. 1, 2018






2. I Am A Recovering Alcoholic, And This Is What I Learned After Hitting Rock Bottom

Suzanne Hayes





3. The Social Capital Project launched by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) has an interesting analysis of the rise of unwed mothers, arguing that it's more about improved economic circumstances for women than anything else.





4. Press release: Children as young as 7 affected by mental health problems more likely to be out of work by 55





5. THERAPY IN THE COMMUNITY






6. The Words Men and Women Use When They Write About Love

By JOSH KATZ, CLAIRE CAIN MILLER and KATHLEEN A. FLYNN






7. Happier People Raised By Parents Who Do These 3 Things

Dr JEREMY DEAN






8. Event Video 

Parents and Children Together: Spotlight on Responsible Fatherhood Programs and the Men They Serve






9. This Year, Consider Giving Presence Instead Of Presents

JULI FRAGA






10. Father's rejection may increase child's social anxiety, loneliness






11. MORE THAN ‘THANK YOU’: PROFESSOR SEEKS TO CREATE CYCLE OF GRATITUDE





12. A Baltimore program tries to help unmarried couples with children build more stable relationships

By AMY SCOTT





13. Most Americans think living together before getting married is beneficial

Hoang Nguyen




Thanks Alysse.  Merry Christmas!

Bill
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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1212945 2017-12-08T00:15:34Z 2017-12-08T00:15:35Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. 

Research Study Finds National Fatherhood Initiative Program Reduces Risk of Child Abuse and ...




2. On Gender Differences, No Consensus on Nature vs. Nurture

 AND 





3. Improving Outcomes Among Employment Program Participants Through Goal Attainment: A Conceptual Framework





4. The New Math of ‘Consensual Nonmonogamy’

ALAN J. HAWKINS, BETSY VANDENBERGHE & LYNAE BARLOW





5.In-depth Relate study highlights links between debt and relationships



OR

Why marriage is increasingly for the royals – and the rich


Ed West




OR






6. Parenting Today in Victoria



OR

Children as young as nine are stumbling on pornography on the internet while in search of sex education

Jackie Sinnerton






7. 
Marriage and risk of dementia: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
 
  1. Andrew Sommerlad1,2
  2. Joshua Ruegger2
  3. Archana Singh-Manoux3,4
  4. Glyn Lewis1,2
  5. Gill Livingston1,2







8. Marital Satisfaction, Sex, Age, Marriage Duration, Religion, Number of Children, Economic Status, Education, and Collectivistic Values: Data from 33 Countries





9. The 2018 volume of CPFR will focus on the theme of ‘The Work-Family Interface: Spillover, Complications, and Challenges.’
The deadline for initial submissions is January 31, 2018






10. 

Til death do us part: Top 10 marriage capitals of the US | WJLA











Thanks Alysse.

Bill
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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1209376 2017-11-30T06:08:23Z 2017-11-30T06:08:23Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. Call extended till 12/1

OR


OR



2. An Evaluation of U.S. Military Non-Medical Counseling Programs

by Thomas E. Trail, Laurie T. Martin, Lane F. Burgette, Linnea Warren May, Ammarah Mahmud, Nupur Nanda, Anita Chandra



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Investing Early

Taking Stock of Outcomes and Economic Returns from Early Childhood Programs






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Recipe for a good marriage






 Emma Young





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Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) CALL FOR STUDIES


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Military readiness and early childhood: What is the link?





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The Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Program from the University of Miami





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The forgotten role of families: why it’s time to find our voice on strengthening families



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Relate welcomes additional funding for relationship support announced in budget





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Are Relationship Educators Front-line Public Health Workers?





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Why Marriage Is Linked to a Lower Risk of Dementia







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Advice from Harvard’s top happiness researcher

Kathleen Fifield, AARP The Magazine





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Number of single-dad households continues to rise







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The state of marriage as an institution​

Joel Budd







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​HANKS Alysse.

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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1205402 2017-11-15T04:08:42Z 2017-11-15T04:08:42Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. 

Cueless


Dr. Scott Stanley



OR 








2. What Relationship Researchers and Relationship Practitioners Wished the Other Knew: Integrating Discovery and Practice in Couple Relationships

David G. Schramm, Adam M. Galovan, and H. Wallace Goddard







3. Children’s learning benefits when adults react constructively to failures

Kyla Haimovitz

https://childandfamilyblog.com/learning-adults-constructively-failures/





4. Tinder and Grindr don't want to talk about their role in rising STDs


Updated by Julia Belluz









5. New website helps those affected by growing challenge of online affairs









(AEI video or link to a Deseret News article on Thursday)







7. Penn State researcher looks at new treatment for military personnel with PTSD

Marjorie S. Miller








8. Why getting even may make you feel worse in the long run

Jennifer Breheny Wallace







9. Marriage Matters: Death of the pattern-changer

James and Audora Burg







10. COUNTERPOINT: Cohabitation can be detrimental to a relationship by creating pressure







11. How to Get Rich Playing Video Games Online








12. THE 2017 MILITARY FAMILY LIFESTYLE SURVEY RESULTS WILL BE PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 15TH







Thanks Alysse. 

