Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Fathers can play a key role in supporting breastfeeding and infant sleep practices


3. Report: Science-based Psychosocial Treatments are Needed to Help Improve the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents in Greece

4. Marriage and GCSE results

Harry Benson, Research Director, Marriage Foundation


Registration Information

Registration for the Summit closes July 1st. REGISTER HERE

6. In country with world’s lowest fertility rate, doubts creep in about wisdom of ‘no-kids zones’

 Chris Lau, Gawon BaeJake Kwon, and Nayoon Kim, CNN

7. Having a baby can rock a marriage – and life post-children can be a challenge

8. A record-high share of 40-year-olds in the U.S. have never been married


9. China sees an increase of 40,000 couples y-o-y in Q1, following record-low number of marriages in 2022

10. 8 Key Facts on Ancient Greek Marriages & Wedding Ceremonies


Candidates for Friday Five

1. Association between maternal closeness with parents and mother–toddler relationship quality

Leigha A. MacNeill, Bharathi J. Zvara, Sarah E. Anderson

2. Vacation for the Sake of Vision

John Cuddeback

3. How Family Background Influences Student Achievement

4. OFFICE OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES,An Office of the Administration for Children & Families

A New Name to Reflect Our Family-Centered Approach

5. Fatherhood Research & Practice Network

FRPN held a webinar entitled Architects of Father Policies and Program Discuss How it is Done.

Watch the recording and download the presenter slides.

6. Conflict in marriage less harmful for kids when dad keeps it constructive

Lauren Quinn

Sexual Coping Mechanisms During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Their Determinants of Use, Usefulness, and Effects on Sex Life

7. 13th Annual NARME Summit   Charleston, SC

July 24-26, 2023

8. In 2020, 7.2% of U.S. Family Households Were Multigenerational

Chanell Washington, Thomas Gryn, Lydia Anderson and Rose M. Kreider


When your adult kids can't afford to move out of home

By Susan Hely

9. Gender differences in optimism, loss aversion and attitudes towards risk

Chris Dawson


Dementia: caring for the couple

Andrew Balfour, Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal

10. What happens to dating and family if young adults move further apart politically?

By Lois M. Collins


Society Suffers When Progressives Spurn Fatherhood, Marriage, and Family

Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1.  DADication, a subject-matter documentary exploring the challenges of fatherhood, and other Dadication PSAs


June 14, 2023 

 4:00pm Eastern/1:00pm Pacific


Teen Parenthood Matters:

Let's Talk About Prevention

3. Family time is far more important than other aspects of life for most Americans


4. Enjoy a Date Night with an Indoor Scavenger Hunt

5. Creating Policies to Better Serve Diverse AANHPI Populations

6. Unsafe neighborhoods particularly distress Black men in relationships, a new study from the University of Illinois finds

By Emily Hays

7. Why are millennials and Gen Z waiting to get married?

Hanna Seariac


Americans are waiting longer and longer to get married

Daniel de Visé, The Hill

8. How to Save Your Marriage When Mom Moves In

You love your parents. But can you live with them?

By Elizabeth Kuster,   AARP

9. Gary Chapman Chair for Marriage and Family & Faculty

Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1.  Love in the aisles 

From rings and flowers to food and honeymoons, Costco has your wedding plans covered.

  ed. by Wendy Helfenbaum  

2. How to babyproof your relationship

You installed your socket covers. Now you have to protect your partnership.

3. Advancing Primary Prevention in Human Services: Convening Findings

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


22nd Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors Report to Congress

4. Kissing Is At Least 1,000 Years Older Than We Thought

Kissing may seem natural, but it remains unclear whether it’s a universal human act or a cultural one.


5. Persistent Poverty in Counties and Census Tracts

Craig Benson, Alemayehu Bishaw, Brian Glassman

6. As a Therapist, I Know What’s Breaking Couples Up

How relationships come to an end and the scourge of the smartphone

7. Low sexual satisfaction linked to memory decline later in life, study finds

Adrienne Berard

8. Enduring Marriage: The Reason Behind Wedding Season

9. Does a longer sexual resume affect marriage rates?

Nicholas H Wolfinger 1, Samuel L Perry 

10. Helping mental health and marriage


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Intact marriage and weekly worship make children thrive

By Peter Newman

2. How an engagement bike changed one couple’s life

3. Married couples who merge finances may be happier, stay together longer

Jenny Olson

, assistant professor of marketing at Kelley

4. Webinar: Why Are Many Kids Anxious and How Can Parents Help?

The Child Mind Institute and Fort Health, a mental health provider for ages 4–19, are hosting a special webinar on proven strategies that parents can use to support anxious kids. Join us on May 31st at 5:30 pm ET.


