National Center for Family & Marriage Research (NCFMR)

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Contact

Dr. Susan L. Brown, Co-Director
Dr. Wendy D. Manning, Co-Director
Dr. Krista Westrick-Payne, Assistant Director
Bowling Green State University
005 Williams Hall
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
Phone: 419-372-3119
Fax: 419-372-3179
Email: ncfmr@bgsu.edu
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The National Center for Family & Marriage Research (NCFMR) was established in 2007 to help improve our understanding of how family structure is linked to the health and well-being of children, adults, families, and communities and to inform policy development and programmatic responses. 

This project is codirected by Wendy D. Manning and Susan L. Brown with assistance from Bowling Green State University. Support was also provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation from 2007 to 2013.

News and Stories

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The Falcon Flames Vow Renewal event will be held during BGSU’s 100th Homecoming weekend on September 17 at 11 am outside Prout Chapel. Click here for more information and to register. To learn about the NCFMR’s research on marriage, check out our Fast Facts and our Family Profiles. To register for the Vow Renewal Event, click here.

Drs. Karen Benjamin Guzzo and Wendy D. Manning discuss preliminary findings of new work from the Marriage Strengthening and Research Dissemination (MAST) Center on adolescents’ and young adults’ relationship expectations and experiences in this webinar sponsored by The Dibble Institute. Link to webinar.

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The Secret to These Successful Marriages? Living Apart
Wall Street Journal, December 5, 2021

“There’s no longer a single script for how we do marriage. We get married for our own personal happiness and fulfillment, and people define that in various ways.”

--Susan L. Brown


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Disclaimer: This project is supported with assistance from Bowling Green State University. From 2007 to 2013, support was also provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. The opinions and conclusions expressed herein are solely those of the author(s) and should not be construed as representing the opinions or policy of any agency of the state or federal government.

Updated: 08/02/2022 10:23AM