We are headed to a B&B for 2 days. Thursday is our 49th anniversary.



Bill
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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1204143 2017-11-09T03:11:17Z 2017-11-09T03:11:17Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. NGO ASKS KNESSET TO REQUIRE COUPLES TO TAKE CLASSES BEFORE GETTING MARRIED
    BY 




    2. In an excellent debate secured by Lord Farmer, members of the House of Lords debated the recently published Manifesto to Strengthen Families.






    3. Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 9:00 am - 10:15 am

    The American family in the age of Trump: Release event for the 2017 American Family Survey



    OR







    4. 9 Tips for Keeping Your Relationship Strong and Healthy







    5. The Conversation Every Couple Should Have Before The Holidays

    CORY STIEG





    6. Baseball and America : the 2017 World Series

    By Michael Ego and Frank Schipani






    7. Considering a national paid leave policy

    BY JACQUELYN BOONE JAMES AND JENNIFER CRANE GREENFIELD,






    8. Marriage Matters: What shape is your satisfaction pattern?

    James and Audora Burg






    9. Marriage is a dance of growing together, apart, together





    10. Marriage may help lower dementia risk





    11.  
  • Where Is Your 'Third Place'?







  • Thanks Alysse!

    Bill
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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1202787 2017-11-02T15:30:47Z 2017-11-02T15:30:47Z Candidates for Friday Five

    Ragni Hege Kitterød and Marit Rønsen

    Version of Record online: 31 OCT 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/fare.12264











    2. Time with family, adults important, especially to children





    3. What We Can Learn from the Best Marriages

     KIRA M. NEWMAN





    4. Characteristics of Early Marriages






    5. U of I research looks at how certain types of violence in marriage affect co-parenting later






    6. Family and technology focus of 25th annual family symposium

    Kristie Auman-Bauer






    7. Let’s Talk

    Ryan Holeywell 





    8. Shifting the Field to Prioritize Relationship Education for Youth
    Presenter: Alan J. Hawkins, Ph.D., Professor, School of Family Life, Brigham Young University
    When: November 8, 2017. 1 PM Pacific time, 4 PM Eastern.


    9. The milestones in a child’s life are every parent’s agony

    Joanna Moorhead






    10. US: Head Start Prevents Foster Care? To Be Decided
    Chronicle of Social Change - October 30, 2017



    OR

    New York Grant Program Aims to Strengthen Families, Reduce Entries into Foster Care


    Devon Ziminski





    Thanks Alysse



    Bill
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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1200980 2017-10-26T00:17:07Z 2017-10-26T00:17:07Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. Family Booster holds annual married & singles confab

    Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/10/family-booster-holds-annual-married-singles-confab/

    Olayinka Latona




    2. Relate responds to latest ONS divorce statistics





    3. Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Programs for Youth: An In-depth Study of Federally Funded Programs





    4. Conflict management may affect a child's well-being







    5. Is marriage obsolete? 4 essential reads






    6. 10 Lessons Learned from 20 Years of Marriage

    Nina Vallone,






    7. Chaplain’s Pulpit: Constant criticism can devastate relationships, marriage
    • Chap. (Maj.) Matthew Atkins 1st Brigade Combat Team






    8. Growing old and kinless in America
    Marcus Roberts






    9. Mental Well-Being Differences in Cohabitation and Marriage: The Role of Childhood Selection

    Brienna Perelli-Harris,Marta Styrc




    OR

    Looking to the Future of Work and Family Theory and Research: Some Reflections

    Oriel Sullivan






    10.  2 Dads On The Challenges And Rewards Of Black Fatherhood






    11. Literature and Mental Health: Reading for Wellbeing (SP$=Statement of Participation) 
     The University of Warwick on FutureLearn - October 30 (6 weeks)






    12. Six Ways to Maintain Attachment When Using Daycare
     
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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1199255 2017-10-18T19:41:22Z 2017-10-18T19:41:23Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. Imagining What Houses Drawn by Kids Would Look Like in Real Life






    2. Searching for an Equal Co-Parent: Six Factors That Influence Whether Dad Pulls His Weight at Home






    3. How to Have a Better Relationship

     Tara Parker-Pope @nytimeswell

     Save for Later






    4. How to Help Teenagers Manage Risk

     
    Jill Suttie
     

     






    5. Family members play important role in managing chronic illness






    6. 

