tag:billcoffin.org,2013:/posts Coffin Corner 2017-03-23T16:57:47Z Bill Coffin tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1141043 2017-03-23T16:57:46Z 2017-03-23T16:57:47Z Re: Candidates for Friday Five
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The University of Birmingham Mental Health Commission has a simple hypothesis: we cannot simply scale-up existing models of treatment to meet the current level of mental health need. We have to change the paradigm from treatment and containment to prevention, early intervention and sustainable recovery – and we have to shift resources accordingly.

 

It is this hypothesis that the Commission wishes to test to devise a new agenda for action, taking a life-course approach, looking at the best of what works to reduce the prevalence of mental distress and how to support its adoption across the UK.

The call for evidence is an opportunity to showcase your research or innovation both to the Commission itself and to a wider audience when the Commission reports.

 

We are keen to hear from anyone with ideas and expertise to contribute, whether that is by personal experience or by profession. We seek practical examples, case studies, and insights in how best to implement promising approaches, as well as rigorous peer-reviewed research.

 

The Commission will consider this evidence and the analysis of this will be published on the Commission’s website. During the process of collecting evidence, and once the final report is published, we will be engaging with policy makers to support a paradigm shift in our approach to mental distress.

 

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/Documents/call-for-evidence-mental-health-policy-commission.pdf


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1. Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention by Communities to Promote Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health in Children:
Proceedings of a Workshop (2017)



OR


Preventing the Negative Effects of Poverty on Child Development: Evidence-Based Policies and Solutions


http://www.npscoalition.org/childhood-poverty






2. Breadcrumbing- another downer of the digital age





3. Could A 'Marriage 101' Class Deter Divorce? Couples Across Asia Think It's Worth A Shot
Michelle Yuan 







4
​. 
American family incomes reach record high

By Chelsea Follett




5
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Working paper 73 (2017)

Family Trajectories and Wellbeing of Children

​ ​
Born to Lone Mothers in the United Kingdom


By Elena Mariani, Berkay Özcan Alice Goisis

 

 http://www.familiesandsocieties.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/WP73MarianiBerkayGoisis2017.pdf



​OR​

 

Working paper 74(2017)

The contribution of civil society:Good practices


By Diego Barroso and Eloïse Leboutte

 

 http://www.familiesandsocieties.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/WP74BarrosoLeboutte2017.pdf







6
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More Grandparents Than Ever

SHARON JAYSON





O
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Tell Us About Divorce in Your Community






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 DIFI Participates in the OIC’s First Ministerial Conference on Marriage and the Family Institution





​8. ​
March 27Lecture Series: Promoting Resilience in Military Families  

From the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

On Monday, March 27 at 10 a.m. EST, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) will present "Promoting Resilience in Military Families: Outcomes of the After Deployment, Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT) Program" at the National Institutes of Health. It is the latest installment of their Integrative Lecture Series.

The lecture is free, and will also be available via videocast or Facebook Live

https://www.ncfr.org/events/march-27-lecture-series-promoting-resilience-military-families


OR

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Work-family policy in Trump’s America: Addressing the concerns of working-class families








​10. ​Having children adds almost two years to life, say scientists














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1. Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention by Communities to Promote Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health in Children:
Proceedings of a Workshop (2017)



OR


Preventing the Negative Effects of Poverty on Child Development: Evidence-Based Policies and Solutions


http://www.npscoalition.org/childhood-poverty






2. Breadcrumbing- another downer of the digital age





3. Could A 'Marriage 101' Class Deter Divorce? Couples Across Asia Think It's Worth A Shot
Michelle Yuan 







4
​. 
American family incomes reach record high

By Chelsea Follett




5
​. 
Working paper 73 (2017)

Family Trajectories and Wellbeing of Children

​ ​
Born to Lone Mothers in the United Kingdom


By Elena Mariani, Berkay Özcan Alice Goisis

 

 http://www.familiesandsocieties.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/WP73MarianiBerkayGoisis2017.pdf



​OR​

 

Working paper 74(2017)

The contribution of civil society:Good practices


By Diego Barroso and Eloïse Leboutte

 

 http://www.familiesandsocieties.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/WP74BarrosoLeboutte2017.pdf







6
​. 
More Grandparents Than Ever

SHARON JAYSON





O
​R​



 
Tell Us About Divorce in Your Community






7
​.
 DIFI Participates in the OIC’s First Ministerial Conference on Marriage and the Family Institution





​8. ​
March 27Lecture Series: Promoting Resilience in Military Families  

From the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

On Monday, March 27 at 10 a.m. EST, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) will present "Promoting Resilience in Military Families: Outcomes of the After Deployment, Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT) Program" at the National Institutes of Health. It is the latest installment of their Integrative Lecture Series.

The lecture is free, and will also be available via videocast or Facebook Live

https://www.ncfr.org/events/march-27-lecture-series-promoting-resilience-military-families


OR

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Work-family policy in Trump’s America: Addressing the concerns of working-class families








​10. ​Having children adds almost two years to life, say scientists














T
​hanks Alysse​






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Relationship Enhancement® Therapy with Couples and Families

May 19-21, 2017

Workshop Leader: Rob Scuka, Ph.D., Member of NIRE's Training Faculty

Rob is the author of Relationship Enhancement Therapy: Healing Through Deep Empathy and Intimate Dialogue. and numerous articles on RE and other topics.

Location: Topaz, House, 4400 East-West Highway, #24, Bethesda, MD 20814

Workshop Description: The purpose of this three-day skills training workshop is to provide participants a comprehensive introduction to the theory and methodology underlying the RE model and to teach participants how  to conduct RE Therapy with couples and families, beginning with the intake interview and proceeding through all the phases of RE therapy.

Intensive Supervised Skills Practice: The workshop emphasizes the building of participants' therapeutic skills through a process that combines lecture, video, role-play demonstrations, and intensively supervised skill practice. The number of participants is limited in order to ensure frequent individual supervision when participants break into triads to practice the previously-demonstrated skills.

