Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. "But you know I'm just like you, right?" Exploring Adolescent Dating and Disability

When: Wednesday, April 10, 2024 @ 1:00 pm Pacific/4:00 pm Eastern

2. Degrees of Difference: Male College Enrollment and Completion

Richard Reeves, Will Secker


How men can be invaluable at the dance


3. When the Number of Bedrooms in a Home Keeps Parents From Getting Their Kids Back

Stephannie Stokes, WABE, with data analysis by Agnel Philip, ProPublica

4. Romance matters: The role of dating in adolescents’ friendship beginnings and endings

Haoyang Zhang and Diane Felmlee

5. Social Media and Adolescent Health

(2024) NAS


The negative impact of social media and smartphones on children’s mental health

A fireside chat with NYU's Jonathan Haidt

Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. EDT

Online only:


7. New America’s Mental Health Loneliness Survey: Military Perspectives Finds Significant Portion of Military Couples “Often” Feel Lonely

8. Growing Uncertainty in Marriage Expectations among U.S. Youth

Joanna R. Pepin and Philip N. Cohen

9.  Predictors of change in relationship satisfaction among Black postpartum mothers

 Danielle M. Weber1 | Chalandra M. Bryant2 | Hannah C. Williamson3 | Kadija Mussa2 | Justin A. Lavner1

10. Parental discord over dads’ role linked to child development shortfalls

By Mike Cummings

11. Building a stronger foundation for American families: Options for Child Tax Credit reform


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Marriages in the U.S. in 2022 Returned to Pre-Pandemic Levels

 Brian Tsai

2. Tips for Discussing Money Before Marriage

3. Renewing Bonds: Family reconnects at 4th ASOG Marriage Retreat

4. The case for premarital education, even if your partner is your soulmate

Mariya Manzhos


Many still want to get married. But the path to getting there can feel impassable.

5. Pornhub Quits Texas Over Age Verification Law

Posted by Emily Washburn

7. Research shows young people want marriages that last. Here’s how, according to their long-married elders.

8. "Daddy comforts me"-Young Swedish children's perspectives on their family relations before and after their parents' participation in a parenting programme

10. South Korean marriage rate rises for first time in decade


11. French town offers free marriage counselling to save money on housing


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Family Unfriendly: A Book Event with Timothy P. Carney (replay)

2. Too Much Screen Time or Too Much Guilt? How Child Screen Time and Parental Screen Guilt Affect Parental Stress and Relationship Satisfaction

LN Wolfers, RL Nabi, N Walter - Media Psychology, 2024

3. Understanding African American help‐seeking for romantic relationships: Advocacy, barriers, and considerations

A Hubbard, S Harris, M Dick, DJ McGee - Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 2024

4. “How did you stay together so long?” Relationship longevity, a cross-generational qualitative study

by Christian Heim PhD, MD and Caroline Heim PhD

5. [Free Webinar] How to Involve Dads in Family Resource & Support Centers Workshop

Date & Time: March 26, 2024 | 1 pm-3 pm EST

6. Couples living together on the rise as marriage cools in Seattle
Gene Balk

7. Marriage: How to Maximize Happiness in Life and Love (virtual)

Monday, April 8 · 2 - 3 pm EDT

8. Black Marriage Week Conference

 Saturday, March 23, 2024, 9 am to 9 pm

9. The Birth Dearth: Why the Decline in Marriage and Total Fertility Is a Genuine Crisis

10. Preventing Substance Use Disorders Among Military Youth Learning Community


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. New psychology research sheds light on the link between romance and friendships during adolescence

by Eric W. Dolan

2. How Healthy Relationships Can Change Businesses And The World For The Better

Stefanos Sifandos, Forbes Councils Membe

3. The Power of Relationship Education from a Policy Perspective

When: Wednesday, March 13 @ 1:00 pm Pacific/4:00 pm Eastern

4. “Why do they feel sad?” Shared book reading reveals how children learn about others’ emotions