    Children of unfaithful parents are more likely to cheat on their own romantic partners when they ...
    Business Insider






    7. Happier Mealtimes, Healthier Eating for Kids






    8. 

    Strategic Plan FY 2014 - 2018





    9. 

    The Marriage Debate

    THE HON KEVIN ANDREWS MP








    10. 
    Living Together Before Marriage Won't Help You Avoid Divorce - Here's Why
    Roland Warren 




    11. 

    How to Argue with Your Partner in a Healthy Way

    New research suggests that romantic conflict can hurt our health. How do we fight right?

    BY PETER JARET

    ​Thanks Alysse​









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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1197650 2017-10-11T20:05:46Z 2017-10-11T20:05:46Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. What is Your Phone Doing to Your Relationships?

     

    EMMA SEPPALA






    OR

    Marriage troubles linked to health problems for men: study

     Tony Whitfield, SWNS


    http://nypost.com/2017/10/09/marriage-troubles-linked-to-health-problems-for-men-study/


    OR

    A Man's Health May Rely on Health of His Marriage

    Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter
    3. Year-round outdoor play can boost kids’ performance in school






    4. DfE urged to reinvigorate character drive to combat cyberbullying


     Neil Puffett






    OR

    Study Shows Couples Planning Retirement Need More Support






    5. This Woman’s Essay About The Sad Reality Of Why Women End Up Nagging Men Is Going Viral

    KATE DESMOND






    6. 3 Things You Can Do Right Now to Make Your Marriage Happier

    Jill Sieracki



    OR

    Relationships Under Review in New Book ‘The All-or-Nothing Marriage’

    Alexandra Silets






    7. Nonprofit View: MREC helps couples prepare for marriage

    Amy Gilford — Marriage and Relationship Education Center





    8. Dads are often having fun while moms work around the house





    9. Can you afford to get married? In the US, it's increasingly the privilege of the rich

    Lucy Rock






    10. IS YOUR MARRIAGE GOOD…OR JUST GOOD ENOUGH?



    OR

    The Fierce Marriage Podcast

    By Ryan and Selena Frederick





    11. The share of Americans living without a partner has increased, especially among young adults

     RICHARD FRY




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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1196277 2017-10-05T20:12:54Z 2017-10-05T20:12:54Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. Nine Charts about Wealth Inequality in America (Updated)









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    How might we inspire experiences and expressions of gratitude in the workplace?




           
    OR


     
     

    The GGSC is excited to announce a new funding opportunity for schools, faith-based groups, and other community-based organizations that want to help parents raise caring, courageous kids. The grants we award will range from $25,000 to $150,000. Our request for proposals will be open until December 11!

     



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    Coping in the Wake of the Las Vegas Shooting, and Incidents of Mass Violence and Terrorism

    NCFR members and staff mourn the loss of life following the Las Vegas mass shooting, now being called the deadliest in modern U.S. history. We give thanks to all the first responders who care for people on the scene of violence and tragedy. For the professionals who work with families in the aftermath of these events, we have gathered resources for helping individuals and families cope, and also to help children understand and process these events. NCFR will continue to update these collections as new materials become available and relevant.

    find resources






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    Sharing the parenting duties could be key to marital bliss: study







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    Father engagement from three months strengthens infants’ cognitive development

    Vaheshta Sethna

    https://childandfamilyblog.com/engagement-dad-cognitive-development/






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    IDS SHOULD CHAMPION MARRIAGE, NOT RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING
    Harry Benson, Marriage Foundation








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    To bicker less, try getting some more sleep
    Well-rested couples better able to argue constructively, study shows. 

    By Tara Parker-Pope New York Times









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    Age Variation in the Divorce Rate, 1990-2015





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    2016 ACS 1-year estimates are available in American FactFinder and the API.​






    10. 
    NATIONAL RESEARCH SUMMIT ON CARE, SERVICES AND SUPPORTS FOR PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA AND THEIR CAREGIVERS







    11. 
    Marriage as a training ground

    Examining change in self-control and forgiveness over the first 4 years of marriage

    First Published July 24, 2017 Research Article




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    1. INDYLOVE

    DIVORCE RUNS IN FAMILIES AND COULD BE GENETIC, STUDY FINDS

    DAVE MACLEAN


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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1194587 2017-09-28T16:12:22Z 2017-09-28T16:44:44Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. Parenting and Family Structure After Divorce: Are They Related?

    Bastaits, Kim and Mortelmans, Dimitri
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage (2017). Published online first DOI:10.1080/10502556.2017.1345200

    Read more http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10502556.2017.1345200?journalCode=wjdr20





    2. 
     