Workshop Objectives: Participants will learn:

  • How to structure an intake interview so as to minimize in-session conflict and maximize commitment to positive therapeutic engagement
  • How to teach clients the ten RE skills
  • How to structure Conflict Management Skill as a contract between couples
  • How to coach couples' dialogues effectively
  • How to use the Identification Mode of empathy to help couples deepen their dialogues
  • How to use special RE therapy techniques such as Becoming and Troubleshooting
  • How to combine individual therapy of family members with RE couple and family therapy
  • How to overcome power imbalances among family members

Continuing Education: Upon completion, participants receive 20 CE credits for completing this workshop.

IDEALS/NIRE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IDEALS maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
IDEALS/NIRE has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5560. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. IDEALS/NIRE is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
IDEALS/NIRE is approved by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education programs for social workers. IDEALS/NIRE maintains responsibility for the program and adhering to the appropriate guidelines required by the respective organizations.

Number of participants strictly limited to assure ample individual supervision.

Fee: $375 (includes RE Therapist Manual).

Cancellation Policy: Full refund (minus a $25 cancellation fee) is available up to one week prior to the beginning of the workshop. Thereafter, no refund is permitted, but the money paid can be applied to a future workshop offering.

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1. Fatherhood: the impact of fathers on children’s mental health 







2. Be worried about boys, especially baby boys






3. Charity report shows an increase in the number of people with no close friends






4. The ‘Troops’ Who Support Our Troops

 Katherine Harris |






OR


Keeping a healthy marriage healthy

By Airmen 1st Class Victoria Boyton, Kenneth Boyton,







5. A millennial takes on marriage

Kristin Eck







6. User guide to marriage statistics

Nicola Haines






7.
Policy and Research Challenges in Advancing Care and Support for People with Mental Illnesses and Substance Use Disorders

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:00 pm 







8. 20 Outstanding Books on Emotional Intelligence That Could Change The World (2017 Update)






9. FAMILY SCIENCE IS
the scientific study of families &
close interpersonal relationships






10. Determined 'Millenials' Prioritise Money Over Marriage



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Survey: 58% of Pinays would delay marriage for career







11. Sex Scandal: The Drive to Abolish Male and Female



OR





Thanks Alysee





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It's here. It's really here.

The NCAA tournament kicks off with the First Four tonight

The first game of the 2017 tournament tips off when 16-seed Mount St. Mary's and 16-seed New Orleans fight for the chance to play overall No. 1 seed Villanova (6:40 ET, TruTV) in the West. WATCH LIVE

Next, 11-seed Wake Forest and 11-seed Kansas State face off for a spot against 6-seed Cincinnati (9:10 ET, TruTV) in the South. WATCH LIVE

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Every single first-round game analyzed

NCAA.com’s Mike Lopresti previewed every one of the 36 games played Thursday and Friday, from Mount St. Mary’s vs. New Orleans to Dayton vs. Wichita State. If you need some background on any matchup, we’ve got you covered.

Here's a list of the times and TV schedule for those games.

The top five players to watch in each region

This was a tough list to put together as, spoiler alert, there are quite a few good players in the tournament. You’ve got Josh Hart and Luke Kennard in the East, and then Malik Monk, Justin Jackson and Lonzo Ball just in the South.

NCAA.com’s Joe Boozell broke down each region:

Women's NCAA tournament field released

UConn's women's team landed the No. 1 overall seed in the women's 2017 NCAA tournament and the Huskies' (32-0) march for a record fifth straight national title truly begins. Notre Dame (30-3), South Carolina (27-4) and Baylor (30-3) rounded out the rest of the 1 seeds.

View the interactive bracket | Print the bracket

The final AP Top 25 of the season came out yesterday

Villanova took back its No. 1 spot, which Kansas had held for the past two weeks and Gonzaga claimed for the four weeks before that. It’s certainly not a bad position to be in, but it is by no means a guarantee of Nova’s success.

History shows that the AP No. 1 is far from a championship lock in the NCAA tournament. The final No. 1 has captured the title just once since 2001 and only four times since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985.

See the full Top 25

Behind the numbers of the final AP Top 25

More bracket tips coming your way

Here's one. Get the Final Four as close to perfect as you can. The glory in picks often feels like nailing 30-of-32 first-round games and successfully picking a 14-3 upset, but the points come in the Elite Eight and the Final Four, according to what we've seen from winners over the past six years. For instance, the guy that got his first 25 picks right in our 2016 game didn't even finish in the top 20 percent when it was all said and done. NCAA.com's Joe Boozell has more.

Brackets close at noon ET on Thursday, but there's still plenty of time to make your picks.

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First Thursday of the NCAA tournament: March 16
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1. Why men are having problems getting married

​AIMEE PICCHI​


http://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-men-are-having-problems-getting-married/






2. Happy marriage and a healthy life

CLEVELAND CLINIC





3. Community Cafés in Alaska Discuss Strengthening Families Initiative






4. Family Inequality: Diverging Patterns in Marriage, Cohabitation, and Childbearing

Shelly Lundberg , Robert A. Pollak  and Jenna Stearns 






5. 

Online daters ignore wish list when choosing a match

Do cyber daters contact their stated perfect match online? It seems not








6. Father involvement in the UK: trends in the new millennium

By Ursula Henz

 

Abstract: In many Western countries, father involvement in childcare has strongly increased during the second half of the 20th century. Policy changes should have arguably sustained the trends in the UK in the new millennium. This report examines recent changes in father involvement in the UK by analysing the 2000 and 2015 UK Time-Use surveys and compares the patterns with findings from similar analyses for France, Italy and Sweden. The analyses show that fathers in the UK spent more time doing childcare in 2015 compared to 2000 but they spent less total time together with their children. Compared to fathers in France and Sweden, the levels of father involvement in the UK were relatively low. The UK stands out from the other three countries by stronger educational gradients of father involvement on weekends, suggesting cumulative disadvantages of children who grow up in low-educated families.

 

http://www.familiesandsocieties.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/WP70Henz2017.pdf






7. Breaking the Intergenerational Cycle

Partner Violence, Child–Parent Attachment, and Children’s Aggressive Behaviors

Shao-Chiu Juan, Heather M. Washington, Megan C. Kurlychek






FRPN Webinar: Inside the Black Box: Measuring
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Coping with Financial Volatility:
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9. Four-year-olds to get relationship education in the classroom, Government announces

Beth Rigby







10. Principle 3: My Family is Special

Children are usually best supported within their families. Respectful connections with families foster partnerships to promote children's safety.






