Brad Wilcox is director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, senior fellow of the Institute for Family Studies and a Deseret News contributor.

Children in married families do better in life. How can we better track family metrics?
Young people need to know the proven path to success and well-being. Three strategies can help.
Utah’s economic success cannot be separated from the strength and stability of its families.
Parents are the first line of defense in the battle with Big Tech over our children’s hearts, minds and health.
As Taylor Swift and “lover” Joe Alwyn learned, in most cases, cohabitation hurts your odds for future happiness.
A troubling new report from the CDC should motivate states to do what Congress hasn’t — protect minors from the ill effects of social-media platforms.
All the money in the world won’t make up for the absence of family later in life.
A mounting body of evidence suggests that social media contributes to the skyrocketing rates of anxiety and depression among teens. Utah is poised to step in.
The link between depression and tech use is especially troubling for children in nontraditional families, our new study found.
The forces undermining American family life are both cultural and economic. A new policy agenda addresses both in order to order to help parents and children
The practices that distinguish the faithful from the religiously disengaged are both surprising and logical.
Teens won’t like it, but it’s time for policymakers to do something about the cause of so much depression and anxiety in young Americans.
People who regularly attended religious services as children are more likely to be happy as adults.
For many, getting married as a 20-something is no obstacle to fun, professional success or a stable marriage.
Young men who are ready for committed relationships are in short supply compared to women.
A ‘marriage divide’ has opened up in America, but there are policies that can help to bridge it..
An expanded child tax credit would support parents in a way that values both work and marriage.
We don’t need a “Democrat-lite” version of “Build Back Better” from Republican leaders.
In a month focused on women, the character and function of femininity has gone largely unexamined.
Genetics and circumstance play a role, but there are areas of happiness we can control.
Some parents don’t wed because they fear losing government benefits. Governors in states like Utah and Virginia could solve this problem.
Glenn Youngkin’s popularity surged among voters who said education was their biggest issue. How will he fulfill that mandate?
“Build Back Better” was not a unified approach to expanding parents’ choices.
Data paints a picture of a group that has found astounding success in the United States.
“Build Back Better’s” current plan could easily sideline one particular type of child care: faith-based, community grounded organizations.
See the discussion with Professor Carole Hooven from Harvard University on her new book on our latest webinar.
Parents used to be the most miserable ones. No more.
Confucianism welcomes children as gifts — part and parcel of the great chain that unites generations past and future
Parents crave policies that help them raise their kids, rather than funneling them into day care.