     
    By Maryam Abdullah
     

    This is a time of intense political partisanship. How can we avoid feeding hate and distrust in our children?

     





    3. 

    Mom – and parenting policy – can learn from Dad


    Natasha J. Cabrera
    https://childandfamilyblog.com/parenting-mom-dad-policy/






    4. How Did Marriage Become a Mark of Privilege?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/upshot/how-did-marriage-become-a-mark-of-privilege.html?_r=0






    5. What’s behind Declining Male Labor Force Participation

    Fewer Good Jobs or Fewer Men Seeking Them?

    Scott Winship

    https://www.mercatus.org/publications/declining-male-labor-force-participation-jobs





    6. Home Care Aides and the Search for Hours

    https://www.russellsage.org/home-care-aides-and-search-hours





    7. 6 Secrets to a Healthy Marriage (From Old Couples)

    Jon Miltimore


    http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/6-secrets-healthy-marriage-old-couples





    8. What Are You Reading…On Marriage

     Nathan Eckstrand

    https://blog.apaonline.org/2017/09/25/what-are-you-reading-on-marriage/






    9. Playgroups in Australia: building the evidence base

    https://aifs.gov.au/cfca/playgroups?





    10. Since 2013, minorities and Americans without high school diplomas showed greatest gains in wealth, Federal Reserve report shows









    11. Millennials, marriage, and the ‘success sequence’

    JOSEPH SUNDE

    http://blog.acton.org/archives/98085-millennials-marriage-and-the-success-sequence.html





    12. 5 THINGS REAL WOMEN WISH THEY KNEW BEFORE GETTING ENGAGED

    Jenna Jonaitis

    https://verilymag.com/2017/09/things-to-know-before-getting-engaged









    Bill
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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1192933 2017-09-21T22:22:25Z 2017-09-21T22:22:25Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. September 22, 2017

    The Transformation of Men, Marriage, and Monogamy











    3. US: House Ways and Means advances legislation to reauthorize home visitation program (Press release)
    National Association of Counties (NACO) - September 19, 2017
    On September 13, members of the House Ways and Means Committee voted to advance H.R. 2824, the Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act. The bill would reauthorize the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) Program at its current level of $400 million per year for Fiscal Years 2018 - 2022. H.R. 2824 will require a vote on the House floor and consideration in the Senate before becoming law.





    4. 

    APPLY TO BE A BETTER ANGELS MODERATOR!





    5. 

    Couples weather bickering with a little help from their friends

    Source:
    University of Texas at Austin





    6. CAN   MARRIAGE    BE    SAVED?






    7. Women Know Better What Other Women Think and Feel: Gender Effects on Mindreading across the Adult Life Span

    Renata Wacker1,2*, Sven Bölte3 and Isabel Dziobek2

    EDITED BY Mariska E. Kret Leiden University, Netherlands






    8. Americans see men as the financial providers, even as women’s contributions grow

     KIM PARKER AND RENEE STEPLER







    Adina Solomon 


    OR




    10. Six points on race and culture in America. Camille Busette, Richard V. Reeves, and Eleanor Krause share key takeaways from a recent conversation on race, class, and culture in America with J.D. Vance, author of "Hillbilly Elegy" and William Julius Wilson, author of "The Truly Disadvantaged."





    11. Married, Bored, and Confused
    An all-too-modern look at monogamy.






    Thanks Alysse



    Bill





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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1191242 2017-09-14T19:06:35Z 2017-09-14T19:06:36Z Candidates for Friday Five
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    Fathers learn to relate to their children through CA R3 Academy classes



     
    ​   






    ​3. ​
    Why Stinky Socks May Bother Women More Than Men

    ​LEONARD SAX, M.D.





    4. Parents Building Trust Through Emotional Intelligence






    5. U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking Releases Report




    6.      A Manifesto to strengthen Families

    More than 50 Tory MPs and peers are calling on the government to create a cabinet-level families minister post to better co-ordinate family policy across departments. The group, of 44 MPs and eight peers, including former Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, ex-Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith and former children's minister Tim Loughton, also wants a senior minister in all government departments to measure how policies impact on families.

