NCFMR in the News
5 factors that may predict divorce, according to psychology
Premarital Cohabitation and Marital
An Examination of Recent Marriages
Journal of Marriage and Family
Loss of Christian values alters marriage norms
BG Falcon Media reports that many couples who envision a
traditional marriage with a strong focus on religious beliefs was once
the norm. As millennials become less religious, however, traditional
marriage falls into the minority.
Susan Brown said the traditional marriages of those from the silent generation during the “Golden Age” in the ‘50s were “more companionate because it was about the goal. The measure of success was that you performed your role well.”
Why more couples are cohabiting, not marrying
The relatively little data that exist on who assumes responsibility for frail elders outside marriage is unsettling, said Brown and a former student, Matthew Wright, whose doctoral dissertation looked at adult children and their cohabiting parents.
Splitsville: The Shocking New Divorce Epidemic
"The stats are shocking. Among U.S. adults ages 50 and older, the divorce rate has doubled since the 1990s, according to the National Center for Family & Marriage Resarch, while divorce rates for those in their 20s and 30s has dropped 21%. What’s more, 66% of Boomers said they would prefer divorce to an unhappy marriage, compared with 44% of younger Americans. So forget the stereotypes of hunkering down with spouses and daydreaming about beach condos as the years pass; we’re actually choosing separate futures more and more often."
Thirteen percent of U.S. adults were living alone in 2015
Research reveals very big differences in how young Americans live
U.S. divorce rate reached lowest point in nearly 40 years
Promising news for those who believe in love...
For every 1,000 unmarried women age 15 or older, there were 32.2 marriages in 2015, a jump from 31.9 in 2014. NCFMR says this is the highest number of marriages since 2009.
Boomers divorce rates on the increase
Research Affiliate Kenneth Pargament on spiritual struggles and
“Spirituality and religion are often neglected or considered taboo,” Pargament said. “Our interest was to study the roles of spirituality and religion in people’s lives for better or worse. See how they help people reach their potential, create struggles, serve as a source of tension.”
U.S. Divorce Rate on Steady Decline
In 2015, the median age at first divorce was at a 45-year highpoint.
Why Is US Divorce Rate Lower Than It's Been In 30 Years?
How to Support Those Who Marry Young
Recent data from the National Center for Family & Marriage Research reveals that young Americans are waiting much longer to get married, and many are not getting married at all — living together has lost much of its social stigma.
Marriage and divorce rates follow different patterns over past forty-five years
Creating a safety net for isolated seniors
"Americans are spending less time than ever in the married state," said Susan Brown of the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, which "raises questions about who's going to care for these people as they age and experience health declines."