Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Mindful life: Care for carers

During my recent period of ill health, I’m reminded of how much my husband goes the extra mile to take care of me

By Rebecca Lawrence

2. What Makes Home a Home

John Cuddeback

3. Marriages in Australia

The Australian Institute of Family Studies


The Power of the Success Sequence

for Young Adults

 Brad Wilcox, Ph.D., University of Virginia, and Wendy R. Wang, Institute for Family Studies

Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific

5. Advancing Primary Prevention in Human Services: Convening Findings

Lauren Akers, Jennifer Tippins, Susan Hauan, and Miranda Lynch-Smith

Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, HHS

6. Data on Families With Low Incomes Across America Can Inform Two-Generation Approaches

Elizabeth Wildsmith, Marta Alvira-Hammond

7. Ten years of Supporting Families: Supporting Families programme annual report 2022-23

8. Bill Doherty is presenting the Marital First Responders Workshop live (via zoom or in person in St. Paul, Minnesota) on April 1st, from 9 am to 4 pm Central.

9. Can Ruptured Adult Sibling Relationships Be Healed?

10. Marriage and Divorce Statistics (2023): Surprising trends & findings

11. Ask an Expert — Five Ways to Share the Mental Load in Marriage

By David Schramm

12. Integrating Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education with Economic Stability Services: Findings from Two Programs

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Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Premarital Cohabitation: Timing, Engagement, and Marital Outcomes

Scott Stanley, Ph.D., and Galena K. Rhoades, Ph.D., University of Denver

2. I Want Our Relationship to Last: Strategies That People Employ in Order to Improve Their Intimate Relationships

3. State divorce rate falls, but still 7th highest in country

4. OFA Webinar: The Whole Family Approach: How TANF Programs Can Engage Customers in Mental Health Services – Part II


REFRAME: Centering the Strength of Black Voices in Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Programs

5. What is puberty like for girls? – Making sense of puberty

By Mary Kate Koch

6. Children's social care: Stable Homes, Built on Love

UK Department for Education Consultation


7. To get children to think for themselves, listen more, lecture less
 for WAPO

8. Six “red flags” in relationships: From being dangerous to gross and being apathetic to unmotivated

Zsófia Csajbók a, Kaitlyn P. White b, Peter K. Jonason c d

9. Race, class, and marriage: Components of race differences in men’s first marriage rates, United States, 1960–2019


Geo bachelors and singles attend marriage event

Monica K. Guthrie


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Four myths about peer pressure

Phyllis Fagell

2. Hampton University Receives A $1 Million Grant From Communio To Support The Hampton University National Center For Black Family Life

3. In Post-Roe World, These Conservatives Embrace a New Kind of Welfare

4. Setting the record straight: my full thoughts on family policy

Miriam Cates MP

5. The antipoverty effects of the expanded Child Tax Credit across states: Where were the historic reductions felt?

Sophie Collyer, Bradley Hardy, and Christopher Wimer

6. China’s Collapsing Birth and Marriage Rates Reflect a People’s Deep Pessimism

By Nicholas Eberstadt

9. How Many First Marriages End in Divorce? Statistics and Facts

10. Marriage: More Than a Century of Change

  Julissa Cruz


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Candidates for IFS Fridat Five

1. Premarital Cohabitation: Timing, Engagement, and Marital Outcomes

Scott Stanley, Ph.D., and Galena K. Rhoades, Ph.D., University of Denver

Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific

2. Professional Development Grants

The Marriage Strengthening Research & Dissemination Center (MAST Center)

3. How to help teen girls’ mental health struggles – 6 research-based strategies for parents, teachers and friends


Parents in the US had alarmingly high rates of anxiety and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic – and that has a direct effect on kids

4. Biden’s Top Child Welfare Official Discusses Her 2023 Priorities with The Imprint

5. How you feel about your job affects how well you parent your kids

By Elizabeth Chang

6.  Relationship conversations-  TIPS FOR EMPLOYERS


  Andrew M Bullians

8. 23RD National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

APRIL 11-13 AND APRIL 18-20, 2023

9. Black couples pay a higher tax penalty for marriage than White couples. Here’s why

By Jeanne Sahadi, CNN

10. CNRMA CREDO team hosts marriage retreat

By MC1 Maddelin Hamm CNRMA Public Affairs


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Premarital Cohabitation: Timing, Engagement, and Marital Outcomes

Scott Stanley, Ph.D., and Galena K. Rhoades, Ph.D., University of Denver

Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific

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2. How Today’s Parents Say Their Approach to Parenting Does – or Doesn’t – Match Their Own Upbringing


3. Top Family judge calls on senior politicians to break their decade of silence on the importance of marriage

Sir Paul Coleridge

4. Why marriage may help prevent type 2 diabetes — regardless of how happy it is

5. Re-Examining the Link Between Premarital Sex and Divorce

6. Abuse at home spills over into the workplace, new study reveals

BPS Communications

7. The best way to break up with someone, according to Philly relationship experts

8. Living Together Before Marriage: A Risky Move?

Scott Stanley, Ph.D.