     

    The group's Strengthening Families Manifesto wants to see a future Families Secretary's cross-governmental brief added to an existing cabinet post, such as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and backed by its own budget and civil service team. ​














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    State-Led Evaluations of Family Engagement: The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program










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    Penn State’s 25th Annual Symposium on Family Issues to be held Oct. 23-24









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    New research says this kind of daily prayer can change your marriage
    Calah Alexander






    11. 
    How Do Close Relationships Lead to Longer Life?






    12. 
    Technical Specialist – Healthy Marriage and
    ​ ​
    Families (

    Job Number:

     1700003086)





     

    Thanks Alysse











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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1189538 2017-09-07T18:43:12Z 2017-09-07T18:43:13Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. Japan Is No Place for Single Mothers

    ALANA SEMUELS 





    2. Returning to the Rust Belt






    3. The March 2017 issue of Journal of Family Theory & Review is free and open to the public in the Wiley Online Library.



    OR


    Call for Papers: Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research

    The Work-Family Interface: Spillover, Complications, and Challenges







    4. Dads influence teen daughters’ decisions on sex






    5.  The deadline has been extended to Friday, September 15th for the Call for Proposals for the 2018 Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS)! The next RECS will be held May 30 – June 1, 2018 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) invites proposals for individual presentations and for entire conference sessions. 
     






    6. Iain Duncan Smith warns government over cuts to relationship counselling







    7. The occupations with the highest and lowest divorce rates in the US

    https://twitter.com/LeahFessler




    OR

    Partnership shift. Men are now more likely to marry up

    Marc Beaulieu






    8. 
    A Guy Read 50 Years Worth of Relationship Studies. He Came Up With 17 Strategies







    9. Long hours and longings

    Jennifer Baxter, Lyndall Strazdins and Jianghong Li






    10. Marriage rate down, divorce rate up as more Chinese couples say ‘I don’t’ or ‘I won’t any more’



    OR

    China wants to talk its people into marriage and out of divorce


    Echo Huang






    11. Committee on Building an Agenda to Reduce the Number of Children in Poverty by Half in 10 Years






    Thanks Alysse




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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1187703 2017-08-31T03:27:03Z 2017-08-31T03:27:04Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. To celebrate the first five years of Marriage Foundation, we have produced an easy-reading four-page briefing (click here to download) that summarises what we've achieved, where we are going next, our most important findings (see column right), and a brief outline of the case for marriage. 







    2
    ​.
    National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers
    October 16
    ​-
    17, 2017 
    Free
    ​ &​
    open to the public





    3
    ​. ​
    The Science of Happiness


    A free online course exploring the roots of a happy, meaningful life. Next session starts Sept. 5, 2017.








    4
    ​. 
    Preventing sexual violence starts with what we teach our boys
    Maryjo Oster









    5
    ​. 
    Training benefits families of kids with limited speech

     Andy Henion-Michigan State








    6
    ​. 
    The 'silent epidemic': When your adult child cuts you out of their life
    Zoe Reynolds
     








    7
    ​. ​
    As the national marriage rate continues to decline, a look at some young people’s decisions to tie the knot despite criticisms










     

    Sarah Beth Thompson








    9
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    Marriage a Blessing for Heart Attack Patients


    Steven Reinberg




    O
    ​R 








     
    10.
    ​ 
    The 10 counties with the lowest marriage rates in N.J.


    Disha Raychaudhuri | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com










    11. ​
    Do People Who Marry Late in Life Find Happiness?








    ​  Thanks Alysse​








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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1186359 2017-08-24T22:42:21Z 2017-08-24T22:42:21Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. 
    Integrating SEL into the 3 R's 


     Vicki Zakrzewski
     
    K-12 teachers offer practical—and fun!—ways that social-emotional learning can be integrated into traditional lessons. 
     




    2. 

    International Commission on Couple and Family Relations




    OR


    Poverty and the Family
    17 & 18 May 2018, University of Salzburg






    3.   Child Poverty Reduction messaging Toolkit

     It is finalized and can be found here on the CPAG website.  We will be utilizing this messaging for activity around the Census poverty data.







    4. 
    Bridging the gap on military spouse unemployment





    5. The Surprising Demographic That's More Likely to Cheat in Marriage

     Kimberly Lawson






    6. National Association of Welfare Research and Statistics: 2017 Conference Presentations Available






     Christian Jarrett



    OR



    8. Bullying and internet safety are top health concerns for parents



    OR

    Ten Emotionally Intelligent Ways to Build Trust as a Parent





    9. New research shows one kind of teenage friendship is more likely to result in a happier, healthier adulthood

    Jenny Anderson@jandersonQZ







    10. Transactional marriages were once as common as marriage based on love


    OR


    America, Home of the Transactional Marriage

    VICTOR TAN CHEN
     




    Thanks Alysse




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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1184311 2017-08-17T00:01:58Z 2017-08-17T00:01:58Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. Six Ingredients to an Effective Time-Out

     

