Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. On Edge: Understanding and Preventing Young Adults’ Mental Health Challenges

Authored by Richard Weissbourd, Milena Batanova, Joseph McIntyre, and Eric Torres with Shanae Irving, Sawsan Eskander, and Kiran Bhai.

2. Fragile Neighborhoods: A Book Event with Seth Kaplan (replay)

With Yuval Levin,AEI

3. "Shocking": More mothers are working than ever before

Emily Peck, author of Axios Markets

4. Welfare and Family Self-Sufficiency Learning Agenda


5. 'They yell and I yell back': Preschoolers' descriptions of conflict-laden interactions at home

by Uppsala University

6. Fertility Rate in Canada Fell to (Another) Record Low in 2022

Nathan Battams

7. There is power in telling your children ‘I don’t know’

Perspective by Maryam Abdullah

8. Emotional Regulation: Everything You Need to Know to Improve Your Relationships

Candice Ramsey, MA, LAMFT, CPC

9. Reducing Intergenerational Poverty

National Academy of Sciences


11. Marriage Is Not a Tool

12. Utah celebrates 25 years of supporting healthy marriages

By Kaigan Mears Bigler,

13. A Psychologist Explains The 6 Stages Of Marriage

Mark Travers, Contributor

Thanks. Have a great weekend!

Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. How to Manage Holidays When a Family Member Has BPD

2.  Grounds for Divorce: The Dynamics of Marriage Satisfaction as a Predictor of Divorce

 Mieczysław Plopa1 ,Wojciech Plopa1 , and Anna Skuzińska2

3. Urban Advantage for Careers, Rural Edge for Marriage: A Study on South Korean Young Adults

4. How to Change Your Marriage Mindset

5. Helping Vulnerable Moms and Families: How Do We Get to Bipartisan Support?

Lauretta Brown

6 Marriage Rate in the U.S.: Geographic Variation, 2022

Author: Jaden Loo

7. How to Talk With Kids About the War in Gaza and Israel  



Helping Kids Work Through the Fear and Consequences of Global Violence

8. Greek PM Declares 'National Danger' Over Birth Decline

9. English bishop claims marriage ‘disappearing in Britain’

Charles Collins

10. For relationship maintenance, accurate perception of partner's behavior could be key


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. More than 1 in 7 men have no close friends. The way we socialize boys is to blame

2. Adolescent delinquency: The role of early childhood exposure to intimate partner violence

Shannon Cheung, Chien-Chung Huang

3. Persevering in a Marriage That Tries Your Patience

4. How Do Elementary Students Show Kindness to Others?


5. Summary: Reducing Parental Conflict programme 2018 to 2022 diary research with parents accessing interventions

Anna Silk and Sophie Talbot (Department for Work and Pensions)

6. 7 in 10 adults have strong relationship with their parents — and childhood chores are a big reason why!

Sophia Naughton

7. Local Programs Keep Incarcerated Parents Connected to Kids

Sarah Sample

8. Family resiliency in the aftermath of COVID-19 pandemic: A latent profile analysis

Allen W. Barton, Noah B. Larsen, Qiujie Gong, Scott M. Stanley

9. Mitch Albom: Breaking news: Marriage, two-parent homes good for children!

10. Marital First Responder Workshop

October 14, 2023, 9am to 4 pm Central Time, Online via Zoom and In Person

and if you need a getaway... First hotel in space is set to open in 2025

Katherine Sidnell

Happy Birthday Alysse!

Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Baby Bonds Would Reduce Racial Wealth Inequities. Here’s What Policymakers Need to Know.

Madeline Brown, Marokey Sawo, Ofronama Biu

2. Couples delay getting married in order to buy new home

3. Fathers have ‘unique effect’ on children’s educational outcomes, study finds

Sally Weale, Education correspondent

4. The Effects of Harsh Parenting: A negative self-perpetuating loop

By Lydia Speyer

5. Intentional marriage plus family ministries yield good results

Therese Horvat

6. 10 Ways to Start Your Child's Day with Caring and Empathy

7. Three Years Later: The Impact of Relationship Smarts Plus on Youth in Georgia

Wed, Oct 11, 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

8. Cutting-edge AI boosts healthy relationships, social and emotional learning for youth and adults

9. Youth groups, classes may be key in maintaining faith as kids age

 Leigh Beeson

10. Feeling Undervalued? Relationship Interventions May Aid

  • Marianne Stein

11. 100 Percent of Couples Have Conflict. This Could Help.