9. Love is in the Air: Marriages Rebound in 2021

 Brian Tsai

10. Red States Should Lead Way in Reforming Anti-Marriage Welfare Policies

Benjamin Paris, Jamie Bryan Hall

Thanks! HT to Dave for #3-6

Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1.  Date Nights Linked to Stronger Marriages, More Sexual Satisfaction, According to New Study

2. The Keys to a Successful Marriage

University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester, NY

Erin Blakemore

4. Recognizing Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

 Elisa Rosman, Tia Brown, Sam Illangasekare, Kriti Jain

5. Leading Family Trends That Should Concern Everyone / Part 3

Posted by Daily Citizen Staff

6. 10 countercultural female scholars to watch in 2023


7. Kids, Marriage, and the American Way

Casey Chalk

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 | 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM ET


Three Studies Published on the Family Expectations Program In the Last 12 Months

Dr. Scott Stanley


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Utah Marriage Celebration 2023

Virtual Event: Friday, February10, 2023, | 6-9:30 p.m. MT

2.  Guidance for Immigrant and Refugee Families: The Child Welfare System  

3. Parenting in America Today

Pew Research Center Logo

4. Pay Weakened the Traditional Family?

By Scott Winship, American Enterprise Institute

5. 5 Signs You May Need Marriage Counseling
Cleveland Clinic logo

6. Lifelong Marriage Lowers Risk of Dementia


7. The Change in Poverty from 1995 to 2016 Among Single‐Parent Families

By Kevin Corinth | Bruce D. Meyer | Derek Wu

Cato Institute

8. Marriage Week International

9. Japan ‘on the Verge’ of Societal Collapse Due to Plummeting Birth Rate, Prime Minister Says

10. My cousin has two tickets for the 2023 SUPER BOWL, both box seats. He paid $2,500 for each ticket, but he didn't realize last year when he bought them, it was going to be on the same day as his wedding.
If you are interested, he is looking for someone to take his place... It's
at St. Joseph Church, in Warwick at 3 p.m. Her name is Ashley. She's 5'2,
about 130 lbs. She's a good cook, too. She'll be the one in the white dress


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Marriage Celebration 2023

Virtual Event: Friday, February 10, 2023, | 6-9:30 p.m. MT


Joe Lepper


The lockdown effect on births within marriage a year later

Harry Benson

3. Want to live a happy life? Focus on your relationships

4. Marriage and Work among Prime-Age Men

Adam Blandin, John Jones, and Fang Yang


Negative marital communications leave literal, figurative wounds

The Ohio State University

6. Does a Woman’s Biological Clock Have a Price?

Corinne Low

7. Marriage Week International

or  National Marriage Week USA

9. What aspects lead to long-term success in marriage?

Brittany Stahnke Joy

10. From the Office of the Journal of Marriage & Family Review (MFR)

New paper submission type

HT Dave

Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Programs May Best Support Outcomes by Addressing Hispanic Families’ Diverse Stressors

Elizabeth Wildsmith, Yiyu Chen

2. Impact of Direct Cash Benefits to Low-Income Families Can Be Far-Reaching


3. Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education for High School Students: The Longer-Term Impacts of Relationship Smarts PLUS in Georgia


4. The case for a Commission on Boys and Men: Will Washington state lead the way?

Richard V. Reeves

5. Should I Try to Work It Out?: A Guidebook for Individuals and Couples Who Have Been Thinking about Divorce

Alan Hawkins , Tamara Fackrell , Steven Harris

6. Discernment Counseling

7. Researchers: The legalization of marijuana comes at a hidden cost to our young people

By Diana Fishbein, Linda Richter and Zili Sloboda

8. Some Good News on the Family Front

Kay S. Hymowitz

9. Married men are healthier than everyone else. Here’s why they get the best end of the deal.


10. What Emotional Neglect Looks Like in a Marriage


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. How do Teens’ Romantic Relationship Skills, Knowledge, and Attitudes Change with Age?

OPRE Research

2. Winter 2023 Issue: Parenting Education



Zippy's Video of the Week: The Key to Happiness

3. How too much math homework help from parents can backfire

By Jiawen Wu and Eva M. Pomerantz

4. 2023 NARME Summit Presenter Application

5. Their Mothers Were Teenagers. They Didn’t Want That for Themselves.

Jason DeParle, NYT

6. Relationship conversations: New skills training to support relationships


7. Help Me Grow: Strengthening Families and Supporting Caregiver Goals

 Cailin O’Connor and Charlyn Harper Browne,  Center for the Study of Social Policy  

8. USU Extension co-sponsors Utah Marriage Celebration

9. First Things First: How to start talking with your spouse again

Lauren Hall

10. 10 Practices to Keep Your Marriage Strong

11. Webinar on the Witherspoon Institute’s New Book, Marriage and the Public Good