5. Collapse in marriage and lack of ‘resident fatherhood’ lead decline in Christianity – study

6. Six Ways to Deal With Someone Who Wronged You

Here's what we have learned from 25 years of research about forgiveness—and its alternatives.


7. Adopting a Motivation-Driven Approach to Case Management in HMRE Services


8. Five years in with millions unclaimed, is Family First helping kids and families yet?

Nora Neus


Volunteering eases kids' mental illness odds: study

Callum Godde

10. Are Gen Z's Attitudes Towards Marriage Changing?


11. Income inequality widens marriage rates among men


Adventures in Marriage: strengthening marriages and families of 1 SOW Airmen

Airman 1st Class Hussein Enaya

Thanks. Going biking...

Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Mother’s Day Reflections on the Diverse Experiences of Motherhood

2. Road Maps for Change: Adult-Serving HMRE Grant Recipients’ Rapid Cycle Learning in the SIMR Project


3. Opportunities for Marriage, Partnership Shape Women’s Family Incomes

Ariel Binder, Caroline Walker, Jonathan Eggleston and Marta Murray-Close

4. The Parent Trap: Reducing social inequality by supporting parents and their children

Co-hosted by The MIT Press

5. How to Help Your Teen Be a Good Person


6. Speaking the truth about motherhood and marriage

 by Wendy Wixom

7. The benefits of marriage and religious practice for children and society

Friday, May 12th 2023 @ 1:00PM EDT 
Voice of the Family

8. 2023 NARME Plenary Speakers

9. Carolyn Hax: 20 years into marriage, can unhappiness just be a phase?

Advice by Carolyn Hax

10. Treat Students Like Future Parents, Not Just Future Employees

By Mary Frances Myler

11. ‘Relationships are old school’: Marriage 101 hits 23 years of teaching students about healthy relationships

Beatrice Villaflor

, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

13. Young Koreans aren’t swearing off marriage, they’re deferring it


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. How does digital media shape young children’s word learning?

By Sarah C. Kucker

2.  How young people are learning about relationships, sex and sexuality

Conducted by Cardiff University and University College London, as well as a Young People's Advisory Group


Agony aunts examine relationship issues with Tavistock Relationships

3. Highlights from the Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services (STREAMS) Evaluation


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5. You Can Now Claim a .Dad Domain for Your Website. Cue the Dad Jokes

6. A Limited‐Government Answer to Pregnancy and Childbirth?

By Vanessa Brown Calder

7. Cohabiting parents differ from married ones in three big ways

Richard V. Reeves and Eleanor Krause

8. In Conversation with Matt Desmond: How We Can End Poverty in America

9. Why Are So Many Westerners Heading to Korea for Love?

Eryn Gordon

11. National Center for Enhanced Post-Adoption Support Grant Opportunity

Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families - ACYF/CB

Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Tips for Creating a Motivating and Supportive Environment for Staff Success in Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Services




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

2. The Social Breakdown: The Poverty of Family, Community, and Religious Life in America

Thursday, May 4, 2023 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET

3. Fatherhood and Marriage: Does Strengthening Fatherhood Depend on Renewing Marriage in America?

With W. Bradford Wilcox | Ian Rowe

Richard Reeves

4.  What’s the Plan? Cohabitation, Engagement, and Divorce 

by Scott M. Stanley & Galena K. Rhoades


New DU Study Highlights Risks of Living Together Before Engagement

Emma Atkinson

5. Divorce Rates: Exploring the Influential Factors and Trends


6. How premarital sex could impact your marriage

7. The Next Issue in Family-Focused Public Policy

8. State-level Data for Understanding Child Welfare in the United States
9. National Fatherhood Initiative, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health partner for new program

Hayley DeSilva

10. Toolkit: Elevating Family Input in TANF and Child Support Programs: Resources for Program Staff, Leaders, and Families