Tag Archives: marriage
When Baby Makes Three, the 2011 State of Our Unions report from the National Marriage Project and the Institute for American Values, relies on nationally representative data to answer four important questions about contemporary family life:
The AP reports that “dads are less likely to die of heart-related problems than childless men are,” according to a study published in the journal Human Reproduction.
Unmarried, cohabiting parents may be putting their kids at risk for a host of personal problems according to a new report from the University of Virgina’s National Marriage Project and the Institute for American Values.
Today, Barb and I were interviewed on the Internet TV show, Your Family Live, about our book, His Brain, Her Brain: How divinely designed differences can strengthen your marriage.
The ability of men and women to have staying power and a strong level of commitment in their romantic relationships and marriage can be traced back to their early childhood and adolescence, a new study reports.
Dr. Brad Wilcox, the Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, recently offered an analysis of federal research that confirms what many of us know through our religious faith and long-held traditions—that children do best when … Continue reading
What if the traditional keys to a happy marriage, such as always share a bed, don’t go to bed angry, honesty is the best policy, the kids come first, and so on, are, at least sometimes, wrong? According to a … Continue reading
It’s been proclaimed from pulpits and blogs for years — Christians divorce as much as everyone else in America. But some scholars and family activists are questioning the oft-cited statistics, saying Christians who attend church regularly are more likely to remain … Continue reading
I must confess: this one surprised me. But, after reading the details, I wonder … After all, Brad Wilcox is one of my favorite researchers and writers. See what you think … A surprising new study has reported that the … Continue reading
A new study finds that men are more likely to cheat if their income is much lower than what their wife or female partner makes, while women are more likely to fool around if they make more than their husband … Continue reading
When you do something for your romantic partner, is it the thought that counts? Yes, but a new study suggests something else matters: the return favor of gratitude.
Tara Parker-Pope, of the New York Times, recently did an excellent analysis on the topic of the effects of marriage on health. Parker-Pope reports, “Contemporary studies … have shown that married people are less likely to get pneumonia, have surgery, … Continue reading
Barb and I have just learned that an interview we did with Dr. James Dobson for his daily international Focus on the Family radio broadcast has been selected among “The Best of 2009.” The broadcast was titled, “Differences That Strengthen … Continue reading
http://www.citizenlink.org/content/A000011469.cfm Having a married mom and dad has an impact on a child’s future, according to data http://www.heritage.org/Research/Family/Map_of_Religion.pdf from The Heritage Foundation. The group used data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health to look at marriage and the … Continue reading
In my newest book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People, I teach people how to utilize ten essentials that are necessary to live a happy and highly healthy life. Under The Essential of Self-Care, teach what I call “The 10 … Continue reading
It’s common to know someone whose marriage is in trouble and to be unsure how to help. These 10 practical tips will help you get started helping others. More Information:
Barb and I are scheduled to be featured on the Focus on the Family Radio Broadcast on Monday, July 6. We are to be interviewed on our book His Brain, Her Brain: How divinely designed differences can strengthen your marriage. … Continue reading
In 2008 I was honored to be asked to present this topic to the 36th Annual Conference of the American Academy of Physician Assistants in San Antonio, TX. The talk and the handout were prepared from my and Barb’s book … Continue reading
Angelina Jolie says her children are asking why she and Brad Pitt aren’t married. According to CitizenLink, the 33-year-old actress told Italian Vanity Fair the kids want to know why Shrek and Fiona, characters from the movie Shrek, got married … Continue reading
About 88 percent of married Americans say they are happy or reasonably content in their marriages. And three-quarters report that their sex lives are reasonably fulfilling. That’s according to a new national poll of 1,001 married Americans commissioned by Parade magazine. … Continue reading
At a time when the majority of marriages end in divorce, the makers of the popular “Facing the Giants” movie are bringing to select theatres a film that has already inspired numerous couples to strengthen, and, in many cases, to … Continue reading
MedPage is reporting that the give and take of marriage may be enough to stave off Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairment – based upon a prospective population-based study which found that people living alone from midlife on were almost … Continue reading
A good marriage is a great way to avoid loneliness and cultivate a warm and supportive relationship. Two news stories this week report that good marriages impact physical health. These stories confirm much previous research that shows that people who … Continue reading