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Successful Marriages Are Built on Positive Little Moments

One key to a successful marriage may be consistent, intentional acts of love (however small) between spouses. Recent surveys conducted by the University of Texas found that higher marital satisfaction is linked with regular positive interactions between spouses.


World Family Map Reports on Global Family Dynamics

Part of the report from the World Family Map project focuses on family dynamics. The WFM found varying patterns in conversations between parents and children and a positive correlation between shared family meals and teens’ school performance.


World Family Map Shows Global Trends in Family Structures, Childbearing

The World Family Map is an annual report that compiles data from around the world to monitor the health of families worldwide. Focusing on factors affecting family structure, the WFM found varying numbers of cohabitating couples and children born outside of marriage, with the majority of children living with both parents.


Study Finds Aggression More Likely In Cohabitating Couples

The Institute for Family Studies recently reported on two studies that explored the link between physical aggression and cohabitation in young adult couples. The studies found that cohabitating couples are more likely to experience aggression in their relationships than those who are married or dating and not living together.


Nationwide Poll Finds Support for Monogamy in Marriage; Long Marriages Continue to Inspire

January 2017’s 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll surveyed over 1,000 Americans on their views of marriage. Results show that, overall, Americans are supportive of monogamy, working hard in marriage, and long-term marriages.


Religious Service Attendance Linked with Less Divorce

The Institute for Family Studies recently published research results that confirms previous similar studies: those who regularly attend religious services are less likely to divorce than those who don’t.


What is the Key to a Successful Marriage?

A recent study surveyed married couples about the most important factors in a successful marriage. The results showed that religious beliefs are seen as less integral to marital success than other aspects.


Mothers as Models of Faith in the Family Today

When it comes to raising children in faith, new research has shown that mothers tend to be more influential than fathers on the religious experience of their children.


Does Divorce Affect Parents Differently than Couples Without Children?

A new study has taken a different approach on studying the consequences of divorce, comparing in what ways divorce affects couples with children and couples without.


How Does Family Instability Affect Girls?

Divorce affects all members of the family in one way or another. While past research has emphasized the effects of divorce on young boys, a recent study brings insight into how marital instability negatively affects young girls.


High Numbers of Unemployed Men in the Shadows

A recent study explores the alarming trend of rising unemployment rates among men of working age and its social, cultural, and moral consequences.


A Happy Spouse May Make You Healthier

A recent study focused on the effect the happiness of a spouse has on a person’s health. Results found that a happy spouse positively affects the physical well-being on their significant other, resulting in a happier life together and better marriage.


How Does Parental Technology Use Affect Both Parents and Children?

In a world where multitasking is sometimes seen as a necessity, parents are facing a challenge in balancing work life with home life. A recent study explored how frequent parental technology use in the home can negatively affect both parents and children.


Is There a Connection Between Divorce and Religion?

A recent study found that children of divorced parents are less likely to identify as religious or regularly attend religious services. These results have important implications for Church ministries involved with engaged and married couples.


Reality vs. “Infertility”

A recent lawsuit whereby four women are suing for infertility treatment provides an opportunity to reflect on Church teaching about fertility, infertility, children and marital love.


How does “boomerang fathering” affect families and children?

In her recent article published on the University of Houston’s website, Marisa Ramirez discusses the findings from new research which studied “boomerang” fathering and female adolescent depression. The results indicate that even the ambivalent presence of a biological father could decrease stress and depression in adolescent girls.


Why is acceptance of marital infidelity growing?

In her newly published article in the blog of the Institute for Family Studies, Alysse ElHage discusses potential contributors to the increased acceptance of marital infidelity amogst American adults. The research indicates that pornography could be a major influence on the statistics.


Is cohabitation harmful or helpful for future marriages?

Scott Stanley and Galena Rhoades recently published an article in the blog of the Institute for Family Studies evaluating the effects of cohabitation on individuals, their relationships, and on society as a whole. The research indicates that cohabitation can negatively affect future marriages in profound ways.


Does religious devotion (or lack thereof) affect marriages and families?

Jenet Erickson recently published an article in Deseret News that evaluates the effects of religious devotion on society as a whole. The research indicates that strong religious participation positively impacts marriages and families.


China’s Only Children in Marital Crisis

Tracy You recently published an article in Daily Mail that evaluates the effect of the one-child family policy on divorce rates of couples born in 1980. The interference of parents could be possible contributor to increased divorce rates. Nonetheless, divorce is becoming more common amongst ‘post-80s’ Chinese couples.


Young Adults Now More Likely to Live With Parents Than Ever Before

Tara Bahrampour evaluates the difference in the number of young adults who lived at home in 1960, compared to the number of young adults who live at home today. Additionally, she analyzes the decreased percentage of young people who are currently getting married. Marriage and leaving the family home are less practiced than they used to be.


Divorcing with Adult Children: The Unacknowledged Suffering

Jane Gordon Julien delves into the unspoken effects of divorce on adult children and the lasting impact on their lives.


Struggling to Succeed: Employment, Education, Family Life, and Marriage

Joy Smith looks at some problems that plague young men from working class families, specifically those in Chattanooga, TN and how employment, education, family life, and marriage are intertwined.


Can Religion Strengthen Marriage in America? Leaders in MN Respond.

Mitch Pearlstein, PhD recently published a report through the Center of the American Experiment which sought to answer the question of whether or not America’s religious traditions can in fact strengthen marriage. And Minnesota leaders said yes.


Do People Still Think Monogamy is Essential to Marriage?

In Tech Insider, Kelly Dickerson takes a look at the concept of monogamy (fidelity) within marriage and whether or not that concept retains its relevance in current society.


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