Richard Meier




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The growth of non-marital childbearing, including the growth of childbearing within a cohabiting union is associated with more family instability for children: a UK study claims

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In recent decades, much of the globe has witnessed a retreat from marriage. This means more children are being born outside of marriage, either to single parents or cohabiting couples, in countries around the world. This social change raises a few questions:

  1. Are such children less likely to enjoy stable family lives?
  2. Is the growth of non-marital childbearing, including the growth of childbearing within a cohabiting union, associated with more family instability for children? 
  3. Are there financial disadvantages impacting children born outside of marriage?

To answer question 2, the Cohabitation-go-round study provides fresh evidence that cohabitation is less likely to deliver such family stability to children, compared to marriage and as the American expert on family and marriage Professor Brad Wilcox said: “We know that children thrive on stable routines with stable caregivers.

Similar comparisons can be made to Australian families because family instability is associated with a host of negative outcomes for children.

While in Australia the rates of living together without marrying are increasing, cohabitation is nevertheless the normative pathway to marriage. While it remains the case that the vast majority of couples in a living-together union are married to each other, cohabitation without marriage appears to have increased by one to three percentage points across each Census year since 1971, reaching 16% in 2011.

Prior to 1997, there was a substantial increase in the proportion of families with children that were headed by a lone parent (father or mother). These proportions were:

  • 12% in 1980
  • 15% in 1990
  • 20% in 1997 and
  • 21% in 2008.

Given the increase in cohabitation rates, changes have also occurred in the marital status of parents. For example, while most lone parents living with dependent children have been married previously, lone parents today are less likely than in the past to have ever been married.

About one in five lone parents living with dependent children in 1986 was never married, compared with around one in three in 2006.

The increase in the proportion of lone parents who have never married does not mean that these parents became lone parents when their children were born. Many of today's lone parents have separated from a de facto relationship.

For example, recent research in Australia reveals that part of the disadvantage associated with being born to a single mother may be the heighted risk of subsequent union transitions faced by children of single mothers... and union transitions appear to present children with more challenges than merely being reared by a lone parent.

If comparisons can be made to the UK study, and that children are more likely to flounder in unstable families, the spike in children born outside of marriage eludes to the fact that children from cohabiting relationships are more likely to experience parental separation than those living with married parents.

There is also a growing consensus that the number of parental union transitions matters for children above and beyond family structure,  with children being more likely to thrive in stable families and more likely to flounder in unstable ones.

Source:

  • DeRose, L. Lyons-Amos, M.; Wilcox, W.B.; and Huarcaya, G. 2017: The Cohabitation-go-round: Cohabitation and Family Stability Across the Globe, Social Trends Institute, World Family Map 2017.
  • Families then and now: 1980-2010: Alan Hayes, Ruth Weston, Lixia Qu and Matthew Gray
  • Weston, R., & Qu, L. (2013). Working out relationships (Australian Family Trends No. 3). Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1133544 2017-02-23T04:27:00Z 2017-02-23T04:27:00Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. Ask the Historical Society: Busiest marriage year





2. 

When Work Disappears: Manufacturing Decline and the Falling Marriage-Market Value of Men


David AutorDavid DornGordon Hanson








3. MARRIAGE COUNSELING TO BE SUBSIDIZED BY STATE






4. Mental Health Care for Family Members of Post 9/11 Veterans: Practical Approaches to Addressing the Impact of the Invisible Wounds of War on Families (February 2017)








5. 

Now Online: Men Without Work
Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt's lecture is now available on YouTube. He explores why American men are leaving the labor force in greater numbers than ever before and the consequences it will have on the American economy and culture.
Watch Now












7. The Science of Compassion in Marriage

Brad Hoppmann







8. Study Finds Cohabiting Parents Twice as Likely to Split as Married Parents

Rachel Sheffield






9. 55 Questions to Break the Military Marriage Radio Silence

AMANDA ANDERSON






10. Married? Here are 2 traits couples need for a happy spouse and healthier life







Thanks Alysse 








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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1131842 2017-02-16T14:48:32Z 2017-02-16T14:48:33Z Fwd: National Marriage Week - Ethics & Religion Col.

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Ethics & Religion

A Column by Mike McManus

 

February 16, 2017

Column #1,851

National Marriage Week

By Mike McManus

 

            It is National Marriage Week, a good time to assess the health of marriage in America.   “The institution of marriage represents the very foundation of human social order,” writes Dr. James Dobson. “Everything of value sits on that base. Institutions, government, religious fervor and the welfare of children are all dependent on its stability.”

 

            When Gallup asked couples to grade their marriages, 68% gave it an A and 23%, a B. Only 6% gave it a C and 1% each, a D or F.  By contrast, 64% of cohabiting couples who were preparing for marriage, ranked their relationship in the “low satisfaction group.”

 

            Nor do unhappy marriages stay that way: 86% of bad marriages become good ones!

 

            However, divorced men are twice as likely as married men to die from the four big killers: heart disease, stroke, hypertension and cancer.  My wife and I report in our book, Living Together: Myths, Risks & Answers, “Auto accidents and suicide death rates for the divorced are almost four times higher; cirrhosis of the liver and pneumonia death rates are seven times higher; the rate of death from murder is eight times greater.”

 

            Not surprisingly, therefore, being unmarried chops nearly ten years off a man’s life. Married women will live four years longer, and their children, five years longer.

 

            “Loneliness is a lethal force with the power to break the human heart,” writes James J. Lynch in A Cry Unheard. A married couple cares for each other. For example, a wife watches their diet and objects if her husband pours a second drink.  But when one of them dies, the will to live is extinguished for many.

 

            Married couples are far wealthier.  Those who never marry experience a 75% reduction in wealth. Married men earn 10% to 40% more than single men with similar education and job history. Why? Married men have a greater work commitment, lower quit rates, healthier and more stable routines.