    MARYAM ABDULLAH





    2. AMERICA'S CHILDREN: KEY NATIONAL INDICATORS OF WELL-BEING, 2017






    3. How to Talk to Kids About Race: Books and Resources That Can Help

    by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich





    4. Digital Tools and Distraction in School

    Mary Beth Hertz






    5. Independent Women



    and/or

    Military spouses share employment challenges during White House visit






    6. Paper examines links between parents’ earnings, gender roles, mental health

    Sharita Forrest, Education Editor
     





    7. Women, men report similar levels of work-family conflicts






    8. Spouses must row marriage boat together

    Ken Potts






    9. Dating and Mating in the Age of Ambiguity

    Stanley NARME 2017 talk POSTED.pdf 






    10. Fatherhood Involvement






    11. Marriage Matters: Best friends with benefits?

    James and Audora Burg






    Thanks Alysse





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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1182877 2017-08-12T00:30:38Z 2017-08-12T00:30:39Z Fwd: Marriage Minute: The power of empathy



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    Empathy is feeling with people.
    The Marriage Minute
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    The power of empathy

    Brené Brown on Empathy

    Empathy is the capacity to identify and share someone else’s emotions and experiences. As Brené Brown explains in the clip above, "empathy is feeling with people." 

    It's the key to emotional attunement with your partner and it's essential to the Emotion Coaching style of parenting.

    To have empathy is to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe. And not just in the moment, but in general.

    No wonder you're upset. 

    That would make me mad, too. 

    I understand how you feel. 


    For more suggestions, pick up a copy of our new Expressing Empathy Card Deck

    Additional reading:

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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1182462 2017-08-10T17:02:20Z 2017-08-10T17:02:20Z
    1. Marriage in America is increasingly the province of the college-educated woman

    Dan Kopf







    2. The new minority on campus? Men






    3. International Youth Day 2017





    4. How to Reclaim Your Weekend


    JILL SUTTIE




    OR

    I Am the Reason My Husband Infuriates Me

    CHRISTINE CARTER







    5. ISU study: new type of intervention successful in domestic violence cases







    6. Frustrated with your spouse? These scientists suggest a specific kind of prayer

     Thomas Burnett 













    7. Is Marriage ‘Evolving?’

    Naomi Schaefer Riley







    8. Parenting Is Not a “Job,” and Marriage Is Not “Work”

    JONATHAN MALESIC







    9. For better learning in college lectures, lay down the laptop and pick up a pen

    Susan M. Dynarski








    10. 






    Thanks Alysse

    Bill

    Final day in OBX this year. Headed to the beach!









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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1182260 2017-08-10T01:07:58Z 2017-08-10T01:07:59Z Fwd: What Can the Brain Reveal about Gratitude?



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    Your Brain on Gratitude | Why Sex Is So Good for Your Relationship
     
     
     
     
    Greater Good in Action - SCIENCE-BASED PRACTICES FOR A MEANINGFUL LIFE
     
    August 9, 2017
     
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    By Glenn Fox
     
    New research shows that feeling grateful involves the brain networks associated with social bonding and stress relief. 
     
     
     
     
     
    By Susan Krauss Whitbourne
     
    Find out what the happiness difference is between couples who have sex once a week vs. less than once a month.
     
     
     
     
     
    By Tchiki Davis
     
    Are you starting your happiness journey? Here are some tips for how to get off on the right foot.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    By Belinda Campos
     
    American society would be stronger and safer if it embraced people of all ethnicities.
     
     
     
     
     
    By Jenn Director Knudsen
     
    According to a new study, children who live with parents with a sensory disability develop greater emotional skills.
     
     
     
     
    Greater Good in Action: Practice of the Week
     
     
     
     
     
    Fighting and arguing can introduce a lot of negativity into romantic relationship. But there are ways to make arguments emotionally easier and this exercise from Greater Good in Action can help.
     
     
     
     
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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1180093 2017-08-03T13:46:46Z 2017-08-03T13:46:47Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. Published in Personal Relationships.
    Hurt, Tera R., Shears, Jeffrey K., Oconnor, Margaret C. & Hodge, Sharon, B. (2017). "Married Black men's observation of fathers' teachings about husbandhood." Personal Relationships, 2017; doi: 10.1111/pere.12171




    2. Surveying the Cultural and Economic Sources of America's Discontent

    Jennifer A. Marshall@MarshallJenA






    3. Parents’ social media habits are teaching children the wrong lessons

    Stacey Steinberg






    4. Auburn study: Black Americans sleep less than whites, leading to health problems

    William Thornton
    ​ ​
    wthornton@al.com






    5. Grad Student Research on Unfaithful Millennials Garners National Coverage






    6. Talking baseball assists aging adults with dementia

    Kenneth Best






    7. New rules for Muslim minors who want to wed

    Charissa Yong






    8. Manatee County offers free course to help improve couples’ relationships

     CLAIRE ARONSON




    9. Half of those thinking of divorce reconsider a year later: University of Alberta study





    10. The places where people put off marriage the longest

    Dan Kopf 







    11. 

