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


Candidates for IFS Friday Five


WEBINAR: Love Notes: A Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that Actually Prevents Teen Pregnancy

January 11, 2022 1:00pm Pacific

In this webinar, Dr. Anita Barbee will discuss the results from the original random control trial in Louisville testing the efficacy of Love Notes. She will focus on how Love Notes actually reduces the chance of pregnancy for youth by 46% over those in the control group 12 months after instruction. (These results were recently published in the peer-reviewed journal, Family Relations.)


2. The Skills You Need for Happier Relationships With Family


3. Social Media: Tips for Child Welfare Workers

Child Welfare Information Gateway


Social Media: Tips for Foster Parents and Caregivers

4. The Population 65 Years and Older: 2021

5. NHSA Brief - Fatherhood Edition December


Fatherhood Advocacy Toolkit: Navigating Support Through the Perinatal Period

6. Authoritative parenting: Balancing discipline with warmth and support

By George W. Holden

7. How ‘love languages’ has been helping couples for 30 years

8. Loneliness is a public health emergency we can’t afford to ignore


9. Premarital Education

Paul Engstrom


Pre-marriage education provided to 1.5M Turkish citizens since 2013

10. 3 Keys to Managing Stress in Your Marriage

11. The family consequences of job insecurity: Fertility and marriage

Conchita D'Ambrosio,  Anthony Lepinteur,  Andrew Clark

12. Impacts of healthy marriage and relationship education for expectant and new mothers

Ankita Patnaik, Robert G. Wood, Kathryn Gonzalez


Candidates for Friday Five # 449

1. Marriage & Manliness in Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina”

Scott Yenor

2. How Family Background Influences Student Achievement

Can schools narrow the gap?

By Anna J. Egalite

3. Participate in a Couples Study

The Family Institute at Northwestern University

4. Making Family Hubs accessible for parents with disabilities

5. How to Be Patient in a Relationship (60+ Ways to Improve)

6. Military Families Are Facing Their Own Housing Crisis

Kimberly Gladden-Eversley, CNET

8. 3 Big Blind Spots We Have About Love

9. Nixon’s Plan to Fight Poverty and Promote Marriage

10. Countering Marriage Myths

11. International Marriage Friendship Club: The Last Gathering

By David Yamaguchi

12. When the classroom is in the basement: More Black families in Pittsburgh embrace the choice of home education

Thanks...till next year...


Candidates for Friday Five

1. America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2022

U.S. Census Bureau


2. Strategies Programs Use to Help More Dads Participate in Fatherhood Services

Children's Bureau Express

3.  Impact of a relationship-based intervention, Love Notes, on teen pregnancy prevention 

Anita P. Barbee 1 | Michael R. Cunningham2 | Becky F. Antle 1 | Cheri N. Langley1

4. Self-awareness can improve relationships. Here are tips to build it.

Advice by Katherine Kam

5. Study finds fatherhood rewires dads’ brains to boost empathy

6. American Renewal / Chapters

7. Study finds that experiences of daily stress decrease as people age

Mary Campbell, PSU

8. Australia’s Largest Men’s Health Study Shows What’s Working, and Where Gaps Lie in Men’s Uptake of Mental Health Services

 Clement WongKarlee O’DonnellJennifer Prattley, Brendan Quinn, Rebecca Jenkinson, Rukhsana Tajin, Bosco Rowland

9. Strengthening the Implementation and Evaluation of Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Programs for Youth: Considerations from Four Recent Impact Studies


10.  Characteristics of Single Adults in the U.S., 2022 

Author: Gabrielle Juteau P


Candidates for Friday Five

1. A comparative perspective on policies to support single-parent families

2. 'Watching People Grow Into Their Best Selves': Advancing Family Coaching & Education

Family Science Impact: Q&A with NCFR Member Lisa Krause, M.A., CFLE

3. 4 ways to design a disability-friendly future

 Meghan Hussey

4. How the Pandemic Affected U.S. Birth Rates—and What Comes Next


5. Spouse or Significant Other Wellbeing Course: Supporting Public Safety Personnel Families

The Vanier Institute of the Family

6. Video Recordings of RECS 2022, November 2022

Exploring Evaluations of Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Programming


Impact Findings From the Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services (STREAMS) Evaluation

7. Informing parents in your community about child development: please take part in our survey!

8. Having positive conversations about relationship difficulties: a new guide for local areas

9. How to practice ‘gentle parenting’ — without losing discipline

By Mary Beth Gahan

10. How to Take the Stress Out of Family Gatherings

 Rachel Ehmke

11. Marriage Is a Team Sport

Arthur C. Brooks

12. Marriage and the Public Good: a book pointing the way forward to renewing a culture of marriage

13. African American fathers figure prominently in preventing sons’ depression, aggression