 

            According to The Case For Marriage by Linda J. Waite and Maggie Gallagher, “On the verge of retirement, the typical married couple had accumulated about $410,000 compared to $167,000 for the never-married, $154,000 for the divorced, and under $96,000 for the separated.”

 

            We write, “Marrying offers balance. Spouses are invested in each other and in the well-being of their joint future. He proposes to buy a new car; she says, `That’s a waste of our money. Let’s remodel the screen porch and turn it into a sunroom.’ Result: the investment increases the value of their home.  The single guy buys the car or vacations in Cancun and by retirement can claim fewer assets.”

 

            Married people also have more and better sex than singles.  TV shows like Sex and the City give the impression the happiest people are those who jump in bed with someone new every Friday night.  But the National Sex Survey reports 43% of married men had sex at least twice a week – compared to only 26% of single men.

 

Married people also enjoy their sex more, both physically and emotionally than their unmarried counterparts. Married women are almost twice as likely as divorced and never-married women to have a sex life that (a) exists and (b) is extremely emotionally satisfying.

 

What about cohabiters? While cohabiting couples have at least as much sex as the married, they don’t seem to enjoy it quite as much. For men, having a wife beats shacking up by a wide margin: 48% of husbands say sex with their wife is extremely satisfying emotionally compared to just 37% of cohabiting men.

 

Therefore, I have a tough question.  Why were there more marriages in 1970 (2,159,000) than in 2015 (2,077,000)?  The population grew from 203 million to 319 million.  If the same percentage of couples were marrying now, there would be 1.3 million more marriages per year!

 

First, I blame America’s churches for not making a better case for marriage. Four in ten people attend church weekly – giving clergy huge access. Yet, in my 70+ years of attending church, I can remember only one sermon, a recent one - that held up Christian marriage. 

 

Second, two-thirds of young couples think they should test the relationship by living together.  There were 8.3 million couples cohabiting in 2015, but only 1.3 million of them married.  The rest mostly break up over time. And women who cohabit are 33% more likely to divorce than those who remained apart till marriage.

 

Churches should insist that cohabiting couples move apart for months before the wedding – to increase their odds of success.

 

Sadly, few do so.

Copyright © 2017 Michael J. McManus, President of Marriage Savers and a syndicated columnist. To see past columns, go to www.ethicsandreligion.com.  Hit Search for any topic.

 

 

 

 

 

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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1131432 2017-02-15T03:11:29Z 2017-02-16T00:01:46Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. Immortal Beloved: Musical Love Letters from the Great Composers

Stephen M. Klugewicz

http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2017/02/immortal-beloved-musical-love-letters-great-composers-stephen-klugewicz.html?






2. Dr. Anda's recent (2/1/17) medical grand rounds re: ACE's 

https://youtu.be/s26rKgIqZ70 







​3. Healthy Child Development through Prevention Science
February 2017 NPSC Brief

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4. Accepting our children






5. Couple Growth Plan Exercise

Priscilla Hunt






6. 'Random App of Kindness' helps teach children how to be more empathetic

OR



OR







7. Americans are staying single longer than ever, and it’s changing modern marriage in 3 major ways





8. Purging the marriage penalty








9. 7 health benefits of being in a happy marriage













11.Marriage and Sanctity in the Lives of Late Medieval Married Saints








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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1129975 2017-02-09T18:11:38Z 2017-02-09T18:11:38Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. Call for Papers: European Network for the Sociological and Demographic Study of Divorce







2. About Healthy Marriage & Relationship Education






3. FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE: STAYING IN AN UNHAPPY MARRIAGE COULD BE THE BEST THING YOU DO




OR 







4. Strange Sex Habits of Silicon Valley








5. 

East and West may be reshaping each other's parenting


Dr Xinyin Chen 






6. Fatherhood in the 21st Century: Valentine’s Day Musings and Letters

Dr. Gerald Brown






7. OSBORNE PAPER ON THE IMPACT OF SHIFTING FAMILY DYNAMICS ON CHILD WELLBEING






8. Fatherhood Initiatives: Connecting Fathers to Their Children

Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress. Carmen Solomon-Fears, Jessica Tollestrup. December 28, 2016






9.  IKEA Carpark Therapy






10. Under pressure: the relationships of UK parents who have a child with a learning disability

Dr David Marjoribanks


OR

I'm bored with my relationship




11. 13 COMPANIES YOU SHOULD CONSIDER WORKING FOR IF YOU WANT A FAMILY SOMEDAY

 SOPHIE CALDECOTT





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National Marriage Week starts tomorrow, Feb. 7th!! 
LOOK what's happening!
It's here!

National Marriage Week USA starts tomorrow, February 7th. It's already heating up!

Many hundreds of activities are already on our National Calendar...you can LOCATE one near you in a search by state. And KEEP POSTING your own events because we will get national news coverage this week.

Here's a "good-to-share" 3-minute national TV clip from EWTN Global News

Salon TV hosted a 20-minute conversation
with NMW executive director Sheila Weber and BoldGlobal founder Carrie Sheffield. Watch this good resource for answers to probing questions among millennials and marriage today.

An example of LOCAL Media Coverage potential: The Cleveland Daily Banner article, "Campaign Designed to Encourage Marriage and Reduce Divorce"
 
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops sent this letter to all parishes encouraging them to celebrate National Marriage Week USA with these resources.

It's not too late to pick up the phone and call your local newspaper and radio station! Let folks know what you are doing for National Marriage Week USA.

Yours for strengthening marriage,
Sheila Weber, Executive Director
Heather Grizzle, Campaign Manager



National Marriage Week USA is part of International Marriage Week, with 20 major countries around the world now mobilizing leaders and events to strengthen marriage in their countries.

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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1128054 2017-02-02T02:14:28Z 2017-02-02T02:14:29Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. Top 10 key facts on marriage 



OR






2. Family Life Education Month



OR

NCFR research and policy briefs







3. 

The Four Keys to a Meaningful Life


 Jill Suttie






​4. ​
Marriage could improve heart attack survival, research shows



OR


How Can Being Married Help You Win Against Cancer?



