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May 15, 2024

The American heart is closing to marriage and family. Can red states change that?

…Florida could lead other states toward reopening the American heart to marriage and family. Brad Wilcox is a professor of sociology and the director of the National Marriage Project at…

May 6, 2024

How States and Communities Can Strengthen Marriages 

Family is the greatest source of social capital, providing the setting in which people grow, develop, and anchor their lives. Stable and healthy marriages are at the foundation of strong…

May 1, 2024

The closing of the American heart

…And not just for the sake of the children, but for the sake of the men and women across America. Brad Wilcox is a professor and director of the National…

April 18, 2024

Back from the brink: The intellectual tide is turning on marriage and civil society

…of family structure.” But books by Melissa Kearney (“The Two-Parent Privilege”), Rob Henderson (“Troubled”) and Brad Wilcox (“Get Married”) underlining the value and importance of marriage and stable family life…

March 8, 2024

Jason Kelce, Family Man

…the benefits of marriage and family. In other words, a good family man.   * * * Brad Wilcox is a nonresident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and…

March 5, 2024

The Societal Cost of the Marriage Decline

…in American civic life. None of this is new. Brad Wilcox and Hal Boyd summarized this relationship well in The Atlantic in 2020: It turns out that the relationship between nuclear families…

March 4, 2024

As the family goes, so goes the state. Utah gets this

…of social capital and self-reported happiness. Brad Wilcox’s new book, “Get Married,” tells us that no group of men and women are as happy as married moms and dads in…

March 4, 2024

The state of the union isn’t strong because of the state of our unions

Thomas Jefferson, the nation’s third president, is justly famous for underlining the importance of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” for our new nation in the Declaration of Independence….

February 16, 2024

Marriage is Key to Living Your Best Life

America is living in a time of rising anti-marriage sentiment. Voices on the political fringes—both left and right—claim that “there is no advantage to marriage in the Western world for…

February 15, 2024

Sacred Sex

…sense of sacredness leads not to depression and divorce court but to strong and satisfying unions—outside and inside the bedroom. Brad Wilcox, professor of sociology and director of the National Marriage Project at…