Posts Tagged ‘research’
What model of marriage offers the best prospects for success? A new report finds value in a traditional, or institutional, model with its supporting social networks. But couples also need the expressive dimension of married life–the soulmate model.
A new study finds that higher education for women no longer puts them at a disadvantage for marrying. However, a “marriage gap” still persists, with college-educated couples more likely to be happily married and less likely to divorce.
How committed to you is the man or woman you’re beginning to think you’d like to marry? How do you “decode” this person’s level of commitment? Scott Stanley cautions couples not to attach a “sign of commitment” label to actions that may have little to do with commitment. “I think it’s important that people have ways to read correctly how committed their partner can be to them,” Stanley said.
Every marriage has problems from time to time. A new study identfies constructive strategies that couples can use to deal with conflict and improve their chances of staying together.
One of every 10 children in the U.S. today lives with a grandparent, and 41 percent of those children are being raised primarily by that grandparent, the Pew Research Center reported Sept. 9. The center reported that a “small but growing minority of grandparents” have primary responsibility for their grandchildren.
The Great Recession has forced many wives to become the primary breadwinners in their families. How are American families coping with the new financial realities?
It is quite commonly believed that in terms of their personalities, a husband and wife grow more and more alike over the course of a long married life together. However, a new study suggests that conventional wisdom is largely misinformed on this score.
When couples share “core religious and spiritual values,” and “practice in-home devotional activities such as prayer or Scriptural study,” they tend to be more satisfied in their relationship, according to a just-published study. These religious factors fulfill a uniquely important role for many U.S. African-American and Hispanic couples.
A new study, provocatively titled “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, Unless Everyone Else Is Doing It Too,” described divorce as to some extent contagious. Are you at risk?
A “quiet revolution” is under way among young fathers in America, born of a “new spirit and determination among men … to find their place not just at work but in the home,” according to “The New Dad,” a study released in mid-June by the Center for Work and Family at Jesuit-run Boston College.
What average person expects a book chock-full of statistics and research data to be readable, much less interesting and applicable to everyday life? Yet the way Tara Parker-Pope relates the numbers is absorbing for anyone who is married or interested in marriage.
In 2008 a record 14.6 percent of new marriages in the U.S. were between spouses of different races or ethnicities. Read the story behind the numbers.
Is it true that 50% of all marriages are destined to end in divorce? Not so, says New York Times writer Tara Parker-Pope in her new book, “For Better: The Science of Good Marriage.” In fact, far more marriages succeed than fail. See what she says is the real story behind the statistics.
A new research study shows a complicated picture of marriage and motherhood in the U.S. today. Among other findings, more mothers of newborns are older, while a record number of births are to unmarried women.
If both spouses want to make their marriage work, even greatly troubled marriages can benefit from professional therapy, according to the newly published findings of a study led by Andrew Christensen, professor of psychology at the University of California Los Angeles. He stressed that while “it takes only one person to end a marriage,” it […]
The Millennial Generation in the U.S., the first generation to come of age in the new millennium, values parenthood and marriage “far above career and financial success,” according to a Feb. 24 report on a 2010 Pew Research Center survey. However, the Millennials are not “rushing to the altar” to get married, the Pew Center said.
It’s no secret that many couples are cohabiting, that is, living together in a sexual relationship without marriage. Currently, 60% of all marriages are preceded by cohabitation, but fewer than half of cohabiting unions end in marriage. Many couples believe-mistakenly-that cohabitation will lower their risk of divorce. This is an understandable misconception, since many people […]
In the past century, life expectancy has increased by 30 years. Richard Johnson believes God has given human beings an additional three decades so that they can draw upon the wisdom of the mature years, an age when spiritual growth can flourish.
Why are married parents important for children?
One of the oldest axioms of married life is that two can live more cheaply than one. The facts support the notion that, for a variety of reasons, a married couple can stretch a dollar bill a lot farther than two people living on their own.
Marriage is a wealth generating institution. It leads to significant economic benefits for married persons.
Married people experience overwhelming benefits in physical and mental health, personal safety, and sexual intimacy.
A snapshot of marriage in the U.S.
Surprising statistics on internet porn use.
Few articles discuss women’s involvement with online pornography. Are there women who, like many men, are addicted to online pornography?