OR

Marital History and Survival After Stroke

Matthew E. Dupre, Renato D. Lopes





5. Research and Evaluation in 2016

Naomi Goldstein, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning, Research, and Evaluation








6. The importance of teaching kids empathy

Erica Van Buren




7

. Do Married Couples Pay More Taxes?

 Maurie Backman 







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9. Aggression in Twentysomethings’ Cohabiting, Dating, and Marriage Relationships

Scott M. Stanley & Galena K. Rhoades






10. 'Friday Night Lights' stars had one rule for the Taylors' marriage: No cheating

Ree Hines




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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1127977 2017-02-01T20:50:13Z 2017-02-01T20:50:13Z Fwd: It's not too late.

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It's not too late!  Simple things you can do this week
Hi there!  We are ONE week away from National Marriage Week USA-Feb. 7 to 14th.   It's not too late to do one or two simple things to support marriages!
  1. You can ask your pastor to share some thoughts on marriage from the pulpit on SUNDAY, Feb. 12th!
  2. You can ask a local radio station to play one of our PSAs. Click here  for suggested text or actual recording.
  3. You can ask your Mayor or Governor to issue a Proclamation about the value of marriage next week. Samples here.
  4. You can use Feb. 7 to 14 as a time to form a committee to bring a marriage class later to your church, home group, or community center.
  5. You can put our newspaper ad (scroll to bottom) in your local Penny Saver!
It's not too late! National Marriage Week--Feb. 7 to 14--is used to share the message about the benefits of marriage for health, financial stability, happiness, and the best environment for raising children. 

Course/curriculum ideas, fact sheets about the decline of marriage, event kit, press release, and promotional materials are all available at www.NationalMarriageWeekUSA.org
 
Check out what is happening in your state on our NATIONAL CALENDAR ....and POST FOR FREE any marriage event all year long!


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to keep up with helpful tips and marriage articles.

Thanks for joining this growing campaign to strengthen marriage!

Sheila Weber, executive director
Heather Grizzle, campaign manager



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Special Workshops on

Relationship Enhancement®

and Filial Methods

 
 

 

 

The 2017 Relationship Enhancement®

and Filial Therapy Conference

 
 


 

March 31 - April 1, 2017 in Bethesda, MD

 
 

 

 

Sponsored by

National Institute of Relationship Enhancement® (NIRE)

 

CE Workshops

For the 2017 Relationship Enhancement® and Filial Therapy Conference, NIRE and AFREM are co-sponsoring two workshops on Friday March 31 and two workshops on Saturday April 1.

Friday will include two RE Therapy related workshops: "Using the Relationship Enhancement model to mediate conflicts between traditional gender roles and contemporary societal values of equality in heterosexual, same-sex, immigrant, and intercultural relationships" and "A Salad of Integrity: Resolving Ethical Questions When Working from an Educational Model in a Medical Model Profession."

Saturday will include two play related workshops: "Filial Therapy in Non-group Settings: Navigating the Unique Challenges" and "When Change is Slow: Addressing Parent Concerns
During the Child-Centered Play/Filial Therapy Process."

Each workshop qualifies for 3 CE credits.

 

Organized Friday Night Dutch Treat Dinner

This year’s traditional “Dutch Treat” dinner will be held on Friday night March 31. This well attended event always proves to be a fun time to connect and relax with friends and colleagues around the dinner table. Please join us if you can! Details below. And please RSVP so we can properly plan with the restaurant.

 

Registration

Registration information may be found below.

AFREM Special Workshops Registration Form

 

 

Friday Workshops

 
Using the Relationship Enhancement model to mediate conflicts between traditional gender roles and contemporary societal values of equality in heterosexual, same-sex, immigrant, and intercultural relationships

 

Presenter: Goli Bellinger, M.S.W., LICSW, LCSW-C

Friday, March 31, 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 3 CE credits

We value equality in this nation, and for our world. This value underpins the Relationship Enhancement (RE) model which includes mutual understanding and respect.  Yet when couples share a household, the contemporary emphasis on the value of equality may lead to conflicts in the relationship, whether conscious or subconscious. This workshop will focus on complex ways the concepts of traditional gender roles and modern gender values lead to discourse in couples. Ideas of gender equality will be explored and contrasted with traditional values of the equitable division of labor. Case studies will illustrate various ways conflicts arise across diverse populations and sexual identity, as uncovered by deepening dialogue and empathy through the structured RE dialogue process. Finally, this session will present how to guide conflict management and problem solving by combining the values of equality and equity to help couples balance household and family responsibilities.  

Learning Objectives: Participants completing this workshop will be able to:  

1.    Identify cultural theories of the values of equality and equity. 
2.    Differentiate individual needs from cultural expectations and perceptions within various  couple populations, including immigrant, intercultural, and same-sex couples.
3.    Utilize deepening dialogues to reach the core concerns and unique needs of each individual, regardless of expectations driven by gender roles or societal values.
4.    Guide and help couples discover and identify what works best for their life and goals. 

Goli Amin Bellinger, M.S.W., is a couples therapist in Washington DC. Together with Mary Ortwein, she created the program Relationship Enhancement® for Refugees and Immigrants at the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. She also consults on mental health and family trauma with immigrant and asylum-seeking populations, including as adjunct faculty at University of Maryland School of School Work.

 

A Salad of Integrity: Resolving Ethical Questions When Working from an Educational Model in a Medical Model Profession

Presenter: Mary Ortwein, M.S., LMFT

Friday, March 31, 2:00 – 5:15 p.m. 3 CE Credits

When Bernard Guerney wrote Psychotherapeutic Agents: New Roles for Nonprofessionals, Teachers, and Parents in 1969, he became a leader that moved psychology away from the Medical Model of Sigmund Freud toward the Educational Model anticipated by the work of Carl Rogers and the behaviorists. While elements of the Educational Model have remained strong in mental health, the acceptance of medical insurance billing by clinicians, beginning in the 1980s, now makes the assignment of a Medical Model DSM diagnosis the initial standard operating procedure for mental health treatment.
What issues does this raise for those who work from an Educational Model—or who integrate elements of the Educational Model with elements of the Medical Model, or even a Spiritual Model? How can these issues be resolved in ways that preserve both ethical and theoretical integrity? This workshop will explore these questions.
After an initial review of Bernard Guerney’s Educational Model, the model will be examined in light of contemporary clinical practice. Four potential slippery slopes for ethical or theoretical compromise will be examined: the presence of severe mental health symptoms when using the RE model with couples; medical insurance billing; best practices which include doing Educational Model interventions from a Medical Model theory; and working as part of collaborative medical model treatment teams. Criteria for maintaining ethical practice and theoretical integrity will be proposed, discussed, and applied for each of these situations as part of the workshop. The workshop will include both lecture and participant discussion.

