The popular takes on marriage in the time of COVID-19 run all over the map. COVID is straining American families. No, maybe it’s making them stronger. Divorce rates in America are soaring, says the Daily Mail, while The New York Post says, no,...
Every few months, the American public is treated to the latest spectacle of public figures caught cheating on a spouse—the latest scandals include Jerry Falwell Jr.’s wife and a pool attendant, and NBC Universal executive Ron Meyer. Despite the...
Brad Wilcox2. Victims of infidelity too: "Having been a victim of cheating was positively associated with reporting an extramarital affair."
Brad Wilcox3. Those w/ more permissive views of sexting, following old flames online, and having an emotional relationship w/ someone besides their spouse were (not surprisingly) more likely to cheat
Jon Haidt offers candid perspective on today's university campuses, contemporary journalism, public discourse, and his own journey--as well as ways to better equip iGen students in their pursuit of human flourishing....
So let’s stop infantilizing women and demonizing men
Brad WilcoxSex has been recast "as a dangerous act, to be undertaken with extreme caution & only if absolutely necessary. And if relationships are mainly about power & the threat of abuse, those who pursue them too enthusiastically must be viewed with suspicion."
Since 1991, through its school-based surveys of 4.9 million high school students, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has monitored the health and well-being of America’s youth. Its Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System monitors...
During the 2016 campaign, President Donald Trump promised tax cuts that would create jobs and provide substantial savings for working families. What did he deliver? For four years, Trump has relentlessly pursued an economic agenda that rewards...
Tapping into the power of positive thinking is a long-standing phenomenon in psychology. Yet this line of thinking has rarely been applied to the institution of marriage. Despite the on-going debate in both public and academic circles over whether...
Brad Wilcox“In this sample of newlywed couples, only about half of both wives and husbands listed their marriage as their biggest priority”. But those who did were markedly happier.
Brad WilcoxDo your views about the meaning of marriage really matter for the quality of your own relationship? Commitment is Commitment, regardless... of your views about relationships. Right?
It's not that simple. Read @drbrian_relate to discover why
Today, the American Enterprise Institute and the Institute for Family Studies release a new report, The Protestant Family Ethic, by Albert Cheng, Patrick Wolf, Wendy Wang, and W. Bradford Wilcox. Watch a video livestream panel discussion of the...
Brad Wilcox5. Esp. surprised by how distinctive "Protestant Family Ethic" was in our results:
Protestant school attendees:
- 2 times more likely intact marriage
- 60% less likely divorce
- 50% less likely non-marital birth
Compared to public school attendees
Brad Wilcox1. Ed debates regarding public VS private schooling revolve @ 3 Rs. But there is more to life than test scores. New report from @AEI@FamStudies takes up a different question: How do kids from public VS private schools compare in the families they form?