    You're Doomed to a Love/Hate Relationship With Your Siblings







    Thanks Alysee



    Bill
    OBX




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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1178314 2017-07-29T12:47:45Z 2017-07-29T12:47:45Z Fwd: Have You Hurt Your Spouse?



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    From: Mike Tucker <mtucker@faithfortoday.tv>
    Date: Sat, Jul 29, 2017 at 6:30 AM
    Subject: Have You Hurt Your Spouse?
    To: Bill Coffin <billcoffin68@gmail.com>


    Hi Bill,

    Most mistakes will have little to no long term effect on your marriage IF you follow these tips when they occur:

    How to Handle Mistakes in Marriage
    Don’t stick your head in the sand and hope for the best. 

    Acknowledging the mistake is the right thing to do. Take responsibility, apologize, make things right.

    Identify the Mistake
    To learn from your mistake, identify it and seek to understand the root cause.

    Often times, our loving spouse (though it might not seem that way at the time :) brings the mistake to our attention. 

    But instead of feeling threatened, challenge yourself to do a bit of soul searching to learn and grow from the experience; become a better spouse.

    Admit the Mistake
    Tell the truth. Hiding and blaming will only make things worse.

    If you’ve ever had someone refuse to admit fault when they so clearly wronged you, you know how hurtful it can be. 

    You don’t want your spouse getting stuck on knowing you’re hiding something because this blocks the relationship from healing and moving forward. 

    As long as your marriage is built on trust, you should feel safe enough to admit your wrongs to your spouse.

    Also, admitting that your wrong goes a long way to defuse your partner’s anger.

    Accept the Consequences
    Mistakes have consequences. 

    Just because you deserve to be forgiven doesn’t necessarily release you from facing the consequences of your actions. 

    For instance, if you’ve done something to break your husband’s or wife’s trust, he or she may subject you to greater scrutiny the next time a similar situation arises.

    Apologize
    Apologizing effectively is a skill that every spouse must learn for a healthy relationship.

    This involves taking full responsibility for your actions without making excuses or making it seem as if the situation was out of your control. 

    It also involves making amends and not repeating the same mistake.

    Make Amends
    Making amends can be as simple as returning to the store for a forgotten item or as complex as having to rebuild broken trust in your marriage. 

    If there is anything you can do to make things right, do it. 

    Do Not Repeat
    All the above steps are critical in the process of ensuring the mistake won’t be repeated. 

    You’ll think twice about repeating a mistake for which you have suffered the consequences and had to go out of your way to rectify the situation. 

    Remembering the pain and hurt you put your spouse through also helps to prevent the mistake from being repeated. 

    The last thing you want after working hard to regain your partner’s trust is to break it and then seeing them hurt all over again. 

    When you handle mistakes in your marriage correctly, you’re able to heal and save the most important relationship in your life. 

    Until next time, this is Mike Tucker and the Mad About Marriage Crew and we want YOU to be mad about marriage. 


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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1177493 2017-07-27T03:06:40Z 2017-07-27T03:06:40Z Candidates for Friday Five 189
    1. This One Simple Tool Could Save Your Relationship

    Chris Wilson





    2. Toumbourou, J., Hartman, D., Field, K., Jeffery, R., Brady, J., Heaton, A., Ghayour-Minaie, M., & Heerde, J. (2017). 

    Strengthening prevention and early intervention services for families into the future. 
    Deakin University and Family and Relationships Services Australia (FRSA)


    READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE >




    3. The importance of the first five years: Katharine Stevens’ testimony on Capitol Hill






    4. Prepare couples for ups and downs of married life

    David Kan






    5. Paid grandparental leave: The future for family-friendly workplaces?



    OR


     U.S. ranks highly in new index showing how societies are adapting to aging







    6. FUSE:  Relationship & Marriage Education







    7. PATIENTS ARE PEOPLE FIRST

     ROXANNE PATEL SHEPELAVY






    8. Liberals often blame mass incarceration on the war on drugs. That’s not quite right.

    German Lopez






    9. Marriage notice books – a new source for family historians

    Anna Manthorpe





     
     




    11. American-Japanese couple juggles marriage with service to their respective nations












    12. Framing messages to engage fathers in the first 1000 days

    Richard Fletcher, Jennifer StGeorge and Chris May
     11:30 PM (23:30) Previous Day Eastern Daylight




    Thanks Alysse.