Learning Objectives: Participants completing this workshop will be able to:

1.    Identify client situations where ethical guidelines or the Educational Model may be compromised in contemporary mental health practice
2.    Identify criteria for evaluating situations that might lead to ethical or theoretical compromises
3.    Apply the criteria to specific scenarios to preserve both ethical and theoretical integrity

Mary Ortwein, M.S., LMFT, has provided Educational Model therapy and supervision for more than 25 years in a variety of settings, including training and supervision of more than 60 beginning therapists. Mary currently is director of IDEALS for Families and Communities in Frankfort, Kentucky. Co-author with Bernard Guerney of numerous Relationship Enhancement® materials, she is also author of Mastering the Magic of Play: A Handbook for Parents, which was first developed from her work teaching Filial Therapy to parents who often had multiple mental health diagnoses.


Dinner, Friday Night,

​March 31​
, 6:30 p.m. Dutch Treat.

Following the Friday afternoon workshop, those who are interested will go out together as a group for dinner for fun, relaxation and an opportunity to connect with friends and colleagues. If you are interested in joining the group for dinner: Please be certain to sign up on the Registration Form. Advance payment is not necessary, but we do need to be able to give an accurate count to the restaurant.
 

Filial Play Therapy in Non-group Settings: Navigating the Unique Challenges

Presenter: Sharon Bryant, LMFT, RPT

Discussants: Louise Guerney, Ph.D., Julie Dodson, M.A., Nicole Bryan, M.S.

Saturday, April 1, 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 3 CE credits

Filial Play Therapy is a tried and true model for creating systematic change for the entire family. Research has shown that Filial Therapy not only provides children with a variety of therapeutic benefits, but it also strengthens the parent-child bond and attachment. Traditionally, Filial Therapy has been promoted for group settings, but it can also be effective on an individual basis. However, the use of Filial Therapy with individual clients can pose unique challenges. Clinicians are often faced with many methodological decisions: Do I start this family with Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) or with Filial Therapy. How will I know when to transition from CCPT to Filial Therapy? Do I involve the whole family or just one parent and child dyad? Do I have them start sessions in the office or begin with videotaped sessions at home? Although there are no black and white answers to these questions, we will talk about some factors that can help one make these decisions. Once clinicians determine the best methodology, another unique challenge arises: the need to compensate for the lack of group support. We’ll talk about various, creative techniques that can help clinicians navigate this challenge and foster a learning process. With the use of real cases, participants will have the opportunity to practice making decisions and providing encouragement to parents learning Filial Therapy.   

Participants completing this workshop will be able to:

1. Address the unique challenges involved when using Filial Play Therapy with individuals
2. Identify factors pertinent to methodological decisions regarding use of Filial Play Therapy with individual families
3. Gain fresh ideas for how to compensate for lack of group support

Sharon Bryant, LMFT, RPT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and received her masters in Marriage and Family Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary. She is certified in Child-Centered Play Therapy and Filial Therapy and also is a Registered Play Therapist.  She enjoys providing services to children, adolescents, families, individuals, and couples and currently works in a group private practice called Spring Tree Counseling in the Chicago area.

Louise Guerney, Ph.D., is co-creator with Bernard Guerney, Ph.D. of Filial Family Therapy. She also is author of Parenting: A Skills Training Manual (published by IDEALS/NIRE), a nationally recognized and widely used parenting program and, together with Virginia Ryan, of Group Filial Therapy (Jessica Kingsley, 2013).

Julie Dodson, M.A., LMFT, is a counselor at Avenues for Women, where she serves women and couples, providing counseling for pregnancy options, relationships, resiliency, and trauma resolution. Julie is certified in both Child-Centered Play Therapy and Filial Therapy. She earned a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2012.

Nicole Bryan, M.S., is a licensed clinical professional counselor.  She is in private practice in Chevy Chase, MD and a part of Weaver and Associates in McLean, VA. She specializes in treating children, adolescents and families, and has been trained in CCPT and Filial Therapy.

 

When Change is Slow: Addressing Parent Concerns During the Child-Centered Play/Filial Therapy Process

Presenter: Ian Masson, M.S.

Saturday, April 1, 2:00 – 5:15 p.m. 3 CE Credits

The process of therapy can be complex, involved, and sometimes longer than anticipated. When this occurs during play or filial therapies it can lead to frustration or anxiety on the part of the parent. The ability of the counselor to maintain the therapeutic relationship with the parent(s) and address their concerns becomes critical during these times. Therapists must be able to respond  in a non-defensive manner with empathy and at the same time clearly explain the play therapy process. Furthermore, the ability of the therapist to identify needs of the family or parent(s) and make appropriate recommendations becomes critical in order to address the parents’ concern regarding perceived “lack of progress” with the process. A therapist can further continued progress by making additional recommendations such as parenting skills training or transitioning from Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) to Filial Therapy. The ability to respond empathically while also providing a sense of hope for the future based on relevant explanations and/or recommendations becomes essential. 

Participants completing this workshop will be able to:   

1. Identify common concerns of parents at various phases during the CCPT or Filial play process
2. Apply the skill of empathic responding to ensure continued development of the therapeutic alliance
3. Provide explanations of the rationale and procedures of CCPT or Filial Therapy in response to parent concerns
4. Make appropriate recommendations based on concerns parents share during the process

Ian Masson, M.S., is a resident in counseling at Chrysalis Counseling Centers in Culpeper, VA. Ian received his certification in Child-Centered Play Therapy through NIRE and primarily works with children. Ian also oversees the Intensive Therapeutic Parenting Program at Chrysalis, a service that seeks to develop child-centered parenting skills through use of Dr. Louise Guerney's Parenting: A Skills Training Manual.
 

