Category Archives: Marriage

Raising Kids and Running a Household: How Working Parents Share the Load

A new survey report from Pew Research Centers: While mothers and fathers offer somewhat different views of the division of labor in their household, there is general agreement about who in their family is more job- or career-focused. For example, … Continue reading

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Happier thoughts: Changing Perception of Fatherhood in Pop Culture, aka #DadsInAds

Recently the oafish dad characterization has changed. After the complaints to a Lowes paint commercial in 2014, advertising agencies changed how they potrayed dads, and the public encouraged it. This is an ongoing collection of positive dad commercials. #RealStrength Dove Men+Care January … Continue reading

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Disposable Dads and the Myth of the Modern Family

From Karen Woodall in Huffington Post UK’s Building Modern Men series: I work in the field of family separation and I meet disposable dads every day. These men, who appear at times to me to be nothing more than the … Continue reading

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Family Structure and the Gender Gap

Following on an earlier post, the concerns about fatherless America 20 years ago, here is more recent data summarized by W. Bradford Wilcox in National Review: On October 14, Princeton University and Brookings released a new issue of The Future of Children, focused … Continue reading

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Highly Educated = Husband Material?

Karol Markowicz in the New York Post, “This guy went to college, but it doesn’t make him husband material.” (The picture of “this guy” at the link is John Belushi from Animal House.) With more women going to college than … Continue reading

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