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    Bill Coffin
    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1177474 2017-07-27T01:18:17Z 2017-07-27T01:18:17Z Fwd: CoupleTalk - Universal Version of RE Program now available
       FYI

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    Subject: CoupleTalk - Universal Version of RE Program now available
    To: billcoffin68@gmail.com


    Hi Everyone,

    NIRE is excited to announce a new addition to the RE family of programs. Couple Talk - Universal Version, created by Don and Alex Flecky, is a video-based communication skills program for all couples. Subtitled as "A Video Version of Dr. Bernard Guerney's Relationship Enhancement® Program," CoupleTalk Universal does not include faith content and is suitable for use in community and federally-funded programs. It provides skills training in communication and conflict resolution using the research-proven RE skills, with their emphasis on empathy. 

    CoupleTalk does not require a trained facilitator - video sessions can be accessed on DVDs or by online streaming. The program can be used in classes, as a supplement in counseling, or by a couple at home. It includes a number of distance learning elements to deepen understanding and enhance behavior change. The 10 video sessions are used with accompanying workbooks, and the entire 15 hour program, including four workbooks, can be purchased by a couple for as little as $150. The online community also includes shorter session options for situations where a 90 minute session is too long. 

    CoupleTalk Universal will be debuting this month at NARME (National Association of Relationship and Marriage Education) in Denver. For more info and to order, go to www.coupletalk.com

    Rob Scuka, PhD
    Executive Director
    NIRE



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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1177118 2017-07-26T01:21:19Z 2017-07-26T01:21:19Z Fwd: Better Marriages Bookstore Blowout



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    How to Use Conflict to Bring You Closer
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    Friendship on Fire
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    The New Marriage
    Transcending the Happily-Ever-After Myth
     How to Marry the Right Guy
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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1175485 2017-07-20T16:05:13Z 2017-07-20T16:05:14Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1
    ​.
     
    Americans are most likely to follow their parents into these 20 professions
    Dan Kopf







    2
    ​. 
    Read the Summer 2016 of CFLE Network, featuring articles on the topic of Family Fun.







    3
    ​. ​
     
     
     
    Research suggests that being compassionate can improve health, well-being, and relationships. Find out more about this key to well-being, and how you can cultivate it in your own life!
     


     O
    ​r

     
    By Jaime Kurtz
     
    Just in time for peak summer travel season, tips on using the science of happiness to make your holiday better.
     








    4
    ​. 
    Now is the government’s chance to promote marriage and tackle our social problems
    SIR PAUL COLERIDGE





    5
    ​.
     
    How to Talk to Your Political Other

    Skills for talking across the divide







    6
    ​.
     
    If we want to solve our nation's problems, we need to strengthen families





    7
    ​. 

    singapore

    Number of divorces continues to rise, while fewer tie the knot




    8
    ​. 
    Cubby house building in Belair National Park bucks children's 'structured lives'








    9
    ​.
     Why Young Adults May Embrace Jane Austen’s ‘Happily Ever After’ In Marriage


    By Elizabeth Kantor


    OR

    Making Peace With Jane Austen’s Marriage Plots

    SOPHIE GILBERT
     






    1
    ​0.​ 
    Kids in High-Stress Environments May Develop Unique Skills

    University Communications and University of Utah





    T
    ​hanks Alysse​

















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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1173199 2017-07-13T17:55:52Z 2017-07-13T17:55:52Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. 

    Three Innovative Approaches to Serving Low-Income Fathers: The Building Bridges and Bonds Study








    2
    ​. ​

    Give me a sign: What Signals Commitment?


    Dr. Scott Stanley






    3
    ​.
     
    Is slowness the essence of knowledge?

    Eloise Stark looks at whether ‘slow and steady wins the race’.









    4
    ​. 
    Effects of early parenting interventions on parents and infants
    Joanne Commerford







    5
    ​.
    What Is Altruism?




    6. 
    National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families Virtual Training Center






    7. How to Manage: Let Employees Put Family First. It's Good for Business.




    8. ​Hundreds of Orgs Sign On to Call for Expansion of Federal Home Visiting Program












    9
    ​. 
    July 20, 2017

    The 2017 Index of Culture and Opportunity: The Social and Economic Trends that Shape America






    1
    ​0
    .
     
    ESTABLISHING THE FACTS ABOUT FAMILY BREAKDOWN – TRANSFORMING THE DEBATE ABOUT MARRIAGE

    Harry Benson | Director of Research











    1
    ​1. 
    We’re not ready for the ‘silver tsunami’ of older adults living with cance
    ​r​


    Keith M. Bellizzi








    1
    ​2. 
    Who Gets More Out of Marriage, Women or Men?
    By 
    Ben Steverman









    ​  T
    ​hanks Alysse​









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