Registration Information

Location: The RE and Filial Therapy Conference  annual meeting and workshops will be held at the National Institute of Relationship Enhancement® (NIRE) conference suite on the Roof level of the Topaz House at 4400 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD. The Topaz House is located six miles from the White House and Georgetown. NIRE is less than three blocks from the Bethesda metro stop.

Parking: Parking on Friday may be available at the Topaz House’s underground garage on a first come first served basis. There is a public parking lot at East-West Highway and Waverly Street, a block and a half from the Topaz House. Be certain to bring plenty of quarters for the public parking lot. The cost is $.75 per hour in long term parking; plan on 9 hours, i.e., $6.75[To be safe, bring a roll of quarters, as parking rates may have gone up.] Parking is free on Saturday. On Saturday parking should be easier at Topaz House, and is free at the public parking lot.

Schedule: Each workshop will be 3 hours long. There will be one 15 minute break during each workshop.  

Refreshments: Starting at 8:40 a.m., and available all day, each day, there will be a sidebar with fruit, coffee and tea, soda, and snacks.

CE Credits: IDEALS/NIRE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IDEALS/NIRE maintains responsibility for each program and its content. NIRE has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5560. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NIRE is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. IDEALS/NIRE is approved by the Maryland State Board of Social Workers to offer Category 1 continuing education programs for social workers. NIRE also is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. APT Approved Provider 95-009. IDEALS/NIRE maintains responsibility for the program. 

Each workshop will earn attendees 3 CE credits. 

A Certificate will be issued to you attesting to your completion of each workshop attended and documenting the CE credits you have earned.

Cost: The fee for each 3-hour workshop is $60. The fee for currently enrolled, full-time graduate students is $10.00 for each workshop, or $30 for all four workshops.

Lunch: Lunch each day is the responsibility of each participant, though arrangements will be made to provide lunch on Saturday for those who wish. The cost will be $10.00 per person. Please see the registration form below for details.

Optional Friday Night Dinner (Dutch Treat): Many participants at past RE and Filial Therapy Conference annual meeting workshops have enjoyed each others company over dinner at a restaurant in Bethesda. We will do the same this year, on Friday,

​March 31​
 at 6:30 p.m. While prepayment is not necessary, it is necessary for planning purposes to know who plans to attend, so please indicate on the registration form that you would like to attend the dinner so that we can make appropriate arrangements and reserve table space for our group. Some participants may also choose to go out to dinner on Saturday evening, but that will not be a formally organized event.

Travel: For those coming by air: NIRE is 15 miles from Washington National, 22 miles from Baltimore-Washington, and 18 miles from Dulles Airports. For those coming by car: NIRE is two miles south of the Connecticut Avenue exit or the Wisconsin Avenue exit of the Beltway (I-495).

Municipal parking is very close and is free on Saturday (at Waverly and East-West Highway). Be certain to bring plenty of quarters to feed the meter for parking on Friday. The cost is $.75 per hour in long term parking; plan on 9 hours, i.e., $6.75. (To be safe, bring a roll of quarters!) Parking is free on Saturday. All registrants will be sent a map detailing how to reach NIRE.

Accommodations: Discounted hotel rooms are available at the Bethesda Court Hotel. To secure the discounted rate, please call 1-800-874-0050 and ask for the “NIRE” rate, which for 2016 is $129 per night Thursday through Sunday, plus a $15.00 per night fee for parking. This discounted rate is available until the hotel reaches a certain point of capacity for the respective dates, so you are advised to make reservations as early as possible. Information about alternative accommodations can be provided when you register.

For Further Information about arrangements, call the NIRE Administrative Office at 301-680-8977.

 

RegistrationTo register, please

(1) call NIRE at 301-680-8977 

(2) send your Registration Form by fax to 1-502-226-7088

or (3) mail your Registration Form and check to: NIRE, 4400 East-West Highway #24, Bethesda, MD 20814-4501.

Caution: Do not send credit card information via email.

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AFREM Special Workshops Registration Form

 

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Rob Scuka, Ph.D.
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National Institute of Relationship Enhancement®



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Exciting news to start out 2017!

The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) has announced Support for Expectant and Parenting Teens, Women, Fathers, and Their Families, a new round of Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) grants for states and tribal governments.

According to OAH, Love Notes is one of only six programs approved as an evidence-based program for the sexuality education portion of this grant.

Plus, Love Notes meets several grant requirements in just one program. (See chart below)

You may find this a perfect opportunity to connect with your State or Tribal agency that manages programs for pregnant and parenting teens to encourage them to apply for this grant and include you as a partner.

OAH expects applicants to provide a continuum of quality, supportive services, adopting a holistic and integrated approach with a special focus on marginalized sub-populations through five core services domains:

1. Personal Health (including sexuality education)
2. Child Health
3. Self Sufficiency, Education and Employment
4. Concrete Supports
5. Parenting Support

Feel free to forward our PAF grant toolkit because it will make writing the application much easier.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can be of assistance.

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You can get media coverage for your marriage work!  Here's how
Hi friends,

You can utilize National Marriage Week USA, from Feb. 7 to 14, to get local press coverage for the work you do to strengthen marriages! It is a great time to get your local newspaper, radio and TV news stations to pay attention!

TIPS:
1)      Click for this fill-in-the blanks press release that you can send to your local radio, TV or newspaper.
2)      Do a google search for how to contact your local newspaper, radio stations, cable or local TV stations.  Pick up the phone and talk to an editor or  find out the best person to be in touch with to cover your marriage event.  Talk it up!  How will your work benefit the community? Follow up with an email of your event flyer, info or press release.
3)      To get more attention, mention that February 7 to 14 is National Marriage Week USA--a positive time to celebrate marriage and help people find more success!
4)      Do it soon! Right now is the perfect time to reach out because the media likes to plan in advance....and February 7 to 14 is just two weeks away!