By Peter J. Reschke

5. The invisible pandemic: unplanned childlessness


6. Diverse Early-Life Family Trajectories and Young Children’s Mental Health in the UK

Michaela Šťastnáúlia Mikolai, […], and Katherine Lisa Keenan

7. Traumatic brain injury and relationship distress during military deployment and reunion

Leanne K. Knobloch, Bryan Abendschein


8. Parents, Young Adult Children and the Transition to Adulthood


9. Family Unfriendly: A Book Event with Timothy P. Carney

10. Demography and Hungarian Family Policy, Part II

Simon P. Kennedy

Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1.  Restoring and Strengthening the American Family

  Delano Squires, M.A.

2. Equity Action Plan

3. Top admiral responds to Sailor quality of life concerns


Australia's Naval Future: Strengthening Ties Between the Fleet and Families

Geeta Pillai


Fleet & Family Support Center Conducts Reintegration Training for Deployed Sailors Aboard USS Sterett

Petty Officer 1st Class Charles J Scudella III

4. Starting with Strengths, Dreams, and Goals

Pooja Curtin and Kaliah Thomas (OFA)

5. Family Unfriendly: A Book Event with Timothy P. Carney

3/12, 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM ET, With Timothy P. Carney | Yuval Levin

6. The enormous cost of raising kids is forcing Aussies to have fewer children – or none at all

7. BYU-Idaho students teach Dating and Marriage Workshops starting this week

8. America Needs a “Black Wives Matter” Movement To Rebuild the Black Family

9. Discussion on Marriage, Economic Opportunity, and Family Flourishing with Melissa Kearney

10. The Bigger the Bling, the Shorter the Marriage?

11.  Intimate Partner Violence Risk Factors: A Vulnerability-Adaptation Stress Model Approach 

Robyn Joy Brunton and Rachel Dryer


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Relationship satisfaction and family routines of young parents before and during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic: A latent growth curve analysis

Victoria Weise  ,Felicitas Güttner ,

2. The UK needs to recognise the costs and benefits of ‘own household fathers’

3. Reported marital harmony -- or conflict -- accounts for nearly ten percent of the variation in mental health self-assessments in a broad study of Australian adults

4. The Power of Relationship Education from a Policy Perspective

 Wednesday, March 13, 2024 @ 1:00 pm Pacific/4:00 pm Eastern

5. How much is a baby worth? A $75,000 bonus, this South Korean firm says.

By Min Joo Kim


Teens no longer believe marriage to be essential, survey says


Japan heads for 'marriage ice age' with lowest number in 90 years

MASAKI ISHIHARA, Nikkei staff writer

6. Latino parents support policies addressing social media’s impact on children’s mental health

7. Marriage is not as effective an anti-poverty strategy as you’ve been led to believe

  1. Professor of Law, Fordham University

  2. Professor of Law, University of Minnesota

  3. Professor of Law, University of Virginia


How having conversations with children builds their language — and strengthens family connections

Kimberly Hillier

8. Ginny Roth: When it comes to marriage and babies, we can’t just mind our own business

9. Military Marriage Divorce Rate: Understanding Why It’s So High

Nicole Sheehey

10. 5 Things Wives Want Their Husbands to Know About Sex

The Stronger Marriage Podcast with Trey & Lea

11. 3 Ways to Nurture Your Love and Sustain Your Marriage During the Chaos of Parenthood

Abigail P.


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. What else birth control does

3. A 100-Year Review of Research on Black Families

Chrishana M. Lloyd
Mavis Sanders
Sara Shaw
Abigail Wulah
Hannah Wodrich
Kristen Harper
Zabryna Balén

4. Education, Gender, and Family Formation
Hanna VirtanenMikko SillimanTiina Kuuppelomäki and Kristiina Huttunen

No 116, ETLA Working Papers from The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy

5. 30% of engaged couples delaying wedding over financial burden, survey finds


Finding purpose in life leads to more dates

6. Children are in crisis, but no-one mentions family breakdown

Lucy Marsh is the PR and Communications Officer at FET

7. Proportion of people married or in civil partnerships falls below 50%

Aine Fox

8. We must pay more attention to young men

Richard Reeves

9. Hidden Expectations Can Become Irreconcilable Differences

10. The 5 Pitfalls of Enabling Adult Children

Jeffrey Bernstein Ph.D. for PT

11. The Housing Crunch Is Causing Americans To Delay Marriage and Children

12. Love letters that led to a Maine couple’s marriage give glimpse of life during World War II

Megan Gray

13. 16th National Marriage Week Focuses on Constant Renewal This Year

14. First Things First: How to navigate different political views in marriage

Lauren Hall / First Things First


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

w/ W. Bradford Wilcox | February 12 at 5:30 PM | 

American Enterprise Institute

2. Looking for love? Try finding purpose as well

Source: Washington University in St. Louis

3. Marriage Support Increased to 15 Thousand TL in Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality

4. The Quality of Parent-Child Relationships in U.S. Families


5. 6 Minutes to Improve Your Relationship

6. Young People’s Perspective and Thoughts on Relationships Today:
A Conversation with Marline E. Pearson

When: Wednesday, February 14, 2024 @ 1:00 pm Pacific/4:00 pm Eastern

7. Black Family Thriving Initiative

Urban Institute

8. Facing the Challenge of Marriage

John Cuddeback

9. Strong parental support lowers the depression risk of young adults, study finds

PhillyVoice Staff

10. UCF Marriage and Family Research Institute Hosts Research Showcase for 20th Anniversary


11. Why Is the Pundit Class Suddenly So Marriage-Obsessed?


12. State Paid Parental Leave Policy: A Tool to Reduce Inequality Within and Between Families

David W. Rothwell, M.S.W., Ph.D.


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Research Snapshot: Motivations and Challenges for Grandparent–Grandchild Outdoor Play in Early Childhood

Duflos, M., Lane, J., & Brussoni, M.

2. Blame Women For High Divorce Rates That Hurt Women More Than Men


3. Self-Care Tips for Family Services Professionals and Home Visitors

Head Start® and Early Head Start®


Director Office of Regional Operations



4. Proportion of married people in England and Wales falls below 50% for first time

5. Childless Future? Birth Rate Plunging as Millennials Decide Against Being Parents


Couples: Caring for oneself can lead to happier relationships -- on both sides

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

7. Empowering Every Child: Unveiling the Success Sequence Model for Success in Both School and Life
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, February 28, 2024


January 31, 2024Safeguarding Kids Online: How to Clean Up Big Tech’s Mess

8. Upcoming marriage celebration made accessible for those throughout Utah


9. Love That Lasts: Equal partnership key to couple's 59-year marriage

10. Available next week

Heaven in Your Home Letters & Guide: Inspiration & Tools for Building a Trinity House 


Candidates for IFS Friday Five 500

1. Why a growing number of American men say they are in a ‘friendship recession’

2. The Growing Ignorance of the Benefits of Marriage—and Why It’s Dangerous

Rachel Sheffield

3. The Couple Who Fell in Love in a Nazi Death Camp

Keren Blankfeld

4. Does your ‘love language’ really matter? Scientists are skeptical.

By Richard Sima,WAPO


Using the Love Languages Successfully

in Your Marriage

Amberly Lambertsen

January 25 @ 6-7 pm MST

5. Love vs. Politics: How News Coverage Triggers Fights in Divided Couples

by John Anderer

6. Why families will look radically different by 2100

Ross Pomeroy

7. The 2024 National Marriage Week theme is "Love Beyond Words"

9. Mortality rates among rural US residents vary based on race, ethnicity, region

Aaron Wagner, PSU

10. Building a Successful Intercultural Marriage and Family

11. Sunday Edition: Brad Wilcox

12. Marriage Market and Labor Market Sorting

Paula Calvo, Arizona State University, Ilse Lindenlaub, Yale University, and Ana Reynoso, University of Michigan

13. Data Gem: Use Our International Database to Visualize and Compare International Demographic Trends