12. Economics Newsletter: The Marriage Decline

Commentary By Allison Schrager

Candidates for IFS Friday Five # 485 (10th year anniversary)

1. The psychology of commitment and marriage
Harry Benson

2. The Modern American Family

3. Measuring the Nation’s Social and Economic Well-Being

4. Policies and Programs to Reduce Intergenerational Poverty 
(I wonder if they'll mention marriage)

5. Intimate Partner Violence Among Military Spouses: A Qualitative Study of Power and Control in Context (Preview)

Smith, Allison L.   University of Kansas

6. Marital First Responder Workshop

October 14, 2023, 9am to 4 pm Central Time, Online via Zoom and In Person

7. Prenatal Version of the Coparenting Relationship Scale Among Finnish Couples Expecting Their Firstborn

8. Opinion  Liberals don’t like talking up marriage. Here’s how they can start.

By Alyssa Rosenberg

9. Marriage is about more than math

10. Fewer and less expensive weddings hurting China's massive marriage industry

11. The Knot Worldwide Launches Inaugural Future of Marriage Report, Revealing More Than 70% of Gen Zers are Looking Forward to Their Wedding Day

We are headed to Prague and then on a weeklong cruise on the Danube...back Oct 2

Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. The two-parent privilege: A conversation on the case for marriage

Featuring author Melissa Kearney and Jim Tankersley

Thursday, September 21, 2023

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM EDT

2. 5 Million More Children Experienced Poverty in 2022 Than in 2021, Following Expiration of COVID-era Economic Relief

3. What’s the Best Strategy for Supporting an Upset Partner?



Study confirms it: Opposites don't actually attract

University of Colorado at Boulder

5. Conservatives in Denmark propose action against divorces

6. Measuring Poverty: The New Census Estimates and the Future of Poverty Measurement

With Kevin Corinth | Angela Rachidi | Matt Weidinger | Scott Winship | Richard Burkhauser | Bruce D. Meyer

7. 5 Ways the Sibling Dynamic Reappears in Adult Relationships

8. Across U.S. religious groups, more see decline of marriage as negative than positive


9. Marriage could mean losing life-saving benefits for people with disabilities. So they’re protesting.

Sara Luterman, Caregiving reporter

10. The Impact of Marriage


Candidates for Friday Five

1. 6 Ways to Jump-Start Your Relationship's Ability to Flourish

2. First-time fathers seem to experience a steeper decline in relationship satisfaction in the first two years post-partum than second-time fathers
in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Judith T. Mack and Lena Brunke from Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, and colleagues.

3. Say Yes to the Mess

Sep 13, 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT |

 The Dibble Institute

5. Let’s Talk Relationships: When we’re alone, together: Unpacking how loneliness, now considered a public health crisis, winds up in our relationships

AMY NEWSHORE, for the Recorder

6. The best reasons to marry military

By Sarah Sicard


Marriage and Work Among Prime-Age Men

 Blandin, Adam and Jones, John B. and Yang, Fang

8. The Real Crisis Affecting the American Family

9. Teaching social-emotional learning is under attack

10. What Men Are For

Richard V. Reeves


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Jean Twenge on How Smartphones Destroyed Gen Z | TIME

2. Father Engagement in Child Welfare: Lessons for Fatherhood Programs


3. Typologies of duocentric networks among low-income newlywed couples

DP Kennedy, TN Bradbury, BR Karney - Network Science, 2023

4. How to Reengage Parents in Their Children’s Schooling

By Frederick M. Hess, AEI

6. Families with a team mindset strengthened their bonds during COVID-19 pandemic


7. South Koreans losing interest in marriage, spell trouble for ageing nation: Report

Seoul, South KoreaEdited By: Moohita Kaur Garg

8. The Secular Advance on Marriage

 Stepan Piligian

9. Fifty-five years later, wartime newlyweds document ‘The Hardest Year’ of marriage


10. Is the bride 25 or younger? Couples get cash reward to promote earlier marriage in China

Cheng Cheng

11. Good quality of marriage reduces psychopathy of both partners, study finds

by Vladimir Hedrih


Candidates for IFS Friday Five


Aaron Cooper, Ph.D,  The Family Institute at Northwestern University

2. Head of the Class

by Richard Reeves

3. Taking Back Control Over Technology

Joey Odom

4. Live births fell to lowest level for two decades last year

Aine Fox

5. There is no Republican plot to end no-fault divorce — but there should be

By Beverly Willett

6. How to make tough choices in relationships

7. What a flat U.S. birthrate could mean for the future

By Lois M. Collins

8. Does Infidelity Peak in the Seventh Year of Marriage?

9. The Dire State of Our Unions

By  Steven Mintz

10. Millennial and Gen Z couples say they aren’t getting married, because it’s too expensive right now


11. Family Strengthening Research 2022



Candidates for IFS Friday Five #480 (~48 times a yr x 10 years... anniversary coming up next month)

1. Making the invisible epidemic visible

Rachel Graber, Jens Ludwig, Sendhil Mullainathan, Ziad Obermeyer, Aytekin Oto, Brian Williams

2. Experiences Of Peer Educators Teaching Relationship Education to College Students

Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

3.  How to Help Friends and Family with Marriage Struggles

Podcast Guest: Dr. Bill Doherty

4. Workshops help put focus on relationships

5. How to handle conflicts that arise due to differences in parenting roles?

Posted by Richard Lai

6. New Research: Marriage Still Provides Major Happiness Premium

7. The Impact of Marriage on How Much Men Work

8. The Two-Parent Privilege: A Book Event with Melissa Kearney

With Michael R. Strain | Melissa Kearney,  Tuesday, September 26, 2023, | 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM 

9. Leading Causes Of Divorce: 43% Report Lack Of Family Support

Christy Bieber, J.D.

10. Forever takes work — how public programs can bolster marriage and families

By Alan Hawkins, Contributor

11. A Psychologist Tells Us Which ‘Love Type’ Is The Key To A Lasting Marriage

Mark Travers