For encouragement, WATCH this 3-minute TV sampler, that contains a bit of national coverage, but also some local coverage in Richmond, VA so that you can see how your efforts can be highlighted.
 
Click for our ONE PAGE printable fact sheet that can also help you pitch your story.
 
Please let us know about any local coverage you receive!

And, as always, don't forget to put your event information on our online
Yours for strengthening marriage
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1. VA Giving Strength to Couples in Crisis

Tom Cramer



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Things You Need to Know About Depression


Sex and Military Marriage: It's Complicated

Corie Weathers









2. The Curious Curriculum of the 1950s Red Cross 'Bride Schools'










3. Bill would boost cost of marriage license by $20, fund premarital counseling
















OR

Teaching in the Age of Selfies







5. Relationship Meltdown in Ikea







6. Relationship education helps couples





7. Vulnerability of families with children: experts’ opinions about the future and what families think about it


 Bernhard Riederer, Dimiter Philipov and Bernhard Rengs







8. NEW Podcasts: "Engaging Fathers: Part 1 and 2"
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Fathers and paternal family members play a crucial role in children's growth and development. Child welfare agencies, however, may have difficulty connecting with and engaging noncustodial fathers and paternal family members. There are many local and national fatherhood organizations that can provide services and support to child welfare agencies to improve their ability to successfully engage fathers and paternal family members and support those family members in establishing permanency and safety for their children.

Child Welfare Information Gateway has developed a three-part podcast series on engaging fathers and working with fatherhood organizations. We've recently released Part 1 and Part 2 in the series, which features a conversation with leaders of local fatherhood organizations in which they share their perspectives and insights on the following:

  • Examining fathers' value in the lives of their children
  • Creating a father-friendly child welfare system
  • Locating noncustodial fathers in your community
  • Partnering with fatherhood organizations as a resource to support child welfare practice
  • Sharing the often unheard perspective of fathers

Both podcasts are available to download on the Children's Bureau website. Stay tuned for Part 3 in February 2017.






9. Marriage Week UK







10. “Netflix and Chill?”: Are Friends With Benefits Relationships the New Norm?

James Stein​






11. Americans are having fewer kids. Are housing costs to blame?





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simchajfisher posted: " My husband and I both work at our computers off and on throughout the day, and we email back and forth a lot.  Every once in a while, I get what looks like an empty message from him -- just a series of dots in a box.  This makes me  laugh every time, be"
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My husband and I both work at our computers off and on throughout the day, and we email back and forth a lot.  Every once in a while, I get what looks like an empty message from him -- just a series of dots in a box.  This makes me  laugh every time, because I know what happened:  It's just Gmail being too smart for its own good again.  When you end every email the same way, Gmail thinks it's your signature, and thinks it doesn't have to include it in every email, especially if it's a response to a response to a response to a response to a response.  The recipient must know who it's from by now.  So smart, right?

And so, when I get an empty email from my husband, I know it's because he wrote "I love you."  He says it so often, at the end of so many emails, Gmail thinks it's part of his name.  Gmail thinks that's who he is.

I used to be skeptical of people who dashed off a hasty "I love you" all the time.  "Don't forget to pick up some ketchup and laundry detergent!" -- "'Kay, love you!" Way to cheapen the sentiment, I thought to myself.  Why not save it for when you can say it from the bottom of your heart?  That way, you both know it really means something.

I don't know if I've grown softer or what (mentally, I mean.  Physically, there's no question), but I'll tell you what:  I need it now.  I need to hear him tell me he loves me, over and over again, especially when we're talking about ketchup and laundry detergent and dentist appointments and parent-teacher conferences and taxes and who needs more fiber in their diet.  I need the reminder that he knows who I am, even on the days when, according to our accomplishments, we could easily be replaced by some unskilled laborers and an adding machine.

And I need to hear it when I know he's mad at me.  He writes it then, too.  He always writes it, and he always means it, because that's who he is.  It's almost like it's part of his name.

Husbands and wives, do this for each other.  Say "I love you."  You don't have to do it all the time, but do it!  Don't let it go unsaid.  We all need to say it, we all need to hear it.  And, if we want to stay married, we have to act like we mean it.

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[This post originally ran at the National Catholic Register in 2013.]

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1. ‘I Wasn’t There To Help’: Dad With Newborn Struggles With Lack Of Leave






2. An Evidence-Based Strategy for Bringing Everyone Together







3. 4 Proven Strategies for Teaching Empathy


















5. Upcoming CREDO Events






6. Remarriage ratio hits record high in 2015 / Late marriage seen behind chronically low birthrate







7. Differences that once were appealing may lead to problems in a marriage

Danielle BraffChicago Tribune






8. Millennials ditching marriage and church?













10. More than half of parents who split now unmarried






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When it comes to marriage, we talk a lot about love-but what does it mean to cherish? Why do we say it once at the wedding and then rarely even mention it again? These are the questions Gary Thomas answers in Cherish. In it, you'll discover why relationships excel and joy skyrockets when we choose to cherish the person we married. Available wherever books are sold. Video Study available January 24, 2017.

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Explore this fact sheet to learn more about the six healthy marriage and relationship education programs participating in STREAMS.







​3. Watch NCFR Fellow (and 2018 Program Chair) Bahira Sherif Trask's Tedx Talk - "Blending Work and Family: You are not alone"

"We have a crisis on our hands. Most of us spend so much time working that we barely have time for our family lives," says Bahira Sherif Trask, Ph.D., in this fascinating Tedx Talk titled "Blending Work and Family: You are not alone."

Watch and listen as she provides insight on how we got here and what we can do about it.







4. Healthy Relationship Program Influences: Evidence for Understanding How Healthy Relationship Programs May Influence Intimate Partner Violence






5. Is There the “Sweet Spot” for Age at Marriage and Positive Marital Outcomes?




6. Programme to help young couples stay married






7. Why you will (eventually) marry the right person

Danielle Teller





8. Will young men break America’s family structure?







9. Every couple can use these four lessons from pre-marriage counseling

 Jon Gorey 





10. Divorce declining and marriages 'more successful' as Australians marry later in life








11. Three New Year's Resolutions for Your Marriage

Anne Gagliano





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